I was born in Indonesia and grew up in the middle of the jungle of Borneo. I spent most of my life in Indonesia and attended a boarding school in Malaysia during middle school and high school. My family spent a total of three years in the U.S. while I was growing up. I returned to the U.S. for college where I majored in Elementary Education. I taught second grade for 5 years both overseas and in the Chicago Public Schools. After having my first two children I got my Master’s degree in Early Childhood. Over the years I took classes in Special Education and received my ELL endorsement. For a number of years I worked as an early childhood consultant with the Chicago Archdiocese. I went back to full time teaching in Lemont a few years ago. I was very excited to get a job at Ann Reid the year it opened. I love that my job is a new adventure each day and I am honored to be a part of the lives of so many wonderful children and their families! My husband and I have four children, between the ages of 11 and 20. Some of my favorite things to do are baking, reading, watching movies and going for walks.   

piraino I grew up in Naperville and I attended school in District 203 grades K-12. I graduated from Elmhurst College in 2007 with my Early Childhood Special Education Degree and I am currently getting my English Language Learners from the University of St. Francis. I have had many different jobs in District 203 I have worked as an assistant, substitute, building sub and was hired in January 2014 at Ann Reid as a blended teacher. I am currently teaching both an instructional class and a blended class at Ann Reid. I am married and my husband and I have 2 children my daughter is 7 who loves dance and Girl Scouts I am lucky enough to be her leader and my son is 4 who loves to be outside and play sports. I am so happy to be at Ann Reid working with your children every day. I was a part of Girl Scouts growing up and was able to travel to 11 different states and 6 different countries with my troop.  I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, traveling to new places, hiking and camping.
After graduating from Illinois State University I began my professional experience in Oak Lawn teaching at the preschool level. During this time I completed my master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from National Louis University and soon began teaching kindergarten. After staying home some time with my two children I worked as a Developmental Therapist for children ages 0-3 in the Illinois Early Intervention System.  I started teaching at Ann Reid in 2011 and completed my certification for English Language Learners at National Louis University. I live in Naperville with my husband and two teenage children. I enjoy riding my bicycle and swimming.