About the Directors



Ellen is one of the founders of Celebration.  She has her MA degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology with a minor in Special Education from the University of Florida.  Ellen and her husband John have raised their 5 children and are now enjoying their time with their 12 grandchildren.  Ellen has 25 years of experience working with children in the classroom.  Ellen continues to enjoy being in the classroom and is a Lead Teacher in the 3’s program along with her duties as Director.



Bridget earned her JD from DePaul University.  She retired from practicing law in 2005 to be a “stay at home Mom”. Bridget and her husband Tyler have 4 children.  During this time, Bridget realized her true passion is teaching.  She returned to DePaul to pursue a Masters in Teaching.  Bridget joined Celebration in 2011, as a Lead Teacher in our 2’s program. She has been a lead teacher in our 2’s, 3’s and 4’s programs and is presently a Lead Teacher in our 5’s program. Bridget developed and teaches our BEE FIT program utilizing her certification as a personal trainer.page breakCelebration Preschool was originally founded in 2002 by Kathy McClure, Pat Peterson and Ellen Cuttica.  It arose out of their belief in the importance of providing children the highest quality of early childhood education.

The mission of these three educators was to provide a strong curriculum, to build a nurturing well prepared teaching team for each classroom and to provide open and constructive communication with parents with the goal being to instill in each student a lifelong love of learning.

With this mission and goal as the driving force of Celebration, the current Directors continually evaluate and update the curriculum and teaching methods.


Planting Seeds For The Future