Preschool Staff

Stacey Rowan- Director and lead teacher.  Stacey teaches all sessions, and has been with our program since Fall 2001. She has a degree in Early Childhood Education and minored in Child Psychology. Stacey and her husband Steve live in Beach Park with their two children whom both attended this program.

Gail Byker- Lead teacher for all classes.  Gail has been with our program since Fall of 2005. Her background is in Child Development and Family Relations. Gail and her husband Dave reside in Gurnee with their 3 daughters that have also attended this program.

Laura Lense- Substitute teacher for all classes. This is Laura's 6th year with our program. Laura has her B.A. in Administration and has been teaching Sunday school classes here at Gurnee Community Church for many years. All 3 of her children have attended our preschool program. Laura and her husband Paul reside in Waukegan.

Our staff meets and/or exceeds the educational requirements set by the Department of Child and Family Services. All staff members are certified in both first aid and CPR. Additionally, our staff completes 15 hours of continued education each year by attending the NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) Conference.

Each of us on staff is a parent and as a parent and teacher we want to make this first school experience amazing for you and your child. We will strive to bring out their individual gifts and talents while helping them blossom this school year. 

 We look forward to working with your child to better prepare them for Kindergarten and beyond.