Meet the Teachers




   Ruth Baas: Director/Teacher (1996 – Present)

   BA Elementary Education, Calvin College

   12 credits Early Childhood Education, Moraine Valley Community College

   Why I teach? I experience joy in working with young children.  It is a privilege to encourage and guide their natural desires to learn and grow in the knowledge of themselves and God’s world.  Planting the seeds of faith and learning in their precious hearts is a calling that deserves excellence and commitment, two qualities that I am excited to bring to teaching and directing at Orland Park Christian Preschool.


Janna Kuyvenhoven:  Teacher (2005 – Present)

A.A. College of Dupage

Why I Teach? I consider it a privilege to teach at Orland Park Christian Preschool.  I enjoy getting to know each child and appreciate their unique differences and their love of learning.  I enjoy teaching them about God’s love through Bible stories, songs, books and play time.  I desire their preschool experience to be positive and fun and hope to instill a love of learning that will last a lifetime.  I believe that God has called me to teach at OPCP so that I can make a difference in the lives of these precious children.


Brenda Harms:  Teacher (2013 – Present)

 BA Elementary Education, Trinity Christian College

 Why I teach? I believe that God has called me to teach at Orland Park Christian Preschool. It is a blessing to see the wonder and joy in children's eyes as they learn about God's world. I enjoy teaching in a Christian school where we can share the love of Jesus with each precious child.


Lisa Cavanaugh:  Teacher (2015 – Present)

 BA Elementary Education/Special Education, University of North Dakota-Grand Forks
 M. Ed. Special Education, University of North Dakota-Grand Forks
 
Why I teach?  It is a blessing to work with children and nurture their desire to learn.  It is a privilege to be able to share with each student God’s love through daily learning activities and experiences at Orland Park Christian Preschool.  I pray God will use me to reach each child, and their families, as they learn about God’s world and their role in it.


Barb Vree:  Teacher (2015 – Present)

BA Elementary Education, Trinity Christian College
 
Why I teach?  I believe I’ve been called by the Lord to teach and I see it as a privilege and a joy to work with children.  Not only do I get to witness the joy of discovery and to share in those “ah-ha” moments, I’m also able to demonstrate and teach these precious little ones about God, His creation and, most importantly, His wonderful love for each of them.

 

 

  
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