I am excited to come to work every day at ASC! I have been the Executive Director since 2003. I hold an Elementary Education degree from UW-Whitewater and received my Administrative Credential from UW-Milwaukee in 2010. Our daughter and I began at ASC in 2003 and she loved being a part of the ASC family. She loved her Teachers, experiences, field trips, the ability to complete her homework as well as the planned activities that allowed her time to create, explore, socialize and be a productive learner. She is now 21 years of age and will graduate from college in May 2018. My husband John and I enjoy cheering on the WI Badgers teams and the Saint Louis Women’s Basketball team where our daughter is a student athlete. Oregon is a great place to work and play!
I earned my Associates degree in Arts & Science from UW-Rock County in 2004 and went on to further my education by earning my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a Science minor from UW-Whitewater in 2007. I also received my Administrator’s Credential in 2011 from UW-Milwaukee.
It was in 2001 when a college classmate informed me of her teaching position at ASC. With my love for children and their enthusiasm, I thought it would be fun to job shadow her for a day. Here I am 15 years later and very thankful I took the time to explore this occupation back in 2002.
I held the position as Lead Teacher for two years before making the transition and becoming part of the Management Team in 2004. I have been the Director for ASC ever since and look forward to many more years with ASC.
My husband, Kevin, and I will always have a special place for ASC as this is where we first met. We have two children together and are very excited for what life has instore for our family. Kevin grew up in Oregon and we have great pride in knowing our children will have a great educational and athletic experience here.
I joined After School Clubs in the summer of 2016. I graduated from UW-Whitewater in 2010 with a degree in Sociology and have been working in childcare ever since. In 2018 I received my Childcare Administrative Credential from UW-Platteville.
I have held many positions in childcare, starting as a summer camp counselor and growing with every step of my journey to ASC. Working with school age children is my passion because I strongly believe that programs like ours can help strengthen communities and build strong, self-aware individuals.
In my spare time my husband, Matt, and I enjoy camping, hiking, and exploring area parks with our dog and 1 year old daughter. We are always working on home improvement projects, sometimes biting off more than we can chew, but learning as we go. As true Wisconsin fans, we can be found most weekends cheering on our Brewers, Packers, Bucks, and Badgers. On Wisconsin!
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I have worked at ASC since 2007. During this time I have received credits related to the childcare field from both UW- Platteville and UW- Milwaukee. I was introduced to ASC through the School-to- Work program when I was in high school. I now have two children and I love that I’m able to bring my son to work with me. While I’m not at ASC I enjoy spending time with my family and reading books.
I am a high school student in the School-to-Work program. I would love to become a child care teacher in the future. Something about me...I speak two languages.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary/Middle School Education from UW-Eau Claire. I have had five years experience in substitute teaching and also ten years in teaching preschool. I joined ASC in 1995 when I needed a summer job when I was in college. I love it so much that I have not left! While I’m not at ASC I enjoy raising and spending time my three daughters and family. I also like to watch TV, play video games, play softball and going for a run.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion and Wellness from UW-Stevens Point and I am currently attending UW-Whitewater where I am getting my Master’s in Counseling Education to be a school counselor. During the school year I work at Forest Edge Elementary as the Health Paraprofessional. In my free time I enjoy traveling, spending time with family and friends and taking my dogs on long walks.
I have my Assistant Childcare and Lead Childcare Certificates. I found out about ASC thanks to my high school teacher Mrs. Wienert. She had suggested that it would be a great fit for me and she was right. I starting working here during the summer of 2017. I am Mexican/American and my family means the world to me.
I have my Bachelor’s degree in Soil Science and certificate in Environmental Studies. I have also taken college credits from both UW-Milwaukee and UW- Platteville that are relative to education. I began at ASC in 2003 when I was looking for a part-time position. It has since evolved into a full-time position with my role in Breakfast Club. I am a mother of two that enjoys traveling and learning about new places and cultures, especially food. I am an avid animal lover and am involved with several volunteer animal organizations.
I have a Bachelor Degree in Science Administration Systems. I worked in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico for over 12 years in different schools such as the University of Occidente, Colegio de Bachilleres (High School) and CONALEP (Technical School.) I taught computer languages. I came to Wisconsin in 2003 and I started working for the Oregon School District in 2005.
I was a second grade paraprofessional at Netherwood Knoll when I noticed ASC. The children were always having so much fun and because of this I decided to apply to work here; I have been working at ASC for 12 years. I love to work at ASC because it gives me the opportunity to get to know the children in different areas while playing games and going on field trips.
I am from Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico and I speak English and Spanish. I currently also work at Prairie View Elementary as an ESL paraprofessional, interpreter and translator.
I recently graduated from UW- Eau Claire earning my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and Spanish Teaching. I attended ASC as a child and loved my experience. I decided to come back in 2016 as a teacher because of my passion for teaching , the children and the environment at ASC. I want to share a couple things about myself. I studied abroad in Spain and I have also ran a half marathon.
