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.
VALERIE BLEDSOE – P.M. KINDERGARTEN TEACHER ASSISTANT
Valerie Bledsoe is a Teacher’s Assistant in the Wesley Kindergarten Enrichment Program and a camp counselor. Valerie started out with Wesley in fall of 2002 as a Group Leader in the Before/After School Program. Valerie has also worked as an assistant in Wesley Child Care Center’s Preschool Program. Valerie holds an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts and has a Certificate in Early Childhood Education from Oakton Community College. Valerie is working towards her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from National Louis University.
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.
BEFORE/AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM STAFF
KATIE KOPELMAN –SITE COORDINATOR AT WESTBROOK/GLEN GROVE SCHOOL
Katie is a Site Coordinator for the Westbrook/Glen Grove Before and After School Program. Katie is also a Group Counselor in our School Age Summer Camp. Katie has been working at Wesley since August 2004. Katie has taken classes from Creighton University, Education and Social Work classes at Northeastern Illinois University, and is currently taking education classes at Oakton. Katie has also worked as a Teacher at Kinder Care.
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.
STEPHANIE MARTINO – SITE DIRECTOR AT LYON
Stephanie is the Site Coordinator at Lyon/Pleasant Ridge School and a Group Counselor in our School Age Summer Camp. Stephanie began working at Wesley in June of 2012. Previous to working at Wesley, Stephanie was a Special Education Associate at Springman Middle School. In addition, Stephanie has worked as a preschool teacher for two years in Mount Prospect and as permanent substitute teacher. Stephanie also has eight years experience working as a camp counselor in Mount Prospect and Evanston and teaching summer school. Stephanie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from the Eastern Illinois University.
KIM SCHALLCROSS – SITE DIRECTOR AT THE BEFORE/AFTER SCHOOL
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.
ALMA BRITO – GROUP LEADER
Alma Brito is a Group Leader in the Before/After School Program. Alma began working at Wesley in 2004. Alma holds an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Oakton Community College. Alma took a one-year leave from Wesley during the 2006-2007 school year. During this time, Alma worked as a Preschool Teacher Gertrude Nielsen Child Care. In addition to working at Wesley, Alma works at Henking School as an ESL Teacher’s Associate.
DANIEL GOMEZ - GROUP LEADER
Daniel is an Afternoon Art Specialist in the Wesley School Age Summer Camp and a Group Leader in the Before/After School Program. Daniel starting working at Wesley in January 2012. Daniel has previous experience working as a summer camp art instructor in Skokie. Daniel is currently attending Oakton Community College and looks to transferring to an art school to study animation.
AMILIANE LIALIOS - GROUP LEADER
Amiliane is a group counselor in the Wesley Before/After School Program. Amiliane is also an Afternoon Counselor and Substitute in our School Age Summer Camp. Amiliane starting working at Wesley in June 2012. Amiliane holds a B.S. in Psychology from Elmhurst College.
ANGELO MIHALOPOULOS – AFTERNOON SPORTS CAMP COUNSELOR
Angelo is a Afternoon Sports Counselor in our School Age Summer Camp. Angelo has been working for Wesley since 2002. Angelo holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Education from Chicago State University. During the school year, Angelo is a High School Social Studies Teacher at Amundsen in Chicago. Angelo has also worked in our Before/After School Program as a Group Leader.
NICK NICHOLOPOULOS- GROUP LEADER
Nick is a Group Leader in the Before/After School Program. Nick also works as a Group Counselor in our School Age Summer Camp. Nick has been with Wesley since the fall of 2011. Nick also has experience working at a special needs summer camp. Nick is currently attending Oakton Community College studying Physical Therapy.
MARLENE ROBBERSON – GROUP LEADER AT MIDDLE FORK
Marlene Robberson is a Group Leader in the After School Program. Marlene started working at Wesley in the fall of 2007. Besides working at Wesley, Marlene has worked for the Glenview Park District for 10+ years as a preschool teacher’s assistant. In addition, Marlene also has 30 years experience as a legal secretary.
KATHY WALSTROM- GROUP LEADER
Kathy Walstrom is a Group Leader in the Before/After School Program. Kathy has been working with Wesley since 1997. Kathy is also the Health Coordinator for Henking School. Kathy also worked in the before school program when District #34 ran it.
LAURA WISE - GROUP LEADER
Laura is a Group Leader in the Before/After School Program. Laura is also a Group Counselor in our School Age Summer Camp Laura has been with Wesley since the fall of 2010. Laura also has two years experience working as a nanny.
MELISSA MEHLE is the Business Service Coordinator. She joined Wesley in 2004 starting out as a part-time preschool teacher and part time Accounting Coordinator. Missy began working as the full time Accounting Coordinator in 2009. Missy graduated from Elmhurst College in 2001 with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. Before working at Wesley Child Care Center, Missy worked at Kiddie Junction Day Care in Des Plaines for 13 years as a teacher and director.