Meet the teachers

From left to right: Heather Wheatley, Elizabeth Czekajlo, Pam Foelske, Chris Darby and Cheryl Mueller.
From left to right: Heather Wheatley, Elizabeth Czekajlo, Pam Foelske
Chris Darby and Cheryl Mueller.

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.


Elizabeth CzekajloElizabeth Czekajlo (it sounds like “check, eye, low”) is starting her first full-time year at Batavia Nursery School in 2020, but she has subbed there for five years. She has a BS in elementary education from the University of Dayton. Her family has lived in Batavia for 18 years, and she has three children, all of whom attend the University of Dayton.


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.

Batavia Nursery School
21 South Batavia Avenue, Batavia, Illinois 60510
630-879-9470   E-mail: Office@BataviaNurserySchool.org

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