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Meet The Staff!

Caring, Loving & Dedicated

The director and staff of Little Lakers Child Care Center have an educational background and experience that meets or exceeds the Minnesota Department of Human Services licensing regulations. Each room is staffed with qualified teachers and trained assistants and aides. LLCCC provides a loving, caring environment.

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Mykel Froisland

Director

Hi! I am Mykel and I am the director here at Little Lakers. I graduated with my Associates of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education and plan to continue my education. I have been working with kids since August of 2020 and have babysat since I was about 12 years old. I love watching kids grow and watching their personalities develop! I enjoy camping, being outdoors, hanging out with my family, or just having a relaxing day at home!

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Kat Dunster

Co-Director

Hi there and thank you for stopping in to learn more about us! My name is Kat and I am a transplant to the area. I've spent most of my life living in Asheville, NC. When I am not engaging with the amazing team and participants of Little Lakers, I am striving to be THE best (and I DO mean award winning) Auntie to my two nieces and two nephews. I also have four roommates that I adore; three dachshund rescue pups and one fierce rescue kitty. I have spent my professional life in a wide array of industries and I am excited knowing I can bring those experiences and skills I've collected to better serve the Little Lakers community. My door is always open, so please feel free to stop by and swap stories!

Care Coordinator
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Billie Theissen

Care Coordinator 

Hi, I'm Billie Jo. I love working with the preschoolers but enjoy all ages! I started babysitting at age twelve and have always loved being around kids. I have four daughters, provided home daycare services and was a foster parent for many years! I will provide a loving, caring environment for your child!

Teachers
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Chelsea Richards

Lead Teacher, Infant

Hi, I’m Chelsea! I’m the lead teacher on the Little Infants side at Little Lakers, where I’ve been nurturing and guiding our youngest learners since we opened almost three years ago. With nearly 15 years of experience working with children, I’m passionate about early childhood development and creating a positive, nurturing environment for every child. Beyond my role at Little Lakers, I’m a proud mom of two energetic boys. I love being a mom and cherish the time spent with my family. In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with my husband, our kids, and our four dogs. We often go on walks and hikes, embracing the joy of the outdoors. I’m also a part-time photographer, capturing beautiful moments and memories through my lens. I feel incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to watch and help all the kids grow, and I look forward to many more rewarding experiences in the future.

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Meya Schwanke

Lead Teacher, Toddler

My name is Meya Schwanke. I have been working with kids since 2017 and have been a nanny for 3 years. In my free time I enjoy being with family and friends, reading, and going to state parks with my dog.

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Kelli James

Lead Teacher, Preschool

Hey there! My name is Kelli James and I just recently graduated from MSU, Mankato with a bachelor's degree in elementary education! I enjoy teaching children of all ages and growing my knowledge and teaching skills. This fall I will be continuing my education and completing my master's degree. In my free time I enjoy walks, reading, playing pickleball, and spending time with family and friends, I also enjoy my time at the lake! I am so excited to be here!

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Jeanee Groothis

Lead Teacher, Float

I am an identical twin and we both love Working with children. I have been working in daycares both home and centers since I was 16. I graduated south central college with a degree in early childhood education. On my free time I love spending it outside with my dog and sitting around a bonfire.

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Madelyn Buss

Teacher Assistant, Infant

Hello, I am a sophomore in college attending Minnesota State University, Mankato. My major is business management, emphasis human resources, and my minor is business law. I love to stay busy and spend time on the lake! I have been working at Little Lakers since December 2022. I have been around kids all my life and have twin brothers. I love watching the kids grow and see their achievements!

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Brenna Hertzfeldt

Teacher Assistant, Floater

I am going into my third year at Minnesota State University, Mankato in hopes to become a pediatric dietitian. I have been nannying for around four years and was a teacher’s aide at my hometown elementary school for three years. Aside from work, I enjoy hiking, playing sports, and hanging out with friends and family.

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Sadye Bunting

Teacher Assistant, Toddler

I am attending Minnesota State University, Mankato for elementary education. I have been around kids and have been babysitting since I was young. I love watching children grow and develop as they discover the world around them. Outside of work, I love to spend time with friends and family and enjoy being outside.

