Before and After School Teacher Bios

Mr. Ben – School Age DirectorBen_0

Education
I attended the University of Wisconsin Whitewater where I received a Bachelor of Science in Education: Physical Education License Pre-K thru 12th Grade.

Experience
I served as a long term substitute at the elementary and middle school in the Hartford School District and as a Physical Education and Special Education Teacher in the Milwaukee Public School District. I also served in 3 other summer programs for 4 years prior to coming to Kids Junction. I started working at Kids Junction in 2006 and have really enjoyed working with the staff and the children in both the summer and school age programs!

Personal
I am from Wisconsin and am a huge sports fan, particularly the Green Bay Packers. I am married and my wife Tanya is also a teacher.


Ms. MarinaMarina Kitzrow

Education
I graduated from Verona Area High school and am currently enrolled at Madison College pursuing a degree in nursing and education.

Experience
I have been a Sunday school teacher for many years working with children 5-7 years old.

Personal
I was born in Russia! My parents adopted my brother and I when I was 5 years old. In my spare time I love to play sports, watch movies and read books.


Mr. BrittonBritton

Education
I graduated from Malone University in Canton, Ohio with a B.A. in Youth Ministry and a minor in Business Administration after dabbling in Chemistry, Social Work, Psychology, Philosophy, and Art.

Experience
I have been working with youth and children since 2006 in churches in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Northern Ireland. Most of my work and experience is in camping ministry for seven years, working with children from Kindergarten to 9th grade.

Personal
I have been blessed more in life than I deserve. I have lived overseas and visited several countries. I have an education and a green family. I hove working with children, exploring nature, hiking, reading, cooking, and spending time with friends.


Mrs. Ashlyn

Education
I will be graduating from UW-Madison in 2017 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology. I hope to pursue a Master’s Degree in Secondary Science Education after graduating.

Experience
I have volunteered in a nonprofit play and learn preschool program, and have helped my family fun a daycare for most of my life.

Personal
I enjoy spending time with my family and am expecting my first child. I also love exploring all the parks, restaurants and sites Madison has to offer.


Ms. Carissa – Team Leader

EducationCarissa Hilscher
I graduated from UW-Platteville with a Bachelor Degree in Middle Childhood Education.

Experience
I started working at Kids Junction in 2014. I also have experience working in schools and being a nanny/babysitter.

Personal
I am married and I’m also close to my two little brothers. I love reading, camping, and being outside.


Miss Kelsey

EducationKelsey Ladika
I am currently working on my Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Adaptive Education.

Experience
I have instructed children at Kids Junction for the past 3 years.

Personal
I have one brother and love spending time with my family. In my free time, I enjoy crafting and playing volleyball.


Miss SavannahSavannah Heinemeyer

Education
I graduated from Green Bay Preble Highschool in 2014 and am now a sophomore at UW-Madison in hopes of becoming a pediatrician.

Experience
I started babysitting when I was 12 for various families and also for my own family by watching my little brothers. I also volunteered at the Cerebral Palsy Center in the 3 year old room in the daycare during my senior year of high school.

Personal
I enjoy being active and being outside. I played soccer since i was 6 years old but I love playing any kind of sport. I also love to rollerblade in the summer and go snowboarding in the winter.


Ms. Whitney

EducationWhitney Quijada
I graduated from UW-Whitewater with a Bachelor Degree in Education and a minor in Spanish.

Experience
I have been a substitute teacher for the past several years, specializing in Kindergarten through 5th grade.

Personal
I recently moved to Madison from Green Bay. I am recently married! My husband & I love to spoil our two cats, Jinx and Tux.

WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT US

The staff treats every child like their own; it is truly a family.

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