Meet our Directors
Robin Cole, Director
I have over 10 years of experience as a Child Care Director and Administrator and hold an A.A. in Early Childhood Education, a B.A. in Child Development, and an M.A. in Early Childhood Administration. I'm also a National Child Development Associate Advisor/Trainer and was previously an Adult Educator for Chicago State University.
My personal mission to create a warm, secure program environment that embodies healthy living, social responsibility, and promotes a sense of wonder and discovery in learning. But most importantly, I want to create a program full of learning, laughter, and memories that will last a lifetime!
Alma Penman, Assistant Director
I have been employed at this school for over 8 years and started with the company as a Pre-K Lead Teacher back in August 2009. I have an Associate's Degree in Child Development, as well as Child Development Associate Certification. In my 35 years of working in child care, I have had the opportunity and the pleasure of working with children between the ages of 6 weeks and 12 years old. Here at our North Aurora center, I am looking forward to working with not only the children, but also with families and our community partners to bring success and excellence to the development of each child.
Marina Jaquez, Assistant Director
Hello and welcome! My name is Marina Jaquez and I am the Assistant Director here at Cadence Academy Preschool in North Aurora. I stepped into this position in March of 2015. I have been at this school for 7 years now and I absolutely love it! I started as an Assistant Teacher in the Infant room and after furthering my education, I became the Lead Teacher in our Preschool 3 classroom.
Cadence Academy is extremely family oriented and we strive to provide the best care for children and families. It is an awesome feeling to work for such a wonderful company and I hope to continue providing excellent service to all of our families.