Barb Golik joined First Steps Preschool in 2016; she manages both D63 preschool sites – at Melzer (Morton
Grove) and Apollo (Des Plaines) Schools.
Golik began her career as an at-risk preschool teacher at the Early Childhood Development Enrichment Center in Arlington Heights, moving on to Mount Prospect District 57's Westbrook School as a 1st grade teacher and then as a literacy specialist before becoming Interim Principal in 2015.
She received her B.S. in early childhood education from Illinois State University and two M.A.s -- in reading education and educational leadership -- from Concordia University.