Our Staff

Our 4K Staff

Ms. Kathy

4K Teacher

Kathy joined our staff in 2012. She has a bachelor’s degree in English and Communication from UW Stevens Point. After working in the business world as a writer, Kathy became a stay at home parent, ran an in-home daycare and discovered that kids were her very favorite people to hang out with. She has worked for the Oregon School District as a both a substitute teacher, and as a drama and creative writing teacher for the Oregon Community Education program. Kathy still enjoys writing and hopes to one day publish a children’s book. She also keeps busy with her family, husband Scott, and sons Jack and Cole.

Ms. Katie

4K Teacher, Director, & Administrator

Ms. Katie joined our staff in 2005. She has both her Associate’s and Bachelor’s Degrees in Early Childhood Education, graduating with the highest honors. She has her Wisconsin DPI teaching certification and a Master’s Degree in the Art of Teaching.  Katie operated her own state licensed family childcare center for over 8 years prior to joining our staff. Ms. Katie is the center administrator, director and  lead teacher in the 4K AM & PM classes. Katie is involved with her church, as well as helping others on their journey’s to better health. Ms. Katie’s husband Tom and son TJ both work at Sub-Zero Freezer Company as well as operates the family dairy farm. Her daughter Liz is studying Agricultural Communications at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Katie also stays buy knitting, reading, and attempting a small scale garden.

 


Our Preschool & Extended Preschool Staff

Ms. Lisa

Preschool & Expanded Preschool Teacher

Ms. Lisa joined the staff of LAELC in the fall of 2008. Lisa has a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies, from Concordia College. She has been working with young children since 1990 (in a variety of settings: preschool, group child care, in home daycare.) Lisa is the assistant teacher in our 3 year old Christian preschool program. Ms. Lisa enjoys camping, biking, and worshiping with her family. Lisa’s husband John also enjoys participating in local operas, her son John is active in choir, plays, and musicals.

Ms. Sandy

Preschool & Expanded Preschool Teacher

Ms. Sandy joined the staff of LAELC in the fall of 2011. Sandy has an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education, and over 10 years of classroom experience working with children of varying ages. Sandy will be a lead teacher in our 3 year old Christian preschool program. Sandy loves watching the children’s growth and progress throughout the school year.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her three sons as well as cooking and gardening.

Ms. Emily

Ms. Emily and her family moved from Ohio to Oregon in August 2014.  She became a substitute teacher at LAELC in January 2015 and an afternoon preschool teacher in the fall of 2016.  She has her Bachelor’s in Sociology and Education and her Master’s in Education with a concentration in Curriculum & Instruction.  She has 12 years of teaching experience in preschool and elementary school.  Emily stays busy with her three girls’ activities and enjoys reading and taking care of her family.  You might also see Emily in her downstairs office as the Director of Family & Children’s Ministries here at People’s United Methodist Church.


Childcare Staff

Ms. Jessika

Childcare Teacher

Ms. Jessika joined our team here at Little Angels in the childcare room. She has over 14 years of experience in Early Childhood Education. Jessika’s goal in teaching in a class is to ensure a positive environment for our little learners ready educationally, socially and emotionally. Jessika is a mother of two teenagers and loves spending time with her family and friends. Jessika loves going to live music concerts, movies and traveling to new, unique places. Also in her spare time she enjoys drawing and crafts.
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Ms. Jenn

Childcare Teacher

Ms. Jenn joined Little Angels Early Learning Center the end of summer 2018 as the Lead Teacher in the childcare classroom. Jenn has over 15 years of childcare experience working with children. She has her Associates in Early Childhood Education. Jenn is married and has two boys. In her free time Jenn enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, being outside, and watching the Packers and Badgers.

Ms. Myla

Intern

Myla is a senior at Oregon High School and the morning high school intern. She is working on getting her lead Child Care Teacher certificate this year. In her free time she enjoys reading, playing games, and spending time with family. She hopes to go to college and major in special education with a minor in German. She loves working with kids and is very excited to get to know the kids and their families this year!

Ms. Maddie

PM Intern

Maddie is a senior at Oregon High School and the afternoon high school intern. She earned her Assistant Child Care Teacher certificate last semester and is working on her lead teacher Child Care Certificate this year. In her free time,
Maddie enjoys reading and being a part of Shadow’s colorguard. She is looking forward to getting to know the kids and their families this year!

 


Office Staff

 

Ms. Shannon

Office Staff and Float

Ms. Shannon joined the Little Angel’s team as both a float and office assistant in the fall of 2014. She helps in all of the classrooms as well as doing the center’s snack menus. Ms. Shannon is AED, CPR, and lead teacher qualified. She worked as a stylist for 17 years before leaving to be a stay at home mom when her first child was born. She has two children ages 10 and 12 that are active in both 4H and dance. She also has five cats, two rabbits, and is a self professed chicken lady. Her hobbies include baking, dancing, archery, hunting, and fishing.

Ms. Kari

Office Staff

Ms. Kari joined LAELC in August 2012.  She works in the office and substitutes in the different programs as needed.  Kari has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Sociology.  She worked in the accounting field for ten years before staying home with her two children.  Kari enjoys connecting with parents and their children.  In her free time, Kari enjoys outdoor activities such as camping, biking, roller blading and kayaking.

 

Ms. Renae

Office Assistant and Float Teacher

Ms. Renae joined Little Angels Early Learning Center the end of summer 2016 as an afternoon office assistant and float teacher. Ms. Renae enjoys playing with her children (son and daughter) and spending time with family. She’s very energetic and loves to stay busy, being outdoors, and hanging with friends. She is looking forward to meeting new families and getting to know them.

 


Substitue Staff

Ms. Karie

Substitute Teacher

Ms. Dianna

Substitute Staff

Ms. Ann

Substitute Staff

Ms. Ann joined the staff in 2014 as a substitute teacher.  Ann moved to Oregon from Austin, MN after retiring in 2011.  She has an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and started her career as a Religious Education Director and teacher.  After two years, she joined St. Edwards Preschool as an assistant teacher.  She later became Director, lead teacher and Program Coordinator for the YMCA of Austin.  She retired after 37 years of teaching preschool.  She has always been an active volunteer for church, schools and community activities.  Ann enjoys reading, gardening, running and writing, including a children’s book and poems.  Her husband, Denny, is also retired and they enjoy time spent with their 4 children, daughter-in-law, son-in-laws and 6 grandchildren.  Their greatest joy after moving to WI has been doing day care for the grandchildren and attending all of their school and sports activities.  It is a joy to continue her work with the little ones at Little Angels.