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
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
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.