Children's Center Staff

WSU Children's Center Staff

Karen Sullivan

Karen Sullivan, Director
Employee since 2015
507.457.2300

Education

  • BS - St. Mary's College: Early Childhood Education/Elementary Education
  • Certificate - Midwest Montessori Teacher Training Center
  • MS - Winona State University: Leadership Education

Mechelle Cierzan

Office Manager
Employee since 2021
507.457.2300

Infant Rooms

Karen Holte

Employee since 1991
507.457.2302

Education

BS - Winona State University: Elementary Education with Early Childhood Education

Jessica Merchlewitz

Employee since 2013
507.457.2618

Education

BS - Winona State University: Elementary Education with Early Childhood Education

 

Toddler Rooms

Jill Anderson

Employee since 2007
507.457.2303

Education

  • BS - Bemidji State University: Mass Communication
  • BS - Crown College: Early Childhood Education

Kayla Klee

Employee since 2001
507.457.2306

Education

BS - Winona State University: Early Childhood/Elementary Education

Preschool Rooms

Lynn Hagmann

Employee since 2009
507.457.2310

Education

  • BS - University of Wisconsin-La Crosse: Elementary Education with Early Childhood Education
  • MS - Winona State University: Educational Leadership

Kelli Kronebusch

Employee since 2014
508.457.2301

Education

BS - Winona State University: Elementary Education with Early Childhood Education




Chrissa Mueller

Employee since 2001
507.457.2305

Education

BS - Winona State University Elementary Education with Early Childhood Education

School Age Room


The School Age room is staffed with student staff who have shown leadership skills working with this age group and meet Dept. Of Human Services (DHS) Teacher qualified licensing requirements.

Student Staff – Assistant teachers and classroom aides are generally WSU graduate assistants and education students seeking Birth-Grade 6 licensure. Each student typically works 8-20 hours per week for 1-3 years during their WSU career.

Practicum, Student Teachers and Interns – Provide instructional support and innovation through arranged clinical practice experiences. The Children’s Center professional staff provide leadership, ongoing training and mentoring for students as they learn firsthand the joys and the challenges of classroom teaching.