I am an assistant teacher for Ms. Cathy and Mrs. Olsen. Working with children has always been a passion of mine and has brought me great joy. I love their energy and curiosity. It is a gift to watch them explore and learn about their world. Four years ago I moved back to La Crosse, my home town, after living in the Madison area for 15 years. I graduated from Viterbo University in 2001 with a Liberal Arts degree. I studied Montessori educational philosophy in Milwaukee and took childhood education classes at WWTC when in high school. I have always worked in the day care and preschool settings and have loved it! I have 3 children of my own; Jackson (14), Jonny (12) and Maggie (8).