Palos Christian Preschool Staff
Kim joined the preschool team in 2014 as the assistant director and in 2016 become the director. She has been blessed to send all three of her children to Palos Christian Preschool and saw the teachers share their love for Christ and can't wait to join them in planting the seed of Jesus in all the kids this year
Kim holds a bachelor of arts degree from St. Xavier University in early childhood. She taught at a preschool before taking time off to raise her children. She and her husband Mike have three children. Her hobbies include scrapbooking, fishing and reading books.
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Darla Hoekstra is excited to be teaching at Palos Christian Preschool. Darla comes to us with over twelve years of teaching, aiding and subbing experience. God began guiding her to work with young children through opportunities to be a Sunday School teacher, an in-home child care provider and a classroom volunteer. Darla has an Associates in Arts degree from Moraine Valley Community College and is currently an adult student there.
Darla and her husband, Tim, attend Orland Park Christian Reformed Church and are active in choir and small group Bible study. They have two married sons and one college-age daughter, all three of whom are graduates of Palos Christian Preschool.
In her free time, Darla enjoys entertaining (feeding) college students in her home, sewing, assisting in theater productions and attending musical and theatrical performances.
Patti joined the preschool in 2017 as a teacher aide 5 days a week. She lives in the area and sent her 2 kids to Palos Christian. She has over 7 years experience working in preschools as a teacher aide.
Patti has a Bachelor’s degree in Business from St. Xavier University. Patti and her husband, Chuck, attend Calvin CRC in Oak Lawn with their two children. Her son is a senior at Chicago Christian High School and her daughter is a 6th grader at Southwest Chicago Christian School – Oak Lawn.
In her free time, Patti enjoys watching her son play football and baseball and her daughter play softball, volleyball, and basketball.