Shelley Kocielko

Happy Hands Teacher

Since 2015


Our resident Dancing Diva, Mrs. K (Kocielko) inspires her students to move and groove through out the day.  This is Mrs. K’s seventh year teaching at Happy Hands.  She holds an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Joliet Junior College, as well as additional certificates in Child Development and has over sixteen years of experience teaching young children.  She is also active in the early childhood ministries at her church.  From a young age, Mrs. K wanted to be a teacher and she finds Happy Hands to be a perfect fit for her.  She currently lives in Lockport with her husband of over 20 years and their son.  Mrs. K teaches a 3s class, 4s class, and leads our 4s Enrichment Program.

“My goal as a teacher is to provide children with positive learning experiences within a classroom where they feel safe to explore, initiate learning, and are free to express themselves.  I look forward to forming close relationships with each individual child and his/her family.”