Kids Junction Teacher Bios, Madison

Ms. Erin

Ms. Erin - Infant TeacherEducation
I received my Associated Degree from UW-Richland.  Since then, I have taken many classes through work to continue my education in the childcare field.

Experience
Since high school, I babysat for families.  After college, I started working in a daycare.  After working there for three years, I moved to Madison, where I nannied for a wonderful family for an additional three years before joining the Baby Junction team in 2015.

Personal
In the summer, I like camping and kayaking with my family and friends.  I also enjoy woodworking with my dad.


Ms. LindseyMs. Lindsey

Education
I graduated from UW-Madison in 2014 with my degree in Elementary Education. I currently hold my Wisconsin teaching license in middle childhood-early adolescence.

Experience
When I was 12 years old, I started working for the Park Crest Pool Lunch Bunch, where I met several families that I would continue to nanny for throughout middle school.  In high school, I started teaching at Badger Gymnastics Academy and went on to become a supervisor and a summer camp director there.  After graduating college, I did long-term subbing at several middle schools in Madison.  I then went back to Badger and started training for the Tots (1 to 3-year-olds) classes and it was then that I discovered I really enjoy teaching the little ones.

Personal
In my free time, I enjoy watching TV and playing video games with my boyfriend (Dan), taking my dog (Loki) for walks, going to the gym, and painting my nails.


Ms. CourtneyMs. Courtney

Education
I graduated from Portage High School in 2014.  I’m currently enrolled at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College for a degree in Early Childhood Education.

Experience
I started babysitting and taking childcare classes while in high school.  Soon after my daughter was born, I worked as a Lead Teacher for a year with infants.  During that time, I continued to take childcare classes.  I’m very excited to join Kids Junction and help your child grow!

Personal
In my free time, I enjoy reading, Pinterest, hiking, and fishing!  I spend most of my time with my daughter and husband.


Ms. Krista

Education
I graduated in December of 2011 from Iowa State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Child, Adult, and Family Services and a Minor in English. My passion for children stems from my love of making a child laugh and showing them that they are important. Every child has an important story and I love encouraging children to grow!

Experience
I started babysitting when I was 14 years old. In high school, I was a nanny during the summer. After graduating I worked as a barista, but then transitioned into a center as an infant teacher. I worked as a nanny for an infant girl and then as a preschool assistant. I’ve worked with ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. After working as an infant teacher for two years in my last center, I decided to move to Madison, looking for new adventures and opportunities!

Personal
In my free time, I enjoy reading, cross-stitching, making blankets, writing, and spending time with friends. I grew up in Ames, Iowa and am really looking forward to exploring Wisconsin and the new places!


Ms. HannahMs. Hannah

Education
I am currently studying Music Education at UW-Eau Claire and plan to graduate in the Spring of 2020 with a degree in Instrumental and General Music Teaching.

Experience
With 14 cousins all younger than me, it’s no wonder I spent many evenings and weekends in high school babysitting. In Summer 2014, I nannied for a family with an infant son, and in 2016 and 2017, I worked for a family with two elementary-aged children as a summer nanny.  I am excited to join Kids Junction in Summer 2018.

Personal
When I’m not working or in school, I enjoy reading and sewing. I love to spend time with my family and friends and spend time outside whenever I can.


Ms. AmaMs. Ama

Education
I attended an all girls Catholic Boarding High School in Ghana, West Africa. From there I continued at Wesley College Boarding School for my Associate Degree in Elementary Education in Kumasi, Ghana. In the U.S.A., I furthered my education in Madison, WI at Upper Iowa University with a degree in Human Services and a Psychology minor graduating Magna Cum Laude. Each year I take classes which focus on Early Childhood Education.

Experience
After completing my Associate Degree in Elementary Education, I taught at Christ the King International School in Ghana for 15 years. I proceeded to London, Great Britain, and taught at St. Joseph’s Elementary School for seven years. Migrating to the U.S.A., I taught at Tanner’s Creek Elementary in Norfolk, Virginia with my two teenage boys serving in the US Navy. I have a passion for advocating for children and helping them grow and develop.

Personal
I love reading, classical and gospel music, spending quality time with my spouse, children, and grandchildren. I am highly family oriented. Tending to my house plants and voluntary activities are other passions. I joined Rotary International Club and had the opportunity to travel around the globe which contributed to my passion for travel.

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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…

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