Jodi Tanrikulu

Happy Hands Y3s & TT 2s Teacher

Since 2016

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Jodi Tanrikulu has an Associate of Arts degree from Moraine Valley and a Paraprofessional Certification through the State of Illinois.  This is Jodi’s sixth year at Happy Hands where she has enjoyed working with our littlest learners.  She is looking forward to also working with the 4s students since prior to joining Happy Hands, Jodi co-taught 3- and 4-year-olds for 15 years at another preschool.  She has been married to her husband, Dennis, for 35 years and has two sons–Joshua is married and lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, and Andy lives at home when he’s not working or playing sports!  Jodi enjoys spending time with friends and family (especially grandson, Jack) and reading (preferably on a beach, of course)!  She is also a passionate groupie for her husband’s Christian rock band. She absolutely loves working with children and nurturing their growing little minds!

“I can listen to the children all day.  They have so much to say!”