Meet the Staff

Moose Room (3 years old)

Lead Teacher
Ms. Kristen
Kristen is a graduate of Freeport High School and graduated from Heartland Community College with an associates degree in Early Childhood. I love running and love running for St. Jude. I love working with children and I love my job.

Assistant Teacher
Ms. Maria

Maria is finishing her degree at Illinois State University. She majors in sociology with a minor in Children's Studies. Eventually she plans on getting a Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy. Young children are her passion! Maria has worked with children for the past 8 years and looks forward to having a positive impact on your children and hoped they have an impact on her!


Assistant Teacher

Ms. Ashley


Ashley is currently a student at Illinois State University, and is studying deaf and hard of hearing special education. Her goal is to introduce children to learning in a way that is fun and safe. Ashley believes in a growth mind set, and all children are capable of learning. She has worked in many classrooms and is excited to continue!


Assistant Teacher

Ms. Kathy


Kathy watches sports with her boyfriend Ryan Alexander. She also has a cat named Alexander. Kathy loves to read and text with family and friends. Kathy is the editor of the Redbird Readers. Kathy attends Monday Night Literacy. Kathy would love be a lead preschool teacher, lawyer, singer, or speech therapist in language development.