Meet the teachers

Pam FoelskePam Foelske has been teaching at Batavia Nursery School since 2001. She became a Batavia Nursery School Co-Director in February 2016 and Director in January 2019. She has a Bachelor's degree from Wartburg College, and taught Kindergarten, Pre-Kindergarten and was a substitute teacher in the Batavia School District for 7 years. She is an alumni parent, as all three of her children attended BNS.

Cheryl MuellerCheryl Mueller began teaching at Batavia Nursery School in 2007. She has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Lewis University. Cheryl taught 1st grade and coached both volleyball and softball at Riverside-Brookfield High School before becoming a stay-at-home mom. She and her husband reside in Batavia and have three children, all of whom attended Batavia Nursery School.

Heather WheatleyHeather Wheatley joined Batavia Nursery School in August 2019. She has a bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University. Heather has been a long-term sub at BNS along with subbing in the Batavia Public Schools. All three of Heather’s children attended Batavia Nursery School.

Chris DarbyChris Darby lives in Geneva with her husband and three children. She graduated from Northern Illinois University with a degree in Elementary Education and enjoys the outdoors and arts and crafts.

Shea BubeckShea Bubeck joined Batavia Nursery School in the summer of 2022. She has her bachelor’s degree in Communications from Western Illinois University and a master’s in Teaching from Aurora University. Shea spent some time teaching and substitute teaching within the Batavia and Geneva school districts before becoming a stay-at-home mom. Her daughter attended BNS and loved it so much Shea wanted to return to teaching to be a part of it.

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Batavia Nursery School
21 South Batavia Avenue, Batavia, Illinois 60510
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