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
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.
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.
NATHALIE MONROY – SITE DIRECTOR
Nathalie is Site Director for the Wesley @ Lyon/Pleasant Ridge Before and After School Program. Nathalie started working at Wesley in February 2018. Nathalie has five years of experience working with school age children in various school base settings. Prior to joining Wesley, Nathalie was the After School Program Site Supervisor & Summer Camp Site Supervisor for Think Together in West Covina, California. Nathalie has also served at Think Together as a Site Coordinator Program Leader. In addition, Nathalie was a Teacher’s Associate at New Avenue Elementary School in California. Nathalie holds an Associates in Child Development from Rio Hondo College.
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.