Phone: 847-885-3350


Degrees and Certifications:

Licensed by the State of Illinois BA in Early Childhood

Mrs. Kristen Relaz

I grew up in a long line of Pastors and Teachers!  I earned my BA in Early Childhood  Education at Concordia University in Chicago and was lucky enough to student teach here at St. Peter in Kindergarten and Second Grade.  After graduation I started my official teaching career as the Half-Day Kindergarten teacher.  After four years I switched gears to become the Full-Day Kindergarten teacher.  Four more years later I took some time off to become a full time mom, while substituting at local schools.  When it was time for me to return to the work force I was welcomed back to St. Peter as a Half-Day Preschool teacher for one year before I moved to Second grade for five years. I now have returned to my Early Childhood roots and moved to Full Day Preschool. I have loved every grade I have taught and enjoy the unique gifts each age level presents!  My goal is to make sure every child feels safe and loved in my classroom.  I stress to my kids every day that Jesus loves them, and it is so important to laugh every day!