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About Our Staff

Holly Pelsor

The Ark Preschool Director
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Benedictine University
  • DCFS Director Certified
  • NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) member
  • Preschool Teacher for 8 years
  • Assistant Director for 3 years
  • Married with three young children
  • Joined The Ark Staff as the Preschool Director in 2015


I feel so blessed and privileged to be the Director of The Ark Preschool.  I have worked in a Christian environment in the field of Early Childhood Education for over twelve years.  During my experiences I was an Assistant Director, Lead Teacher, and  Sunday School Teacher.  I believe that God has given me a passion for children and has led me to The Ark.  I have a deep desire to love, nurture, educate and inspire children.

Preschool is a great way to begin building a foundation of a child’s future.  My goal is to continue the wonderful program that has been established at The Ark Preschool and instill the joy of learning in a nurturing environment that reflects God’s love.  I am very excited to be a part of a great team of dedicated teachers who cherish and value the richness of Early Childhood Christian Education.  I look forward to establishing a partnership with parents and spending time each day getting to know your child.

When I’m not at The Ark (where most of the children think I live!), I stay very busy as mom of three little ones but also enjoy yoga, a good book and planning our next family adventure.

Meet Our Teachers

Amy Carthew

Pre-K Teacher

Sue O'Connell

3's Class & Kindergarten Enrichment

Karin Manning

Nearly 3's Teacher

Lori Gapinski

Assistant Director & Nearly 4's Teacher

Kim Drell

4's Class

Tammy Daugherty

4's Class

Mary Lynne Bordewick

3's Class

Lisa Cornelius

Nearly 4's & Pre K Class

Bonnie Flanagan

Bonnie Flanagan

Nearly 3's Teacher