Teachers

Teachers

We're there for you and your child

In our work, we put great focus on one thing – the welfare of your child.  The first element in a positive learning experience is safety and security.  Our staff treats each child with respect and compassion.  Our team of educators works hard to develop individualized lesson plans based on each child’s needs.  We take an approach to early childhood education that promotes learning through play and strong bonds between teachers, children and families.

Each member of our teaching team is a Wisconsin DCF Certified Child Care Teacher and has studied Early Childhood Education at a Technical College or University which means you can trust that your child is in the hands of a true, trained professional.  Our teachers regularly participate in educational classes and seminars and always bring new ideas and input to their daily lesson plans.

Get to know our staff

Allie Henke
Operations Director

With Berlin Community Daycare & Preschool since
2016

Allie recieved her Associates Degree in Early Childhood from Fox Valley Technical College in June of 2011 and her Administrative Credential from Fox Valley Technical College in May of 2013. She is currenlty working towards her Bachlor’s Degree in Early Childhood through UW Stevens Point.

Mission
In order to succeed we must first believe that we can.

allie@berlindaycare.org

Janice Button
Administrative Director
Food Service Coordinator

With Berlin Community Daycare & Preschool since
2007

Janice holds her Administrative Credential from Fox Valley Technical College. She is currently working towards her Associates Degree in Business Management at Fox Valley Technical College.

Mission
When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.

janice@berlindaycare.org

Kelsey Nighbor
Food Program Coordinator/Center Chef

With Berlin Community Daycare & Preschool since
2017

Jill Cox
4K Teacher

With Berlin Community Daycare & Preschool since
2017

Jill has her Bachelor’s Degree from UW Eau Claire in Elementary Education. Prior to teaching 4K she worked as a Kindergarten teacher at Clay.

Shanna Calkins
Infant Teacher

With Berlin Community Daycare & Preschool since
2008

Shanna holds her Wisconsin Professional Credential for Infant and Toddler Education from University of Wisconsin Platteville. Shanna is currently working towards her Preschool Credential.

Kathy Williams
Infant Teacher

With Berlin Community Daycare & Preschool since
2017

Kathy holds her 1 Year Degree from Morain Park Technical College in Early Childhood Education.

Gina Daniels
Toddler Teacher

With Berlin Community Daycare & Preschool since
2012

Gina holds her Wisconsin Professional Credential for Infant and Toddler Education through Moraine Park Technical College.

Jenni Larsen
Child Care Teacher

With Berlin Community Daycare & Preschool since
2016

Jenni holds her credentials in Early Childhood Education.

Amanda Olson
Three Year Old Preschool Teacher

With Berlin Community Daycare & Preschool since
2009

Amanda holds her Wisconsin Professional Credential for Preschool Education from North East Wisconsin Technical College.

Tammy Madsen
4 Year Old Teacher

With Berlin Community Daycare & Preschool since
2017

Tammy holds her credentials in Early Childhood Education.

Lisa Piper
2 Year Old Teacher

With Berlin Community Daycare & Preschool since
2015

Lisa studied Elementary Education at the University of Iowa and Special Education at Iowa State University.

Lauren McConnell
Child Care Teacher

With Berlin Community Daycare & Preschool since
2017

Lauren holds her credentials in Early Childhood Education.

Laura Milford
Team Coordinator

With Berlin Community Daycare & Preschool since
2018

Laura holds her credentials in Early Childhood Education. Laura is working to earn her Administrative Credential from Fox Valley Technical College.

Mercedes Schallock
Childcare Teacher

With Berlin Community Daycare & Preschool since
2017

Mercedes holds her credentials in Early Childhood Education.

Jessica Davey
Childcare Teacher

With Berlin Community Daycare & Preschool since
2017

Jessica holds her credentials in Early Childhood Education.

Ellen Lehr
School Age Teacher

With Berlin Community Daycare & Preschool since
2016

Ellen holds her credentials in Early Childhood and is pursuing her degree in Elementary Education. She helps us out on breaks and with our school age summer program.

Bridget Freimark
Childcare Teacher

With Berlin Community Daycare & Preschool since
2017

Bridget is pursuing her degree in Elementary Education at UW Oshkosh. She helps us out on breaks and with our school age program.

Kailee Betler
School Age Teacher

With Berlin Community Daycare & Preschool since
2017

Kailee is pursuing her degree in Elementary Education at Ripon College. She helps us out on breaks and over the summer.

Savannah Domke
Childcare Teacher

With Berlin Community Daycare & Preschool since
April 2018

Savannah holds her credentials in Early Childhood Education.