Meet the Swing Set Teachers for the 2017-2018 School Year:
Miss Kim, Swing Set Director
Kim graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2010 where she earned her degree in Elementary Education. After teaching in the Clifford’s 3’s room for a year, she is now the director of Swing Set Preschool. She loves working both in the classroom and in the office. She cannot wait to meet each and everyone of you. In her spare time, she enjoys running, reading, hiking and spending time with her husband, Jorian, her dogs, Howie & Edith, cat, Theo and her family filled with nieces and nephews!
Miss Linda, Teacher Assistant in Franklin 3's, Clifford 4's, Pre-K
Linda’s children, Dalton and Baylee are both recent Swing Set Alumni. Linda spends her spare time working as a soccer coach and attending her children's activities. Linda is also a member of the Congregational United Church of Christ and enjoys volunteering as a Sunday school teacher.
Miss Tracie, Teacher in Clifford 3's, Clifford's 3 Day 4's, Clifford's 4 Day 4's, Exploring Skills
Tracie graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Elementary Education and spent the next ten years teaching first grade in Barrington and St. Charles, where she taught at Davis Elementary. After taking some time off to raise her children, she has spent several years teaching preschool and has found her home at Swing Set. Tracie and her husband live in Geneva with their twin daughters. Spending time with her family and teaching are two of the greatest joys in her life. She also enjoys running, reading, and traveling. She is looking forward to a wonderful year.
Miss Sandi, Teacher Assistant in Clifford's 3's and George's 2.5's
We are happy Sandi is returning for another year at Swing Set. Her husband, Bill; daughter, Samantha; and son, Bryan moved from Pittsburgh several years ago and love the Chicago area. Also sharing the household, is their golden retriever, Morgan. The family enjoys vacationing in the west where they can enjoy the outdoors and some special time together.
Miss Lisa, Assistant Director, Teacher in Franklin 4's, Pre-K, and Spanish
Lisa has three sons, Justin, Trevor and James. She is a grandma to a beautiful little boy named Tucker. Lisa loves animals and has a number of pets which she shares with her classes. She also shares her love for animals and nature by taking the children on nature walks and her Pre-K class on several nature filled field trips. Miss Lisa is thrilled about the opportunity to show off her Spanish skills in our enrichment class. Buenos dias!
Miss Brittany, Teacher Assistant in Franklin 4's
Brittany has been a nanny for over 5 years. She currently lives in St. Charles with her husband Mike and their dog Boris. In her spare time she loves to make new memories with family and friends. She is thrilled to be a part of the staff that makes the Swing Set Family.
Miss Tara, Lead Teacher in George's 2.5's, Franklin's 3's, 3's Plus and Assistant in Clifford's 4 Day 4's
It must seem to Tara like she is reliving her past. Tara’s daughter, Megan just graduated from Swing Set and will now be in first grade at Wasco Elementary School. Tara lives in Elburn with her husband, Greg, and their 3 children, Emma, Brandon and Megan. They live right across the street with their dog, Jack. Tara is so looking forward to spending her time with the little ones. She cannot wait for school to start!