February 24, 2016
Meet our talented, loving Educational Preschool teaching staff and find out why they love preschool and the Y!
Education: I have my Elementary Education Degree from North Central College.
Experience: I have 10 years of teaching experience in Early Childhood. The majority of that time has been spent working with 2, 3 & 4's. I joined the YMCA staff 2 years ago!
Favorite part of preschool: I chose preschool because I can better work with the whole family to create an environment that best fits the needs of each and every child in my class. I recognize the need for balance in each and every one of them.
Fun Facts: I love reading, art and helping my oldest son explore his love for science with fun, messy projects at home!
At home: I have 3 boys ranging in age from kindergarten to junior high and my husband is an accountant. Is tax season over yet?
Education: I have a Bachelor's degree in Fitness Management from North Central College. I later attended College of Dupage to earn my Early Childhood Education credits.
Experience: I have been working the field of Early Childhood for 18 years. I have been with the YMCA for more than 10 years and part of our preschool team since we opened.
Favorite part of preschool: I love working with children and watching them grow and develop.
Fun Facts: I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.
At home: I have twin girls who are now 12 and in middle school. I have been married for 20 years!
Education: I have a Bachelor's degree from Indiana University with a concentration in early childhood education.
Experience: I have worked with children at the Kroehler Family Y for 8 years and been a part of the preschool staff for 7 years.
Favorite part of preschool: Planning fun, educational and hands on science lessons. I love seeing the wonder of our world through their eyes.
Fun Facts: My oldest daughter worked at the YMCA camps and tod me how much she loved the Y. I joined the staff not long after. In fact, my younger daughter works at the Y too!
At home: I am married to a computer science professor and my 2 daughters are middle school teachers. Teaching and the Y runs in the family!
Education: I studied Early Childhood when I lived abroad. My program was taught in French!
Experience: I have been a part of the Kroehler YMCA staff team for more than 10 years and a part of the preschool team since we opened our preschool nearly 10 years ago. Prior to that, I taught early childhood for 7 years while living abroad.
Favorite part of preschool: I love nurturing the potential of all of my students.
Fun Facts: I speak 5 languages - Arabic, French, English, German and Spanish.
At home: I am a married mom of 2 boys and I now take care of my mom as well. When I am not at the Y, I tutor French and Spanish students ages 3-6!
We love our preschool staff team and are thankful for all their hardwork and dedication to our youngest Y members!
Need more info about our preschool program or want to schedule a tour? Please contact Sheri Cooper, Preschool Program Director, att 630.420.6270 or firstname.lastname@example.org