Dr. Nancy Chibe, Teacher of Four-Year-Old Classes & Director

Ph.D. Loyola University in Educational Leadership

M.A. Concordia University in Educational Administration

B.A. Concordia University in Education

State Teaching License

Teacher & Administrator in Private & Public PreK to College Settings for 26 years






 Mrs. Carrie Berman, Teacher of Three- & Four-Year-Old Classes  

 B.S. Eastern Illinois University in Elementary Education

 State Teaching License

 Junior High School Teacher for 3 years

 Preschool/Daycare Teacher for 8 years

 Parent-Volunteer for Reading Groups

 Girl Scout Co-Leader/Helper


"I am super excited to be here this year!  I have always known I wanted to teach and I love what I do. Every day brings a new adventure!.  It's going to be a great school year."



lantero - CopyMrs. Dawn Lantero, Teacher of Three-Year-Old Classes

B.S. Concordia University in Elementary Education & Teaching

B.S. University of Illinois in Communication & Media Studies

State Teaching License

Preschool Teacher for 9 years

Parenting Program Facilitator for 17 years

Parenting Online Contributor

Author of S.P.L.A.S.H. Practical Principles for Positive Parenting


"I love teaching preschool at St. John ELC because it affords me the opportunity to help little children grow spiritually, socially, and academically.  I feel completely blessed to be able to share my God-given talents to hopefully inspire and educate these sweet little souls and their families and help them grow in confidence and faithfulness that Jesus loves them as do their preschool teachers."


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Mrs. Tina Bodik, Teacher Aide

High School Graduate

Nanny & Au Pair in France for 2 years

Legal Assistant for 7 years




"Preschool children are our future and their brains are like a sponge at this age. Anything we do, say or teach greatly affects or influences a child. Bringing positive and constructive interactions into classrooms make children want to learn so they can develop and grow socially, emotionally and intellectually. This type of engagement shapes our children’s future and ours.  I am passionate about making these interactions happen."




Mrs. Cassidy Sherwood, Teacher Aide

B.A. Lewis University in Psychology

Vacation Bible School Craft Coordinator

Preschool Teacher Aide for 2 years





 "I love helping the children begin to find themselves in the classroom and amongst their friends."


sherwood2Mrs. Debbie Sherwood, Teacher Aide

High School Graduate

Customer Service, Sales Support/Procurement Specialist  for 34 years

St. John Lutheran Church Sunday School Teacher for 15 years

St. John Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School Volunteer for 7 years

St. John Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School Coordinator for 11 years

St. John Lutheran Church ELC Parent, Grandparent & Volunteer 


"Nothing is as rewarding as the joy in a child's face when they master a skill.  I want to be part of that."



Mrs. Patti Lamb, St. John Lutheran Church Volunteer

ELC Helper for 10 years





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