Mirielle Strasser, Pre-K teacher, with Da Vinci since
Mary Franke, Pre-K Assistant, with Da Vinci since 2000
Phone: 847-841-7532 ext 235
The best way to reach me is email, as phone messages will not
be returned until the end of the day.
Mrs. Strasser's Degrees Held
B.S. in Elementary Education, Illinois State University
M.S. in Education with a Concentration in Literacy, Dominican
Certification in Gifted Education, Northwestern University
Other Teaching Experience
Teaches gifted enrichment programs for Northwestern University's
Center for Talent Development.
I strive for a style that is a combination of many things. I
try to provide a hands-on classroom for the students to work, play,
and learn not only from me but also from each other, as well as
providing unique and interesting learning opportunities. I
try to be a facilitator in providing these experiences, while
allowing for a more student-centered approach to achieving our
The Pre-K class centers around a theme based, inter-disciplinary
curriculum that covers all subject areas (language arts, math,
science, etc.). Key skills and concepts are
emphasized in math and language arts, with the flexibility to
challenge students appropriately. Weekly class schedules for
PK3 and PK4 include periods dedicated to core academic subjects,
work on theme units, snack/free play, and specials (PE, Spanish,
art, music, computer, library, and reading buddies).
We aim to provide meaningful, guided experiences that allow the
children to grow and to learn at their own pace while building a
foundation for social and academic success. My
favorite part of working with Da Vinci students is their
enthusiasm for learning.