Meet Our Staff

Learning is Fun Staff at planning meeting

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.

We will take good care of your child.

Mrs. Donna Andreoni

Director
dandreoni@learningisfunpreschool.com

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.

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Mrs. Donna Andreoni

Mrs. Donna Andreoni

Director

Mrs. Beth Reed

Assistant Director
breed@learningisfunpreschool.com

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.

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Mrs. Beth Reed

Mrs. Beth Reed

Assistant Director

Mrs. Karen Brockman

kbrockman@learningisfunpreschool.com

Mrs. Brockman graduated from Illinois State University with degrees in Elementary Education and Music Education.  In addition to teaching at LIF, she has a full studio of private piano students in her home and is a licensed KiddyKeys teacher. Mrs. Brockman and her husband live in Naperville and have one daughter, three sons, and one grandson.

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Mrs. Karen Brockman

Mrs. Karen Brockman

Mrs. Karen Butz

Enrichment Teacher - Science
kbutz@learningisfunpreschool.com

MRS. BUTZ has a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services. She was a preschool teacher in Naperville from 1994 to 2004 and an elementary school classroom assistant in District 203. Mrs. Butz and her husband have three sons.

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Mrs. Karen Butz

Mrs. Karen Butz

Enrichment Teacher - Science

Mrs. Doris Carrera

Enrichment Teacher, Spanish
dcarrera@learningisfunpreschool.com

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.

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Mrs. Doris Carrera

Mrs. Doris Carrera

Enrichment Teacher, Spanish

Mrs. Elaine Fisher

Enrichment Teacher, Art
efisher@learningisfunpreschool.com

MRS. FISHER has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Art Education from Northern Illinois University. She was a preschool teacher at LIF from 1986 – 2015. We are happy to have her in our enrichment program now as our Art Appreciation teacher. Mrs. Fisher and her husband have one son.

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Mrs. Elaine Fisher

Mrs. Elaine Fisher

Enrichment Teacher, Art

Mrs. Rene Grady

Teacher
rgrady@learningisfunpreschool.com

MRS. GRADY has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kansas. Previously, she has taught third and fifth grades. She and her husband have a daughter and two sons.

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Mrs. Rene Grady

Mrs. Rene Grady

Teacher

Mrs. Angela Hutton

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.

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Mrs. Angela Hutton

Mrs. Angela Hutton

Mrs. Lorey Maszka

Teacher
lmaszka@learningisfunpreschool.com

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.

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Mrs. Lorey Maszka

Mrs. Lorey Maszka

Teacher

Mrs. Val Napolitano

Teacher
vnapolitano@learningisfunpreschool.com

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.

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Mrs. Val Napolitano

Mrs. Val Napolitano

Teacher