Our Staff

Sheree Feldman – Owner/Director

Sheree Feldman, a long-time resident of Northbrook, holds a master’s degree in speech and language development with an emphasis in Early Childhood. She has been an Early Childhood Director/Educator since 1987 and has been director/owner of Little Ones since December 2000. Before coming to Little Ones, Sheree served as an Early Childhood Director for eight years for the JCC’s of Chicago.  She was responsible for preschool, daycare, summer camp, after-school programs, enrichment classes and family programs.

Northbrook Preschool Sheree Feldman Little Ones PreschoolWith three children of her own, Sheree knows the struggles, challenges and joys of raising young children hoping they grow into caring individuals with a strong self identity and a love of learning. She promises to continue the nurturing, developmental preschool program established in 1966 by Mrs. Peifer and Mrs. Robertson, the founders of Little Ones.

The Little Ones Staff

Northbrook IL Preschool Staff Little Ones PreschoolAll of the Little Ones’ staff are experienced preschool teachers who participate in conferences, workshops and in-service training to remain informed of current trends and research in the field of Early Childhood Education. Every lead teacher has a four-year degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field. At Little Ones the teachers have an average of at least 14 years of experience educating young children and are mothers themselves.

Northbrook Preschool Staff Little Ones PreschoolAll of the classes are taught by co-teachers. All of the teachers are caring individuals who establish close relationships with the children in their classrooms and with their parents. The preschool staff also works together to ensure smooth transitions for the children from classroom to classroom and from program to program.

Meet the Teachers

Shayli AlterShayli Alter has been a teacher at Little Ones since September 2015.  Before coming to Little Ones, she was teacher in the after kindergarten program at the Northbrook Park District.  Shayli has a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Human Development from the University of Kansas, which includes many hours in Early Childhood Education.  Since she has been at Little Ones, Shayli has taught in both the 3 year old and prekindergarten programs.  She is currently a teacher in the 3 day 3’s class.  Shayli also has two children of her own.

 

barrRandy Barr has been a teacher at Little Ones since September 1992.  Before coming to Little Ones, she was a preschool teacher at Temple Beth El and Glencoe Children’s Center.  Randy has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Illinois, as well as a Master’s of Arts Degree in Special Education from Northeastern Illinois University.  Since she has been at Little Ones, Randy has worked with a variety of ages from 2 through 5.  Randy is currently working as a substitute teacher at Little Ones.  She also has three children of her own, all of which are alumni of Little Ones, as well as two grandchildren.

Katie CohenKatie Cohen has been a teacher at Little Ones since September 2015.  Before coming to Little Ones, she was a teacher as well as a private tutor for children from preschool through high school age.  Katie has a Master’s Degree in Education from DePaul University.  Since she has been at Little Ones, Katie has been teaching in the 2 day 2 year old program.  She also has two children of her own.

 

edelsteinKaren Edelstein has been a teacher at Little Ones since January 2003.  Before coming to Little Ones, she worked as a speech pathologist with preschool through junior high school kids.  Karen has a Master’s of Arts Degree in Speech and Language Development from New York University, as well as a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin.  Since she has been at Little Ones, Karen has worked with a variety of ages from 2 through 5.  Karen is currently teaching in the 4 day 3 year old program.  She also has two children of her own.

Lindsey Entin  has a Master’s Degree in Education from National Louis University.  She will be joining the Little Ones staff in September 2017 as a teacher in the 3 day 2 year old program.  Even though Lindsey is new to Little Ones, she is not new to teaching.  She comes to us with experience teaching 3-6 year olds in a Montessori School, as well as experience as a substitute teacher working with children kindergarten through 5th grade in the Chicago Public Schools.   Lindsey also has two children of her own.

 

GersteinHeather Gerstein has been a teacher at Little Ones since September 2014.  Before coming to Little Ones, she taught 3 year olds at the Glencoe Park District Early Learning Center.  Heather has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nutrition from the University of Illinois, as well as many courses in Early Childhood Education from Oakton Community College.  Since she has been at Little Ones, Heather has been working in the morning prekindergarten program.  She has two children of her own, who are both alumni of Little Ones.

Sue GottliebSue Gottlieb has been a teacher at Little Ones since September 2010. Before coming to Little Ones, she was a preschool teacher at Deerfield Community Nursery School. Sue has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Education, which includes many hours in Early Childhood. Since she has been at Little Ones, Sue has taught in classes of all ages from 2 through 5.  Sue is currently working as a substitute teacher at Little Ones.  She also has two children of her own, as well as five grandchildren.

