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
KELLY KEIL – SITE COORDINATOR AT MIDDLEFORK
Kelly is the Site Coordinator at the After School Program at Middlefork School. Kelly is also a Counselor in the School Age Summer Camp. Kelly has been with Wesley since 1997 starting out as a Group Leader. Kelly has taken education courses at Oakton Community College.
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.
LATRICE CULPEPPER – SITE DIRECTOR
Latrice is the Site Director for the Wesley @ Westbrook/Glen Grove Before and After School Program. Latrice started working at Wesley in March 2018. Latrice has nineteen years of experience working with children and an extensive background working in the child care field. Prior to joining Wesley, Latrice was the Before and After School Program Assistant Coordinator & Summer Camp Site Coordinator for the Skokie Park District. In addition, Latrice was a Director and Assistant Director at KinderCare in Evanston and a Site Coordinator at a DCFS licensed Before and After School Program for Evanston School District 65. Latrice holds an Early Childhood Education Administration certificate from Oakton Community College and is working towards her B.S. at National Louis University.
KIM SCHALLCROSS – SITE DIRECTOR
Kim Schallcross is the Site Director at the Before/After School Program at Henking/Hoffman. Kim comes to Wesley with thirteen years of experience working with children and an extensive background. For the past five years, Kim was the Director of Curriculum for Crème de la Crème. Previous to being director at Crème’, Kim was a teacher for eight years, working in before and after school programs, school age summer camps, and early childhood programs. Kim holds an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Elgin Community College.