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 email@example.com. 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.
Kelli Devine (Gymnastics Instructor) graduated from Indiana State University with a degree in Exercise Science. She has two children, Taylor and David, and a wonderful husband who also happens to be her best friend. She has been a fitness instructor and a personal trainer for the over 25 years. Kelli is also certified by USA Gymnastics, Kinder Accreditation for Teachers that is the highest level for teaching preschool gymnastics. Kelli also is USA Gymnastics safety certified and Preschool Fundamentals certified. She was a competitive swimmer, tri-athlete and a body builder. Kelli is First Aid and CPR certified, AFAA and Ace certified for group fitness and personal training. She’s is also a member of I.D.E.A. – International Dance and Exercise Association. Click here to watch a fun welcome video from Miss Kelli.