I graduated in 2020 from UW- Platteville studying Elementary Education and Social Studies. I started working at ASC in 2016 when Lisa’s daughter suggested I work here and I have not looked back. I love working with the kids and building relationships with the families here at ASC. I am a big Badger football fan and Dallas Cowboys fan , sorry. I enjoy working out and spending time with family and friends. I also coach Freshman baseball here in Oregon.
I have an Associates of Applied Science in Human Services and a certification in Mental Health from the College of Southern Maryland. I also have a Bachelor of Science in Human Services Leadership from UW- Oshkosh. I completed an internship with RCI from February 2019-May 2019. I found out about ASC from my good friend Sara who had worked at ASC in the past. She was also a student in the program. I love to cook, travel, listen to music and read. I enjoy working with children of all ages. In my free time, I also enjoy hanging out with my family and friends.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Art from UW-LaCrosse. In years past, I have worked for the Oregon School District as a Substitute Teacher and Paraprofessional. Along with these degrees I have also taken online courses from UW-Platteville and UW-Milwaukee. I have had many in-service trainings and hands-on experiences while working at ASC since 1997. I’m married with two grown sons who both attended ASC. I recently became a grandma and glow everytime I talk about her. I love traveling with my husband and spending time at our cozy cabin up North. I originally came to ASC to gain information about opening my own daycare. While interviewing, the Director offered me a position on the spot. I have stayed at this job because kids are a joy and they keep me laughing day after day.
I have a Bachelor's degree in English Language and American History. I taught English for 5 years in France to 4th and 5th graders. I am currently a Para Educator at Netherwood Knoll Elementary. I found out about ASC from my coworkers at Netherwood. I love interacting with children and helping them develop their full potential. Their enthusiasm is also very contagious. During my spare time, I love hiking with our dog and I also like to sing. I have been a part of the chorus in several musicals.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from UW-Whitewater. In addition, I have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Lakeland College. I also hold an Associates degree from Madison Area Technical College in Marketing and Sales. I found employment at ASC through the Oregon School District when my daughters attended Netherwood Knoll Elementary in 2003. I found ASC to be a program that enriched my knowledge and teachings with children. I’m an energetic, proactive, positive person and I’m appreciative and grateful for all that I encounter in everyday life. I enjoy challenges with caring ways and a soft heart. I cherish everyday at ASC and the Verona School District working with special needs children where I am the student and my students are the teachers.
I graduated from Oregon High School where I was enrolled in the School to Work program and worked at ASC. I plan on going to UW Eau Claire to continue my teaching degree. I'm here not only because I enjoyed ASC as child but because I wanted to work at a childcare center teaching 2nd-3rd graders. I love working with kids and also participating in sporting activities. I was in basketball, volleyball and a cheerleader for an all star cheer team. I still play sand volleyball. My favorite animal is a lion and my favorite color is green. I love trying new food and going on long walks with my dogs.
Hi everyone! My name is Joleen and I am the Creations teacher for the summer. I have always had a passion for working with children of varying ages and abilities. I am a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). I graduated from MATC in 2007. My background in occupational therapy allows me to be able to adjust activities and projects to each individual child. Over the years ASC has given me the opportunity to create fun art projects and activities to do with the children here. During my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, as well as remodeling our house.
I have a Teaching Certificate in Secondary Education and a Master’s Degree in Education from Edgewood College. I also have an Assistant and Lead Teacher certificate from Oregon High School from way back when. I grew up here in Oregon and graduated from Oregon High School. I am currently a middle school English teacher. I have three children, Grace, Troy and Grady. I joined ASC in 2003 when my sister’s friend suggested applying. She was a teacher here when she was in college in the early 90’s and thought it would be a good fit for me while I was in college. I continue to work at ASC because it is a fabulous place to work and I love the staff and kids here!
I started working here in 2005, through my high school’s School-To-Work program and have been here since. ASC is a sought out child care center for school aged children in the community which is due to the dedicated staff, its desirable location and leading activities and opportunities provided for the students. Working here as I attended college gave me firsthand practice and has been a vital part of furthering my experience working with kids. I have created many meaningful and lasting relationships with the staff , children and families.
While working here part time I was able to study and further my education. I studied at MATC in Madison and then pursed teaching at Edgewood College. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Studies in Education in 2015 with a strong focus in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. Currently I am a 4K teacher in the Oregon School District.
In my spare time I like to spend time with my family and friends. I love to go out to the barn and ride my horse. I also have a new puppy, Beretta, that is a little ball of energy. I am a huge Badger fan and I especially love Badger Hockey. In the summer I love to read and relax at our family cabin up in Minocqua, WI.
I have worked for the Oregon School District in Special Education since 2000. I currently work at the Oregon High School. I have two children that are adults now and have children of their own. I am a proud grandma of 3. I am expecting to be a great grandma very soon. I enjoy music, dancing and reading. My favorite thing to do is spend time with family. A very dear friend of mine told me about ASC in 2001 and I have been here ever since. I love the children here at ASC.
I have a high school diploma and I am currently going to school at MATC to receive my Associates Degree in childcare. I attended ASC as a child and I also participated in the School-to-Work program through school. I love working with children! A little something about me...I have a niece that is four and a nephew that is one.