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Ms. Nicol Kemp - Teacher

I am thrilled to be starting my 2nd year with the Burnham Family as the Pre-Kindergarten Teacher. This year will be my 16th year teaching Pre-Kindergarten.

Loving Early Childhood Education wasn’t my original plan. I graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Degree in Interior Architecture and Design. I worked as a Commercial/Residential Designer for 6 years then,  had my two awesome children; my daughter Jayden now 18, and my son Noah now 13.

I’ve had many opportunities to foster their growth and development. There is nothing more gratifying than witnessing children learn something new, knowing you have been a driving force behind that growth.  It was this passion for nurturing my own two children that led me to seek my Teacher Certification in Early Childhood Education from The University of Illinois at Chicago, and a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University of Chicago.

My goal this year is to continue being an advocate for young children learning through an active and social process in order to construct new ideas and concepts necessary for learning. I am excited to witness and be a part of you and your child’s educational and social development.

Pre-Kindergarten is going to be great so, let’s have some fun!

-Ms. Nicol Kemp