Karen Weine is starting her 19th year on the Cherry staff as an Inclusion Aide in the 5 Morning Pre-K Blue program. She is also the Coordinator of the Morning Lunch Program Monday through Friday. Karen is certified in food service and sanitation, a DCFS requirement for preschools. She has also worked in the 5 Morning Pre-K Purple Room as well as the summer camp and afternoon lunch programs. Karen’s son, Eric, is a Cherry alum who recently graduated from the University of Chicago. Karen has a certificate in Early Childhood Education from Oakton Community College.