Meet our Waconia Ladybug Staff!

  • Infant Nursery Room and Playroom

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      Miss Amber, Waconia Playroom Teacher

      Certificate in Early Childhood Education, 4 years in the early childhood field

      Personal Story:

      I have been working at Ladybug for four years. My first three years I was an aide and after getting my certificate I have been a teacher in the Toddler A and Prodder classrooms. My desire to work with children started when I volunteered at a daycare while in high school.

      In my free time I like to watch and play with my nephew, spend time with my husband and spend time outdoors.

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      Miss Meghan, Waconia Nursery Teacher

      1.5 years in the early childhood field

      Personal Story:

      I have been working at Ladybug for over a year and love it.

      I grew up in Winthrop on a dairy farm where I was involved in 4H. In my free time I love spending time with my son and relaxing.

  • Toddler Rooms – Toddler A, Toddler B, and Proddler

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      Miss Courtney, Waconia Toddler B Teacher and Facilities/Programs Manager

      A.A.S in Early Childhood Development, will be 10 years in the early childhood field in August, 2021

      Personal Story:

      I have been working at Ladybug Child Care Center since high school. I have enjoyed working a little bit in every department, but.

      I enjoy spending time with my son Dakota, husband Alex, and dogs Max & Cora at home. We love going out for dinner, family time, seeing movies, shopping, firefighter events, concerts, and more.

    • Miss Carissa, Waconia Toddler A Teacher

      Photo and bio coming soon!

    • Miss Julie, Waconia Proddler Teacher

      Photo and bio coming soon!

  • Preschool Room

    • Miss Abby, Waconia Preschool Teacher

      I was born in Minnesota and raised in Wyoming, which is where I attended the University of Wyoming and graduated with a B.A. in Elementary Education and a minor in Literacy. Following graduation, I moved to Minnesota to be near family. I’ve been working with children in and out of the classroom for 12+ years, and part of the Ladybug family since 2016! I started at Ladybug as an Assistant Teacher working a lot in Preschool, Toddlers, and Proddlers. Soon after I became the Preschool Teacher!

      In my spare time I enjoy relaxing and spending time with my family; especially my two little girls, Wyatt & Sawyer!

    • Miss Lizzy, Waconia Preschool Teacher

      Photo and bio coming soon!

  • AdventureCentre

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      Miss Kayla, Waconia AdventureCentre Teacher and Client Services/Personnel Manager

      Bachelors in Elementary Education, Minor in Special Education, 12 years in the early childhood field

      Personal Story:

      I started working with children at 15 years old when I started watching my 2 year old niece. Following high school, I attended St. Cloud State and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Special Education.

      I started working at Ladybug while in college as an Assistant Teacher in Preschool and was offered the AdventureCentre classroom following graduation.

      Outside of work I really enjoy spending time with my husband and dog. We enjoy going to Gopher football games and bowling on the weekends.

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      Miss Emily Z, Waconia AdventureCentre Assistant Teacher

      2 years of college, graduating in the fall with a degree in ECED, 4 years in the early childhood field

      Personal Story:

      I’m currently in college working towards my Associates degree in Early Childhood Development and will be graduating this fall. I have over 4 years of experience working with children. In my spare time I work another job and spend time with my friend and family.

  • Float

  • Administrative