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 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.



Peyton, Summer Camp Teacher

Our first summer staff member is Peyton Sherry. Peyton recently graduated from Kickapoo High School and is attending UW-Oshkosh in the fall. Peyton is a local track and field star! He enjoys fitness, being active and engaging with people. Peyton is a true kid at heart and children seem to gravitate toward him. Peyton will spend most of his time this summer working with the Summer Camp children, but will also be floating among the other classrooms as well. Peyton is Taylor Sherry’s (returning Summer Camp Teacher) younger brother. Welcome to TLG Peyton!




Daphne, Building Support Teacher

 Hi there, I’m Daphne! 

I recently graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in English and a desire to write children’s literature and young adult fiction. I aspire to be an author like C.S. Lewis, who wrote my favorite children’s series, The Chronicles of Narnia. Despite publishing so many other works, Lewis had a love for children, which is why he is quoted saying “Children are not distractions from more important work, they are the most important work.”
I am so excited to begin working at the Learning Gardens, and help support young children to grow into kind, imaginative, and courageous young adults. I love that the Learning Gardens focuses so much on the children’s well-being and promotes healthy behaviors and creativity throughout all of the daily activities. I couldn’t have hoped for a better opportunity than this! 

Katie,  Building Support Teacher
Hello, my name is Katie! I am a recent graduate of Iowa State University where I received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology with a focus in Public Health. You may be wondering why I chose to work at a child development center with my degree…well truth be told I love kids! Growing up I spent a lot of time babysitting, in college I volunteered to mentor kids at the elementary schools, I have worked summer kids camps and nannied. 
When I am not working I love to spend time outside hammocking, hiking, biking, kayaking, a good concert and festivals. I also enjoy reading and experimenting with new foods in the kitchen! 

Brittany, Building Support Teacher

Hello!  My name is Brittany and I am a Building Support Teacher at The Learning Gardens. I like that we offer Spanish and music to all of the children. I think it’s important for children to be able to learn another language at such a young age and be able to explore their creativity through music.  I’m a very friendly and fun individual. Over the years, I have worked with kids since I was a kid myself. I love being outside, thinking of fun and creative new ways to learn.   Additionally, I’m in the National Guard.

“Everybody is a genius. But, if you judge a fish by it’s ability to climb a tree, it will spend it’s whole life believing it is stupid” -Albert Einstien