Meet the teachers

From left to right:	Laura Hoefs, Pam Foelske, Bobbi Norkus, Betsy Lewis, Debbie Parrington and Cheryl Mueller.

From left to right: Laura Hoefs, Pam Foelske, Bobbi Norkus,
Betsy Lewis, Debbie Parrington and Cheryl Mueller.

Betsy LewisBetsy Lewis is a Batavia Nursery School Co-Director and has been teaching at Batavia Nursery School since 1999. She has a Bachelor's degree from Glassboro State College. Prior teaching experience includes substituting in elementary schools and teaching art to 3- to 12-year-olds. She currently teaches the Pre-Kindergarten class.

 

Pam FoelskePam Foelske has been teaching at Batavia Nursery School since 2001 and became a Batavia Nursery School Co-Director in February 2016. She has a Bachelor's degree from Wartburg College. She taught Kindergarten and 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 has a Bachelor's degree from Lewis University. She taught 1st grade and coached both volleyball and softball at Riverside-Brookfield High School before becoming a stay-at-home mom when her children were young. She and her husband live in Batavia and have two daughters and a son who attended BNS when they were preschoolers. Cheryl began subbing for BNS and teaching Enrichment classes prior to being hired as a teacher in 2007.

Debbie ParringtonDebbie Parrington is the mother of two BNS alumni. She has a Master's degree from National-Louis University and has been a long-term sub at several elementary schools in Batavia and Geneva. She has also tutored students from Kindergarten to eighth grade. Debbie began subbing for BNS and teaching Enrichment Classes prior to being hired as a teacher for the 2009 school year.

Bobbi NorkusBobbi Norkus lives in Batavia with her husband and two sons who attended BNS when they were preschoolers. She has a Bachelor's degree from Western Illinois University. Bobbi first worked as a substitute and Enrichment teacher for BNS prior to being hired as a teacher for the 2015/16 school year. She currently teaches both 3- and 4-year-old classes.

Laura HoefsLaura Hoefs joined BNS in August 2016. She has a Bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa. She fell in love with Early Childhood education when she began teaching with Head Start. She has also taught Enrichment classes and has experience with Pre-Kindergarten students. She will be teaching 4-year-olds at BNS during her first year. Laura is proud to be an alumni parent of BNS and is excited to join the staff!

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

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