Early Preschool Teacher Bios

Ms. Ann

Education
I have my diploma from Moraine Park Technical Institute. I have also taken many continuing education classes in Early Childhood Development.

Experience
I have been a Early Preschool teacher for 25 years! I also have experience as a Director for a center in Waupun, WI.

Personal
I moved to Madison 6 years ago! I enjoy bowling, reading, spending time with my family, friends and my fiance Tom.


Ms. Gisela

Education
I have my preschool credential from Madison College and my infant and toddler credential from UW-Platteville.  I have continuing education courses and have attended many trainings.

Experience
I worked at a Montessori school for five years and two years in a child care center.  All these years I have worked with children from 2 to 3 years old.

Personal
I have four children, all boys.  I enjoy life with my children, going to their soccer games, watching movies, cycling, dancing, cooking, and admiring nature.


Ms. Josie

Education
I graduated in May 2016 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I double majored, earning Bachelor’s Degrees in both Communicative Sciences and Disorders, as well as Spanish.

Experience
Throughout high school and into my first two years of college, I worked at a daycare in my hometown, Oakfield, Wisconsin, as an assistant teacher. I am also an aunt to four children, so I have had a lot of experience helping my sister watch and take care of them.

Personal
In my free time, I enjoy cooking, watching movies, and relaxing.


Ms. Laura

Education
I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. I also took many courses in music. I have taken continuing education courses and have attended many trainings after college.

Experience
I have taught in four different preschool/childcare centers over the years. I have had experience as a float teacher, an assistant teacher, an associate teacher and as a lead teacher. I also did certified in-home day car in my own home for a few years. I have also taught piano lessons in my home.

Personal
I have two sons and one daughter and I love being a mom. I enjoy taking walks and playing the piano. I also have fun playing clarinet in the Monroe city band.


Ms. Annette

Education
I completed my early childhood classes in May of 2009 from MATC.  Over the last few years, I have completed and received multiple continuing education certificates and am currently studying to receive my CDA certificate.

Experience
I have worked with children between the age of six weeks to 12 years old since 2007.  I started working with school-age children at an elementary school and was inspired to spread my ambition to children of all ages.  I am currently a lead teacher at Kids Junction.

Personal
I am a mother of three beautiful daughters.  In my free time, I love hanging out with my daughters and boyfriend enjoying some laughter, movies, and quality time.


Ms. Allison

Education
I have recently graduated from Middleton High School and the Online School 21st Century eSchool. I hope in the very near future I can start my education in child care.

Experience
I’ve taken the Child Development Course at the Middleton Highschool.

Personal
I love to make kids smile and to have fun. I have worked with kids almost all my life, thanks to cousins and family friends. Reading, photography, and animals are a few of my favorite things.


Ms. 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 fiance.


Ms. Erika

Education
Part of my education was taken in my country, Mexico, a wonderful place that I came from (Kindergarten through high school). I am currently taking online training courses.

Experience
I have volunteer hours at a daycare and some learning centers. I look forward to working with your kids at Kids Junction.

Personal
I am from Veracruz, Mexico, and came from my country to Madison, Wisconsin. It was a really big trip. I have raised two children. I enjoy staying at home in the evening with my family and do activities together.


Ms. Jamie

Education
I have a two year degree in Human Service with Early Educational courses.

Experience
I have worked with children newborn to age 3 for 10 years.

Personal
I have a son who is 10 years old and he is an amazing kid. I enjoy spending time with family back in New York. And when I’m here we enjoy spending time taking my son fishing, biking, and taking Ivy Blue, our puppy, for walks and working in the garden.


Ms. Yolanda

Education
I took some classes at UW-Manitowoc.  I have my lead teacher credits and Infants and Toddlers credits.  I continue to educate myself online on different ideas about teaching, administration, and general health/developmental classes on children and how to create or direct a better center.

Experience
I started out babysitting my friends’ kids.  Their parents told me I’m a natural!  I’ve also raised my own daughter.  I worked at other centers as a cook and infant helper.  I’ve been at Kids Junction for almost 2 years.  I am an assistant in the Sprouts classroom.

Personal
I love to cook Indian food (India).  I would love to travel and wish to travel again.  I love to McGeaver things; build to my needs.  I’m getting into essential oils, learning their benefits.  I used to help a lot of people I know life coaching, budgeting; English classes; driving lessons.  I love to organize anything: closets, kitchens, anything.  My husband and I have one daughter.  I wanted 12 kids!   That’s why I am a teacher; it’s rewarding.  I enjoy teaching and challenging kids to be their best and to do their best.  Being part of a child’s life as if they were my own; give them love/understanding and courage to live their future’s best.


Ms. Jessica

Education
I graduated from Madison College in 2012 with my Associates Degree in Early Childhood.

Experience
I have worked with Kids Junction since 2007. I worked as a floater here for 5 years and I enjoyed that a lot because I got to get to know all the children. I am now a Lead Teacher and I love it!

Personal
In my free time, I like to hang out with my family and friends. I love going bowling and listening to music. I look forward to getting to know your child and your family.


Ms. Patricia

Education
I graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary and Basic Education with a focus on math.  I went back to school in 2015 and I graduated in 2017 with a Master’s in Education centered on material development.

Experience
I started babysitting and tutoring after school when I was at the university.  I did a work and travel program in the USA as a nanny for two summers.  I was a home classroom teacher in an elementary school in a first grade classroom for three years.  I also worked in a daycare for a year before starting at Kids Junction.

Personal
I really love teaching.  In my free time, I enjoy reading and spending time with my daughter and my nephew.  I love traveling and I try to explore the world when I can.


Ms. Aiyana

Education
I graduated from Madison West High School in 2014 and knew I wanted to work with children.  In my first preschool position, I was able to receive my Infant/Toddler certificate, Assistant Teacher certificate, SIDS, Shaken Baby, and Lead Teacher certificate.

Experience
I started helping my aunt with her in-home daycare when I was 14 and knew that I loved doing that.  When I was 18, I got my first job at a daycare center working as an assistant teacher.  I then moved to the east side of Madison to work with school age children.  After having my son, I decided to stay home for awhile before going back to work.

Personal
In my free time, I enjoy reading, walking on nature trails, and traveling.  I spend most of my time with my fiance, son, and godson.


Ms. Ashley

Education
I graduated from Fort Atkinson High School in 2015 and started taking classes at MATC.

Experience
I took the child care and development class at Fort Atkinson High School and got my assistant teacher certificate.

Personal
I have a daughter who is my world.  I love spending time with her and can’t wait to watch her grow up.

 


Ms. Beverly

Education
I attended the University of Iowa for 4 years and earned a degree in Psychology. I have taken continuing education courses in Early Childhood and Developmental Curriculum for 20 years.

Experience
I have instructed children in the two year old classroom and the three/four year old classroom for twenty-seven years in Madison and at the Grinnell Iowa Community preschool.

Personal
I have four grown children, two daughters and two sons. I have seven grandchildren. In college, I was part of a girls bagpipe band. While marching in a football game in Iowa, I met and married my husband, who is a huge UW football fan.SaveSave

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