MULTI-SITE SCHOOL AGE PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Jennifer Quintas is the Multi-Site School Age Program Director. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Illinois State University and her Master of Education Degree from National Louis University. Jennifer has been on staff with Wesley since January 1991, beginning her career as a Group Leader in the Before/After School Program and a substitute at the Wesley Preschool Program. In 1993 Jennifer became a teacher in the Kindergarten Program and Site Coordinator for the School Age Summer Camp. In 2001 Jennifer became the Multi-Site School Age Program Director where she oversees the Wesley Kindergarten Enrichment Program, Wesley’s Before/After School Program, and the Wesley School Age Summer Camp Program.
KINDERGARTEN ENRICHMENT PROGRAM STAFF
MARC LAZIK – P.M. KINDERGARTEN TEACHER
Marc Lazik is the P.M. Teacher in the Wesley Kindergarten Enrichment Program. Marc is also the Site Coordinator in Wesley’s School Age Summer Camp Marc has been with Wesley since 1996. Marc previously was a Site Coordinator in Wesley’s Before/After School Program at Lyon School. Marc holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from National Louis University.
LINDA HOTH – A.M. KINDERGARTEN TEACHER
Linda Hoth is the A.M. Teacher in the Wesley Kindergarten Enrichment Program. Linda has been at Wesley since 1989. Linda Holds an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Oakton Community. Previously, Linda held the position of Preschool Teacher with Wesley Child Care Center.
AMBER MAVRADAS - A. M. KINDERGARTEN TEACHER ASSISTANT is a Teacher's Assistant in the Kindergarten Enrichment Program. Amber has been at Wesley since 1998 starting out as a teacher’s assistant in Wesley’s Kindergarten Program. In 1999 Amber became a teacher in the Kindergarten Program. Amber began working in the Wesley Preschool Program in 2005. Amber holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from Monmouth College.
MS. JESSICA HILL - P.M. KINDERGARTEN TEACHER ASSISTANT is a Teacher’s Assistant in our Kindergarten Enrichment Program. Ms. Hill comes to Wesley with fourteen years of experience working with children and an extensive background. Most recently, Jessica worked as a preschool teacher at Crème De La Crème in Glenview. Previously, Jessica worked for twelve years as a Teacher Assistant with NSSED. Jessica holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree majoring in Business Administration from DeVry University. Jessica has also taken courses in Early Childhood Education.
BEFORE/AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM STAFF
VALERIE BLEDSOE – SITE DIRECTOR
Valerie Bledsoe is the Site Director for Wesley’s Before and After School Program at Lyon/Pleasant Ridge. Valerie started with Wesley in the Fall of 2002 as a Group Leader in the Before/After School Program and also worked as an Assistant in Wesley’s Preschool Program. Before becoming a Site Director, Valerie worked 14 years as an Assistant Teacher in Wesley Child Care Center’s Kindergarten Enrichment Program. Valerie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from National Louis University.
Zoe Abrahamson is the Acting Site Director at the Westbrook/Glen Grove Before and After School Program. Zoe also works in our school age summer camp. Zoe began working at Wesley in September of 2017. Zoe holds an Associate’s Degree and is currently attending Northeastern Illinois University working towards her Bachelor’s Degree in Education. Zoe also has many years of experience in babysitting.
Molly is the Site Coordinator at the Westbrook/Glen Grove Before and After School Program. Molly also works as a supervisor in our school age summer camp. Molly holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Recreation Administration. Previous to working at Wesley, Molly has worked at various summer camp programs all over the United States and as a Manager at Funtopia is Glenview.
McKenna is the Site Director at the Middlefork/Sunset Ridge After School Program. McKenna began Wesley in September 2019. McKenna holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Family Studies from Central Michigan University. McKenna comes to Wesley from Michigan serving as a Before and After School Program Director for the past four years at the Adventure Club/Little Wings Child Care Center.
Kim is the Site Director at the Henking/Hoffman Before and After School Program. Kim holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Recreation Administration from Illinois State University. Previous to working at Wesley, Kim has worked at the Arlington Heights Park District as an Assistant Site Director for the Before and After School Program and summer camps.