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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 the 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.


Taylor Janes : Lead Learner Teacher

Taylor Janes

Lead Learner 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.


Nikki Pribek : Lead Infant/Toddler Teacher

Nikki Pribek

Lead Infant/Toddler Teacher

Ms. Nikki is the Lead Infant/Toddler Teacher


Molly Westerman : Assistant Teacher

Molly Westerman

Assistant Teacher

Hello, my name is Molly Westerman “Ms. Molly”

As an assistant teacher and a mother myself, I am aware how much every parent wants the caring, loving, nurturing environment for their children, especially when it comes to a childcare facility. I am excited about both the challenges and rewards of being a part of your child’s future, and I am looking forward to working with all the parents on establishing positive relationships. Trust, respect, and understanding are vital parts of these relationships; when parents and caregivers are on the same page, everyone benefits – especially the children. I am a strong proponent of an open-door policy and invite each and every parent to come talk to me about their concerns and desires for their children.


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.


Jaden Wiberg : Assistant Teacher

Jaden Wiberg

Assistant Teacher

Ms. Haden is an Assistant Teacher that floats amongst all of our age groups.


Jo Zifko : Assistant Teacher

Jo Zifko

Assistant Teacher

Ms. Jo is an Assistant Teacher that floats amongst all of our age groups.