Employee Spotlight


Monika Ryczek

Monika Ryczek


What is your job at the Park District?
Preschool Teacher

How long have you worked for the Park District?
6 years

What is your favorite part about working for the Park District?
Discovering my hidden talents.  Each year brings a new challenge.

What is something interesting about you that most people do not know?
I love music.  I play multiple instruments – piano, cello, guitar and violin.

What is your favorite thing to do outside of work?
Spend time with my family.

What is your favorite TV show of all time?
The Notebook.

Quote from Monika's supervisor
“We are so lucky to have Monika on our Preschool teaching team.  She teaches Two Year Old and Pre-Threes Preschool, as well as Early Childhood programs, and hosting birthday parties.  She is nurturing with the children, and gives them a variety of experiences to learn from.  Monika is generous of her time and talents, and has a can-do attitude.  She makes a positive impact on the lives of children every day!”  - Diana Clayson, Recreation Supervisor