Debbie Stevens

Bachelor’s Degree from Anderson University Married with one daughter Preschool Teacher for 10 years Joined The Ark Staff in 2016 and teaches the Pre K Class It is such a blessing to be teaching at The Ark!  I love teaching from a Biblical world view and believe that each child is a wonderful and unique […]

Mary Lynne Bordewick

Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Quincy College Married with 2 grown children Taught 9 years in Kindergarten, first and second grades Joined The Ark Staff in 1995 and teaches the Threes Classes I always think the current class is my “favorite” class, but then I meet the next class and I fall in love […]

Tammy Daugherty

Bachelor’s Degree from Miami University of Ohio Married with 2 daughters who attended The Ark Preschool Teacher for over 17 years Joined The Ark staff in 2015 and teaches the Nearly 4s and Fours Afternoon Class I feel so blessed to be teaching at The Ark! I have been a part of The Ark family […]

Kim Drell

Bachelor’s Degree from University of Iowa Married with 3 children who all attended The Ark Joined The Ark Staff in 2007 and teaches the Nearly 4s & Pre K Class I love when I’m teaching my class a song in which my child taught me years ago while at The Ark. It always takes me […]

Jan Lutes

Elementary Education Degree from Miami University of Ohio Married with 2 grown children Taught in Ohio, Indiana and Illinois Teaching Preschool since 1990 Joined The Ark Staff in 2008 and teaches the Fours Classes While staying home with my children when they were young I often babysat for my friends that worked. I always tried […]

Karin Manning

  Bachelor’s degree from North Park College Married with 5 children One on one Aid and Learning Disability Aid Previous Ark Preschool Teacher 2007-2009 Rejoined The Ark Preschool staff in 2012 and teaches the Nearly Threes Class As the mother of 5 children I have come to realize how uniquely God creates each child.  Four of […]

Sue O’Connell

Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and Learning Disabilities from Monmouth College Master’s of Science in Reading from Northern Illinois University Married with 3 children Joined The Ark Staff in 2019 and teaches the Threes Classes It is a thrill for me to join the staff at The Ark Preschool.  Like your 3 year old, I […]

Anna Movido

Bachelors Degree and Masters of Arts Degree from the University of the Philippines Married with 2 grown children Joined The Ark Staff in 1994 and teaches the Fours Morning Class I am blessed to have loving and caring co-workers at The Ark. I love teaching at The Ark. It is a joy and privilege to […]

Jimmara Gearon

Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education Joined The Ark Staff in 2020 and teaches the Nearly Threes Class I remember my first experience in a classroom. I was 14 years working at an after-school head start literacy program on the Northside of Chicago.  There were three things that made me want to be a teacher. That […]

Holly Pelsor (Director)

Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Benedictine University Married with two young children Preschool Teacher for 8 years Assistant Director for 3 years NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) member Joined The Ark Staff as the Preschool Director in 2015 I feel so blessed and privileged to be the Director of The Ark […]