"Family isn't always blood. It's the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile & who love you no matter what."
Kathy Hedgepath: Director/Teacher: I am so Blessed to be a part of St. Barnabas Christian Preschool for the past 21 years. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education. I have lived in the community for the last 26 years and have three children. Kylie & Kelli (29) and my son Nico (24) was a former student at St. Barnabas. Cary is a wonderful community and the ladies I work with are not only my friends but my family as well!
Chris Mathesius: Administrative Assistant: This is my seventh year at St. Barnabas Christian Preschool.
Both of my girls, Amber(22) and Allison (16) went through the preschool. It was a great foundation for them and I feel so blessed to be back here. My family and I have been members of the church for the past 20 years. I enjoy sewing, traveling, and spending time with my family. I look forward to getting to know all the children and their families.
Amanda Andrews: Assistant Teacher: This is my second year at St. Barnabas. I have lived in Cary for 6 years with my family. St. Barnabas has a special place in my heart since my twins Adalynn and Aiden (age 8) attended. I enjoy hiking, family time, and yoga. I am so excited to be a part of the St. Barnabas family!
Susie Bauer: Assistant Teacher This is my first year at St. Barnabas. I am a mother of 5 Zak (17), Adam & Brady (14), Evan (14) and my daughter Grace is currently enrolled here. I have lived in Fox River Grove/Cary are for the past 20 years. In my spare time I enjoy watching my kids sporting events, crafting, and hiking.
Sue Sakalys: Teacher: I have lived in Cary for the past 24 years. I have two daughters Sarah (32) and Amy (28). I became Assistant Director in April 2017 and am excited for this school year! This is my 24th year teaching at St. Barnabas. I became a Grandma this past year and am enjoying time spent with him. I enjoy reading and working out in my spare time.
Kristy Skerl: Teacher: This is my tenth year teaching the Terrific Two's class. I taught elementary school for four years before starting my family. I have three children Samantha (16) Nathan (12) and Jake (7). They also attended St. Barnabas.
Elizabeth Schuh: Teacher: I am a 1984 Northern Illinois graduate with a degree in Elementary Education.
I have been a Cary resident for 29 years, am married, and have three grown children. I have volunteered for numerous Book Fairs, Ice Cream Socials, and P.T.O. This is my fourth year at St. Barnabas.
Amy Waco: Teacher: I am so excited to be back as a part of the St. Barnabas Family! My sons LJ (21) and Liam (18), as well as my daughter Loey (14) attended this wonderful school. While my daughter was a student here, I had the pleasure of teaching the Pre-K class for a year. Aside from teaching here, I have ten years of experience teaching in preschool, second grade, and in a multi-aged 3rd-5th grade classroom. I have a degree in elementary education from Northeastern Illinois University. It feels great to be back where my heart feels full.
Paige Wilton: Assistant Teacher: I am married and this is sixth year at St. Barnabas. I have a puppy named Louie who is my baby. My mom Miss Mary taught here for 17 years. I enjoy music and I also teach the Musical Sing-a-Longs at St. Barnabas.