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Karyn Leino : Administrator

Karyn Leino

Administrator

lfoj@zionashland.com

Ms. Karyn has been the administrator at Little Friends of Jesus Child Care Center since April 2006. Ms. Karyn started in childcare profession in 1995.  She owned a home licensed daycare for over 10 years. Ms. Karyn is responsible for the business portion of the center's operations, yet enjoys being a float teacher for all age groups. The best part of her job is spending time with the children. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact her by phone or email.


Amy Mashlan : Lead Preschool Teacher (school year), Lead School-Age Teacher (summer)

Amy Mashlan

Lead Preschool Teacher (school year), Lead School-Age Teacher (summer)

Ms. Amy is the Lead Preschool Teacher [during the school year] and the Lead School-Age Teacher [during the summer]. Ms. Amy also serves as the director of LFOJ, assisting the administrator with curriculum, and staff and children records. She holds a BS in Communication Disorders from UW-Eau Claire, with other childcare courses taken at WITC. Ms. Amy has been blessed to work at the center since 1997. She says that it is the hugs and smiles from the children, along with being able to share her faith on a daily basis, which make her job so satisfying.


Cassandra Leino : Lead Teacher - Infant and Toddler Room

Cassandra Leino

Lead Teacher - Infant and Toddler Room

Ms. Cassie is the Lead Infant/Toddler teacher. She has been with Little Friends since March 2011. Her favorite part of working with the infants and toddlers is watching the new things they learn each day. She also loves that she can bring her two little girls to work with her every day!

Hannah Chatterton : Assistant Teacher in Learner Room

Hannah Chatterton

Assistant Teacher in Learner Room

Ms. Hannah is the Assistant Teacher in the Learner Room. She has 2 nephews to learn and grow with. She has both given too, and learned a lot, from the children here.


Julie DeMars : Preschool Assistant Teacher

Julie DeMars

Preschool Assistant Teacher

Ms. Julie is a preschool assistant teacher at LFOJ. She has an Elementary Education degree from UW-Superior [K-6]. Ms. Julie has been at LFOJ Preschool since 2003.


Tiffany Houle : Assistant Teacher

Tiffany Houle

Assistant Teacher

Ms. Tiffany is an Assistant Teacher that floats amongst all our age groups at Little Friends of Jesus.


Taylor Janes : Assistant Teacher

Taylor Janes

Assistant Teacher

Ms. Taylor is 21 years old and was born and raised in Ashland. She graduated from Fox Valley Technical college a year ago with an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. Ever since she was little she has always loved children and always knew she would work with them as she got older. Ms. Taylor is married to Jesse and they have been together for 6 years. They have a 6 month old son, Lucas, who is their whole world.


Presley Nuttinen : Assistant Teacher

Presley Nuttinen

Assistant Teacher

Ms. Presley is an Assistant Teacher that floats amongst all of our age groups.  She recently graduated from Ashland High School.  She currently attends WITC where she studies Early Childhood Education.  In her free time she enjoys volunteering and participating in community theatre productions.

 


Brittany Schulte : Cook

Brittany Schulte

Cook


Stephanie Schulte : Lead Learner Teacher

Stephanie Schulte

Lead Learner Teacher

Ms. Stephanie is the Lead Learner Teacher at Little Friends of Jesus.


Kaitlyn Thimm : Assistant Teacher

Kaitlyn Thimm

Assistant Teacher

Hello! My name is Kaitlyn Thimm. I’m an assistant teacher here at LFOJ. I’m 20 years old, and am an alumni of here as well, I went here when I was younger and it’s great to be back as a teacher! I am currently a student at WITC and am going to Early Childhood Education. I hope to teach Kindergarten in the future! I am with my boyfriend Matt, and we have been together for almost five years, and we have a Border Collie Mix, Bailey, that we rescued last June! In my free time, I like taking Bailey to the dog park, read, bake, and photography!


Jackie Webster : Assistant Teacher

Jackie Webster

Assistant Teacher

Ms. Jackie is an Assistant Teacher that floats amongst all of our age groups. She is originally from Milwaukee and currently attends WITC where she studies Early Childhood Education. She plans to graduate from there in May, and continue on at UW-Superior in the fall. In her free time she enjoys to read and spend time with family and friends.