Staff & Administrators

Adrienne Johnson - Director

Adrienne has been in early childhood education for over 20 years. She has a degree in Elementary education from DePauw University and a masters degree in Early Childhood Leadership and Advocacy from National Louis University. After 9 years teaching in District 70, she turned her focus to preschool. LCNS holds a special place in her heart, as she is a graduate, former LCNS parent and board member, teacher and now our new director. She is proud to be part of an early childhood program that fosters exploring and learning through play. Adrienne comes from a whole family of educators and currently has two children that attend school in District 70.

Brooke Adams

Brooke Adams is our MWThF 4/5s teacher.  She grew up in Libertyville from the age of 8 and attended Butterfield, Highland, and LHS.  Brooke attended Eastern Illinois University where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education.  After college, she was a second grade teacher for five years at Woodland Elementary School and she was the poms coach at Libertyville High School for 6 years.  Her favorite thing about teaching: the kids! She now lives with her husband and twin son and daughter in Libertyville.

Jackie Axelson

Jackie Axelson is our Intro to Kaleidoscope (3s) teacher on Tuesday mornings. She has an Elementary Education degree from the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana and a Masters in Reading from Benedictine University. Jackie has a son and daughter that attend school in District 70 and another son that attends the 4/5s class at LCNS.  In addition to spending time with her family, she loves to travel and read.

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Sandy Bean

Sandy Bean has been a teacher at LCNS for over 40 years! She has an art education degree from Southern Illinois University and an early childhood degree from CLC. Sandy teaches the MWF 4s program. She believes children learn best by the “hands on” method. Both of her sons attended LCNS and she loves spending time with her grandchildren and riding her bike.

Jori Gebert

Jori Gebert enjoys teaching the MWF 4s Extended Day program at LCNS. She has a BA in Elementary Education from National Louis University, and previously taught elementary school. Her teaching approach includes learning through movement and play, and educating the whole child. Jori lives in Libertyville with her husband and two sons. She loves to read, craft and bake. She spends time with her family at their many activities and at their cabin in northern Wisconsin.

Tammy Hansen

Tammy Hansen is returning to LCNS as an  aide in the Kindergarten Readiness 4/5s and 3s programs. Previously, she taught a Kaleidoscope Class and has substituted for our aides and teachers on occasion. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from East Carolina University. Tammy has a daughter at Xavier University and a son at Libertyville High School. In addition to spending time with her family, Tammy enjoys working in the garden, walking and reading books.

Molly Kalsch

Molly Kalsch is coming to LCNS as an aide in the MWF 4’s program.  She has been a preschool teacher in Vernon Hills for the past 15 years and has a BA in Marketing/Communications from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Molly says, the energy and enthusiasm of the children is why she loves to teach!  In her free time she enjoys golfing, sporting events and traveling with her husband and four children.

Jan O'Brien

Jan O'Brien is happy to return to LCNS as a staff member, assisting in our Extended 4s program.  Two of her daughters attended the preschool and she previously served on the Board of Directors.  After providing nanny services, home daycare, and raising her three girls, Jan couldn't wait to get back to working with young children.  She enjoys traveling with her husband Jim and showing her daughters the world!  Jan also loves to spend time entertaining family and friends at their lakehouse in Wisconsin.

Lisa Sefton

Lisa Sefton has been the Treasurer for over 10 years. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Monmouth College in Monmouth, IL. Both of her children attended LCNS and she served on the Board. In her free time she enjoys crafts and looks forward to her family vacations along the beach.

Stacey Weier

Stacey Weier is in her 4th year as a lead teacher in our MWF 3s classroom. Stacey has her Associates in Arts with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education from the College of Lake County. Stacey believes that each child is unique and strives to create an environment where her students can learn from many different learning styles. She believes wholeheartedly in play based learning and can't wait to create exciting learning opportunities for her students. Stacey lives in Antioch IL with her husband Doug and daughter Josie.

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