Teachers

Meet the Kids Junction Summer Adventure Camp Team!
Our summer program is highly successful because of our quality staff and our creative programming. Our staff are selected because of their energetic, outgoing, and fun-loving personalities, their ability to positively guide your children, and their desire to make a difference! Most of our amazing staff are pursuing or have earned degrees in early childhood education. At a minimum, our counselors are required to have completed a School-Age certification course or equivalent and a S.A.C. training program. Working together with our office and kitchen staff, we are happy to say we have the best staff you could ever want for your child! Welcome to our Kids Junction Summer Adventure Camp Family.

Mr. Ben – School Age Director

EducationMr. Ben – School Age Director
I attended the University of Wisconsin Whitewater, where I received a Bachelor of Science in Education: Physical Education License Pre-K thru 12th Grade.

Experience
I served as a long term substitute at the elementary and middle school in the Hartford School District and as a Physical Education and Special Education Teacher in the Milwaukee Public School District. I also served in 3 other summer programs for 4 years prior to coming to Kids Junction. I started working at Kids Junction in 2006 and have really enjoyed working with the staff and the children in both the summer and school age programs!

Personal
I am from Wisconsin and am a huge sports fan, particularly the Green Bay Packers. I am married and my wife Tanya is also a teacher.


Ms. Kelsey Ms. Kelsey

Education
I graduated in 2015 from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a Degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Adaptive Education.

Experience
I have been with Kids Junction in 2012 with Summer Adventure Camp. I taught 1st and 2nd grade in Sun Prairie and 2nd grade in Stoughton.

Personal
In my free time my husband and I enjoy being outdoors with our dog. I also enjoy crafting, cooking, reading, and searching Pinterest.


Ms. Savannah Ms. Savannah

Education
I graduated from Green Bay Preble Highschool in 2014 and am now a sophomore at UW-Madison in hopes of becoming a pediatrician.

Experience
I started babysitting when I was 12 for various families and also for my own family by watching my little brothers. I also volunteered at the Cerebral Palsy Center in the 3 year old room in the daycare during my senior year of high school.

Personal
I enjoy being active and being outside. I played soccer since I was 6 years old but I love playing any kind of sport. I also love to rollerblade in the summer and go snowboarding in the winter.


Ms. Pattie

Education
I pursued a degree in Elementary Education from a two year program at Oakland College and another year at Oakland University. I am currently continuing a degree in Early Childhood Development.

Experience
While in college, I worked at a child development center in Michigan as a teacher’s aid. From 2011 through 2015 I worked at a school in their food service and after school program. I worked closely with second and forth grade classes as a teachers aid.

Personal
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my daughter, Lilyana. We love to spend time together gardening and being outside with nature.


Ms. Gretchen Ms. Gretchen

Education
I went to high school at Madison Memorial and graduated in 2016. I now attend Iowa State University where I am studying Elementary Education with endorsements in Special Education and Reading.

Experience
I have been babysitting all my life. I have also taught swim lessons and taught Sunday School at St. Maria Goretti Parish.

Personal
In my free time, I love to hike, travel, workout, and spend time with my family. Family vacations are my favorite!


Ms. Alicia Ms. Alicia

Education
I am currently a Junior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, majoring in Elementary Education with an understudy in English and Language Arts. I am also receiving a certificate in Educational Policy Studies. I plan on graduating in December 2018 and hope to pursue teaching grades 1st through 8th.

Experience
I started babysitting in 7th grade and have continued babysitting a wide range of families from having twins to having a child with Down Syndrome. I tutor at James C. Write Middle School and volunteer through Badger Volunteers. Last summer, I nannied a family of 3 and found a passion for working with kids. This is my first year with Kids Junction.

Personal
In my free time I love watching Netflix, reading, hanging out with my roommates, listening to music, and eating!


Ms. JasmineMs. Jasmine

Education
I graduated from Stoughton High School in 2012. I am going back to college next fall.  I went to Madison Area Technical College for two years in the Early Childhood Education program.

Experience
I started babysitting when I was in 7th grade. In high school I was a teacher’s aide for 4K, a first grade tutor, and I also volunteered at an after school program.

Personal
In my free time, I like to take my eight-year-old sister and little cousins to the park. I also enjoy watching movies and eating.


Ms. KayceMs. Kayce

Education
This upcoming fall I will be a junior at UW-Madison. I am in the Education program and I’m majoring in Elementary Education and Special Education. I will be graduating from Madison in 2020.

Experience
I started working with kids in high school by babysitting and teaching ice skating lessons. Last summer I was a nanny for 2 eight-year-old girls and 2 twelve-year-old boys. During the school year, I volunteered at Emerson Elementary School and Wright Middle School.

Personal
In my free time, I enjoy figure skating, reading, listening to music, going to see movies, and spending time with friends and family.

 


Ms. Sarah Ms. Sarah

Education
I am currently attending Carroll University pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Spanish.

Experience
I began babysitting when I was 13 years old. I have babysat for about 6 families throughout the years. I have experience with children between the ages of 2-10. In addition, I was a volunteer tutor for elementary children.

Personal
I enjoy spending time with my family. In my free time during the summer, I enjoy gardening and kayaking.

 


Ms. Lauren Ms. Lauren

Education
I am currently a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Madison double majoring in Elementary Education and Special Education along with a Global Health certificate. My plan is to graduate in May 2020 and then go on to teach grades 1st through 8th.

Experience
I started babysitting when I was 13 years old and have nannied every summer since my sophomore year of high school with a wide range of children aging from 6 months old to middle school. In addition, I have been involved in a summer camp in my hometown for the past 3 summers and found my love for working with children through that experience. Currently I am a volunteer at Artworking which is a nonprofit that helps disabled artists find their passions.

Personal
In my free time I enjoy running, reading, hanging out with friends, snowboarding in the winter and making chocolate chip cookies.


Ms. GraceMs. Grace

Education
I studied at UW-Milwaukee for Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence.

Experience
I babysat my entire life for kids ages 0-10. I worked at Kids Junction for 5 years doing art and working with school agers. I was a nanny for a year recently and I have a big family of siblings/cousins.

Personal
I am fluent in American Sign Language. I enjoy reading, biking, outdoors, and cats.SaveSave

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