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Tracy Elston, School Director
Tracy Elston, School Director

Hello, my name is Tracy Elston. I am the school director and have worked with Cadence Academy Preschool since May of 1995. I have been the Iowa City director since opening in June of 2005. I have a degree from Iowa State University in Early Childhood Education and a Recreational Management degree from Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri. I enjoy being with family and friends and attending sporting events, especially those involving my niece and nephews.

Jean Grauer, Assistant Director
Jean Grauer, Assistant Director

I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Reading and Language Arts Education K-6. I started working for Cadence Academy Preschool in October 2006. I enjoy reading books, watching movies, and spending time with my family and friends.

Paige Van Cleave, Teacher
Paige Van Cleave, Teacher

Hi, my name is Paige Van Cleave and I am originally from Ottumwa, Iowa. I have been with at this school since July 2007. I have an AA Degree from Kirkwood Community College in Early Childhood Education and I'm working towards my bachelor's degree. I love working with infants and toddlers. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, riding bikes, swimming, and spending time with my husband, Eric, and son, Cooper. I also enjoy reading, traveling, and going shopping for antiques.



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Address & Directions

325 S Dubuque St
Iowa City, IA 52240
Lower level of the Court Street Transportation Center



Monday - Friday
6:30am - 6:00pm
Recognized as a Cadence Education 
School of Excellence

Recognized as a Cadence Education School of Excellence

Iowa City, IA