People

Administrators

Jill Riley

Position title: Senior Administrative Program Specialist, Director

Email: jillriley@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-4998

Amy Lee Wagner

Credentials: Ph.D., M.A.Ed.

Position title: Executive Director

Email: amy.wagner@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-4253

Roxy Etta

Credentials: M.S., HDFS Doctoral Candidate

Position title: Teaching & Research Coordinator

Email: etta@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-9487

Faculty & Graduate Students

Heather Kirkorian

Credentials: Ph.D.

Position title: Associate Professor; Laura M. Secord Chair in Early Childhood Development; Faculty Director of the CDL

Email: kirkorian@wisc.edu

Sarah Braaten

Credentials: M.S., HDFS Doctoral Student

Position title: Leola Culver Graduate Fellow in Early Childhood Development

Email: smbraaten@wisc.edu

Lead Teachers

Katy Brechlin

Credentials: Lead Teacher

Position title: Float

Email: brechlin@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-4579

Sarah Bruhn

Credentials: M.S., Lead Toddler Teacher

Position title: Chipmunk Classroom

Email: sbruhn@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-4579

Linda Dykstra

Credentials: M.F.A., Lead Toddler Teacher

Position title: Bunny Classroom

Email: lldykstra@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-4993

Esther Emmerich

Credentials: Lead Toddler Teacher

Position title: Bunny Classroom

Email: ekoh5@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-4993

Casey Feist

Credentials: Lead Infant Teacher

Position title: Honeybee Classroom

Email: cafeist@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-4991

Laura Feist

Credentials: Lead Toddler Teacher

Position title: Duck Classroom

Email: lmfeist@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-4988

Maria Frey

Credentials: Lead Infant Teacher

Position title: Honeybee Classroom

Email: mlfrey2@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-4991

Malika Guend

Credentials: Lead Infant Teacher

Position title: Dragonfly Classroom

Email: malika.guend@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-4986

Parish Johnson

Credentials: Lead Teacher

Position title: Float

Email: pjohnson26@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-4579

Kelsie Krawczyk

Credentials: Lead Infant Teacher

Position title: Dragonfly Classroom

Email: krawczyk2@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-4986

Kris Krystofiak

Credentials: Lead Preschool Teacher

Position title: Otter Classroom

Email: kskrysto@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-4989

Joanna Martinez

Credentials: Lead Teacher

Position title: Float

Email: jmartinez27@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-4579

Debbie McGowan

Credentials: Lead Preschool Teacher

Position title: Otter Classroom

Email: djmcgowan@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-4989

Terri Strother

Credentials: Interim Assistant Director; Lead Teacher

Position title: Float

Email: tahoffm1@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-2673

Tori Tiso

Credentials: Lead Teacher

Position title: Float

Email: vtiso@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-4579

Undergraduate Students

Hannah Berres

Credentials: HDFS Major

Position title: Dragonfly Intern

Makaylah Bociek

Credentials: HDFS and Psychology Major

Position title: Otter Intern

Maya Brantner

Credentials: HDFS Major

Position title: Duck Assistant

Claire Buckley

Credentials: HDFS Major

Position title: Chipmunk Intern

Kirsten Buelow

Credentials: HDFS Major

Position title: Otter Intern

Elsa Deibert

Credentials: HDFS Major

Position title: Dragonfly Intern

Linnea Drott

Credentials: HDFS Major

Position title: Otter Intern

Nicole Gasiorowski

Credentials: HDFS Major

Position title: Chipmunk Intern

Liz Gonzalez

Credentials: HDFS Major

Position title: Bunny Assistant

Megan Haas

Credentials: HDFS Major

Position title: Honeybee Assistant

Katelyn Iverson

Credentials: HDFS and Psychology Major

Position title: Duck Intern

Sarah Levine

Credentials: HDFS Major

Position title: Bunny Intern

Isabel Meidl

Credentials: HDFS and Psychology Major

Position title: Lead Chipmunk Assistant

Sydnie Oestreich

Credentials: HDFS Major

Position title: Honeybee Intern

Natalie Purko

Credentials: HDFS and Psychology Major

Position title: Honeybee Assistant

Erika Spivack

Credentials: HDFS Major

Position title: Bunny Assistant

Victoria Star

Credentials: HDFS Major

Position title: Duck Intern

Hlee Xiong

Credentials: HDFS Major

Position title: Dragonfly Intern

Zoe Zanella

Credentials: HDFS Major

Position title: Lead Duck Intern