Meet our Staff


  • tamara chandler...preschool director and teacher

    I have taught children for 25 years and feel very fortunate to be a part of the Word of Life Preschool.  I have a master’s degree in counseling psychology and have always enjoyed helping others. I am married and have 2 sons. We enjoy outdoor activities like hiking and snow-skiing. We also like eating at restaurants and going to the movies. Word of Life Preschool is a wonderful school! I love seeing the children grow and develop throughout the school year. They learn so much! Come check out our preschool where we believe in working together and lifting everyone up.

  • Blanca Muzquiz

    Hello, my name in Blanca. I am the Teddy Bears Assistant Teacher. I have also worked at WOL as a substitute teacher for several years. I have a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering and a Master's degree in the Arts of Teaching. My family and I love having movie nights at home, making homemade pizza and going for bike rides together. It is truly a privilege for me to work here with this beautiful community.

  • Melissa Czyzyk

    Hi, I'm Melissa, teacher for the Guppies and Book Buddies literacy class. My degree is in Theater Arts and I earned my Illinois teaching certificate in Elementary Education through a graduate program. I feel very blessed to be part of a wonderful Christian preschool which allows me to share my love of learning and literature with the students.