Marilou Purpura

Happy Hands Teacher

Since 2014

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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!”