Highland Primary PreK teachers:
Josie Carman, Katie Wiese, and Nicole Zuccarelli

Hello, My name is Josie Carman and I am one of the Pre-K Teachers at Highland Primary. I graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelors degree in Early Childhood and received my Early Childhood Special Education Certificate from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

I grew up in Greenville and moved back there after college. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading, and playing with my nieces!

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Katie Wiese

Hi! My name is Katie Wiese and I am a Pre-K teacher. I attended SWIC on a full scholarship for soccer, which still remains one of my passions, and received my Associates Degree there. I then moved on to SIUE where I got my Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education and Letter of Approval in Special Education.

I was born and raised in Highland and have always felt like this was home for me, that is why I am so happy to be back at Highland Primary as a teacher! I love watching my students learn and grow through play and exploration.

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Hi! My name is Nicole Zuccarelli, and I couldn't be more excited to be teaching here at Highland Primary! I grew up in the small town of Arcola, Illinois, but now have a home in Highland. I graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and earned my Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education with a specialization in Early Childhood Special Education. I absolutely love to teach and feel so fortunate that I get to help your children learn and grow here at HP!

My husband, Gabe, and I have an adorable black Lab puppy, Bow Fletcher (Bow, as in 'bow and arrow'); he keeps us busy running around and playing fetch for countless hours! I enjoy cooking, graphic design, and spending time with my awesome family and great friends.

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Pre-K AM Classroom Schedule

        AM Time Activity PM Time   

8:30-8:40          Arrival

8:40-8:50          Unpack/Bathroom/Table Time

8:50-9:10          Circle Time/Large Group Work

9:10-9:40          Gross Motor 

9:40-9:50          Bathroom/Drinks

9:50-10:00        Story Time

10:00-10:50      Centers/Snack/Small Group

10:50-10:55      Clean Up

10:55-11:10      Music, Show and Tell, Pack Up                   

Pre-K PM Classroom Schedule

           AM Time Activity PM Time

12:40-12:50        Arrival

12:50-1:00          Unpack/Bathroom/Table Time

1:00-1:20            Circle Time/Large Group Work

1:20-2:05            Centers/Snack/Small Group

2:05-2:10            Clean Up

2:10-2:40            Gross Motor 

2:40-2:50            Bathroom/Drinks

2:50-3:00            Story Time

3:00-3:15            Music, Show and Tell, Pack Up