Angie Carlson

My name is Angie Carlson and I have been with Friendship Station since 2002. I teach both the 3-year-old and 4-year-old preschool programs. I received my Bachelors in Elementary Education from Aurora University, Illinois. and have worked with children of all ages. I have had the opportunity to work as the Camp Director with the park district camp programs, and have taught several Super Saturday Holiday classes.

Nicole Cook

My name is Nicole Cook and I am so excited to be part of the Friendship Station Preschool team. My daughters went through the preschool program at Friendship Station, and I could not be happier to have joined this wonderful staff! I have a Bachelors of Art in Elementary Education from Illinois State University and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University. I have taught in the preschool and primary grades in Denver, Colorado and Streamwood, Illinois for 14 years in the public school setting, before stepping away from the classroom to be at home with my three children. I feel so fortunate to help each preschooler build the foundation for their future growth and success as they start their lifelong learning adventure.

Cindy Diemand

Cindy has been a proud resident of Geneva since 1993, and is married with two grown sons. Cindy has been with the Geneva Park District for over 15 years working with Friendship Station Preschool, the Kids Zone Before and After School Program, and summer camp programs. Cindy enjoys gardening and crafting in her spare time. She really loves teaching and working with children, and is very excited for another year with such a wonderful preschool program.

Tina Fedora

My name is Tina Fedora and have been a Geneva resident since 2002. I have three kids, and been married for almost 20 years. I’m grateful to be part of the excellent staff at Friendship Station Preschool. Two of my kids went through the Friendship Station program, and they loved it! Previously to joining Friendship Station Preschool, I was a PDO-Teacher at the Geneva Lutheran Church. I am a Preschool Aide and work with the Enrichment classes. It is fulfilling to see children learn and progress through their preschool and enrichment classes.

Kelly DeMariaKelly DeMaria

My name is Kelly DeMaria and I have been a Geneva resident since 2010.  I am married and have two children that attend Geneva Public Schools.  I have a degree in Psychology from NIU and worked in the health insurance field until we had our children.  After staying home with our two kids for several years, I started working as a PDO Teacher at Geneva Lutheran Church. In the summer of 2021, I started as a Preschool Aide here at Friendship Station Preschool.  My husband and I are very grateful for our children’s first school experiences, and I love being able to be a part of that same milestone for all the wonderful students that come through our program!

Kimberly MarquiKimberly Marqui

My name is Kimberly Marqui. I was born and raised in Saint Charles Illinois. I graduated from the Illinois Institute of art in 1990, with a bachelor’s degree in fashion merchandising. I worked in Texas for 10 years in the technology industry. I returned to Illinois in to have a career in the manufacturing industry. I began my new career in early childhood education in 2015. In 2020, I received a vocational certification for early childhood education from Elgin Community College. In Spring of 2023, I will be continuing my education aiming for a bachelor’s in early childhood education. My husband is a full-time firefighter in Saint Charles Illinois, we have two daughters attending school in Saint Charles. We have five chickens who do nothing but eat all day and lay eggs. My favorite things to do when I’m not spending time in the classroom are yoga, gardening, reading, cooking and nutrition, watching movies and volunteering for my mother-in-law‘s Healing Gardens in St. Charles.

Colleen OrtizColleen Ortiz

I have taught Kindergarten and first grade in the public schools before staying home with 4 children. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education and masters in reading with an ELL endorsement. I have twin boys aged 14, a special needs son aged 12 and a daughter aged 10 all attending Geneva schools. My children also went through Friendship Station and I am so excited to be back here as teacher! I also have a lovely German Shephard named Stella. Prior to coming to Friendship Station, I taught prekindergarten at Learning Connections Preschool in St. Charles. I just love working with preschoolers and watching their curiosity and wonder. I am looking forward to working with you and your child this year.

Jan Parcell

My name is Jan Parcell and I am the teacher for the 4/5-year-old class. I have a BS in Speech Pathology from Eastern Kentucky University, and more than 12 years of experience as a speech therapist in both public and private school settings. Four of those years I was a part of Early Childhood teams in Plano and Oswego. I also was a part of the staff that began Geneva Park District’s Kids’ Zone Before and After School Program. After two years, I was asked to develop the KinderZone program, focusing on after school activities exclusively for 5-year-olds. Two of my favorite things are language development and learning through play. I am so excited to be a part of the wonderful world of the four/five-year-old! I have lived in Geneva for thirty years and have four grown sons…who also attended Friendship Station!

Sherry Rogers

My name is Sherry Rogers and I am a Preschool Aide. I grew up in Glen Ellyn and attended the College of DuPage where I received my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. I am married to my husband Paul, and have lived in Geneva for many years. I truly enjoy teaching and working with children; before coming to Friendship Station I taught Preschool for over 20 years. When I’m not working I enjoy traveling, spending time in my yard, reading, and catching a Cubs game.


Michelle SkibickiMichelle Skibicki

My name is Michelle Skibicki. I moved to Geneva in 2013.  I have two kids and have been married for 17 years.  One of my children went through the Friendship Station program and enjoyed it. Before joining Friendship Station, I was a Lunch Supervisor at one of the Geneva Elementary Schools. I am excited to be part of the wonderful team at Friendship Station Preschool.  It is a joy to see the children learn and grow in their preschool class.

Cindy Stuewe

My name is Cindy Stuewe and I grew up in Rockford, Illinois. I went to Ripon College and graduated with a BA in English and Certification in Education for kindergarten through 8th grade. I received my Early Childhood Certification from Nicolet College in Rhinelander, WI. Friendship Station was being established when my youngest was four, and I was lucky enough to be hired as one of the first 3-year-old teachers in our program. I added the 4-year-old classes to my schedule a couple of years later. In the fall of 2019, I started my 25th year as a preschool teacher with the Geneva Park District.  I truly enjoy the excitement and energy that preschoolers bring to their school environment and love being their first teacher. I try to instill the love of learning new things, not being afraid to try, and a positive attitude about themselves and others in all my students. When I am not at school I enjoy gardening and canning, knitting and crafting, and reading.