Katie Marfise, Director
I was recently promoted to Director and I'm happy to be working alongside Brooke, the staff, and the families here at Cadence Academy Preschool. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Concordia University Chicago and have been in the field for the last 15 years. Throughout my career, I have been an Assistant Teacher, a Preschool Teacher, an Assistant Director, and now a Director.
My goal is to give you peace of mind every day and I thank you for entrusting us with the care of your child.
Brooke Wantland, Assistant Director
My whole life has revolved around the growth and development of children. As a small child, my favorite thing in the whole world was helping my two younger sisters learn and accomplish their goals. The love I had for helping my sisters grew and led me to graduate from Aurora University with my Bachelor of Arts in Education.
There is no greater joy than being surrounded by children and getting to be a guiding influence in the process of asking questions and discovering themselves and the world around them. I am the very proud aunt of 3 amazing children; Paxton, Harper, and Veida. They have changed my life in the most amazing of ways and keep my desire to teach burning bright.
I am truly blessed to be a part of the Cadence Academy family and I love getting to know each and every child and their families.