Meet Our Staff

Director Sarah Lanham

Sarah Lanham

Director

Ms. Sarah graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in Elementary Education. She then taught 5th grade and Gifted Language Arts at Woodland Intermediate for four years before becoming a stay-at-home mom.

While at home being mom, Sarah also went back to school and received her Masters in Gifted Education from Northeastern Illinois University. She joined Precious Lambs as a teacher in 2006 while her youngest attended the school. She became Director in August of 2008 and feels blessed to be able to serve at Precious Lambs. Ms. Sarah has two daughters, Madeline and Grace.

Madeline is a college senior at Carthage this year and Grace is a freshman at DePaul University. Both girls dance. Sarah is married to Steven, originally from Auckland, New Zealand. Ms Sarah also has two cats: Bailey and Leo Nardo. In her free time Ms. Sarah loves to read and travel (especially home to New Zealand to visit family)!

Lori Terra

Lori Terra

M/W/F AM Teacher

Miss Lori grew up in Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point with a degree in Elementary Education. She has been teaching for 40 years and has been with Precious Lambs for the past 20 years.

Miss Lori has two beautiful daughters, Jamie 35 and Lindsey 31. Jamie is a Special Care nurse/ educator at Advocate Hospital in the Neonatal Unit.  Lindsey has her degree in deaf education and Interpreting with a Spanish emphasis. Lindsey is a Special Needs Aide at Ballwin Elementary School.   In her spare time Miss Lori loves to cook, read, golf, watch Packer games and spend time with her 4 delightful grandchildren.  Her favorite season of the year is football season…college and Pro.

Miss Lori has four beautiful grandchildren; Bryli is 8,  Everet is 6, Morgan is 4 and Addison is 3 months old.  They are the joys of her life. Miss Lori has been a member of Shepherd of the Lakes for 31 years. She is very passionate about her teaching, her students and their families…

Jill Calvert

Jill Calvert

M/W/F AM Teacher
T/TH Teacher

Miss Jill is a graduate of Illinois State University.  She graduated with a degree in math education and began working at Lake Zurich High School after graduation.  Shortly after getting married her husband was transferred to Denver, CO where she began teaching middle school math.  After the birth of her son, Zach, she and her husband moved back to Illinois and settled in Grayslake.  Two years later their daughter, Cory, was born.

Miss Jill stayed home with her children until they were in school full time.  She was then lucky enough to begin working at PLP in 2005. After having taught at both the high school and middle school levels Miss Jill has found the perfect place to be- with preschoolers J.  They have such joy and enthusiasm for life!

Zach currently lives and works in Bloomington-Normal while Cory is working towards her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy.  Miss Jill loves to spend time with her family- playing games and watching movies, and with her animals.  She currently has 3 cats and 1 dog (but you never know who may join us next).

Pam Gowland

Pam Gowland

Pre-K (KEEP)
T/TH Teacher

Miss Pam is now in her fourth year as part of our staff this 2020-21 school year. In 2011 she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education at Kendall College, IL. She treasures the opportunity to work at PLP with teachers and parents who value God’s principles, and looks forward to getting to know each little student and their family! She has been a long-term substitute teacher for Kindergarten and 3rd grade. She also taught at Head Start in Crystal Lake, IL. Teaching preschoolers for the past 20+ years, mostly voluntarily at church, she would say they are her favorite people.

Miss Pam grew up as a military child and married Alex, a US Naval musician. She has been blessed to have lived in Japan, Hawaii, San Francisco, and South Africa but would say that she is from Falls Church, Virginia. Their children, Rachel now 25, works and goes to school earning her master’s degree in counselling at Trinity International Univ. Their son, Ian is 23, goes to school at CLC working towards becoming a welder. Her family resides in Antioch, IL.

Aside from teaching, Miss Pam enjoys cooking, hiking, sewing and travelling. She attends NorthBridge Church in Antioch, IL, and loves serving the Lord there in various roles.