Staff

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Arnie Swoboda

Owner

Arnie has a degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education from the University of WI – Eau Claire. He began his career in the Peace Corps, teaching English to middle and high schoolers in Romania. He has been teaching in the Chippewa Valley since 2007 and has loved every minute of it!

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Kerry Swoboda

Owner

Kerry has a background in Social Work and Child Development and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of WI – Madison. As well as co-owning Milestones Early Educational Community with her husband, Arnie, she also works as a Social Worker in Eau Claire.

Jamie Saxton

Director

Jamie has completed Early Childhood Education classes at Chippewa Valley Technical College. She loves working with the children at Milestones because of their continued eagerness to learn new things every day.

Jill Johnson

Lead Teacher

Jill has a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education from the University of WI – Stout. She loves to watch the children learn and grow everyday, because they change so fast!

 

Jessica Pena

Lead Teacher

Jessica has a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology, and a Bachelors of Science degree in Early Childhood Special Education from the University of WI- Stout. Her favorite thing about working with children is seeing that “a-ha moment” on their faces, and providing families the ease that their child is safe while promoting a fun and loving environment.

Jackie Prudlow

Lead Teacher

Jackie has an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Her favorite thing about working with the children at Milestones is watching the excitement and amazement of their faces as they discover something new.

Samantha Quinn

Lead Teacher

Samantha has an Associates Degree in Child Care Services from CVTC. She loves helping children grow and develop as they come into their own personality, and helping mold the young minds to achieve their full potential.

Brenda Rogers

Lead Infant Teacher

Brenda has completed Early Childhood classes and continuing education credits from CVTC. She loves the way children always appreciate love and instruction and the way they always give it back through a hug and a smile.

Jana Telle

Lead Teacher

Jana has a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. Her favorite part about working with children is the joy and excitement that the children share as they grow and learn new things.

Jennifer Wilson

Lead Teacher

Jennifer has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of WI – Stout. Her favorite thing about working with children is watching them learn and grow.

Sarah Woodford

Lead Infant Teacher

Sarah has an Associate’s Degree in Child Care and Development from WITC – New Richmond. She loves working with children and watching them grow, learn, and explore new things everyday.

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Karen Kuehl

Cook/Assistant Teacher

Karen has completed Early Childhood classes and continuing education credits. She loves having the opportunity to work with all ages of children at Milestones Early Education Community, and she enjoys helping them learn new things!

Kathy Bradford

Assistant Teacher

Kathy has completed Early Childhood Education classes and continuing education credits from Chippewa Valley Technical College. Her favorite part about working with children is being able to be positive role model in their lives, as well as watching them grow and learn new things.

Leah Maxon

Assistant 4k Teacher

Leah has an Associates Degree from Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College – New Richmond. She loves working at Milestones, as it has always been a passion of hers to work with children. Her favorite part about working with children is being able to watch them learn and grow.

Janice Cronk

Cook

I worked for the Menomonie school district in food service for 25 years–retiring 5 years ago. I sure enjoy working for Milestones! I love when you see the smiles on the children’s faces when you walk through the door with food..and there are plenty of hugs for everyone!

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Amy

Assistant Teacher

Amy has a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of WI-Madison. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in School Counseling at the University of WI-Stout. She loves having fun with children and building bonds with them. She enjoys making children happy because their smile makes her smile.

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Sabrina

Assistant Teacher

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Hazel

Assistant Teacher

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Sabrinna

Assistant Teacher