Administration

Laura Dillon

Director

Laura earned her B.A. in Elementary Education with a minor in Early Childhood Education from the University of Iowa. She also earned her M.Ed. from National Louis University. Prior to becoming the Director, Laura was the Assistant Director for 3 years. She also developed and taught the On My Own Program, taught on the Senior team, as well as the Just 2’s class and Kinderquest. Prior to teaching at GCCNS, Laura taught for 14 years in Kenilworth. She and her husband live in Glenview. They have three children, all of whom are alumni of GCCNS! In her spare time Laura enjoys playing golf, scrapbooking, reading, spending time with family, and taking walks with her dog, Wilson. Laura has been with GCCNS since 2006.

Julie Evans

Administrator of Operations & Junior Team Teacher Assistant

Julie earned her B.A. in Spanish from the University of Iowa, and she also attended the Universidad de San Sebastián while living in Spain. During her time abroad, Julie became fluent in the language and immersed herself in the culture. After traveling, she became the Director of International Sales for a manufacturing company. She lives in Glenview with her husband and two children. Julie also tutors children in Spanish and math at various age levels. Julie has been with GCCNS since 2011.

Teachers

Julie Evans

Administrator of Operations & Junior Team Teacher Assistant

Julie earned her B.A. in Spanish from the University of Iowa, and she also attended the Universidad de San Sebastián while living in Spain. During her time abroad, Julie became fluent in the language and immersed herself in the culture. After traveling, she became the Director of International Sales for a manufacturing company. She lives in Glenview with her husband and two children. Julie also tutors children in Spanish and math at various age levels. Julie has been with GCCNS since 2011.

Andrea Beach

Senior Team Teacher, Junior Junction & Friday Friends

Andrea earned her B.S. in Early Childhood Education form the University of Delaware. Andrea has taught in public schools in Long Island, New York and San Antonio, Texas, as well as in preschool in Washington State while her husband served in the Army. Andrea also taught at GCCNS for a year in 2004 before having her second child. In her spare time, she enjoys running, hiking, reading, and baking. Andrea lives in Glenview with her husband and three children, two who are alumni of GCCNS! Andrea has been with GCCNS since 2013.    

Debbie Berg

Junior Team Assistant Teacher & KinderQuest

Debbie earned her B.S. and M.S. from the University of Illinois in Speech and Hearing Science. She was on staff at Lake Forest Hospital as a speech and language therapist for over twenty-five years. She began her music teacher role at Creative Kids Corner in Evanston. Debbie has a teaching certificate as a Learning Behavior Specialist. She teaches music in our GCCNS classrooms, as well as an enrichment. Debbie and her husband live in Glenview with their three children – two who are alumni of GCCNS! In her spare time Debbie enjoys playing tennis, golf, yoga, and volunteering. Debbie has been with GCCNS since 2003.  

Sally Hinz

Senior Team Teacher & Friday Friends

Sally received her B.A. degree in Family Development from the University of Iowa. She has over 35 years of Early Childhood Education experience including 11 years at Lutheran General Children’s Daycare. Prior to being a classroom teacher, Sally began her tenure at GCCNS as a substitute teacher and school office assistant. Sally and her husband have three grown children and are proud grandparents to their grandson. Their daughter is an alumna of GCCNS. In her spare time, Sally enjoys gardening and reading. Sally has been with GCCNS since 1997.  

Meredith McKinley

Junior Team Teacher & OMO Team Teacher

Meredith received her B.A. in Speech Communication from Denison University and her M.Ed. in Elementary Education from DePaul University. Meredith began her career in education teaching 1st and 2nd grades, as well working as a counselor at summer camp programs. She and her husband have lived in Glenview since 1999. Their three children are all alumni of GCCNS! Meredith enjoys walking, pilates, reading, and spending time with her family. Meredith has been with GCCNS since 2009.  

Megan Tomczyk

On My Own Team & Just 2’s

Megan received her B.A in Journalism from The Ohio State University and her M.Ed. in Elementary Education from DePaul University. Megan joined us with 10 years of teaching experience in the Chicago Public Schools. She has taught Kindergarten, 2nd, and 4th grades, as well as substituting at GCCNS! Megan and her husband live in Glenview with their three children, two who are alumni of GCCNS, and their family dogs. In her spare time, Megan enjoys yoga, hiking, gardening, tennis, and spending time with her family. Megan has been with GCCNS since 2017.  

Susie Friedman

Junior Team Teacher & KinderQuest

Susie Friedman received her B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Iowa and an M.A. in Teaching and Leadership from Saint Xavier University. She taught for 7 years in Wilmette and 3 years in Des Plaines as a classroom teacher. She lives in Glenview with her husband and two boys, both who attended GCCNS! Susie continues to tutor children ranging in age from elementary school to high school. In her spare time, Susie enjoys traveling, hiking, running, and spending time with her family. Susie has been with GCCNS since 2019.  

Kiley White

Senior Team Teacher & KinderQuest

Kiley received her B.A. in Political Science from Texas Christian University and her M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education from Roosevelt University. Kiley came to GCCNS with 4 years of teaching experience. In 2018-19, Kiley was the teacher in the GCCNS Parent’s Day Out program. Kiley and her husband live in Glenview with their two children and their family dog. Kiley’s daughter is an alumna of GCCNS and her son currently attends GCCNS. In her spare time, Kiley enjoys vacationing in Wisconsin, boxing, downhill skiing, and spending time with her family. Kiley has been with GCCNS since 2019.  

Board

The GCCNS School Board supports the Director and Staff with the day-to-day operations of the school and its multitude of activities.  In addition to working together for the benefit of our children, we also enjoy meeting new friends and having FUN!

Click here to view the current 2020-2021 board members and take a look to see where you can get involved. We look forward to working together!