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NW Children's School

Laying the Foundation for Learning

Kathy Ruesken

Kathy Ruesken is the owner and director of our school. Her belief is that all children should be treated with love and respect and be given the chance to become the best they can be in a safe, loving, and positive environment.

Linda Schoen

Stephanie is our Office Manager.  She is a wealth of knowledge and we are not sure how we managed without her.  She has a degree in Human Resources,

This will be Stephanie's 3rd year with us.

Stephanie Malunay

Linda Schoen is the lead teacher in one of our classes. She has been here for 17 years and brings with her a world of knowledge in the education of young children. Linda has a love for children that runs deep and we appreciate all she does. Linda holds a master's degree in education.

Allison Wren

Michele Grice

Allison Wren is starting her 3rd year of being the lead teacher after working 9 years as a pre-k teacher's aide. Mrs. Wren brings enough energy for the whole school and we love that about her. Her sense of humor is great and she is an awesome story teller. Allison holds an associate's degree.

At Northwest Children's Preschool & Kindergarten, we take pride in our teachers. Each one is competent, loving, creative, caring, compassionate, and dedicated. All of our employees have federal background checks and are CPR and First Aid Certified.

We are passionate about education and we love watching our students learn and grow!

Call us if you have any questions or would like to schedule a tour.  Informational packets may be mailed to you upon request.

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Chelsie Bardo


Kendra Sharp

Mrs. Bardo has a background of early childhood education which she uses as her job as a lead teacher  She has worked for us on and off for about 6 years and this is her second year as a lead.

Her smile and patience is an added plus to our school!!

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Ms. Sharp is joining us for her first year as a teacher's assistant.  She is currently working on earning her teaching degree.

Kendra used to be at Northwest Children's school as a student and is excited to be back!

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