The Apple Blossom room has three teachers, Allison Kristen and Joe. We believe all teachers are equally responsible for planning and carrying out a variety of developmentally appropriate activities as well as providing a safe and caring environment.
We believe that children learn the most through active learning experiences based in play. Children learn with the support of adults and their peers. Each area of our room is arranged with specific academic and social learning experiences in mind. These experiences provide a challenge for different skill and ability levels along with the opportunity for success on any level.
Jamie, 4K Teacher
Hello, my name is Jamie. I graduated from UW-Platteville with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and an Early Childhood minor. I also earned a Master of Arts degree in Education from the St. Mary’s University of MN. I have lots of experience teaching Pre-K through 6th grade. My joy in life is to help children learn and grow. My husband Tim and I have two children named Emily (14) and Matthew (9). In our spare time we like to go on vacations together and watch movies. I’m looking forward to my new adventure at The Learning Gardens.
Stephanie, 4K Teacher
Hello, my name is Stephanie. I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Gender and Women’s Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I have been working with students for five years in the classroom and as a history tour guide at the Wisconsin Historical Museum for school groups. I am passionate about early childhood education because I believe it creates the foundation of a student’s future academic success. I appreciate the positive and welcoming environment that The Learning Gardens provides, and I am very excited to join the staff and get back into the classroom. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, and working on DIY crafts and projects.
Favorite Education quote: “The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth” -John F. Kennedy
Joe, 4K Unit Teacher
I have been working at The Learning Gardens since August of 2005. I was a float teacher until June of 2006, when I became the lead teacher in the Sweet Pea Room. I have been a teacher in the Apple Blossom Room since November 2009. I have a Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and Development from Madison College. I previously worked at the V.A. Kids Center as a lead teacher in the preschool program for 5 years before coming to The Learning Gardens. I enjoy working with children because every day is a new adventure. I am looking forward to working with you and your children.
P: 608-238-6700 x112