Our Staff

Here at the UWM Children’s Learning Center, we pride ourselves on providing the best care and education for your child. We employ capable, caring staff and provide them with targeted training to achieve the highest standards in caregiving. Our team includes both a full-time staff of trained professionals with degrees in Education and related fields and current UWM students who are working toward degrees. Several of our full-time staff have been with the Center for over 25 years! All of our staff maintain CPR certification and training in pediatric first aid.

Sometimes you may find yourself needing to contact someone with a specific question or concern. Below are some of the personnel in the Center that you may want to contact, along with their phone number and email address. Administrative personnel are listed first (professional staff listed before student staff), then professional classroom personnel, starting with infant, then toddler, preschool, kindergarten, and lastly, school-age.

If you have questions regarding your child’s submitted enrollment application and/or records, please email childrecords@uwm.edu.

Questions about your bill? Email childrenscenter-billing@uwm.edu.

To follow up on an employment application or for general HR inquiries, please email childrenscenter-staffrecords@uwm.edu.

Administrative Personnel

Liz SmithDirectorChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384essmith@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Shari VinluanAssociate DirectorChildren's Learning Center414-229-5384svinluan@uwm.eduNorthwest Quad Bldg. C 1606

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Laura KosteretzFamily Services CoordinatorUWM Children's Learning Center(414) 229-5384lauralk2@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Kathe LerarioOffice Manager (answers website questions)Children's Learning Center(414) 229-5384klerario@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Rona WolfeSocial Justice EducatorChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384rkwolfe@uwm.eduNorthwest Quad Bldg. C 1606

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Laura KucharskiStaff Training Records CoordinatorChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384kucharsk@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Emily PunzelFlex Lead EducatorChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384eapunzel@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Rachel KubczakStudent Parent Success Program ManagerStudent Parent Success Program414-251-5955vanderw7@uwm.eduNorthwest Quad Bldg. C 1606

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Morgan Taddy (answers Billing questions)Billing Coordinator (student staff)Children's Learning Center(414) 229-5384mataddy@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant C 1606

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Olivia BinkowskiReceptionist (student staff)Children's Learning Center(414) 229-5384ozb@uwm.eduNorthwest Quad Bldg. C 1606

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Abby SchroederReceptionist (student staff)Children's Learning Center(414) 229-5384schro525@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant C 1606

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Sam KnutsenReceptionist (student staff)Children's Learning Center(414) 229-5384sknutsen@uwm.eduNorthwest Quad Bldg. C 1606

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Olivia FullerReceptionist (student staff)Children's Learning Center(414) 229-5384omfuller@uwm.eduNWQ, Bldg. C 1606

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Sydney FranksSupply/Purchasing Coord. & receptionist (student staff)Children's Learning Center(414) 229-5384smfranks@uwm.eduNorthwest Quad Bldg. C 1606

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Kate ReversStaff Records Assistant & receptionist (student staff)Children's Learning Center(414) 229-5384kjrevers@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant C 1606

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Infant

Jen EsselstromAssistant DirectorUWM Children's Learning Center(414) 229-5384jmkroll@uwm.eduNWQ, Building C 1606

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Peyton WellsLead Educator, Ivy RoomUWM Children's Learning Center(414) 229-5384plwells@uwm.eduNWQ, Bldg. C 1606

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Ellen JacobLead Educator, Lilac RoomChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384esdanner@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Katie RutterLead Educator, Daffodil RoomChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384jeffrie8@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Jenny ProeberLead Educator, Snowdrop RoomChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384eisner@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Regan ClarkLead Educator, Sunflower RoomUWM Children's Learning Center(414) 229-5384clark423@uwm.eduNWQ, Bldg. C 1606

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Toddler

Kira HartleyAssistant DirectorChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384bachrodt@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Anna WiekerLead Educator, Dragonfly RoomChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384alwieker@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Jenny PolingLead Educator, Firefly RoomChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384jguthrie@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Sydney SaylesLead Educator, Cricket RoomChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384sjsayles@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Leah KavanaughLead Educator, Grasshopper RoomChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384ljb2@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Jennifer TobinLead Educator, Monarch RoomChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384jtobin@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Kaitlyn JohnsLead Educator, Cedar RoomChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384kejohns@uwm.eduNWQ Bldg C 1606

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Chrissy BoehmLead Educator, Buttercup RoomChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384boehmc@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Priscilla ParsonLead Educator, Daisy RoomChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384parson@uwm.eduNorthwest Quad Bldg. C 1606

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Preschool

Kira HartleyAssistant DirectorUWM Children's Learning Center(414) 229-5384bachrodt@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant C 1606

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Carol ButchartLead Educator, Oak RoomChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384carol@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Amy ZippelLead Educator, Oak RoomChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384abzippel@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Curra LefloreLead Educator, Maple RoomChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384leflores@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Carmen SimpsonLead Educator, Willow RoomChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384cfunk@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Mary Beth AdamsLead Educator, Willow RoomChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384mbadams@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Sam PalmisanoLead Educator, Aspen RoomUWM Children's Learning Center(414) 229-5384collura@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Susanne WoodsLead Educator, Aspen RoomUWM Children's Learning Center(414) 229-5384woods54@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Kindergarten/School-Age

Rona WolfeAssistant DirectorChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384rkwolfe@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Alissa Ratzsch (maternity leave through 3/24)Lead Educator, Owl RoomChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384aratzsch@uwm.eduNWQ, Bldg. C 1606

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Ann KaczmarekLead Educator, Owl RoomChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384kaczmara@uwm.eduNorthwest Quad Bldg. C 1606

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Sarah OlsonLead Educator, Linden RoomChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384olsonsb@uwm.eduNorthwest Quad Bldg. C 1606

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Emily HackneyLead Educator, Fox RoomUWM Children's Learning Center(414) 229-5384hackneye@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Jasmine UrasLead Educator, River RoomChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384juras@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. D 1606

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Serina PestanaLead Educator, Lynx RoomChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384spestana@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. D 1606

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