Summer Adventure Camp Jr. Teacher Bios

Ms. Frannie – SAC Jr. Director

Education
I graduated in January 2009 from Edgewood College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Psychology, receiving my Elementary Education teaching license.  I went back to school in 2012 at Viterbo University.  I received my Early Childhood teaching license in 2014.

Experience
I started babysitting when I was 12 years old.  In high school, I worked for the Mt. Horeb Recreation Department doing various jobs working with children, completing five years there.  I was a nanny for a summer to two boys ages 3 and 5.  In the fall of 2005, I started working for the Sauk Prairie school district’s After School Program.  I was a substitute teacher for three school districts.  I started at Kids Junction in August 2010 as 3-year-old class teacher. After two years, I moved to a 4K classroom for a year and then became the Curriculum Coordinator.  In 2016 I took a position as Director at Kids Junction

Personal
In my free time, I enjoy crafting, scrapbooking, painting, photography, and reading.  I spent most of my time with my husband, son, and daughter in the outdoors.


Ms. Trisha – Teacher Liaison

Education
I have an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from North Central Technical College.

Experience
I have been working with children since I was in middle school. Babysitting, after school programs, youth groups, and numerous missions trips are just a few of my valued experiences in the Early Childhood Field. I have been with Kids Junction since the fall of 2006.

Personal
I grew up in a small town in Northern Wisconsin. My husband and I were married in May 2014!  We enjoy anything fitness/health related, sports, and spending time with family and friends.


Ms. MeganMs. Megan

Education
I received my degree in Early Childhood Education/Elementary Education from Evangel University in 2013.  After spending another year in Missouri, my husband and I moved to Madison, where I received my Wisconsin teaching license in 2016, certified to teach children birth to age 12.

Experience
I have worked with children in various settings since I was 17 years old, including summer camps and after school programs.  I was a kindergarten aide/long-term substitute, special education aide at West Middleton Elementary, and a lead teacher at another day care center prior to starting at Kids Junction.

Person
I have been married to my husband for six years and have a sweet, vibrant son.  In my spare time, I love to watch Wisconsin sports, bake, run, make frequent trips to Target, and spend time with my family.


Ms. CatherineKids Junction teacher Miss Catherine

Education
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, La Crosse, WI.

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

Personal
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!


Ms. Michelle

Education
I have a Bachelor’s Degree from UW-Whitewater with a Pre-Kindergarten through sixth grade certification and an Urban Education Certification for Elementary through High School. I also have a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction.

Experience
I have been an Early Childhood teacher since 1994. I have taught Kindergarten in Milwaukee and Kindergarten at Chavez Elementary school in Madison. These combined experiences have contributed to my success in the early childhood field. I have the incredible opportunity to work with almost everyone here at Kids Junction. This experience has allowed me to contribute and grow with the school.

Personal
I have a wonderful family. My son, daughter, husband and I enjoy many outdoor activities together. I also enjoy cooking, reading, sports and traveling.


Ms. McKenna

Education
I graduated in May 2016 from North Central University in Minneapolis with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Biblical Studies.

Experience
Throughout high school and college, I have had many opportunities to work in children’s church and child care facilities. In June 2016, I started working at Kids Junction teaching art, 4K, and floating in the classrooms. I currently teach 2nd grade during the school year and am thankful to be back at Kids Junction for the summer!

Personal
I love anything arts and crafts, spending time outdoors, as well as being with my friends and family.

 

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What Parents Are Saying About Us

Kids Junction's Summer Adventure Camp is the best in Madison! They arrange such fun field trips and events that I'm jealous I can't be a kid again and go to Summer Camp! The staff are trust worthy and professional and my daughter LOVES them! All you have to do is visit the facility and meet the staff to know that it's a great place for kids!

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