Meet the Teachers

Kathy Zawadzki

Kathy has spent many years working in preschool environments. Her experience started in Buffalo Grove Park District’s “Before and After School Program” for 7 years. She started out as a staff member then advanced to Site Director. After a couple of years being a Site Director, she was promoted to as Assistant Director of the program. When she and her family moved to Grayslake, she accepted a position of Site Director at Village School’s after school program in Round Lake. In 2020, Kathy was a preschool teacher at Grayslake Park District working with 4 and 5 year olds.  Kathy has a passion for cooking and baking. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her family. This will be Kathy’s fourth year teaching as part of the Schoolhouse Adventures Preschool Program. Kathy co-teaches the 4’s & 5’s Pre-K class on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.


Tamara Rasmussen

Ms. Rasmussen grew up in Wildwood and returned full time 15 years ago so her children would have a similar childhood.  She has been working with children her whole life; having spent the last 15 years solely working in childcare. She loves kids and it fills her heart with joy to watch them grow.  Her experience started as a nanny for 15 years – and four years ago transitioned into teaching our preschoolers! She currently teaches the 3’s class and co-teaches the Pre-K classroom. Ms. Rasmussen genuinely enjoys nurturing and caring for preschoolers. Her philosophy is that each child is unique, therefore they learn and thrive at their own pace. While nannying, she developed an at home Preschool curriculum for ages 2 to 5. Based on music and play, she was able to incorporate all developmental milestones and age appropriate lessons. She is currently studying at College of Lake County for her Early Childhood Education Degree. This will be her fourth year teaching as part of the Schoolhouse Adventures Preschool Program.

The Schoolhouse Adventures Community Preschool is located inside the Wildwood Park District Rule House.

Wildwood Park District
33325 N. Sears Blvd.
Wildwood, IL 60030

Office Phone: 847.223.7275
Office Fax: 847.223.2820