In PreK, one of our main goals is to prepare your child for a smooth
transition into kindergarten. With the help of a classroom aide, we’ll work on developing each child’s academic and social skills, while encouraging independence. Through engaging, hands-on activities, we hope to instill a lifelong love for learning in each of our students. We can’t wait to see how much our PreK friends grow and learn this year!
About Ms. Kunkel
Ms. Kunkel is very excited to be teaching PreK at Saint Ann. She graduated from the University of Dayton with a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education and then taught preschool in Lakeview for two years. She is currently working on a certification to teach English as a New Language through the University of Notre Dame. Outside of the classroom, she spends a lot of time with friends and family. She also loves being outside and exploring Chicago.
About Ms. Schaeffer
Mrs. Schaeffer has lived her whole life in the Chicago area. She received her undergraduate degree from UIC, her MBA degree from Loyola, and after changing careers, her Master’s in Teaching, Early Childhood from Concordia University. She has taught preschool and first grade but really enjoys teaching preschool children most. “I love reading and it’s great to install that enthusiasm in children when they are young!” she says. She currently lives in Lyons where her two sons, John and Noah, live nearby.