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.

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

Lead 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.

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!

Amy Lor

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.

Maddie Houle

Assistant Teacher

Maddie is an Early childhood education major at UW-Stout. She has coached dance for 7 years now and has loved every minute of it! What she enjoys most about teaching is having the ability to make a difference in each child’s life. As Dee Deck once said, “It takes a big heart to shape little minds.”

 

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Sabrinna Bowe

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Jamie Peterson

Infant Teacher

Katie Govin

Assistant Teacher

Katie spent her first 2 years of college at UW-Stout in the Special Education program and is currently completing her Bachelor’s degree in Vocational Rehabilitation with a concentration in Disability Sciences to become an Occupational Therapist. The most enjoyable part of working with children is their loving hugs, infectious smiles, and watching them grow into their own unique personalities!

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Harlee Quilling

Assistant Teacher

Harlee has completed Child Services classes in high school and is currently working towards her associates degree at CVTC in the Early Childhood program. What she enjoys most about working with children is seeing them grow as individuals and accomplish big milestones.

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Kelli Schindler

Lead Teacher

Kelli has an associates degree in Early childhood education from CVTC and a bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies from UW-stout. Her favorite thing about working with children is getting to watch them learn and grow each and every day.

Zoe Vogler

Lead Teacher

Abi Erickson

Assistant Teacher

Mark Field

Assistant Teacher

Anna Gaede

Assistant Teacher