MEET OUR STAFF

WE WILL TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOUR CHILD!

All staff have a minimum of a four-year college degree, are certified and well experienced in early childhood education. Each student is in a class with a primary teacher. We schedule parent/teacher conferences two times a year. Our teachers are so dedicated to the children, they give the parents their email address AND HOME PHONE NUMBER. We have very little staff turnover.

We also have special staff to teach our enrichment classes. Parents are amazed at how much their children learn through these classes.

Donna Andreoni

Donna Andreoni

Director

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MRS. ANDREONI has a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education from Western Illinois University. She began teaching at LIF in 1985, but later moved. Donna has been in the early education field as a teacher and director for over 30 years. She returned to LIF in 2002 as director. She and her husband have two children and two grandsons.

Beth Reed

Beth Reed

Assistant Director

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MRS. (BETH) REED has a Bachelor of Education Degree from Augustana College. She has worked in various capacities of early education for over 20 years: public school teacher, preschool teacher, kindergarten teacher and childcare center director. Mrs. Reed and her husband have two daughters.

Angela Hutton

Angela Hutton

Classroom Teacher

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Mrs. Hutton has a Master’s  in Curriculum and Instruction from St. Xavier University.  She joined LIF in 2016 when her youngest daughter was attending LIF’s kindergarten prep program.  Mrs. Hutton and her husband live in Naperville and have two daughters.

René Grady

René Grady

Classroom Teacher

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MRS. GRADY has a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from the University of Kansas. She pursued her Masters in Education from National-Louis University.  Previously, she has taught third and fifth grades. She and her husband have a daughter and two sons.

Lorey Maska

Lorey Maska

Classroom Teacher

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MRS. MASZKA has a Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio University. She began as a teacher at LIF in 2007. She taught in various special education positions for nine years. She and her husband have a daughter and two sons.

Val Napolitano

Val Napolitano

Classroom Teacher

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MRS. NAPOLITANO has a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Western Illinois University and has her Masters of Education from National-Louis University. Previously she taught first and fifth grades. She and her husband have a daughter and a son.

Doris Carrera

Doris Carrera

Enrichment Teacher - Spanish

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MRS. CARRERA joined LIF in 2007 as our Spanish teacher. Previously she taught public school in Warrenville. Mrs. Carrera and her husband have three children.

Nancy Martinez

Nancy Martinez

Enrichment Teacher - Science & Art

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MRS. MARTINEZ has a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from the University of Illinois, a Masters of Education in Differentiated Instruction from Graceland University, and her National Board Certification as an Early Childhood Generalist. She has taught second through fifth grades as well as elementary school PE.  She and her husband have a son and a daughter.