Building Support Teachers

Our Building Support Teachers

Anne, Building Support & School Age Teacher

The Learning Gardens has been my second family since the spring of 2008!  I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Elementary Education.  I began working as a teacher in the Preschool Unit for several years and was an infant teacher as well. My son was born in 2015 and I spent two years at home with him and now it is my pleasure to be returning back part-time helping throughout the building.  However, I did not come alone because now I am a teacher and a parent to a child attending the Learning Gardens.  My husband, Matt, and I are grateful for the continued support we have received from everyone within The Learning Gardens community.  There is true gratification when your own child is receiving the care that you and your co-workers take so much pride in giving day in and day out.

Cris, Building Support Teacher

Hello!  My name is Chris and I have been working at The Learning Gardens since November 2022.  I believe children learn best through Play and Art.  I am passionate about self- and creative-expression.  I have worked in the Early Childhood Education field since 2017 and I am a Level 7 on the Wisconsin Registry.  I am continuing my Early Childhood Education currently at Madison College.

Faith, Building Support Teacher

Hi! My name is Faith Bump and I have been at The Learning Gardens since March 2023. I love working with kids because you get to laugh and play everyday, and be silly. I have worked for over 5 years in centers with children from infants to older (elementary-aged) children. I have a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts (drawing and painting) from UW-Madison. In my spare time, I enjoy doing art, hanging out with friends, and reading.

One of my favorite quotes is “Be the change you wish to see in the world”. -Ghandi

Nancy, Building Support Teacher/Accounting Manager

Hello!  My name is Nancy Lorrig. I have been a support teacher at The Learning Gardens since December 2021 but have been doing the accounting and payroll functions since September 2018.  As a support teacher, I have mainly been working with children in the infants and toddler classrooms.  I love working with kids because they have such amazing personalities and energy and I believe children learn best through play and interaction.  I am a Level 3 on the Wisconsin Registry and hold an Associates degree in Accounting from Madison College.

Madison is my home town and I have lived here all my life.  I am married to my wonderful husband, Tom, and we have two amazing grown sons.  I also have a Bernese Mountain Dog named Molly Mae.  In my spare time, I like to bike, travel, kayak and run – especially half marathons – all around the country.  So far, I have run a half marathon in 17 out of the 50 states.