Karen Goyak

Bachelor’s Degree from Eastern Illinois University Married with 3 children Been teaching preschool since 2011.  I started at The Ark years ago and I’m thrilled to be returning! Teaches the Nearly 3s Class I love teaching preschool and I’m so excited to be at The Ark.  My children all attended The Ark so I feel […]

Jen Jesanis

Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education Married with 3 children that attended The Ark Taught for six years Joined The Ark in 2022 and teaches the Pre K Class I am so excited for the upcoming school year! I am eager to get to know your child and look forward to a year of growth and […]

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 Fours Classes I feel so blessed to be teaching at The Ark! I have been a part of The Ark family as a student (MANY […]

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 Fours Classes 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 back to when my […]

Lori Gapinski

Bachelors degree from College of St. Mary’s Early Childhood Teaching Certificate Preschool Teacher for 8 years Married with 3 children Joined the Ark Staff in 2021 and is our Assistant Director I am excited to be joining the staff at The Ark Preschool this fall.  I really enjoy reading to children and engaging them in […]

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 and Kindergarten Enrichment It is a thrill for me to join the staff at The Ark Preschool.  Like your 3 […]

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 Nearly 4s 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

Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from National Louis University Returned back to school to work towards Master’s Degree in Social Work Taught for 6 years Joined The Ark Staff in 2020 and teaches the Nearly Fours & Pre K Classes I remember my first experience in a classroom. I was 14 years working at […]