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. Mary Jane – Early Preschool Director

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. 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. 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.


Ms. Megan – Administrative Assistant

Education
I graduated in 2015 from Christ for the Nations Institute with a Bachelors in Christian Ministry.  I am working to achieve my Preschool assistant and Lead Teacher certificates.

Experience
Throughout the years I have been involved with professional childcare, stepping in as a floater and working with Kids Junction SAC Sr. Summer Program.  I am the second oldest of 7 children, and while in school, I spent 3 years as a nanny for multiple families.

Personal
I love people, creating memories, and seeing the big picture! I am originally from Madison, but spent my college life in Dallas, Texas.  I enjoy traveling and have spent time abroad in many places, one of my favorite New Zealand.  I am passionate about seeing the best in my peers and encouraging them to reach their potential.


Ms. McKenna

Bio coming soon!

 

 

 

 

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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/ 

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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 child? Perhaps a career in Early Childhood is what you need!  Click here to see our current Job Openings!        

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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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