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Theresa Anderson, School Director
Theresa Anderson, School Director

My name is Theresa Anderson and I am the School Director, I graduated from the University of Minnesota with an Associates in Applied Science Degree in Child Care Services. I started working for Cadence Academy Preschool in January 1997. I enjoy spending time with my family in Minnesota and quilting in my free time.

Chelsea Kusmec, Assistant Director
Chelsea Kusmec, Assistant Director

My name is Chelsea Kusmec and I am the new Assistant Director! I hold a BS in Early Childhood Administration from Purdue University Global and have over five years of teaching experience in an early childhood setting, in addition to two years working with school aged children. My favorite part of education is watching those “light bulb” moments when information and ideas just turn on in children. I love watching their eyes light up as they pursue topics of interest to them.

My husband and I moved to Iowa four years ago and recently had our first child, Eleanor, in May of 2018. In my free time, I enjoy reading, knitting, and spending time with my family.

Tonya Casey, Teacher
Tonya Casey, Teacher

My name is Tonya and I am the Lead Teacher in the Nursery Room. I started working here when the school opened in 1985. I have completed my Child Development Associate (CDA) Degree through DMCAA. My husband Todd and I have two children: Cole and Kael. We enjoy riding horses, four-wheelers, and I love to shop. I truly love working with newborns,so I look forward to getting to know all of you.

Becca Kerr, Teacher
Becca Kerr, Teacher

Hi, my name is Becca Kerr and I am the Universal Preschool teacher. I started here at Cadence Academy in 2008 as the Head Start teacher. I attended Central College and earned my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education as well as my teaching license. My husband James and I have three children: Madison, Wesley, and Alyson. In my free time, I enjoy taking my kids to the park, reading, and riding bikes. I look forward to getting to know you and your child.

Mary Seago, Teacher
Mary Seago, Teacher

Welcome! My name is Mary and I started here when the school opened in 1985. I have a double endorsement in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from the University of Northern Iowa. I have two sons, Jonathan and Matthew. When I am not at work, I enjoy reading, walking, and visiting with family.


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3054 86th St
Urbandale, IA 50322



Monday - Friday
6:30am - 6:00pm
Recognized as a Cadence Education 
School of Excellence

Recognized as a Cadence Education School of Excellence

Urbandale, IA