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.

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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Ben OswaldBusiness ManagerChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384bmoswald@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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

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JoAnne WilliamsonCOVID-19 TrackerUWM Children's Learning Center(414) 229-5384williajp@uwm.eduNWQ Bldg. C Room 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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Rona WolfeSocial Justice EducatorChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384rkwolfe@uwm.eduNorthwest Quad Bldg. C 1606

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Ian Pagan MartinezReceptionist (student staff)Children's Learning Center(414) 229-5384paganma2@uwm.eduNorthwest Quad Bldg. C 1606

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Reiss BuettnerBilling Ass't, Supply/Purchasing Coord. & receptionist (student staff)Children's Learning Center(414) 229-5384reiss@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant C 1606

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Kiara SatterfieldReceptionist (student staff)Children's Learning Center(414) 229-5384satterf4@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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

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Infant

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

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

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

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Emily PunzelLead Teacher, Snowdrop RoomUWM Children's Learning Center(414) 229-5384eapunzel@uwm.eduNWQ, Bldg. C 1606

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

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Toddler

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Laura KosteretzLead Teacher, Cricket RoomChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384lauralk2@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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

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Preschool

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Kindergarten/School-Age

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

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Katie RobrechtLead Teacher, Fox RoomChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384robrecht@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. D 1606

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Beth HowieSummer only: Lead Teacher, Fox RoomChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384erhowie@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Alissa RatzschLead Teacher, Owl RoomChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384aratzsch@uwm.eduNWQ, Bldg. C 1606

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Michaela HarringtonLead Teacher, Owl RoomChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384harringm@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. D 1606

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

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Austin DowningSummer Only: Lead Teacher, River RoomChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384downing3@uwm.eduNorthwest Quad Bldg. C 1606

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Rain TaylorLead Teacher, Lynx RoomChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384taylorra@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Serina PestanaSummer only: Lead Teacher, Lynx RoomChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384spestana@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. D 1606

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