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. Marina

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. Britton

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 love working with children, exploring nature, hiking, reading, cooking, and spending time with friends.


Ms. Carissa – School Age Planner/Team Leader

EducationCarissa-SAC

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.


Ms. SavannahSavannah-ASAC

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. Patti

Education
I pursued a degree in Elementary Education from a two year program at Oakland College and another year at Oakland University. I am currently continuing a degree in Early Childhood Development.

Experience
While in college, I worked at a child development center in Michigan as a teacher’s aid. From 2011 through 2015 I worked at a school in their food service and after school program. I worked closely with second and forth grade classes as a teachers aid.

Personal
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my daughter, Lilyana. We love to spend time together gardening and being outside with nature.


Ms. Natalie

Education
I went to Madison Collage with a Teach Scholarship. I finished the Child Care Development Specialist Degree in February 2005.

Experience
I started babysitting when I was 12 years old. At the age of 16, I became a Teacher’s aid at Child Life Ministries in McFarland. While attending McFarland Highschool, I worked at N.A.E.Y.C. Accredited Centers.

Personal
In my free time, I enjoy fishing, hunting, camping, snowboarding, and ATVing at my family’s cabin.

Ms. Alicia

Education
I am currently a Junior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, majoring in Elementary Education with an understudy in English and Language Arts. I am also receiving a certificate in Educational Policy Studies. I plan on graduating in December 2018 and hope to pursue teaching grades 1st through 8th.

Experience
I started babysitting in 7th grade and have continued babysitting a wide range of families from having twins to having a child with Down Syndrome. I tutor at James C. Write Middle School and volunteer through Badger Volunteers. Last summer, I nannied a family of 3 and found a passion for working with kids. This is my first year with Kids Junction.

Personal
In my free time I love watching Netflix, reading, hanging out with my roommates, listening to music, and eating!


Mr. Jack

Education
I graduated from UW-La Crosse in May of 2017 with a Bachelors Degree in Physical Education and a minor in Adapted Physical Education. I am certified to teach Pre-K through 12th grade.

Experience
I have been working in camps since i was 15 years old and have experience teaching in the La Crosse, Holmen, and Sparta School Districts. I will be starting to teach and coach full time in the fall.

Personal
I am originally from Madison, Wisconsin. In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors and staying active. This includes golfing, playing basketball, fishing, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.

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