1. I was born and raised in Libertyville. I attended D70 schools as a child, as well as Libertyville High School. I moved back after graduating college to start my teaching career at Copeland Manor Elementary School.

 

2. I have two children. My daughter Arley (15) is a sophomore at LHS and my son Parker (12) is 7th grader at Highland Middle School.

  1. My favorite things to do in the area are to shop and dine downtown Libertyville. When my children were young, we loved events like Touch a Truck, Libertyville Days and of course the parades. We were frequent patrons at the library, attending weekly story times. We all love the restaurants too, as there are so many great tastes to choose from!

 

  1. After teaching in D70 for 9 years, becoming a mom and owning a state licensed home daycare, I assumed the position as director for Libertyville Cooperative Nursery School. It is incredible to be a part of an educational institution that has served families in our community for 75 years! As a cooperative, part-time preschool, we work closely with our families. Parents contribute to our organization and volunteer in the classrooms, spending special time with their children and helping all students learn and grow. We have preschool programming for all ages! Starting with a Mommy and Me program (1 years old) once a week, families can take a look at a wide variety of programming options, depending on their child’s age and build the preschool program that best fits the needs of their child, ultimately preparing them for kindergarten. Amazing enrichment options that promote age-appropriate curricular content for overall brain development can supplement any core preschool program! Whether you are looking for a consistent preschool schedule or just an extra class to keep your preschooler engaged, LCNS has multiple options to help your child feel prepared for kindergarten. Check out our monthly parent coffees (open to the public), containing interesting educational topics for parents. We want to reach out to all families, sharing helpful information and tips to assist with child rearing! From family events to service projects, the cooperative philosophy shines bright in everything that we do at LCNS. The support and encouragement that we collectively model sends a clear message to our children that they are important and so is their early learning experience!

 

  1. I would definitely say that the strong educational system in Libertyville was extremely instrumental in getting me where I am today. Growing up valuing education and witnessing the strong support and collaborative relationships that families have with the schools to ensure student success was impressive! I wanted to be an active part of that ongoing support system that had significant, positive impacts on young lives. What better way to do that than to be at Libertyville Cooperative Nursery School, establishing a strong educational foundation for children through play-based learning!

  1. One thing people might be surprised to know about me is that I attended LCNS as a child (way back when)! A fun fact: I attended Copeland as a child, taught there and then my children were fortunate to attend there as well! That’s true hometown school spirit!

  1. The best piece of advice that I’ve gotten from another mom is to appreciate all of the phases that your children are going through (even if they are exhausting), because they grow up so fast and you don’t ever get those times back!

 

We have our 2020-21 registration opening up this month! Helping children learn and grow through intentional play is so rewarding. Being part of a cooperative, not-for-profit preschool allows us to give back to future generations. I look forward to continuing to partner with other local businesses through our Passport to Libertyville coupon book. It’s a great way to promote our Libertyville community and raise funds for our preschool!

 

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