Highland Primary PreK teachers:

Josie Carman, Katie Hanlon, and Nicole Zuccarelli

Josie Carman

Hello, My name is Josie Carman and I am one of the Pre-K Teachers at Highland Primary. I graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelors degree in Early Childhood and received my Early Childhood Special Education Certificate from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. 

I grew up in Greenville and moved back there after college. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading, and playing with my nieces!

Katie Wiese

Hi! My name is Katie Hanlon and I am a Pre-K teacher. I attended SWIC on a full scholarship for soccer, which still remains one of my passions, and received my Associates Degree there. I then moved on to SIUE where I got my Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education and Letter of Approval in Special Education. I recently completed my Masters Degree in Curriculum and Design from Maryville University. 

I was born and raised in Highland and have always felt like this was home for me, that is why I am so happy to be back at Highland Primary as a teacher! I love watching my students learn and grow through play and exploration.

Nicole Zuccarelli

Hi! My name is Nicole Zuccarelli, and I couldn't be more excited to be teaching here at Highland Primary! I grew up in the small town of Arcola, Illinois, but have lived in Highland since 2014. I graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and earned my Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education with a specialization in Early Childhood Special Education. I absolutely love to teach and feel so fortunate that I get to help your children learn and grow here at HP!

My husband and I have two young kiddos and a 90 pound fur baby that keep us busy with their many activities! I enjoy cooking, going on adventures, watching my daughter dance, playing in the backyard with my son, spending time outside, and hosting gatherings for family and friends!
Mrs. Zuccarelli's Classroom Handbook

Pre-K AM Classroom Schedule

AM Time Activity PM Time

8:30-8:40 Arrival

8:40-8:50 Unpack/Bathroom/Table Time

8:50-9:10 Circle Time/Large Group Work

9:10-9:40 Gross Motor

9:40-9:50 Bathroom/Drinks

9:50-10:00 Story Time

10:00-10:50 Centers/Snack/Small Group

10:50-10:55 Clean Up

10:55-11:10 Music, Show and Tell, Pack Up

Pre-K PM Classroom Schedule

AM Time Activity PM Time

12:40-12:50 Arrival

12:50-1:00 Unpack/Bathroom/Table Time

1:00-1:20 Circle Time/Large Group Work

1:20-2:05 Centers/Snack/Small Group

2:05-2:10 Clean Up

2:10-2:40 Gross Motor

2:40-2:50 Bathroom/Drinks

2:50-3:00 Story Time

3:00-3:15 Music, Show and Tell, Pack Up