brookfield administrative team

Tammy Imme, Owner/Administrator

Education: Leadership Credential (UW-Milwaukee), PDAs training, Master Trainer Certification from the Wisconsin Registry, The Wisconsin Professional Credential for Child Care Administrators (UW-Milwaukee), Early Childhood Education I & II (Mount Mary College), Bachelor of Arts in Psychology/ Sociology with Early Childhood emphasis (UW-Whitewater), Associate of Arts & Sciences in Psychology (UW-Barron County), Infant & Toddler Certification, SIDS Prevention, Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention, Adult/Pediatric CPR/AED, First Aid, Child Abuse & Neglect Recognition & Prevention, numerous hours of additional professional development and training in Early Childhood Education & Administration.

 

Experience: Taught in Preschool & 4K Classrooms beginning in 1997. Began administrative duties as Assistant Center Director, in addition to teaching, in 1999. From that point on, have held the position of Center Director in a nationally accredited early childhood learning center, as well as Director in a non-profit, academic learning center.

 

"My passion is Early Childhood Education, and Apple Ridge Academy is the realization of my dreams! I am always grateful for the opportunity to share in the growth and education of the children who became a part of our "family."

 

carolyn bell, center director

Education: Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from WCTC; Administrative and Leadership Credentials from UW-Milwaukee; Additional coursework toward Bachelor's Degree at UW-Milwaukee.

Experience: Employed in the Early Childhood field for 25 years - as teacher, administrator, and director. 

 "Children have always been my passion. I enjoy developing close relationships with children, families, and the community, and I love watching children grown and learn!

I enjoy spending my free time doing things with friends and family. My children (Nathan - 26, and Isaiah - 13) are my everything!" 

carolyn@appleridgeacademy.com

alexandra berres, assistant director

Education: Bachelors Degree in Organizational Behavior and Leadership (Edgewood College); Bachelors Degree in Family Social Services (Northern Illinois University); Early Childhood Education I & II; Infant & Toddler Certification; Adult/ Pediatric CPR/ AED & First Aid; SIDS Prevention; Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention; Child Abuse & Neglect Recognition & Prevention; numerous hours of additional professional development and training in Early Childhood Education.

 

Experience: Taught in various Early Childhood classrooms with Infants and Toddlers for over 8 years and in various other settings with children of many different ages for several years. Joined the teaching staff at Apple Ridge Academy in April 2014!

 

"I feel as if teaching is my calling and it comes very naturally to me. I love to provide my skills and training in a real way to make life better for as many families and children as I can touch. I have family all over the U.S. and I enjoy traveling to see them! Cooking and trying new recipes is another one of my hobbies. I also like to bowl and I really enjoy running, last spring I ran my first half-marathon!"

Traci Peters, Administrative Assistant

Education: Early Childhood Education I & II; Adult/Pediatric CPR/AED & First Aid; SIDS Prevention; Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention; Child Abuse & Neglect Recognition & Prevention; Smart Beginnings-Early Brain Development & The Wonders of Preschool; Infant and Toddler Certification; numerous hours of additional professional development and training in Early Childhood Education.

 

Experience: Owner/Teacher of an in-home child care center for 5 years; began teaching in a Preschool classroom in 2008. Joined Apple Ridge Academy in February 2010, from the beginning!

 

“I am honored to work in an environment where I am able to watch children grow and thrive every day! I’m fascinated by how children think and reason; I love to learn about how a child’s brain develops – and to see that development first hand. It’s so rewarding to know that the interaction I have with children may impact them through their entire life! Knowing this makes me especially cognizant of *how* I approach children. My husband, Rob, and I are parents of a blended family of 4 children – all grown. We also are blessed to be grandparents of a smart, beautiful 8 year old granddaughter, and an energetic and handsome 5 year old grandson! I enjoy learning about health, experimenting with food and cooking, and traveling and boating with my husband and family.”

Traci@appleridgeacademy.com

ashley imme, administrator

Education: Childcare Administrators Credential (Waukesha County Technical College), Bachelors of Business Administration (UW-Whitewater), Early Childhood Education I & II, Infant & Toddler Certification, SIDS Prevention, Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention, Adult/Pediatric CPR/AED, First Aid, Child Abuse & Neglect Recognition & Prevention, numerous hours of additional professional development and training in Early Childhood Education & Administration.

 

Experience: Started with Apple Ridge Academy upon its opening in February 2010! 

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Brookfield/Pewaukee

Carolyn Bell- center director

 

262.783.5437

new berlin

ashley Imme- center director

 

262.797.9883

Tammy Imme, Owner  tammy@appleridgeacademy.com

"My passion is Early Childhood Education, and Apple Ridge Academy is the realization of my dreams! I am always grateful for the opportunity to share in the growth and education of the children who became a part of our "family.”