Meet Marlene Tres
Early Childhood Director & Preschool Teacher
Marlene Tres has been at ILS since 1990. She teaches Preschool and is the Early Childhood Director. She loves it because young children have so much zest for life.
- Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood from Concordia University Chicago
- Masters Degree in Early Childhood from Northern Illinois University
- Mrs. Tres is a member of the Handbells Choir and the Altar guild at Immanuel Lutheran Church.
The best part of following Jesus is…
Being able to be His hands and feet in our struggling world. By building relationships with families we can listen to them and care for them in their times of need.
Why do you feel called into Christian Education?
I want to help plant the seed of Jesus love in the youngest of children and their families.
Why did you choose the teaching profession?
I grew up baby-sitting and being around my younger cousins and nieces and nephews. I always knew that I wanted to be a teacher. Life is more fulfilling when I am around children.
What do you love most about teaching?
I love spending time with children. They are so excited to be with their friends and to learn new things. They bring me so much Joy!