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Meet our Preschool Educators

Kadi Juris, Director
Kadi Juris, Director

I began my employment here at Cadence in 2004 after graduating from Illinois State University with my Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education. As a new graduate, I was eager to get into the classroom and start working with young children. As the years have passed, I find that I still have the same enthusiasm for working with children and their families.

I was recently granted the opportunity to go back to school to earn my Master's in Teaching and Learning. I believe that each child holds endless possibilities when given a stimulating and supportive environment. Working at Cadence Academy grants me the opportunity to play a positive role in the development of the children in our center. I am in awe of how quickly young children grow and develop.

Carol Hepner, Assistant Director
Carol Hepner, Assistant Director

I've been working in early childhood education for over 20 years and with Cadence since 2005. I graduated with my Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education from Illinois State University with a Certificate of Enforcement in Early Childhood Special Education.

I have experience with many different age groups and working with children has become part of who I am as a person. I enjoy being a part of experiences that make lasting impressions on young children. I believe that something special can be created out of everyday events. My job allows me to participate in learning opportunities with children that foster their love of curiosity and exploration. I also enjoy using my experience to be a mentor and support to our teaching staff. Our goal is to help children feel successful to promote a life long love of learning.

I live on a hobby farm with my husband and four children about 30 minutes from Normal. We enjoy showing pygmy goats and I also help judge competitions all over the US.



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Recognized as a Cadence Education School of Excellence

Normal, IL – Main Street