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Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do no hinder them..." Matthew 19:14

Monday - Friday 

7:00am-6:30pm

2244 W. 95th Street

Suite 101

Naperville Illinois, 60564

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Meet the Staff!

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Cassandra Sund - Center Director

Graduated from Aurora University with B.A. in English Literature along with her CDA Credential (Child Development Associate) of Early Childhood Education. She was born and raised here in Illinois now living with her husband, daughter, step-daughter, and cat in Naperville. She is a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, where she is active in the launch team of Trinity South Naperville. Mrs. Sund enjoys writing, reading, and a lot of family time!

 

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Marvellous Adegbami - Administrative Assistant

Marvellous Graduated from the College of DuPage with an Associate Degree in Executive Assistant. She is originally from Nigeria and her family moved to Belize as Missionaries. While she was studying at College of DuPage, she attended The Compass Church where she volunteered in the kids department. Marvellous loves being around children and she also enjoys working in media. Marvellous would like to continue her education and obtain her bachelor’s degree in Psychology.

 

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Addie Dvorak - Lead Teacher - Infant Room

Mrs. Dvorak is a Purdue University graduate with a degree in Hospitality Tourism Management. While working as an Event Planner, Mrs. Dvorak decided to follow her heart and make a career change. She went back to school and earned a Masters in Elementary Education from National Louis University. She moved to Naperville with her husband and three sons two years ago.

Mrs. Dvorak was innitially part of the Trinity family as a parent. All three sons have been or are currently students at Trinity Early Childhood Center. Mrs. Dvorak enjoys working out, reading and cooking with her family.

 

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Toni Kuhel - Lead Teacher - Toddler Room

Mrs. Kuhel has her Masters Degree from Northern Illinois University in Speech-Language Pathology with her studies focusing on family based treatment for children from ages 0-5 years with significant speech and language disorders. Mrs. Kuhel and her husband have been married for 22 years and have adult twin boys attending college and a daughter leaving for college in the fall. Mrs. Kuhel was born and raised in the Catholic Church and attended St. Raphael Church in Naperville and now attends Wheatland Salem Methodist Church. Mrs. Kuhel and her husband enjoy seeing movies, exploring the city of Chicago visiting with friends and family.

Mrs. Kuhel believes that the toddler room is a place where children learn to transition from being an infant to being a more independent little person. She believes learning happens through play, many sensory experiences, an introduction to fine motor table work as well as beginning to sit and learn in small group settings. A variety of music is played throughout the day to set the tone for each activity.

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Tabi Coulam - Morning Lead Teacher - Two Year Old Room

Miss. Coulam attended Millikin University for Music Education but has switched to Psychology and is in the process of getting her B.A. She attends Parkview Christian Church in Homer Glen and serves in the children’s ministry with the 3rd graders. She is now living in Montgomery with her boyfriend, cat Binx, dog Pepper and is expecting their first child at the end of 2018. Miss.Coulam enjoys Hiking, watching sports, and spending time with her family.

She believes you learn and absorb more in a fun and loving environment and uses that belief when teaching in the two’s room.

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Kelly Wu - Morning Teacher's Aide - Two Year Old Room

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Kristin Dietrich - Afternoon Lead Teacher - Two Year Old Room 

Mrs. Dietrich has previous teaching experience with both the public and Lutheran school systems. She holds a B.S. in Elementary Education from Valpraiso University and has also earned multiple fitness certificates. She has been married to Alex for 24 years and they have 3 children. The Dietrich family have been members of Bethany Lutheran in Naperville for about 20 years.

Mrs. Dietrich believes in gentle, play-based learning where children should feel comfortable within the classroom to explore, play, and learn. She believes in establishing the routines so the children know what to expect in their classroom and feel comfortable while away from home. 

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Laura Smeltzer - Lead Teacher - Three Year Old Room

Mrs. Smeltzer has over ten years of teaching experience. She has held a teaching certificate with the Department of Education in VA, MD and PA. She has a B.S. in Special Education and Masters Degree in Behavioral Disorders. Her family attends Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, where she is active in the middle school program and teaching in VBS. Mrs. Smeltzer has been married for 20 years and has two children in middle school and a lab named Steeler. She enjoys her time with her family and vacationing on the East Coast.

Mrs. Smeltzer values each child's individuality and teaches the whole child, including good manners. Her students love her enthusiasm!

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Candice Kramer - Teacher's Aide - Three Year Old Room

Mrs. Kramer was a stay-at-home Mom for fifteen years prior to coming to us. She earned her Associates Degree from College of Dupage, with her main focus in Early Childhood Education. She attends Trinity Lutheran Church, where her two daughters are helpers with the KidStreet program on Sundays. She has been married for 17 years.

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Marcia McKee - Lead Teacher - Four Year Old Room

Graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a B.S. in Science/Engineering Cum Laude. Her education background includes teaching preschool for the past thirteen years and earning a certificate in Administration of Early Childhood Education. Connection to church, community, and volunteering is very important to her. She lives in Naperville with her husband and daughter.

Mrs. McKee is committed to her education and director qualifications. She makes sure to provide a nurturing environment for the children's spiritual, intellectual, personal, emotional and social growth and development.

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Beth Chalkey - Teacher Aide - Four Year Old Room

Mrs. Chalkey has been in Early Childhood for over 10 years. She has contributed skills and competence necessary to contribute to the growth and development of children. She has the ability to provide an environment in which children feel comfortable, relaxed, and happy while meeting the needs of each child spiritually and academically. Mrs. Chalkey lives in Naperville with her husband and four children.

Mrs. Chalkey has frequent interaction with the children which helps her understand the sensitivity and patience that is needed for the responsiveness to children.

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Devryn Coulam - Teacher Aide - Floater

Ms. Coulam is a from Downers Grove South High School and is now a current student at College of DuPage working toward a Associates degree as a Physical therapy assistant which she hopes to use to continue working with children.

She was a swim instructor at Cypress Cove for two years where she realized her love for watching children’s knowledge and confidence grow while having fun. She also enjoys, spending time with family, photography, and music.

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Mike Curtis - Site Pastor - Trinity South Naperville

Pastor Mike is super excited about everything God is doing at Trinity Early Childhood Center, where the smallest of children get to know Jesus in real ways every day during the week! Mike has served in ministry over 30 years in a variety of roles, including small group leader, keyboard and guitar player, worship leader, director of education and discipleship, and most recently site pastor for Trinity's new South Naperville location. Mike lives with his wife Heather and three kids, Gabe, Maddie and Caleb in Naperville. He enjoys hanging out with his tuxedo cats Sox and Mittens, making his family watch Southside baseball and taking the occasional ride on hs 2005 Road King Custom. Mike also enjoys hanging out with people over favorite beverages and talking all things "Kingdom". 

Drop him a line at mike.curtis@tlc4u.org!

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Michele Albert - KidStreet Site Coordinator - Trinity South Naperville

In her role as KidStreet Coordinator, TSN, Michele works with TSN and other family ministry staff to create a fun and nurturing environment so that children can connect with God and grow in their faith.

In addition to her work at Trinity, Michele works as a mental health counselor with individuals, children, families and couples.

Michele earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Huntington University. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Saint Louis University and a Master’s Degree in Teaching (Elementary Education) from National-Louis University.

Michele and her husband, Scott, have been  members of Trinity since 2007. She began volunteering in children’s ministry soon after coming to Trinity and has served in volunteer and staff positions at Trinity Kimberly Way and Trinity Green Trails prior to accepting the position of KidStreet Coordinator for Trinity South Naperville in 2017.

Please email Michele with any questions, or to join, our children's ministry at michele.albert@tlc4u.org!