Learning Tree Staff

EXTRAORDINARY TEAM OF PASSIONATE TEACHERS, AND ADMINISTRATORS.

Caring for the child, not the day

We are dedicated and caring group of educational professionals who enjoy building relationships with the children we care for, and with their families. We consider ourselves a family who truly care for the children who are in our classrooms.

Image of The Learning Tree, Huntley Director, Jaime Stofcheck
Director, Jaime Stofcheck

DIRECTOR

Jamie Stofcheck

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Assistant Director, Jane Olsen

ASSITANT DIRECTOR

Jane Olsen

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Assistant Director, Collette Meredith

ASSITANT DIRECTOR

Collette Meredith

Image of The Learning Tree Teacher, Amanada Kenney
Teacher, Amanada Kenney

ROOM 8 - THREE TO FOUR YEAR OLDS

Amanda Kenney

Amanda has been with The Learning Tree since June of 2008.

"What I love most about working with children is their natural inquisitive nature.  I get to see the world again through their eyes.  The passion, creativity and imagination of my students makes every day rewarding."

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Teacher, Amy Billy

ROOM 7 - THREE YEAR OLDS

Amy Billy

Amy has been with The Learning Tree since April of 2016.

"I have a passion for working with children. The innocence of a child is enlightening.  I love when a student gets so thrilled after completing a new task. It is so rewarding as a teacher."

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Teacher, Amy Johnson

ROOM 4 - TODDLERS

Amy Johnson

Amy has been with The Learning Tree since March of 2014.

"I love being able to help them learn and grow."

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Teacher, Angela Werksman

ROOM 11 - PRE-K

Angela Werksman

Angela has been with The Learning Tree since February of 2008.

"I love to help the children discover their strengths and talents.  Watching how excited and proud they are when they learn something new."

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Staff, Brittany Raffin

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Brittany Raffin

Brittany has been with The Learning Tree since September of 2018.

"Everyday is something new!  They teach me to be fun, loving and innocent while enjoying everyday!"

Teacher, Carol Volstorff
Teacher, Carol Volstorff

ROOM 8 - THREE TO FOUR YEAR OLDS

Carol Volstorff

Carol has been with The Learning Tree since February of 2006.

"Seeing how they take pleasure learning new skills and building relationships with their peers.  Watching them learn the “art of negotiation” and being able to resolve problems with friends.  Greeting staff with smiles and hugs."

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Teacher, Carrie Spencer

ROOM 9 - THREE-YEAR-OLD PRESCHOOL AND SCHOOL AGE

Carrie Spencer

Carrie has been with The Learning Tree since August of 2013.

"I love that I teach children and that children teach me."

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Teacher, Deanna Mateer

ROOM 10 - PRE-K AND SCHOOL AGE

Deanna Mateer

Deanna has been with The Learning Tree since September of 2008.

"I love when children learn a new skill and continue to master that skill.  I enjoy teaching the children a new song or game and seeing them get so excited!"

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Teacher, Danielle Jensen

ROOM 10 - PRE-K AND SCHOOL AGE

Danielle Jensen

Danielle has been with The Learning Tree since January of 2015.

"I enjoy being able to be a part of their milestones as they grow."

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Staff, Denise Sokolowski

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Denise Sokolowski

Denise has been with The Learning Tree since August of 2016.

"I appreciate being able to watch and observe how children grow and learn."

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Teacher, Erin Maloney

ROOM 6 - TWO TO THREE YEAR OLDS

Erin Maloney

Erin has been with The Learning Tree since August of 2011.

"I truly enjoy singing songs with them and watching them grow up."

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Teacher, Hannah Funk

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Hannah Funk

Heather has been with The Learning Tree since January of 2019.

"I love working with children because they always have the ability to brighten my mood and make me laugh with their silliness."

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Teacher, Heather Van Dusen

ROOM 1 - INFANTS

Heather Van Dusen

Heather has been with The Learning Tree since August of 2000.

"Building a bond with them and the way their face lights up when they see you."

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Teacher, Jasmine Daudelin

ROOM 8 - THREE TO FOUR YEAR OLDS

Jasmine Daudelin

Jasmine has been with The Learning Tree since October of 2016.

"I enjoy teaching them new things and watching them use what they’ve learned.  I also love having fun conversations and seeing their different personalities."

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Teacher, Jeaninie Gul

ROOM 2 - INFANTS

Jeanine Gul

Jeanine has been with The Learning Tree since July of 2018.

"I love working with little one’s for so many reasons; when they smile, when they see you and start reaching for a hug.  I love knowing that I am making a difference in their lives.  It is also nice talking with the parents and just hearing about their day.  I could not imagine any other job for me."

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Teacher, Jenny Godfrey

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Jenny Godfrey

Jenny has been with The Learning Tree since September of 2013.

"I love coming in each day and seeing their smiling faces."

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Teacher, Jessica Soutar

ROOM 5 - TWO YEAR OLDS

Jessica Souter

Jessica has been with The Learning Tree since May of 2013.

"I love to watch them grow socially and developmentally."

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Staff, Karen Fahy

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Karen Fahey

Karen has been with The Learning Tree since September of 2018.

I like working for The Learning Tree because I LOVE children!

