Preschool Staff

"A teacher's purpose is not to create students in his own image, but to develop students who can create their own image."

-Author Unknown-


Mary Grischow

Director and four's Room Teacher

Mrs. Grischow graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point and continually updates her education at MCC and through various trainings.  She has more than 10 years of experience teaching in early childhood education, including young 3-year-olds, 3-year-olds, 4-year-olds, and Pre-K.  She is married and has three children, a dog named Emmett, a cat named Snowball, and fifteen chickens.  


Mrs. Elizabeth Mitchell

Three's Room Teacher

Mrs. Mitchell has her degree from Western Illinois University.  She previously taught in public schools and in the preschool setting.  When her son was born she became a stay-at-home mom and joined MFW when he attended.  Now her daughter attends MFW, and Mrs. Mitchell is still teaching our three-year-olds.  When she isn't in the classroom, Mrs. Mitchell enjoys spending time with her family going on walks, reading, sewing/quilting, and scrapbooking.


Mrs. Stephanie Lieb

Two's Room Teacher

Mrs. Lieb attended Concordia University and continues her education through various trainings.  She was a teacher for almost nine years at KinderCare before becoming a stay-at-a-home mom when her son was born. Mrs. Lieb has been a member of Prince of Peace for over 16 years, and is involved in the music and youth programs at the church.


MRS. Jennifer warfel

two's Room co-TEACHER



MRS. kathleen brenner 

Three's room CO-TEACHER & Terrific tuesdays

Mrs. Brenner has been our two's room Co-Teacher since 2014. She earned a B.A. degree from Valparaiso University and her Early Childhood Education Certificate from Elgin Community College.  Before joining MFW, she worked at Westminster Christian School as a substitute teacher, and as a tutor in the AVID program for D-300 schools. She has two adult children and lives in Algonquin with her husband of 31 years and Marley, their 100-lb golden retriever.  


MRS. nancy holvay

four's room CO-TEACHER

Mrs. Holvay started as a substitute teacher with MFW and is now a Co-Teacher.  She is involved with the Preschool Committee and has worked in the childcare profession for twenty years.  Mrs. Holvay is a graduate of Southwestern Michigan College, and is married with three adult children and three grandsons who are the light of her life.


Our staff is dedicated to our preschool and students.  All teachers are CPR and First-Aid certified.  Additionally, our teachers receive a minimum of 20 hours of in-service training every year to continually better their knowledge and stay current on new developments and ideas in Early Childhood Education .


Cheri Kisly & Renee' Cunningham


Jen Warfel