Meet the Owner/Director

Carol Modes is the owner and director of Extraordinary Kids. She founded and created Extraordinary Kids in 1996 with Susie Blau. Together they brought a unique blend of educational expertise to personally create and develop the curriculum, lessons, and materials. Susie retired after 18 years as co-owner and director but is still involved as a consultant. The program continues today with a staff of highly qualified teachers who create a nurturing environment while welcoming inquisitive thoughts and challenging curious minds.

Carol worked in Deerfield Public Schools District 109 for 14 years as a teacher in kindergarten, second, and fourth grade classes and as an instructor with the Talent Ability Potential (TAP) gifted program. Carol holds a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with graduate studies in primary education.

You can email the Director here.

Carol Modes

Susie Blau


Extraordinary Kids, Ltd.
Kindergarten Enrichment Program
P.O. Box 7006, Deerfield, IL 60015