Toddler Faculty


Nerissa Kuebrich

Nerissa Kuebrich began working at Brickton in 2015 as a classroom assistant in the Toddler program.  She completed her Montessori training at Seton Montessori Institute during the summer of 2017.  Nerissa holds a bachelor’s degree in Poetry from Columbia College and a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University.


Music Specialist

Kathy Hummel

KHummel_optKathy Hummel began teaching Music at Brickton in 1996. An accomplished musician, Kathy earned her Master’s Degree in Music Education from Northern Illinois University, her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Eastern Illinois University and Orff Schulwerk certification from De Paul University. She has taught music in Montessori schools for over twenty years. Kathy provides music instruction using the Orff Schulwerk method for Toddlers, Children’s House and Elementary students. She also instructs the Elementary students in chorus and band. Kathy teaches flute and plays in the Fox Valley Philharmonic Orchestra.