Amy Pataky (Gym-N-Learn Director and Ready-2-Learn Instructor), took gymnastic lessons at Shirley’s in Crown Point for eight years and here at Patti’s for six years. She was hired originally in 1991 and was employed for eight years during her high school and college years. After receiving a B.A. in Elementary Education degree from Purdue University Calumet and teaching second and fourth grades for five years she decided to return as a gymnastics teacher. She then created the Gym-N-Learn Program–a fitness-based nursery school in NW Indiana. Amy is certified in American Red Cross First Aid and CPR. She also is certified by USA Gymnastics in Preschool Fundamentals, Kinder Accreditation for Teachers, and is Safety Certified. Amy is married and resides in Schererville with her husband Michael and daughter Madalyn. If you have questions, concerns, or suggestions, don’t hesitate to contact Amy personally at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to watch a short “welcome” video from Miss Amy.
Yesenia Vidal (pronounced Jay-senia) Vidal, (Gym-N-Learn Manager). As a child Yesenia participated in gymnastics for four years. She was captain of her cheerleading squad in high-school. She has completed a Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degree and taught five years at a Preschool in Illinois. Yesenia resides in Highland with her husband and three children. Click here to watch a short video welcome from Miss Yesenia.
Jacqueline Andrade (Gym-N-Learn Instructor). Jacqueline has a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education. She has been a lead teacher for eight years and a kindergarten teacher for five years. She has received her Montessori Teaching Diploma and Abeka – Homeschool, K5-Kindergarten Curriculum Certification. Jackie loves children and strives to make a difference in their lives. Jackie is certified in American Red Cross First Aid and Adult, Child and Infant CPR. Jackie lives in Hammond with her husband, Miguel and son Caleb.