Meet the Staff

Shark (Baker) Room (Kindergarten to 5th Grade)

Lead Teacher

Ms. Kaycee


My name is Kaycee and I am a junior at Illinois State University studying early childhood education with a letter of approval in special education. I love working with children and helping others! Education is something I have been extremely passionate about since a young age. I look forward to teaching and growing a positive relationship with my students! 
I studied abroad in Milan, Italy at The American School of Milan for five weeks. This experience helped me grow as a teacher tremendously! 
An interesting fact about me is that I am ambidextrous. I have 3 sisters and I love animals! I have 5 dogs. One of my favorite hobbies is running. 


Assistant Teacher

Ms. Nichol


Hello my name is Nichol. I am a student at Illinois State University majoring in human development and family sciences. I received an Assosciates degree in science from Illinois Valley Community College. I'm a dog lover. In my free time I like to chill with my dog. I LOVE unicorns and the color blue. I enjoy workig with children and excited to get to know your families.

Assistant Teacher

Mr. Dawson C.

My name is Dawson and I am a senior at Illinois State University. I am majoring in Geography & hope to pursue a career with an agency like FEMA, aiding in natural disasters. I love working with kids and hope to at some point teach geography later on in my career.

Assistant Teacher

Ms. Chelsea J.

Hello everyone! My name is Chelsea J. I'm very excited to be part of the team! I am curretly attending Illinois State University with a major in Early Childhood Education. I love working with kids, it is what I want to do for the rest of my life! In the future I would love to teach preschool as a lead teacher. I currently serve almost every Sunday in the infant/ toddlers room at Vale Church. I've been volunteering with children since I was in middle school. I look forward to meeting and playing with all of the children!