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."