 

Linda GreenbergLinda Greenberg has been a teacher’s aide at Little Ones since March 2015.  Before coming to Little Ones, Linda substituted in the Glencoe School District.  Linda has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from the University of Illinois.  Although her degree is in Interior Design, her college coursework includes hours in Early Childhood Education. Linda is currently working as an aide in the 4 day 3 year old program.  She also has two children of her own.

 

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Lori Heller has been working at Little Ones since October 2010.  Although her degree is in Business, her college coursework includes hours in Early Childhood Education.  Lori is currently working as a substitute teacher at Little Ones.  She also has three children of her own, as well as two grandchildren.

 

 

LizHirsch-siteLiz Hirsch has been a teacher at Little Ones since September 2016.  Before coming to Little Ones, she had 10 years experience working as a developmental therapist, as well as experience teaching kindergarten and early childhood special education.  Liz has a Master of Arts Degree from Northeastern Illinois University in Early Childhood Special Education and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Education from Eastern Illinois University.  Liz is currently teaching our Adult Child Class for children 18 months to 3 years of age.   She also has two children, twin girls, of her own.

 

Liza MerriottLiza Merriott has been a teacher at Little Ones since September 2015.  Before coming to Little Ones, she was a teacher in the after kindergarten program at the Northbrook Park District.  Liza has a Master’s of Arts Degree in Education, with her certification in Early Childhood, from National Louis University.  Since coming to Little Ones, Liza has taught in the prekindergarten program. She is also running the Story Dictation and Book Making Lunch Enrichment Class.  Liza also has three children of her own.

 

DaniMokhtarian-siteDani Mokhtarian has been a teacher at Little Ones since September 2016.  Before coming to Little Ones, she was a preschool teacher at the JCC of Chicago.  Dani has a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Wisconsin and she is currently taking classes in Early Childhood Education at Oakton Community College.  She is currently teaching in the 3 day 2 year program, as well as assisting in the 2 day 2 year old program.  Dani also has three children of her own, one of which is an alumnus of Little Ones.

 

newmanJoanne Newman has been a teacher at Little Ones since September 2004.  Before coming to Little Ones, she worked with children of all ages as a speech pathologist.  Joanne has a Master’s of Arts Degree in Speech and Language Development from Northwestern University, which includes many hours in Early Childhood Education.  Since she has been at Little Ones, Joanne has taught the 2 and 3-year-olds.  She is currently teaching in the 4 day 3 year old program. Joanne also has two children of her own.

 

norlieSally Norlie has been a teacher at Little Ones since April 2003.  Before coming to Little Ones, she taught children of preschool age for many years.  Sally has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Psychology from Elmhurst College, which includes many hours in Early Childhood Education. Since she has been at Little Ones, Sally has taught children from 2 through 5 years of age.  Sally is currently working as Assistant Director.  She also has two children of her own, who are both alumni of Little Ones.

 

nudelmanEllyn Nudelman has been a teacher at Little Ones since September 1995.  Before coming to Little Ones, she worked with children from 1st through 6th grade.   Ellyn has a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education from Northeastern Illinois University, with a state teaching certificate for Kindergarten through 9th grade. Since she has been at Little Ones, Ellyn has worked with a variety of ages from 2 through 5.  Ellyn is currently working as a substitute teacher at Little Ones. She also has three children of her own, as well as one grandchild.

 

resnickKim Resnick has been a teacher at Little Ones since February 2012.   She has a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Speech and Language Development from Michigan State University, with many hours in Early Childhood Development.  Since she has been at Little Ones, Kim has worked with children from 2-5 years of age.  She is currently teaching in the 3 day 3’s program, as well as running the ABC’s with You and Me Lunch Enrichment Class.  Kim has two children of her own, who are both alumni of Little Ones, and Kim previously served as the chair of the Little Ones’ Parent Group.

 

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Therese Rizzo has been a teacher’s aide at Little Ones since February 1999. Since she has been at Little Ones, she has assisted in classes of all ages from 2 through 5 years of age.  Therese is currently working as a teacher’s aide in the Friday Math and Science Class.  She also has two children of her own.

 

 

LaurieSchnittman-siteLaurie Schnittman has been a teacher at Little Ones since September 2016.  Before coming to Little Ones she worked as a preschool teacher at the JCC of Chicago.  Laurie has a Master of Arts Degree in Education from the University of Iowa, as well as Early Childhood coursework from Oakton Community College.  She also has two children of her own.

 

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Lauren Seiden has been teaching at Little Ones since November 2014.   Before coming to Little Ones, she taught elementary and middle school age children. Lauren has a Master’s Degree in Art Education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, which includes hours in Early Childhood Education.  Since she has been at Little Ones, Lauren has taught in the 2 year old program.  She is currently teaching in the 2 day 2 year old program.   Lauren also has two children of her own.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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