Faculty and Staff

Ruth Luke

Ruth Luke

Director

Lives in Northbrook.
21 years at First Presbyterian (non-consecutive)
Purdue University – B.S. Child Development
National Louis University – M.Ed-Curriculum and Instruction

Being provided the opportunity to combine the lifelong joy of teaching young children with the challenge of providing professional support and encouragement to both teachers and families is a wonderful blessing.

Sue Peecher

Sue Peecher

Expedition & Odyssey

Lives in Mundelein
20 years at First Presbyterian Church Preschool
Michigan State University – B.S. Multi-Disciplinary Studies
ECE courses at C.L.C.

I love the personal connections you make with children and their excitement as they learn.

Peg Bramhall

Peg Bramhall

Explorers Float

Lives in Libertyville
14 years at First Presbyterian Church Preschool
Cornell University – B.S.
SUNY – M.S.

I love to see children grow and develop to absorb and discover the world around them. I teach for the sheer joy of it!

Penny Strang

Penny Strang

Odyssey & Adventure Float

Lives in Lake Forest
12 years at First Presbyterian Church Preschool
Lake Forest College – B.A. Psychology

Seeing the children’s curiosity about learning new things. They are like little sponges!

Kathy Brady

Kathie Brady

Discovery Float

Lives in Cary
11 years at First Presbyterian Church Preschool
B.A. and M.A

I enjoy the creativity and spontaneity of the children.

Brooke Davis

Brooke Davis

Adventure

Lives in Lake Bluff
10 years at First Presbyterian Church Preschool
Duke – B.A. English
University of Georgia – M.Ed. Reading Education

I teach because: I truly, truly enjoy it!”

Deb Moore

Deb Moore

Explorers & Discovery

Lives in Lake Forest
9 years at First Presbyterian Church Preschool
Calvin College, Grand Rapids – B.A. Business Economics

I feel blessed to be part of the caring, nurturing, learning environment at First Presbyterian and look forward to sharing many wonderful new experiences with the children. I love children!

Kristina MillsKristina Mills

Expedition

8 years at First Presbyterian Church Preschool
Southern Connecticut State University – B.S. Elementary Education
Midamerica Nazarene University – M.Ed

I look forward to having the opportunity to be part of the positive learning environment at First Presbyterian.

Molly Jones

Molly Jones

Discovery

Lives in Lake Bluff
7 years at First Presbyterian Church Preschool
Stephens College
Saint Michael’s College-B.A. Psychology

Marilyn Rozsypal

Marilyn Rozsypal

Adventure

Lives in Lake Forest
6 years at First Presbyterian Church Preschool
University of Illinois Chicago – B.S. Biology
Teacher Certification at National Louis

Suzanne Carberry

Suzanne Carberry

Odyssey & Expedition

Lives in Lake Bluff
4 years at First Presbyterian Church Preschool
She has volunteered extensively in area schools

I love working with children and encouraging them in experiencing new challenges.

Kathy Shalala

Kathy Shalala

Explorers & Odyssey

Lives in Lake Forest
4 years at First Presbyterian Church Preschool
Purdue University – B.S.; Registered Nurse

I have always loved teaching. It was my favorite part of being a nurse. 

Amy Stellatos

Ami Crawford

Music

Lives in Lake Forest
8 years at First Presbyterian Church Preschool
B.A. Music B.A. Communications
Meets weekly with each class for music.

Lindy Rubin

Art Appreciation

Jen Mulloy

Jen Mulloy

Enrollment Manager

Lives in Lake Forest
7 years at First Presbyterian Church Preschool
University of Maine-B.S. Elementary Ed/Psychology
University of Georgia-M.Ed. in Special Education

Michele Michele MarxMarx

Financial Manager

9 years at First Presbyterian Church Preschool
Northwestern Kellogg School of Management – MBA

 

sarah preschoolSarah Seccombe

Administrative Assistant

Lives in Spring Grove
10 years at First Presbyterian Church
2 years at First Presbyteriand Church Preschool
National Louis University – B.A. Behavioral Sciences