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Meet Us

Jean Grauer, Director
Jean Grauer, 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.

Marylyn Smith, Assistant Director
Marylyn Smith, Assistant Director

I have been working in the Early Childhood Education field for more than 25 years. I have my AA in ECE. I have been in many roles throughout my career and I am always so thankful for families entrusting educators with their little ones! I have 2 adult children and love spending time with them. I also enjoy painting, reading and vintage shopping!

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 South Dubuque Street
Iowa City, IA 52240



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