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Tammy Edwards

Founder & Director

Science, Math, and MS/HS Teacher

Mrs. Tammy is the owner of STREAM and passionately teaches enrichment, science lab, and math classes. She enjoys coming up with creative ways to make learning fun. She has taught every grade at private and public schools and enjoys teaching students of all ages! She has also been a professor of anatomy and cadaver dissection at a university. Early in her career, Tammy was a forensic pathology assistant and premedical student. She is passionate about sharing the love of Christ through teaching others about how the Bible's history, science, geography, math and prophecies are trueOne of her greatest educational experiences was attending Space Academy and Advanced Space Academy for Educators. Out of this opportunity, she applied to become a NASA astronaut and served the community by starting Astronomy, Rocketry, and Robotics Clubs and volunteering at the local planetarium. She still gives virtual tours of national area museums and zoos for The Creation Trail Ministry.

Tammy has a Bachelor’s in Science and a Master’s in Education from the University of Central Oklahoma. She has a wonderful, supportive husband and two adult children who are living life to the fullest! In her spare time, she enjoys sailing, kayaking, and learning to play the hammered dulcimer.

Miss. Tonya

Phonics, STEM, and Electives

Mrs. Diane

Spanish, ESL, and Dance Teacher

My passion for education began at the tender age of 7, when I realized I wanted to be a teacher. Since my experiences at home included hosting people from nations around the world, my love of language and culture began then, also. It was so rewarding helping the foreign students improve their English. As a university student, I studied bilingual education and obtained a BS in Elementary Education with a concentration in foreign languages, having studied Spanish, French, Arabic and Turkish. I completed my MA in teaching English as a Second Language at U of I, then taught ESL at all levels. I believe in keeping my students fully engaged in their learning by using a natural approach to discovering how to communicate in the new language. For many years I taught Spanish to children using my own curricula which incorporates songs, games and fun activities. It will be my pleasure to share new learning experiences with my new STREAM students!

Miss. Shelby

Art & Math Games Teacher

I’m over the moon excited about Miss Shelby Anderson, our art instructor, who has put STREAM on the national radar with ou​r STREAM School of Art. She is bubbly and creative with an enthusiasm for the arts. Shelby graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with her Bachelor’s in Fine Arts. One of her favorite classes included scientific illustration at the Field Museum. I t was her dream to go to art school sin​ce she was 5 years old. When she was in grade school, an art teacher motivated her into the arts. Now, she has dedicated her life to encourage a child’s expressive side through all different mediums.

Shelby has a wide range of artistic abilities including painting, ceramics, drawing, creative writing, photography, print media and fiber art. She spent a year in the Disney College Program at Walt Disney World, Florida. Today, she has a background of teaching children and adults in painting.

She currently lives in Wheaton and has an art studio at Water Street Studios in Batavia. Most of her work includes whimsical abstract paintings and surreal towns which have been displayed at the Schoenher Gallery in Naperville.  

Mrs. Sandy

Sewing Teacher

When people think of me, they think of my enthusiasm for sewing. I have a passion for sewing and a love for teaching other people my craft. At home I have a husband and 3 school aged boys. Often you will see my boys and I riding our bikes through the neighborhood. On the weekends we enjoy watching a movie together as a family to wind down our day. I am very thankful for my talent of sewing and having a loving family.

Mrs. Jess

Elementary Director and History, Drama & Art Teacher

Mrs. Lucie

Administrative Assistant & Substitute Teacher

Miss Karen

Math & ELA Instructor 2nd-5th grades and Tutor

Mr. Dave

Fun Friday Game Instructor and Tutor

 Mr. Dave Hilliard, our family friend, is at STREAM with even more IDEAS!!

He has owned his own marketing business for the last 25 years called IDEAS and taught some classes for us last spring including comics, graphic art, song writing, garage band, creative writing and logo design! In March 2020, he and Tammy collaborated and started STREAMIng IDEAS, inventing educational games for our students. The game boards are gorgeous thanks to his talents! He has recently written and published his first comic book, L.A.W.S., and is designing the game to accompany it.