Meet our Directors

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Lead Site Director, Kate Sprouse

With demonstrated mastery inside and outside the traditional classroom, Kate’s educational experience spans grades K through 12. After years spent working with students in Brooklyn, NY, Kate returned to the Chicagoland area to plant roots near her family in Barrington.  Working as a substitute teacher across District 220’s schools, she found herself in the unique position to foster relationships with students spanning the range of Safety Town’s participants and volunteers. A mother of two toddler girls, with a love for running, the outdoors, and playful learning experiences, Kate is eager to assume Direction for Safety Town this summer.


Site Director, Melanie Trejo

Hi! My name is Melanie Trejo. I am very excited for the opportunity to be Site Director for Safety Town, as well as the Head Director at Safety Town Around Town at Sunny Hill. I have been involved with Safety Town since 2011 when I started volunteering as a high school full day green shirt. I am graduating from Northern Illinois University in May of 2018. I will be graduating with my Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with an ESL Endorsement. I have had teaching experience in Preschool with Barrington High School’s Little Broncos program along with Kindergarten, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade during student teaching opportunities with NIU. I am eager to bring my experience with safety town and from the classrooms to Safety Town this summer! I love working with children and will help ensure the children have a fun, educational experience in a warm and nurturing environment.


Asst. Site Director, Kristin Trejo

Hi, my name is Kristen Trejo. I am a recent graduate of Barrington High School, looking forward to attending University of Illinois in Chicago this Fall where I will be majoring in Criminal Justice. I have been involved with Safety Town for the past 7 years being a middle school volunteer, then a high school volunteer and now the Assistant Director of Safety Town and Safety Town Around Town! I recently worked with the Barrington KEEP after school program at Countryside Elementary School. I am very eager to take my Safety Town and KEEP experiences with me to have an amazing summer!