Tiffany has over 30 years of early childhood experience. She has worked at Cornerstone Early Learning Center since 2010 as our Three's teacher. Tiffany earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia College and continued her education in child development at the College of Du Page. Tiffany currently resides in Naperville with her husband and three children. Click HERE for Tiffany's Favorite Things.
Jodie Lee joined our staff in October 2011. She was born and raised in Naperville and currently resides there with her husband and daughter. She previously owned a cleaning business and enjoys volunteering at her daughters School. She enjoys playing golf in her spare time. Click HERE for Jodie Lee's Favorite Things.
Lindsay has been teaching Pre=Kindergarten/Kindergarten for the school district as well as a private preschool since 2007. She graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education with a special Ed endorsement. She began teaching at Cornerstone in 2021. Lindsay currently resides in Oswego with her husband and 2 dogs. Click HERE for Lindsay's Favorite Things.
Lindsey Guise ~ Part-Time Preschool (Pre-K)
Lindsey has 8 years of early childhood experience including teaching at a local preschool. She attended Illinois State university, where she earned her bachelors degree in Early Childhood. She began teaching at Cornerstone in August 2020. Lindsey currently resides in Plainfield with her husband and three children. Click HERE for Lindsey's Favorite Things.
Jackie Gustafson ~ Part-Time Preschool (Threes & Pre-K)
Jackie has been a substitute teacher for Oswego School district since 2010. She graduated from Trinity Christian College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education. She began teaching at Cornerstone in May 2015. Jackie currently resides in Plainfield with her husband and three children. Click HERE for Jackie's Favorite Things.
Amber Thompson ~ Executive Director/Accounting
Ms. Amber has 22 years of early childhood experience that includes teaching and directing a preschool. Amber earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from California State University, Long Beach. She went on to successfully complete a two-year credentialing program qualifying her for instruction at grade levels PreK-12. She is also a certified teacher in Illinois. She established Cornerstone in 2006. Amber currently resides in Plainfield with her family. Click HERE for Amber's Favorite Things.
Jodi Svoboda ~ Executive Director
Mrs. Jodi has 26 years of early childhood experience that includes teaching and directing a preschool. Jodi earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from North Central College in Elementary Education and a Masters of Education from Benedictine University in Special Education. She established Cornerstone in 2006. Jodi currently resides in Yorkville with her husband and two children. Click HERE for Jodi's Favorite Things.
Brandon Podlasek ~ Closing/Teacher Aide
Brandon joined our staff in 2021 as our closing teacher and Art Aide. He currently attends Joliet Junior college and is working towards a Master's in Social work. He previously nannied for a family for three years. Brandon lives in Plainfield with his parents, 4 younger brother/sisters, 3 dogs, ferret, 2 lizards and fish. Click HERE for Brandon's Favorite things.
Amy Bilmar ~ Teacher/Building Aide
Amy joined our staff in 2021 as our building/teachers aide. She attended Waubonsee Community College where she studied business administration. She was a certified nursing assistant as well as a vet technician. Amy also nannied for a few years prior to joining Cornerstone. She currently lives in Aurora with her girl friend and their cat "Big Papi". Click HERE for Amy's Favorite things.
Elise Johnson ~ Full Day Preschool (Two's/Three's)
Elise began working at Cornerstone Early Learning Center in 2018. She started as our closing/substitute teacher. She currently attends college at Waubonsee Community College and is working towards her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. Elise currently resides in Oswego with her family and cat named "Blue". Click HEREfor Elise's Favorite Things.
Kelly Harris~ Teacher Aide
Kelly has worked at Cornerstone Early Learning Center since 2010. She previously worked as a three's teacher for three years and a nanny for seven years. She attended Oklahoma State University where she majored in Early Childhood. Kelly currently resides in Plainfield with her husband and three dogs, Pippa, Brandy, and Teddy. Click HERE for Kelly's Favorite Things.
Amelia Kehl ~ Part-Time Preschool (Three's & Pre-K)
Amelia has 9 years of early childhood experience including teaching children age 2-5yrs. She attended Bryant and Stratton College, where she earned her degree in Early Childhood. She began teaching at Cornerstone in August 2020. Amelia currently resides in Plainfield with her husband, three children, and two cats. Click HERE for Amelia's Favorite Things.
Kim Thurlow ~ Part-Time Preschool (Threes)
Kim has 15 years of teaching experience. She previously taught second and fifth grade. Kim also volunteered in the three's classroom at church. She earned her Bachelors of Science Degree in Early Childhood from Miami University. She began teaching at Cornerstone in August 2016. She currently resides in Plainfield with her husband and two children. Click HERE for Kim's Favorite Things.
Erica Young~ Full Day Pre-Kindergarten/Closing Director)
Erica has been working in the early childhood field since 1996 . Her experience includes directing a childcare center as well as teaching preschool and pre-kindergarten. Erica graduated from Kaplan University with a Bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education and an Associates Degree in Business Administration. She began teaching at Cornerstone in January 2015. Erica currently lives in Minooka with her husband and their two boys. ClickHERE for Erica's Favorite Things.
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