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Pong Sayasane

Pong Sayasane

Director

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Miss Pong graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development. She has been working in the early childhood field since 1994. She lives in St. Charles with her husband, and has two college-age daughters. Miss Pong     enjoys traveling, watching movies, skiing, camping and playing pickleball!
Mindy Collins

Mindy Collins

Kitchen Manager

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Miss Mindy became our Kitchen Manager in August of 2018. She attended ECC. Miss Mindy was a member of our Preschool Ministry Team, and is a disciple of this church. She lives in St. Charles with her husband, and two daughters. Miss Mindy enjoys cooking, reading, crafting, building things, and being with her family.
Anne Arends

Anne Arends

Teacher

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Miss Anne graduated from Iowa State with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary & Physical Education. She has been in the early childhood field since 2002. She lives in St. Charles with her husband, and has three grown children. Miss Anne enjoys singing, gardening, hiking, and reading.
Cindy Baggio

Cindy Baggio

Teacher

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Miss Cindy graduated from College of DuPage with a Liberal Arts Degree. She has been working in the early childhood field since 1996. Miss Cindy lives in Geneva with her husband, and twin children. She enjoys cooking and spending time with her family.
Korrina Carlino

Korrina Carlino

Teacher

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Miss Korrina has an Associate’s  Degree in Early Childhood from Elgin Community College. She has been in the early childhood field since 2003. She lives in Bartlett with her husband and two daughters. Miss Korrina enjoys crafting, baking, reading, and spending time with her family.
Trish Castaldo

Trish Castaldo

Teacher

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Miss Trish attended College of DuPage and earned her Child Development Associate Credential in 2016. She lives in St. Charles, and loves spending time with her sons, boyfriend, family & friends, and doing Zumba.
Eva Chen

Eva Chen

Teacher

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 Miss Eva joined Bethlehem in August of 2022. She has been working with children since 2002 as a language instructor (Mandarin Chinese). She has an Assoc. Degree in Elementary Education. She lives in St. Charles with her husband and 2 daughters. Miss Eva loves music, and plays piano and clarinet.
Bill David

Bill David

Teacher

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Mr. Bill graduated from Northeastern Illinois University  with a Bachelor Degree of Arts in History. He was a substitute teacher for a few years. He enjoys camping, hiking, traveling, music, biking  and spending time with his family. Mr. Bill lives in St. Charles with his wife and three children.
Julie Graham

Julie Graham

Teacher

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Miss Julie has and Elementary Education Degree from Concordia, and took her childhood courses at College of DuPage. She has been working in the early childhood field since 1991. Miss Julie lives in Carpentersville with her husband. She enjoys reading, sewing, gardening, and playing games, especially bunco.
Nicla Stall

Nicla Stall

Teacher

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Miss Nicla graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a Liberal Arts Degree. Prior to joining us, Miss Nicla was on our Preschool Ministry and has a son who was an alum of BPC. She lives in St. Charles with her husband, and two children. She enjoys reading, yoga, traveling, and volunteer work.
Kristi Johnson

Kristi Johnson

Teacher

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Miss Kristi has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from North Central College and a Master’s Degree in Administration from Aurora University. She taught kindergarten for 15 years. Miss Kristi is a church member and was on our Preschool Ministry Team when her daughters were younger. Miss Kristi lives in St. Charles with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys kayaking, the outdoors, camping, and spending time with family.
Stacey Swander

Stacey Swander

Teacher

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Miss Stacey joined our team in January of 2021. She has been working with children for over 20 years. She lives in Aurora with her parents and has two dogs, Buddy and Freeway. Miss Stacey enjoys reading, playing games with her dad, nature walks, and collecting anything to do with goats.
Tonya Taylor

Tonya Taylor

Teacher

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Miss Tonya graduated from Dodge City Community College in Kansas with an Associate’s Degree in Child Development. She has been working in the early childhood field “for a very long time”. She lives in St. Charles with her husband, and children. Miss Tonya enjoys  reading, watching TV, and cooking.
Karina Terpstra

Karina Terpstra

Asst. Teacher

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Miss Karina joined Bethlehem in September of 2021. Prior to that, she worked in retail and was a nanny for one of our preschoolers. Through drop-offs and pick-ups, she got to know our program well, and was very excited to be a part of our team! Miss Karina lives in St. Charles and has 2 daughters. She enjoys dancing, cooking, scrapbooking, and traveling.
Jennie Sayasane

Jennie Sayasane

Teacher

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Miss Jennie joined Bethlehem in  September of 2021. She attended UIC and Northern Illinois University. Miss Jennie is engaged and lives in South Elgin with her fiancé. She enjoys knitting, sewing, and the Stock Market!