Administrative and Support Team


 

Ms. Frannie – Baby Junction and Preschool Director

Education
I graduated in January 2009 from Edgewood College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Psychology, receiving my Elementary Education teaching license.  I went back to school in 2012 at Viterbo University.  I received my Early Childhood teaching license in 2014.

Experience
I started babysitting when I was 12 years old.  In high school, I worked for the Mt. Horeb Recreation Department doing various jobs working with children, completing five years there.  I was a nanny for a summer to two boys ages 3 and 5.  In the fall of 2005, I started working for the Sauk Prairie school district’s After School Program.  I was a substitute teacher for three school districts.  I started at Kids Junction in August 2010 as 3-year-old class teacher. After two years, I moved to a 4K classroom for a year and then became the Curriculum Coordinator.  In 2016 I took a position as Director at Kids Junction

Personal
In my free time, I enjoy crafting, scrapbooking, painting, photography, and reading.  I spent most of my time with my husband, son, and daughter in the outdoors.


Mr. Ben – School Age Director
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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. Trisha – Teacher Liaison

Education
I have an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from North Central Technical College.

Experience
I have been working with children since I was in middle school. Babysitting, after school programs, youth groups, and numerous missions trips are just a few of my valued experiences in the Early Childhood Field. I have been with Kids Junction since the fall of 2006.

Personal
I grew up in a small town in Northern Wisconsin. My husband and I were married in May 2014!  We enjoy anything fitness/health related, sports, and spending time with family and friends.


Ms. Mary – New Family Liaison

Education
I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Social Work.  While working on my Master’s, my field placement was with the Department of Social Services in the Day Care Licensing Division.

Experience
I have been around children all my life.  Being the third oldest of nine children, I helped take care of my younger brothers and sisters.  I also babysat for numerous families during my teen years.  Besides volunteering in our church nursery and children’s church for over 30 years, I raised my own seven children.

Personal
In my free time, I participate in a book club, volunteer in the hospitality ministry at my church, and spend time with my husband and children.  My favorite things to do are reading, baking, going to movies, and traveling.


Ms. Mary Jane – Administrative Assistant

Education
I took all the required training needed through Madison College to better understand child development, developmentally appropriate practices, communicating clearly and effectively with children and adults.  I taught several workshops through MATC conferences to providers.  I like to stay busy, so I also sell real estate.  I have earned several professional designations: CRS (a Certified Residential Specialist) and a GRI (a Graduate of the REALTORS Institute).

Experience
I worked for seven years for a system that accredits Madison family child care providers.  I was the respite/substitute provider.  Prior to that, I ran an accredited licensed family care home for over 10 years.  I was awarded a CDA credential.  I currently volunteer on Eagle Harbor Day Care Board.

Personal
With my husband of over 39 years, we love to do Rendezvous style camping in a teepeee and reenact the 1830s fur trade.  I also enjoy reading, sewing, exercise, and visiting with friends.  We have a giant Newfoundland dog.  I am here to listen, learn, and work with you to help you be successful and enjoy the work you do.  I love meeting and working with people.


Ms. Amanda – Administrative Assistant

Education
I graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Art Degree and many Early Childhood Education courses. I continue my education through classes and training opportunities.

Experience
I have taught for 8+ years and have spent the last 4 years teaching 2.5-3 year olds. I also have experience teaching specialized classes in art, music, science, and math in the early childhood setting.

Personal
My family and I enjoy various outdoor activities such as hiking, camping and birding. I also enjoy art history, painting, sewing, and other crafting activities. I love to show my hobbies as enrichments in the classroom.

 

Latest Happenings

Business of the Week: Kids Junction

Kids Junction is honored to be the recipient of this week’s Genesis Painting Business of the Week award!  Check out our interview with Robin from 1310 WIBA. https://wiba.iheart.com/content/2017-10-06-business-of-the-week-kids-junction/ 

10/06/2017

Looking for Teachers!

Are you missing the laughter of kids in your life? Do you have a desire to make a difference in the life of a chid? Perhaps a career in Early Childhood is what you need!  Click here to see our current Job Openings!

11/30/2016
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WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT US

I want to thank you all for being a part of my children’s lives for the past 6 years. I will always be so grateful to all for taking such great care of my kids. I can’t tell you how comforting it has been knowing that there has always been a safe place for them…

- Angel

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