Founder & Administrator
Science, Math, and MS/HS Teacher
Mrs. Tammy is the owner of STREAM and passionately teaches enrichment, science lab, and math classes. She enjoys coming up with creative ways to make learning fun. She has taught every grade at private and public schools and enjoys teaching students of all ages! She has also been a professor of anatomy and cadaver dissection at a university. Early in her career, Tammy was a forensic pathology assistant and premedical student. She is passionate about sharing the love of Christ through teaching others about how the Bible's history, science, geography, math and prophecies are true. One of her greatest educational experiences was attending Space Academy and Advanced Space Academy for Educators. Out of this opportunity, she applied to become a NASA astronaut and served the community by starting Astronomy, Rocketry, and Robotics Clubs and volunteering at the local planetarium. She still gives virtual tours of national area museums and zoos for The Creation Trail Ministry.
Tammy has a Bachelor’s in Science and a Master’s in Education from the University of Central Oklahoma. She has a wonderful, supportive husband and two adult children who are living life to the fullest! In her spare time, she enjoys sailing, kayaking, and learning to play the hammered dulcimer.
Administrative Assistant & Substitute Teacher
4th/5th Grade Teacher
Piano & Violin Teacher
Ms. Kathleen is a homeschool graduate, and loved her education. She attended Thomas Edison
State University, where she earned her B.A. in Communications. From there, she taught 5th grade at
Archway Chandler Academy in Arizona, and then made her way back to the Midwest where she
taught 4th grade at Clapham School for 2 years. She loves learning and sees teaching as a way to help
children discover the joy of learning.
2nd/3rd Grade Teacher
This will be Miss Tonya's third year teaching at STREAM. She holds a bachelors degree from
Western Illinois University. Prior to entering elementary education, she spent a handful of years
teaching at the early childhood level. Respect and kindness are very important in her classroom, and she
looks forward to learning student's individual learning styles and helping them learn in a way
that best suits their needs.
First Grade Teacher
Ms. Briana Oden is our first grade teacher. She is the mom of 2 young boys who attend STREAM Academy. She has home schooled since preschool and is fun, patient, nurturing, and compassionate educator. She loves to help children foster a love for learning, and to get them excited about reaching their academic goals. Outside of teaching, Briana is a doula, handmade artisan, and business owner.
Preschool Teacher (3 & 4 year olds)
Meet STREAM ACADEMY’s new Preschool Teacher, Miss Cindy Gould. She lives in Warrenville and has three children and eight grandchildren. Cindy received her B.A. in education and a minor in sociology from Aurora University. Miss Cindy taught school in Aurora for one year before entering into preschool education, teaching at the Warrenville Park District for twenty-one years. While teaching, she combined her talents with the Warrenville Public Library, evenings and weekends. She developed many children's programs and led storytime for 14 years. Then she became the Warrenville library trustee for 6 years. Miss Cindy is always smiling, outgoing, and enthusiastic. Her hobbies are gardening, swimming, biking, and loving children.
Film School Instructor and Tutor
Mr. Dave Hilliard, our family friend, is at STREAM with even more IDEAS!!
He has owned his own marketing business for the last 25 years called IDEAS and taught some classes for us last spring including comics, graphic art, song writing, garage band, creative writing and logo design! In March 2020, he and Tammy collaborated and started STREAMIng IDEAS, inventing educational games for our students. The game boards are gorgeous thanks to his talents! He has recently written and published his first comic book, L.A.W.S., and is designing the game to accompany it.
PE Teacher, Middle School Teacher
Mr. Glenn Powell received his Bachelors degree in Education from Eastern Illinois University, and Masters Degree
from Lewis University. He has been teaching for 13 years, and spent some of that time at an alternative school in
Countryside, Unity Jr. High in Cicero, and 8 of those years at Hill Middle School in Naperville. He loves
teaching math, but has experience in teaching reading, writing, science and social studies as well. Outside of
teaching he holds a Level 1 CrossFit Training Certification and competed in the 2017 CrossFit Regionals in Nashville.
He is excited about the opportunity to learn from his students and incorporate fitness in the classroom.