our Staff

We would be honored to play a part in your child’s journey!

Julie Stratis

Co-Director and Teacher

Jenny Voegtle

Co-Director and Teacher

Tracy Majewski


Julie, her husband, and their three children have lived in Westchester for almost 20 years. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Theatre from Illinois State University and a Master's Degree in Education from Concordia University.


Julie is CPR and First Aid Certified. She also is certified in Reiki Energy Healing. She uses her knowledge of sound healing during our mindful minutes together. Julie believes in empowering the young child through mindful breathing. She encourages children to become aware of how strong and capable they are each day. Julie also loves photography and enjoys capturing the moments in time that happen at Sticks and Stones. 

Jenny, her husband, and four children have been a part of the Westchester community for 19 years. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Eastern Illinois University with a concentration in Psychology. She also has studied Early Literacy at Concordia University.

Jenny is CPR and First Aid Certified. She is enthusiastic about play-based learning and how important it is for children. She believes that all children deserve to be loved for who they are on all days. She is an advocate for empowering young learners by offering freedom and choices each day. 

Tracy, her husband, and two children have lived in their Westchester home for over 10 years. Tracy has an Associate's Degree in the Arts from College of DuPage. She loves getting her hands messy and doing all things creative. She has a wonderful way of introducing new ways of doing art and encouraging the children to think outside the box. She believes that children should learn through exploration and learn through play, art and the natural world around them.