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Teacher, Katie Kohn

ROOM 7 - THREE YEAR OLDS

Katie Kohn

Katie has been with The Learning Tree since December of 2013.

"Being able to watch children grow and develop into their personalities.  Being able to teach and guide them"

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Teacher, Kayla McElfresh

ROOM 6 - TWO TO THREE YEAR OLDS

Kayla McElfresh

Kayla has been with The Learning Tree since August of 2018.

"I love working with children because every day is a new adventure! Children are so fun and imaginative.  Their innocence inspires me to be a better teacher and mom to my own kiddos!"

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Teacher, Kayla Welu

ROOM 7 - THREE YEAR OLDS

Kayla Welu

Kayla has been with The Learning Tree since March of 2017.

"I love seeing the way children learn and I enjoy doing art projects and science experiments with them.  I think that kids are so funny and unique."

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Teacher, Linda Kanak

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Linda Kanak

Linda has been with The Learning Tree since November of 2018.

"After my children were grown, I decided to finish my Education. This made me realize, that working with children is what makes me happy. When you love what you're doing it doesn't seem like work. 😊"

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Teacher, Lisa Bostic

ROOM 1 - INFANTS

Lisa Bostic

Lisa has been with The Learning Tree since November of 2008.

"I love that every day is different and all the smiles and hugs."

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Teacher, Lynaha Watson

ROOM 5 TWO YEAR OLDS

Lynaha Watson

Lisa has been with The Learning Tree since April of 2019.

"I enjoy working with children because I find them hilarious. I also love being a part of and knowing I am helping make a difference in their life."

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Teacher, Mandi Reed

ROOM 9 - THREE-YEAR-OLD PRESCHOOL AND SCHOOL AGE

Mandi Reed

Mandi has been with The Learning Tree since September of 2008.

"I am always teaching, whether it being my preschoolers ABC’s or life lessons for school age.  However, I am always learning something new from the children in my class."

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Teacher, Megan Costa

ROOM 12 - PRE-K

Megan Costa

Megan has been with The Learning Tree since October of 2015.

"My favorite thing is building relationships with them and seeing them get excited to come to school to learn and play."

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Teacher, Megan Louthain

ROOM 11 - PRE-K

Megan Louthain

Megan has been with The Learning Tree since January of 2018.

"I love working with children because I enjoy seeing them grow and learn.  Children love to explore and are curious about the world.  It makes me happy to be apart of their world and provide those play opportunities."

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Teacher, Melissa Miotto

ROOM 1 - INFANTS

Melissa Miotto

Melissa has been with The Learning Tree since May of 2016.

"I love to be able to work with the babies, and watch them grow and learn new things."

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Teacher, Natalie Haeger

ROOM 2 - INFANTS

Natalie Haeger

Natalie has been with The Learning Tree since March of 2018.

"I love witnessing the growth of young children and being an active part of their development.  The cuddles are not so bad either."

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Teacher, Nereyda Yanez

ROOM 4 - TODDLERS

Nereyda Yanez

Nereyda has been with The Learning Tree since April of 2016.

"I love being able to make a difference in another little human’s life by teaching them things that may be so simplistic to us."

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Staff, Nicole Riebock

ROOM 11 & 12 PRE-K

Nicki Hannell

Nicki has been with The Learning Tree since May of 2006.

"I love the looks on their faces and the reaction they get when they learn how to do something."

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Teacher, Nicole Riebock

ROOM 1 - INFANTS

Nicole Riebock

Nicole has been with The Learning Tree since March of 2017.

"I have always had a special place in my heart for young children.  I began babysitting at the age of 10 and found my passion and never looked back! They bring joy to my heart with their smiles and love of learning."

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Teacher, Sarah Farbiak

ROOM 2 - INFANTS

Sarah Farbiak

Sarah has been with The Learning Tree since May of 2014.

"I love being able to watch them achieve and reach each milestone and being able to celebrate each accomplishment."

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Teacher, Rachel Grant

ROOM 5 & 6 - TWO TO THREE YEAR OLDS

Rachel Grant

Rachel has been with The Learning Tree since June of 2018.

"I love watching them learn and teach themselves new things every day.  Also, knowing that I can make an impact on their lives."

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Teacher, Stacey Mungle

ROOM 4 - TODDLERS

Stacey Mungle

Stacey has been with The Learning Tree since January of 2010.

"I enjoy being able to help them learn new things and grow."

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Teacher, Tammie Moriarty

ROOM 12 - PRE-K

Tammie Moriarty

Tammie has been with The Learning Tree since June of 2006.

"Their enthusiasm, it’s contagious 😊 the awe a child’s face shows when they learn and master something new.  "

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Teacher, Tessa Pyrek

ROOM 3 - TODDLERS

Tessa Pyrek

Tessa has been with The Learning Tree since July of 2017.

"I love to watch children learn and grow into little people.  I also enjoy learning about their families and the traditions that they have."

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Teacher, Tiffany Huff

ROOM 3 - TODDLERS

Tiffany Huff

Tiffany has been with The Learning Tree since September of 2017.

"Working with children is so fun and different every day.  I love their endless energy, smiling faces and happiness when I walk into the door. I love watching them grow and move throughout the building."

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