Early Preschool Teacher Bios, Madison

Ms. AnnMs. Ann - Early Preschool Teacher

Education
I  graduated in May 1985 from Moraine Park Technical Institute with a certificate in Early Childhood Education. I have also taken many continuing education classes in this field.

Experience
I have been with Kids Junction since 2012 as a 2 year old Lead Teacher. However, I have been working in the childcare field since 1986. I started out babysitting when I was 10 years old, I also took a babysitting course. After school I became the a lead teacher for 3-5 year old’s at a center in Waupun, later becoming the Center Director until I moved to Madison.

Personal
In my free time I enjoy reading, watching sports, bowling, spending time with family and friends.

Ms. ReginaMs. Regina - Kids Junction Early Preschool Teacher Madison, WI

Education
I started my journey of education for childcare at West High School, where I took child development courses. From there, I continued my education at Madison College where I then went to complete an Early Childhood Continuing Education certification. After that, I furthered my education at UW-Platteville where I completed my Infant/Toddler credential and my Inclusion credential.

Experience
My passion for childcare developed early on in my life. During my pre-adolescent years, I often volunteered during the summer at my grandmother’s childcare center and spent time with various age groups and babysat for many years. This began to make me realize how much I enjoyed watching children develop, grow, and be a positive influence in their lives and journey forward. I am a mother of three and many friends and family members would complement me on the way I handle my children both at home as well as in public. I realized my interest in classroom activities and development milestones was strong and I began researching different careers and childcare was my calling. I am so much more at peace in life knowing that I can wake up and positively influence someone’s life every day. I started my childcare career at a Montessori childcare center in Madison and worked there for 4 years with children ages 6 weeks to 2 years.

Personal
I am a mother of three. I love taking care of children and watching them grow. This has been my passion my whole life and I am loving every bit of it.SaveSave

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Ms. Mary Jane

Education
I graduated from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in 2020, from the Administrator Credential with a GPA of 4.000. This was 18 Credits I did while working full time. Many moons ago in 1995 I earned the CDA -Child Development Associate Designation, while doing Family Child Care. I have taken the WMELS – Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards in 2020

Experience
I have been at Kids Junction since August 2017, I started as a receptionist, and now I help in the classrooms as needed and in the office on the Early Preschool side.
Way, way back in 1981 I started Mary’s Little Lamb’s Family Child Care until 1999. I was licensed and accredited through the City of Madison. Later I was a Respite Provider for Satellite Family Child Care/ Reach Dane 2010 to 2017.

Personal
What I do for fun is: go RV camping with my husband Ed of over 40 years, with that comes ATV trail riding. I also like to Swim for my breaks, and I ride my new electric bike in the evenings. I love reading, collecting books and antiques. I am thankful to be working here at Kids Junction with your children. We will soon be getting a Newfoundland puppy, they add to the fun at my home! We have had two giant Newfies so far.

Ms. AmaMs. Ama - Kids Junction Early Preschool Teacher

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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Kids Junction After School, School Age Teacher Ms. LillieMs. Lillie

Education
I graduated high school in 2022 and will be starting classes soon.

Experience
I started baby stitting when I was 11 years old. I baby sat for 2 families for 3 years then In 2018 Watched 2 boys ages 4 and 7. In 2020 I started watching my now fiances daughter and in 2021 started watching my cousins 18mo Son. I started working at Kids Junction in 2022.

Personal
In my free time I like to watch movies, read and write, paint, listen to music and spend time with my fiance and his daughter.

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Ms. Debbie

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Education
I graduated in May of 2019 from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood/Middle Childhood Education.

Experience
I have been working at Kid’s Junction on and off since 2017.I have worked as a 4K teacher in a Spanish Immersion program in Minnesota. I love working with this age group—I love where they are at developmentally and academically!

Personal
In my free time, I love traveling, dancing, exploring outside and spending time with my family and friends!

Ms. Leah

Education
I received an associates degree in Biblical Studies in 2011. In 2017 I received a certificate from the Children at Risk School which is an outreach program by the Youth With A Mission organization. I’m currently completing my lead teacher requirements here at Kids Junction.

Experience
In middle school I started babysitting and volunteering at various children ministries in the area. Ive nannied on and off over the years and was a school bus driver for 7 years. Ive also helped out at various church daycares and worked part time as a para educator between my bus routes.

Personal
In my free time I enjoy painting, writing, poetry, digital art and various projects. I also enjoy spending time in nature such as hiking, biking and camping. I spend a lot of time with friends and family and at my church.

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