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Lilli Graupman

Teacher Assistant, Mobile Infant

Hi, my name is Lilli Graupman! I am a junior studying nursing at South Dakota State University. I enjoy being on the lake, going to my cabin, hunting, fishing, and much more!

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Nevaeh Tracy 

Teacher Assistant Preschool and Toddler

Bio coming soon!

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Lauren Rebrovich

Teacher Assistant Preschool

Bio coming soon!

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Carly Nelson

Teacher Assistant Preschool

Bio coming soon!

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Ava Benoit

Teacher Aide, Floater

I’m going into my junior year of high school at LCWM and I am on the cheerleading team. I love to cheer on our Football and Basketball teams, Go Knights!!! I plan to pursue a career in the medical field supporting and helping young children. I enjoy interacting with kids and helping them learn all kinds of new things. In my free time I like to hang out with my family and friends.

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Izzy Peterson

Teacher Aide, Floater

I will be an incoming senior at LCWM this fall. I have been babysitting for around 5 years but have always enjoyed being around kids. I have been working at Little Lakers since December 2023, and I love it! I have loved getting to know each child and am excited to watch them each continue to grow and learn! Outside of work I enjoy going to sporting events and spending time outside.

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Grace McCue

Teacher Aide, Floater

Hi! My name is Grace, I would like to go to college for Music Therapy, I am a singer and song writer, I am 17, and I love working with kids. It’s such a great experience and opportunity.

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Madeline McCue

Teacher Aide, Floater

My name is Madeline McCue, I love to paint and draw and I am a student at lake Crystal welcome memorial. I would like to continue my education in childcare after I graduate high school, I am a junior now and I am so grateful for the education and experience little lakers is providing me for my future in child care!

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Olivia Noyes

Teacher Aide, Floater

My name is Olivia, and I am about to graduate from LCWM! I plan on attending Mankato State University for a degree in nursing as of now! In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with friends, playing with my dogs, and being outside. I love working with kids, and i’m so excited to meet yours!

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Bridget Lynch 

Teacher Aide, Preschool

Hi! I’m Bridget! I was born and raised in Delaware but have decided Minnesota is the place for me! I’ve worked with kids of all ages for over 10 years. I starting babysitting when I was 13 and worked professionally at an afterschool program. I love working with kids and I am truly passionate about helping them grow and develop! A bit more about me; I’m a cat mom, I love to travel, and I can never decide what my hair color should be.

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Olivia Nase

Teacher Aide, Mobile Infant

Hi! I’m a college student at MSU, majoring in Communications and Sciences Disorders. I’ve been working here since 2022 and am a teacher aide in the mobile room. I absolutely love watching the kids grow and forming a relationship with them!

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Jerzey Schwanke

Teacher Aide, Toddler

Hello my name is Jerzey Schwanke. I have been working with kids since I was young and I absolutely adore it! In my free time I enjoy swimming and watching movies.

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Gracycie Kleindl

Teacher Aide, Floater

My name is Graycie I’m 16 years old I love to listen to music and my favorite color is light pink I go to maple river high school and I love to work with kids.

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Tiffany Kolb

Teacher Aide, Floater

Hi my name is Tiffany Kolb I am a junior at Minnesota State University. I have been nannying and babysitting for as long as I can remember. I enjoy being with kids and I have always been able to make sure that they're having fun while doing what is expected of them. I love cats and running, I am on the track team here at MNSU. This summer will be fun for both the kids and for me!

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Lilly Hodge

Teacher Aide, Floater

Bio coming soon!

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Sophie Wyman

Teacher Aide, Floater

Bio coming soon!

Substitute's
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Kelsey Condon

Lead Teacher, Substitute 

I have over seven years of experience working with children, where I've enjoyed helping them learn new things and witnessing their growth as they achieve both small and large developmental milestones. To expand my expertise, I obtained my Child Development Associate (CDA) credential in Infant/Toddler care. In my spare time, I love spending time with my boyfriend and our two dogs—a German Shepherd and a Great Pyrenees. We enjoy going for walks and spending time outdoors together.

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Rosalinda Uribe

Teacher Aide, Substitute

Bio coming soon!

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