The I Love Learning Preschool faculty members average 15+ 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.



Nicole Krebs

Young 3’s, 3 Year Old Classes on M/W/F Mornings and Tu/Th Afternoons
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

Young 3’s, 3 Year Old Classes on M/W/F Mornings and Tu/Th Afternoons
My husband and I moved to Grayslake in 2005. We have two daughters who attend school through the local school district. We enjoy watching their activities and have a part time side gig driving them to softball, volleyball and dance. I have been teaching with the Grayslake Park District since 2018 and love our team. We have a lot of fun with the kids and enjoy watching their personalities develop throughout the school year. In my free time, I enjoy decorating, hanging with friends and would like to cook more.

Jen Lerman

4 Year Old Classes at Jones Island & Pre-K EnrichmentMy husband and I moved to Grayslake 2000 to be a part of this wonderful community. We have 3 children and 2 dogs. We enjoy spending our time with friends and family. I have worked with children from ages 2-10 years old for over 30 years. I enjoy being outside, walking, gardening, watching movies and reading.

Renee Silver-McGraw

4 Year Old Classes at Jones Island & 3 Year Old Classes on Tu/Th Mornings
Working with children is my passion, and I have been teaching preschool for twenty years. Preschoolers are my favorite age to teach because they are so fun-loving and curious! In years past, I have taught the Young 3’class, the Three Year Old preschool class, and the Four Year Old preschool class for the Grayslake Park District. I presently teach the Four Year Old preschool classes at the Jones Island facility, in addition to the Junior Chefs in Training class. I moved to Grayslake from Naperville in 2004 with my husband and our son who is now serving in the United States Navy in Norfolk, Virginia. In our spare time, we enjoy traveling and get-togethers with our large extended family. I enjoy cooking and baking, gardening, reading and movies, as well as being an active member of our great community.

Kathy Guerrieri

4 Year Old Classes 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. My husband Tony and our two daughters, Kailee & Madison  have  lived in Grayslake since 2003 and we love being part of such a great community.  We are big sports fans and our favorite time of year is college basketball season, especially some Kansas Jayhawk basketball!

Meghan Laube

3 Year Old Classes on Tu/Th Mornings
I moved to Grayslake in 2010 with my husband. We have two daughters who both graduated from the I Love Learning Program. They like to keep us busy with dance, gymnastics, and Girl Scouts. I have been working with children for over 20 years and I am a third generation teacher! In my free time, I love to read, cook, and be with my family.

Kara Benzinger

4 Year Old Classes
I have had the joy of teaching preschool since 2017, and I am so excited to continue my teaching journey with the Grayslake Park District! I recently moved here with my husband, our cat Penelope and our dog Sota. I love exploring my new home town, reading books, trying new recipes and taking long walks in the forest. I also love musical theatre!