Faculty

Staff Qualifications

The I Love Learning Preschool faculty members average 10+ years experience! Educational backgrounds include Masters Degrees, Bachelors Degrees, Associates Degrees and Early Childhood Degrees. Teachers obtain 10 hours of continuing education credits each year, and all are CPR/First Aid/AED certified. Our teachers are dedicated to seeking professional development opportunities that enhance the preschool classroom.

Staff Bios

Nicole Krebs

Teaches 3 Year Old Classes
I teach the 3 Year Old classes. I’ve been with the Grayslake Park District since 2003. I have three children who all went through the Grayslake Park District’s I Love Learning Preschool program. My husband and I met at Northern Illinois University in 1990, and moved to Grayslake in 1994 where we’ve lived ever since. I love to read, relax and spend time with my family and friends.

Danielle Mazurkiewicz

Teaches 3 Year Old Classes
Ms. Danielle has been teaching Parent & Tot, Early Childhood and Youth Recreation classes at the Grayslake Park District and is excited to transition into the preschool classroom. Her daughters attended I Love Learning Preschool and have participated in many youth classes at the Park District. “I love working with younger kiddos,” Ms. Danielle said. “They’re so happy all the time and it’s such a joy to watch them learn and develop.” In her free time, Ms. Danielle plays sand volleyball, creates cool crafts, and enjoys reading.

Renee Silver-McGraw

Teaches 4 Year Old Classes at Jones Island Building
I have taught the Young 3s class, the 3 Year Old and the 4 Year Old programs for the Grayslake Park District since moving to Grayslake from Naperville in 2004 with my husband and son. I previously taught preschool for the Naperville Park District. I teach the 4 year old classes at Jones Island. As a family, we enjoy watching our son play Lacrosse as well as traveling and family get-togethers with our large extended family. I enjoy being a member of our neighborhood book club. I also enjoy gardening, baking and being an active member of our great community.

Kathy Zawzdzki

Teaches 4 Year Old Classes at Jones Island Building
I am excited about joining the I Love Learning Preschool team. I’ve been working with children for years – I worked the Before & After School programs in Buffalo Grove, Northbrook, and Round Lake. Working with younger children is fun because they have open minds and absorb new information like sponges, learning not only academics but also life lessons. My husband and I bought our home in Grayslake in 2018 after raising our children in Buffalo Grove. We are blessed with two sons, two grandsons, one granddaughter, and the world’s best dog, Jamaica. I love to dance and enjoy cooking, baking, and traveling.

Meaghen Dahm

Teaches 4 Year Old Classes at the Recreation Center
I have been working with children for the last 15 years. Preschool children have always been my favorite age group to teach. I have three children, Delaney, Preston, and Emersyn, who participated in many Grayslake Park District activities. My husband and I both went to the a University of Kansas and are huge KU basketball fans. We spend many hours at our kids volleyball, basketball, baseball, and dance events. We like traveling, going to Cubs games, and spending time with our friends and family. Grayslake has always been a special place to us. We love being a part of this community!

Kathy Guerrieri

Teaches 4 Year Old Classes at the Recreation Center and Pre-K Enrichment
I teach the Monday/Wednesday/Friday 4 Year Old classes at the Recreation Center. I also teach the 4 Year Old Enrichment class on Tuesday & Thursday. I have been part of I Love Learning Preschool since 2009. I have two daughters, Kailee & Madison, who keep my husband Tony and I very busy. We spend a good part of our time at their sporting events, our favorite being basketball. I am also huge Chicago Cubs fan. I even named my dog Wrigley! My family has lived in Grayslake since 2003 and we love being part of such a great community.

Lorraine Wyzgala (Mrs. W)

Teaches Pre-K Enrichment
I have had the pleasure of teaching 3-year-old, 4-year-old, and Pre-K Enrichment classes since joining I Love Learning Preschool in 2006. I have 25+ years experience teaching preschool and art appreciation classes and have enjoyed every minute of it! I live in McHenry with my husband and we have two daughters, Rachel and Carla, two grandchildren, and a cat named Mea. I enjoy teaching, photography, spending time with my family and absolutely love being a Nonni to Maple and Haddon.

Substitute Teachers

Annie Caliendo

My husband Rob and I moved to Grayslake in 1996 and raised our daughters Hope and Zoe here in this wonderful community. They are both graduates of the I Love Learning Preschool program! I love to garden, hike, and take cross country car trips with my family.