Welcome to Congregational Preschool! My name is Kathy Fuss and I teach 3-year olds on T/TH afternoons. I love spending time with my preschoolers and providing them with one of their first educational experiences. I want the children to know that preschool is a fun and exciting place to be, and my hope is that this attitude will carry over into all future learning.
I grew up in La Crosse, married my husband, Tim, and moved to Holmen, Wisconsin. Twenty-five years later we moved back to the city to be closer to family. My husband and I have two grown children. Our daughter, Erica, currently lives in New York City with her husband, who is a sitar musician from India. Our son, Adam, is a security installation technician and lives in La Crosse.
I graduated from UW-Eau Claire with a degree in Special Education and Elementary Education. I have worked for the Holmen School District as a special education teacher, and was the director of Shepherd’s Flock Preschool in Onalaska. I began teaching at Congregational Preschool when we moved to La Crosse, and enjoy walking to work when the weather is nice. I also enjoy biking, gardening, and sewing.
“Going to preschool” is truly an adventure for children, and my goal is to create an environment in which they can comfortably play, work, learn, and make new friends. Our weekly themes cover high interest topics such as the seasons, animals, community helpers, and more. We learn a little Spanish as well.
Our afternoons are busy and fun. We start each day with choice time in the room, followed by snack, calendar, story, art, movement, playroom time, and more! We end each day on the playground (weather permitting).
As a parent, you are your child’s most influential teacher. As a preschool teacher, I recognize the importance of creating a partnership with you as your child begins the adventure of “going to school”. Welcome to preschool!