Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Nyah Schaefer
I am very excited to get to know you and your family this year. This will be my 16th year teaching preschool at Brokaw Early Learning Center. Time sure does fly when you are having fun!
I graduated from Aurora University, in Aurora, Ill., with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. From there, I went on to Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, where I received a master's degree in early childhood education. More recently, I obtained an English language learning endorsement from National Louis University, Chicago.
Two of my favorite quotes as an early childhood teacher are: "Tell me and I forget; Teach me and I may remember; Involve me and I will learn," from Ben Franklin; and "Play is the highest form of research," from Albert Einstein. I feel these quotes are at the heart and soul of a great early childhood program. I strive to instill these philosophies in my classroom by creating fun, hands-on experiences for your child. It is my hope that your child will develop a deep love, curiosity, and excitement for learning that will carry on with them throughout their educational career.