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Early Learning Community

Menomonie Center Staff

Milestones Early Educational Community is a Nationally Accredited, five-star rated, Reggio Emilia inspired school in Menomonie, WI.

At Milestones Early Educational Community, we view each child as imaginative, independent, and eager to learn. Our goal is to inspire children to explore, question, and captain their learning journey, in a supportive and Christian environment. As a nationally accredited, five-star child care center located in Menomonie, WI, Milestones partners with the children to adapt the Reggio Emilia-inspired learning approach for our preschool curriculum.

Arnie Swoboda


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!

Kerry Swoboda


Kerry has a professional background in social work, child development, and child therapy. She has a Master's degree in Social Work with a focus on mental health from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Kerry has a passion for working with children and families and enjoys her time at our Chippewa Falls location.

Jamie Saxton


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.

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.

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!

Sabrinna Bowe

4K Assistant

Sabrinna has her associates degree in Early Childhood Education from CVTC. She loves being able to watch the children grow and achieve new milestones as they develop.

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.

Katie Govin

Assistant Teacher

Katie graduated from University of Wisconsin- Stout with a Bachelor's degree in Rehabilitation Services with a concentration in Disability Sciences. Her favorite part of working with children is the unpredictability each day brings. You will likely find her snuggling infants, building towers with the toddlers, or in the middle of a dodgeball game with the school-age kiddos!

Morgen Gyger

Assistant Teacher

Morgen is currently a student at UW Stout working towards her Early Childhood Education degree. She enjoys watching the children grow physically and academically in a positive way.

Kirsten Schauf

Lead Teacher

Kirsten loves getting to know each child and figuring out how they learn best. She loves hearing their colorful stories about themselves and their families.

Kailey Swarts

Assistant Teacher

Kailey is working towards her degree in Business Marketing at UW Stout. She loves hearing the children’s imaginative thoughts and conversations. She loves it when a child finally “gets it” and you see them light up.

Brenna Barwald

Assistant Teacher

Brenna is currently a student at UW Stout working towards her degree in Early Childhood Education. She loves the way the minds of little children work and she enjoys watching them grow to the fullest potential.

Ashlee Spicer

Assistant Teacher

Ashlee enjoys being able to see the world through the eyes of a child by working closely with young children. She loves watching each child grow into their own, unique individual.

Kali Saxton

Assistant Teacher

Kali has taken several early childhood and infant and toddler classes throughout her education. She loves to watch them grow and she really enjoys how each day working with children brings something new.

Leigha Prudlow

Assistant Teacher

Leigha has taken some early childhood education classes throughout her education. She loves the excitement on the children's faces when she enters the classroom and she enjoys watching them grow.

Allora Windsor

Assistant Teacher

Sarah Peterson


Joplin Peterson

Assistant Teacher

Joplin loves seeing the smiles on the children's faces and learning all of their amazing personalities. She feels children make life much more Joyful.

Brianne Rehak

Assistant Teacher

Brianne has a Bachelor's degree in psychology and is currently attending UW Stout to obtain her master's degree in school counseling. She loves watching the children grow as they learn to use their new skills.

Lauren Ek

Assistant Teacher

Lauren loves working with children because she gets to see so many smiles each day. She loves making connections with the children and sharing in their successes.

Abbi Fregine

Assistant Teacher

Abbi is a senior in high school and is planning to attend college at either River Falls or Stevens Point. She enjoys working with children because you can make such a positive impact in their lives as you help them learn and grow.

Lindsey Rogers

4K Teacher

Lindsey holds her bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. Throughout her 15 years of working with children her favorite part is watching them learn and grow through the school year.

Ashley Sandager

Assistant Teacher

Ashley has taken all the classes through The Education Station to earn her lead teaching qualifications. She enjoys getting to know the children and learning their individual personalities.

Raquel Norby

Assistant Teacher

Raquel has taken several early education classes. She feels working with children is very rewarding getting to watch them learn and grow.

Alexis Stoll

Assistant Teacher

Alexis loves working with children because they teach her to be patient. She feels making sure they are properly cared for and happy is a great experience to witness and they keep us accountable to always do good.

Gracie Palacios

Assistant Teacher

Gracie has a bachelor's degree in Psychology and Sociology from UW Eau Claire. She enjoys watching the children grow and develop in their own unique ways.

Kyli Bunch

Lead Teacher

Kylii has her bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from UW Stout. She loves watching children grow and to be a part of their lives to help them succeed.

Tayla Spiegel

Assistant Teacher

Tayla is junior at UW Stout majoring in Hospitality and Tourism. She loves working with children because the environment around them is so enjoyable, she loves to have fun and make sure the children have fun too!

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