Brittany started working with young students at The Kids Place in LaSalle. It was here that she started going to college for Early Childhood Education at Kendall College. After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education with a minor in special education, she got her Master’s at Ashford University for working with bilingual students. She has worked with young children for 9+ years. She loves dogs and the band Pearl Jam. She also loves working with young children--the ones she connects with best.
Jill moved back to Illinois after being gone for forty years. She has 22+ years of experience working in the school system. She has three children and four grandchildren. She also has two great-grandchildren. Jill enjoys working outside in her garden. She also loves working with children!
Before working at Lighted Way, April was a nanny for twins. April has worked for Lighted Way for 9+ years. She has three boys. She enjoys cooking, art, and crafts. Much of her life has been dedicated to educating young students!
About Rachel C
Rachel has been a paraprofessional for 16 years. When her children were young, she taught Bible School and Sunday School. Rachel has worked retail, fast food, and at a grocery store. She worked for Valley Flowers and continues a hobby of making florals.
Renee lives in Peru/ She has two sons, loves to walk around Starved Rock, and be outside. She has been at Lighted Way 4 years. She also loves to greet each student with a smile each day.
Harmony is from the Mendota area. She is a married mother of three. She is a special needs mother and is an advocate for students with special needs. She is currently transforming from being a stay-at-home-mom to a paraprofessional at Lighted Way. She is caring, loving, dedicated, creative, and supportive. She also loves to sew and do crafts.
About Rachel Q
My name is Rachel Quaco and I am 25 years old. I've worked in this field since I was 20 years old. I absolutely love it! I am a very family oriented person. I have 2 boys of my own; 1.5 and 4 years old. They keep me pretty busy outside of work. I am excited to be a part of the Lighted Way family!
About Mary Jo
Mary Jo has been at Lighted Way for 4 years. She loves dogs and shopping on Amazon. Her favorite song is Faithfully by Journey.