Infant Nursery Room and Playroom
Miss Lera, Chaska Nursery Room Teacher
Bachelors in Education, 2 years in the early childhood field
I have always wanted to be a teacher. I taught 7th graders in a specialized English speaking middle school in Russia before moving to the United States in 2008.
I have worked as an Assistant Teacher at a Montessori school where I realized just how much I loved working with children. My goal in life is to help children of all ages develop and grow into bright and successful adults.
My teaching position at Ladybug is a great opportunity for me to fulfill my calling and I could not be happier. I am constantly gaining knowledge and growing as a professional owing thanks to the wonderful Ladybug staff and students.
Miss Barbra, Chaska Chaska Playroom Teacher
High school degree with 1 year of early childhood experience
I was born in Mississippi and have two sisters and one brother. I lived in Chicago most of my life but recently moved to Minnesota last year. I have 3 children and 4 grandchildren.
Toddler Rooms – Toddler A, Toddler B, and Proddler
Miss Lisa, Chaska Chaska Toddler A Teacher
1 year of early childhood experience
In my spare time I like to spend time with my family and friends, and most importantly my son! We both love being outdoors, playing games and eating.
My inspiration is my love for my son. He inspires me to be better at everything. My personal heroes are my parents; without them I wouldn’t be the fun-loving, outgoing person I am today. Family means the world to me.
I love to laugh and will laugh at just about anything, even horrible jokes. “Live, Laugh, Love” is pretty much what I live my life by.
Miss Jenna, Chaska Toddler B Teacher
Photo and bio coming soon!
Miss Alyssa, Chaska Proddler Teacher
Photo and bio coming soon!
Miss Jen, Chaska Preschool Teacher and Facilities/Programs Manager
Bachelors in Communication Disorders, 3.5 years in the early childhood field
I attended Mankato State University and graduated with a degree in Communication Disorders. Before I came to Ladybug, I spent two years as a literacy tutor for the Minnesota Reading Corp. I have been at Ladybug for 3.5 years. I love all the excitement my preschoolers come in with everyday.
When I am not teaching, I love spending time with my husband, son and dog. I also love going to the cabin in the summer and spending time with my family.
Miss Sade, Chaska School Age Teacher and Staffing Manager
Early Childhood Education degree, 2 years in the early childhood field
I am a mother of 2 beautiful girls whom both currently attend Ladybug. I have been in the childcare industry since 2014. Working with kids has been a dream of mine since I was 16.
My biggest inspiration is my children. They make me want to be the best that I can be. My greatest hero is my mother. She has always taught me to be who I am no matter where I am.
As a teacher, I take pride in the opportunities that I am given everyday to provide fun and engaging activities to my class.
Miss Michelle, Vice President
Elementary education and early childhood degree, 23 years in the early childhood field
Both my parents ran family businesses; I grew up knowing I would work for on of my parents. One morning before school my dad asked me if I wanted to work for him or mom. I asked why and he told me that someone offered to buy his company. I said, “I’ll work for mom”.
Sometimes going to work in the family business means doing something you don’t love. I am very lucky. I love what I do. I love working with children and the teaching staff. I have also been able to have my own children with me while having a career I enjoy.
Miss Julie, Accounting Associate
Child Care Specialist Degree, 20 years of early childhood experience
My part time after school job turned into a career I really enjoyed. I started at Ladybug shortly after I graduated college and have loved it ever since. I have held many positions at Ladybug over the years from teaching to management and finally an Accounting Associate.