Preschool Staff

Immanuel is blessed with a staff that loves Jesus and loves children!  All staff members hold degrees in education, and each year the staff pursues professional development hours of best practices in early childhood education.

Preschool Director
Mrs. Tracy Miranda

Tracy became Immanuel's Preschool Director as of July 2021. She has previous experience as both a preschool teacher and director. She lives in Romeoville with her husband, three sons, and their dog as well as a guinea pig.
Favorite Colors:  Blue, Dusty Rose, Turquoise
Favorite Foods:  Mexican and anything my boys create
Favorite Preschool Activity:  Being with the children and watching them as they learn.
Favorite Bible Verse:  Philippians 4:13
(God gives me strength)

Mrs. Tami Folgers


Joined ILP staff:  August 2017
Favorite Color:  Purple
Favorite Food:  Pizza
Favorite Preschool Activity:  Story time
Favorite Bible Verse:  Psalm 46:10 "Be still, and know that I am God."

Mrs. Michelle Hoag


Joined ILP staff:  August 2017
Favorite Color:  Green
Favorite Food:  Dark Chocolate
Favorite Preschool Activity:  Math activities
Favorite Bible Story:  Naaman and the servant girl (found in 2 Kings chapter 5)

Mrs. Barbara Callaghan


Joined ILP staff:  August 2018
Favorite Color:  Pink
Favorite Food:  Fettuccini Alfredo
Favorite Preschool Activity:  Arts & Crafts
Favorite Bible Verses:  1 Corinthians 13: 4-7 (Love is ...)

Mrs. Kathy Sigrist

Joined ILP staff:  August 2023
Favorite Color:  Purple
Favorite Food:  Pizza
Favorite Preschool Activity:  Music
Favorite Bible Verse:  2 Corinthians 5:7
"For we live by faith, not by sight"

Assistant Teacher
Mrs. Jennifer Gappa

Joined ILP staff:  2021
Favorite Color:  Rose Gold
Favorite Food:  Italian
Favorite Preschool Activity:  Seeing the children come in each morning so excited to learn and have fun.
Favorite Bible Verse:  John 3:16
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."