Bringing a wealth of educational experience and enthusiasm about the field of early childhood, Stefanie became the Executive Director of The Alliance for Early Childhood in June of 2018. Prior to joining us, she spent eleven years in education in the North Shore as a classroom teacher, instructional coach, and district administrator. Stefanie’s experiences in education, values, and expertise are deeply rooted in how children develop and learn. As a mom to a toddler, she is inspired by our organization’s commitment to young children and passion from our community. She strongly believes that The Alliance’s mission is needed more than ever.
Megan joins us with nearly a decade of experience working as an early childhood educator in the North Shore. She holds a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education with an endorsement in Special Education from DePaul University. As a teacher, she made it a priority to incorporate play-based learning into her classroom’s daily routine. Megan’s passionate about nature and teaching children about the environment around them to encourage compassion and responsibility. When Megan is not spending time with her young daughter and husband, she volunteers her time at the Chicago Botanic Gardens.
Aimee Reid joins our team with a treasure trove of knowledge in the non-profit bookkeeping arena. A graduate of Elmhurst College in Business Administration & Management, Aimee has gained expertise in many areas of running a business through the years. While her children were small, she volunteered her time as a Treasurer for her children’s nursery school. This provided her with the liberty to become a dedicated participant in her children’s education while jump starting her financial skills. Aimee currently runs a small bookkeeping business where she manages the books for several small companies and local preschools. Aimee resides in Glenview with her husband, 3 children and dog. When not working, Aimee is most often found running carpools around town.