4K Teacher Bios

Ms. Tracey

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education.  I graduated from Griffith University in Queensland, Australia in 1992.  I love learning and am always excited to challenge myself to learn and grow as a teacher.  Most recently, I have been studying early childhood education courses online.

I have worked at Kids Junction since 2008.  During this time, I have been teaching four year old kindergarten.  I taught elementary education in Australia for over ten years.  I have always enjoyed teaching and have taught people of all ages.  I decided to be a teacher when I was only eight years old.  I love working with young children and instilling in them a life-long passion for learning.

I was born and raised in Australia. I moved to the United States to marry my amazing husband in 2002.  I enjoy cooking, reading, crocheting, and outdoor photography.  I love arts and crafts and have been known to spend way too much time on Pinterest.  I am the proud mother of a sassy fur child, an Australian Terrier called Cobber.

Ms. Melissa

I graduated in June of 2012 from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, Birth to 11.

I have experience teaching children ages two through five. While in college, I gained experience working for The Boys and Girls Club summer and after school programs, as well as the campus child care facility. After I graduated, I was employed as an Early Childhood teacher at a preschool. I strive to incorporate nature, movement, and sensory experiences into my lessons. I chose to teach because I love the enthusiasm felt in a classroom of young learners. I look forward to guiding, encouraging, nurturing, interacting, and laughing with your child.

In my spare time, I enjoy biking, working with indoor and outdoor plants, and spending time with my family.

Ms. Catherine

I have a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with a math emphasis from Trinity University, Deerfield, IL. I have a Master of Arts in Elementary Education from Viterbo University, LaCrosse, WI.

I have educated elementary aged students for over 25 years. I have taught at Kids Junction since 2015.

I am the daughter of a teacher (my mom) and a U.S. Postal Mail Carrier (my dad), who were also grocers. I am the granddaughter of farmers and a mortician. I am the great-granddaughter of German immigrant who were farmers and craftsmen. I am the sister of two brothers and two sisters. I have two brother-in-laws and one sister-in-law. I am the aunt of 8 nephews and 5 nieces. I have 3 nephews and 6 nieces by marriage. I have 9 great-nephews and seven great-nieces. I have 1 great-nephew and 2 great-nieces by marriage. I have 2 great-great nephews and 1 great-great niece. I have one hundred plus cousins, have (still living) two aunts and two uncles from many. I am deeply thankful for, blessed by, and thoroughly enjoy family!


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Business of the Week: Kids Junction

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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…

- Angel

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