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, 4.5 years in the early childhood field

      Personal Story:

      I have been working at Ladybug since high school and have been able to work a little in every classroom.

      I enjoy spending time with my husband and dog Max at home. I love going out to dinner, seeing movies, shopping and concerts.

    • Miss Carissa, Waconia Toddler A Teacher

      Photo and bio coming soon!

  • Preschool Room

    • Miss Abby, 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

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      Miss Becky, Waconia Kitchen Tech

      6 months in the early childhood field

      Personal Story:

      I served 4 years in the US Navy where I was deployed to the Arabian Gulf twice and spent most of my time in foreign waters. After leaving the Navy, I moved back to Minnesota to be with my family.

      In my spare time I like to do arts and crafts with my daughter and help my friends with their horses.