Faculty

Staff Qualifications

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.

Staff Bios

Nicole Krebs

Teaches Young 3’s & 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 Young 3’s & 3 Year Old Classes
I have been teaching Parent & Tot, Early Childhood and Youth Recreation classes at the Grayslake Park District and I am so excited to transition into the preschool classroom. My daughters attended I Love Learning Preschool and have participated in many youth classes at the Park District. I love working with younger kiddos because they’re so happy all the time and it’s such a joy to watch them learn and develop. In my free time, I enjoy playing sand volleyball, creating cool crafts, and reading.

Jen Lerman

Teaches 4 year old M/W/F morning and afternoon class at Jones Island Building & Pre-K Enrichment
My 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 a large portion of our time at Grayslake North High School band events and travel baseball. For over 28 years, I have worked with children from ages 2 to 10 years old. My favorite pastimes are being with my family and friends. I enjoy being outside, walking, gardening and reading.

Renee Silver-McGraw

Teaches 4 year old M/W/F morning and afternoon class at Jones Island Building
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

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.

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.