Meet Our Teachers
Kim graduated Magna Cum Laude from Illinois State University in 1990 with a B.S. in Early Childhood Education. She also has an early childhood special education certification. She taught Kindergarten for 8 years in Washington, IL before becoming a stay at home mom after the birth of her children. Kim developed a passion for ECNS as she saw the importance of serving young children and families in her community. After volunteering on the ECNS board for 4 years, she began teaching at ECNS in 2006. Kim has been married to her best friend and husband, Doug for 30 years. They have two wonderful children. Emily is in graduate school studying to become an Audiologist and Isaac is in his first year of college studying architecture.
Rebecca graduated Cum Laude from Monmouth College in 2010 with a B.A. in Physical Education. Previously, she worked for Knox County Child Advocacy Center, District 50 in Washington, IL and most recently Eureka District 140. Through previous employment and time spent volunteering on the ECNS board, she was able to see firsthand the impact and importance of social emotional growth in young children. She is excited to serve the Eureka community in this capacity and help develop lifelong learners. Rebecca resides in Eureka with her husband and three daughters; Skyler, Reese, and Kennedy. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family, supporting her daughters in their extra-curricular activities, and playing with their dogs Gus and Zephyr. She is a sports enthusiast, who loves to travel and learn something new each day!