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Meet Our Teachers

Playschool parents list our dedicated and knowledgeable teachers as their favorite feature of our school's programming. Our teachers bring years of education, experience, and commitment with them into our classrooms.
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ANDREA BUTCHART

Director

  • Education: Bachelor of Science, Elementary and Early Childhood Education 

  • Experience:Joined Playschool staff in 2017! I also spent eight years teaching in the public school system, primarily kindergarten. I love math, and was the Math Teacher Leader at my school during that time.

  • Free time: My busy crew enjoys watching and spending time playing baseball!

“I love watching our students build new relationships throughout the school year!”

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LORI HANLON

Teacher

  • Education: Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education (PreK-6); Master of Science in Education, with an emphasis on reading instruction

  • Experience: Joined Playschool staff in 2016. I taught kindergarten for eight years, before taking time off to raise my four children. I've also been a 4K religious education teacher since 2000. 

  • Free time: I enjoy reading, walking, and spending time with my family.  I especially enjoy watching my children play sports.
     

“Reading to the children is one of my favorite parts of teaching preschool. I enjoy seeing the children's enthusiasm as they share their thoughts and ideas about a story.”

Academics

Our experienced staff have developed a diverse curriculum for each of the three age groups we serve. These include our Pre-3, 3K, and 4K programs.

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TABITHA SCHULTZ

Teacher

  • Education: Bachelor of Science, Early Childhood education

  • Experience: Joined Playschool staff in August 2021.  Prior to this I taught Kindergarten in MPS and Oak Creek Public Schools.  I then went on to teach students virtually from kindergarten to 3rd grade for K12.

  • Free Time:  I enjoy spending time with my family and watching my three boys play baseball.

    " I believe learning through play is essential for all children. I love observing and encouraging this type of learning. Play teaches children problem solving, creativity, choices and develops vocabulary. Learning through play has always been an important part of my classroom. "


    "For children play is serious learning. Play is really the word of childhood." Fred Rogers

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JODI HAASCH

Teacher

  • Education: Bachelor of Science,  Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence Education

  • Experience:  Joined Playschool staff in August 2021. I have worked within the Greendale School District for the last six years. Prior to that I did long term subbing with the School District of Shorewood.

  • Free Time:  I love going on adventures with my family and working in my yard.


     "I love seeing the look on a child's face when they realize they can indeed do something they thought was unattainable."

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AMY STULLER

Teacher

  • Education: Bachelor of Science, Early Childhood Education; Master of Science, Early Childhood Special Education.

  • Experience: Joined Playschool staff in August 2021. I taught for 5 years in MPS in both K4 and early childhood special ed classrooms.

  • Free Time: I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, baking and traveling.


     "Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me." Fred Rogers.

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Karen Martens 

Teacher

  • Education: Bachelor of Science, Early Childhood education

  • Experience: Prior to joining Playschool in 2010, Mrs. Martens taught early childhood education for six years and was an instructor of Early Childhood Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.    

  • Free Time:  I enjoy spending time with my family and watching my son's play football. 

    " I believe learning through play is essential for all children. I love observing and encouraging this type of learning. Play teaches children problem solving, creativity, choices and develops vocabulary. Learning through play has always been an important part of my classroom. "


     

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