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

Kristin Orlowski

Credentials: M.B.A.

Position title: Assistant Director

Email: kmorlowski@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-2626

Faculty & Graduate Students

Heather Kirkorian

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

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

Email: kirkorian@wisc.edu

Roxy Etta

Credentials: M.S., HDFS Doctoral Candidate

Position title: Leola Culver Graduate Fellow in Early Childhood Development

Email: etta@wisc.edu

Elizabeth Skora Horgan

Credentials: M.S., HDFS Doctoral Candidate

Position title: Shannon Graduate Fellow in Early Childhood Development

Email: eskora@wisc.edu

Lead Teachers

Katy Brechlin

Credentials: Lead Preschool Teacher

Position title: Otter Classroom

Email: brechlin@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-4989

Sarah Bruhn

Credentials: M.S., Lead Preschool Teacher

Position title: Float Teacher

Email: sbruhn@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-4579

Gabby Des Forge

Credentials: Lead Teacher

Position title: Float

Email: desforge@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

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

Debbie McGowan

Credentials: Lead Toddler Teacher

Position title: Duck Classroom

Email: djmcgowan@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-4988

Terri Strother

Credentials: Lead Teacher

Position title: Float

Email: tahoffm1@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-2673