Administration

Dr. Laurie Klomhaus

Dr. Laurie Klomhaus

Principal
West Aurora Learning Center, Early Learning Academy

Dr. Laurie Klomhaus

My name is Laurie Klomhaus and I feel honored and privileged to be the principal of the Early Childhood Academy. I am a life-long resident of Aurora.

I began my teaching career in ESL pull-out instruction in Carpentersville, IL. I eventually received my Bilingual endorsement in the Spanish language and Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from National-Louis University. During this time I taught for 9 years in Elgin in a second grade bilingual classroom. After teaching in Elgin, I stayed home a few years to take care of my small children. Eventually I went back to teaching half time on the East side of Aurora as a Title 1 pull-out reading teacher.

After East Aurora, In 2006, I moved to West Aurora as a Reading First Reading Coach for 3 years. This was an exciting time for me as I learned a tremendous amount about student learning in the area of reading. The Reading First initiative came to an end and I received the position of Assistant Principal at Greenman Elementary in West Aurora. During my tenure as Assistant Principal, I went back to school and received my doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Aurora University. In 2011 I became the principal of Todd Early Childhood Center now known as the Early Childhood Academy in West Aurora.

I look forward to working with all of you this year!

Kelly Person

Kelly Person

Assistant Principal
West Aurora Learning Center, Early Learning Academy

Mrs. Kelly Person

Dear Early Learning Academy Families,

I began my career in education in 2004, when I served as an early childhood special education teacher for ten years.  It was in 2014 that I came to West Aurora School District 129.  I started as an early childhood special education coordinator, and I now hold the position of Assistant Principal for the Early Childhood Academy as well as the parents as teachers (P.A.T.) program administrator.  

Preschool is such an important part of a child’s education, as early intervention is the best predictor of future success. I am very pleased to be part of Early Learning Academy and look forward to meeting and working with you and the students!