Marilou Purpura

Happy Hands Teacher

Since 2014


Soft spoken and full of smiles, Mrs. Purpura loves teaching at Happy Hands.  Prior to joining our staff, she taught art and gym at Kingswood Academy for three years, was a Teacher’s Aide at another local preschool for two years, and has been very involved in the community.  She’s been a Girl Scout leader for 30+ years, an AYSO soccer coach for 10+ years, and a Boy Scout parent for 10 years.  A Lemont resident since 1986, Mrs. Purpura has an associates degree with a concentration in K-4 Elementary Education.  Mrs. Purpura and her husband have 4 children and 6 grandchildren.  She keeps busy following her children and grandchildren at all of their events and in her spare time, she likes to sew, craft, and do DIY-projects.  She even built a solar home with her husband!

“I love working with children.  My goal is to ensure that my students have a positive school experience during these early years.  I hope they come to love school as much as I do!”