Family Development Center Staff 

Carol Morrison, Executive Director

  • UCLA Management Fellow
  • M.A. Human Development, Pacific Oaks College
  • B.S. Early Childhood Special Education, Purdue University
  Claudia Nguyen, Health Services Director
  •  B.S. Family and Consumer Sciences, Illinois State University
  • M.S. Nutrition and Wellness, Benedictine University

    Erin Gutierrez, Education Director

    • M.A. Early Childhood Education
    • Type 04 Early Childhood Teaching Certificate
    • Type 29 Bilingual Teaching Certificate
    • Special Education Endorsement

    Shanta Payton, Family Services Director

    • M.A. Communication and Training, Governors State University
    • B.A. Child Development, Kendall College
    • A.A. Social Service, Kendall College

    Artist in Residence

    Jane Hudak, Art Professor

    • Ph.D. in Art Education, The Ohio State University
    • B.F.A. in Art Therapy, Capital University

    Preschool Staff

    Kelly Jager, Lead Teacher

    • B.A. Early Childhood Education
    • Type 04 Early Childhood Teaching Certificate 

    Heather Norden-Lebda

    • B.S. Early Childhood Education
    • Type 04 Early Childhood Teaching Certificate

    Melinda Schumann

    • B.A. Human Development and Family Studies, UW-Madison
    • M.A. Early Childhood Education, St. Xavier University

    Cori Swanson

    • B.S. Early Childhood Education, Illinois State University

    Beth Hank, Associate Teacher

    Alodia Woods, Associate Teacher

    Jane Berwanger, Associate Teacher


    Early Head Start Staff

    • Elizabeth Kohn, Home Visitor
    • Yolanda Jumper, Home Visitor
    • Crystal Lee, Infant Toddler Teacher
    • Selene Willard, Infant Toddler Teacher
    • Courtney Dykes, Infant toddler Teacher
    • Harvetta Porter, Infant Toddler Teacher
    • Kathleen Ruzanski, Infant Toddler Teacher 
    • Jill Kociolek, Infant Toddler Teacher
    • Velma Meek, Infant Toddler Teacher
    • Amere Washington, Infant Toddler Teacher
    • Kenya Reed, Infant Toddler Teacher
    • Nicole Disabato, Infant Toddler Teacher
    • Jessica Jarosewski, Infant Toddler Teacher
    • Dalya Bailey, Child Development Associate
    • Darryl Boehl, Child Development Associate 
    • Joane Thompson, Child Development Associate
    • Danielle Shed-Watts, Child Development Associate

    After School Staff

    • Ann Green, Child Development Associate

    Support Staff

    • Audrey McIntyre, Administrative Coordinator
    • Clarissa Anagnos, Office Support Specialist