Shelly Nickel
Shelly Nickel

Owner Director of By Leaps and Bounds Childcare

Classroom: Blue Room Float Teacher

Education: Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from Madison Area Technical College and Level 12 on Wisconsin Registry for Childcare Professionals

Experience: Started Teaching 1995 and came to By Leaps and Bounds January 2005. In 2013 became Assistant Director and in August 2015 purchased By Leaps and Bounds

Professional Statement: I love to watch the children’s reaction when they complete something for the first time. It is my job to nurture and teach each child to grow and develop at their pace. I enjoy reading and leading circle time with the children. I like to have fun!!

Sandy Richmond
Sandy Richmond

Classroom: Red Room ~ 3 and 4 yr. old Teacher

Education: Early Childhood Certification and Level 2 on Wisconsin Registry for Childcare Professionals

Experience: Started Teaching 2003 and came to By Leaps and Bounds May 2003

Professional Statement: I love to watch our preschoolers find their independence and become self-sufficient. Every day is a new adventure waiting to be discovered. I love the great outdoors!!

Dawn Rasque
Dawn Rasque

Classroom: Blue Room ~ Preschool Teacher

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education for UW-Platteville and Level 14 on Wisconsin Registry for Childcare Professionals

Experience: Started Teaching 1993 and came to By Leaps and Bounds August 2008

Professional Statement: I enjoy working with Pre-K age children and getting them ready for Kindergarten. I love reading stories with animation and excitement and my students love listening to stories. Every day is a fun new adventure teaching Pre-K.

Cassandra Lovelace
Cassandra Lovelace

Classroom: Yellow Room ~ Infant Teacher

Education: Early Childhood Certification and Level 4 on Wisconsin Registry for Early Childhood Professionals

Experience: Started Teaching in 2010 and came to By Leaps and Bounds in September 2012.

Jane Wolff
Jane Wolff

Classroom: Green Room ~ 1 yr. old Teacher

Education: Early Childhood Certification and Level 3 on Wisconsin Registry for Early Childhood Professionals

Experience: Started Teaching in 2000 and came to By Leaps and Bounds February 2013.

Sara Lewis
Sara Lewis

Classroom: Red Room ~ 3 and 4 yr. old Teacher

Education: Early Childhood Certification and Level 2 on Wisconsin Registry for Childcare Professionals

Experience: Started Teaching 2013 and came to By Leaps and Bounds March 2013

Professional Statement: I love coming into work knowing that every day is going to be filled with something different. Each child has their own personality and I enjoy watching them excel and become independent.

Roxanne Small
Roxanne Small

Classroom: Green Room 1yr. old Teacher

Education: 4 hour Nutrition and Food Service Training

Experience: Family Childcare Provider 2001 – 2015

Geena Moore
Geena Moore

Classroom: Yellow Room ~ Infant Teacher

Education: Early Childhood Certification and Level 1 on Wisconsin Registry for Early Childhood Professionals

Experience: Started Teaching in 2014 and came to By Leaps and Bounds March 2014.

Danika Litwiller
Danika Litweller

Classroom: Orange and Red Room – Float Teacher

Experience: Danika always been more than eager to babysit for family, friends, and coworkers. She started at a young age and have always been a kid loving babysitter.

Professional Statement: Danika always loves to interact with children and loves watching them grow and discover the world around them. It truly makes her happy to help guide and teach children new things. Every day holds the opportunity to learn something new and exciting.

Ellen Carley
Ellen Carley

Classroom: Orange Room ~ 2 yr. old Teacher

Education: Early Childhood Certification and Level 2 on Wisconsin Registry for Childcare Professionals

Experience: Came to By Leaps and Bounds December 2014

Professional Statement: While teaching I have gained a better understanding of the role a teacher takes in a child’s life. I enjoy sharing my knowledge of art through various craft and discovery activities. I am rewarded daily while watching the children achieve new milestones.

Deb Stafford
Deb Stafford

Classroom: Orange Room – 2-Year-Old Teacher

Education: Early Childhood Education Associate Degree & Additional Schooling. Level 12 on Registry.

Experience: 25 years in Early Childhood. Working with all ages. 10 plus years with 4K/School Program. Director/Asst. Director.

Becca Schwochert
Rebecca Schwochert

Classroom: Float Teacher in the Yellow and Green Classrooms.

Education: Rebecca began teaching at By Leaps and Bounds on August 1st, 2017. Rebecca is in the process of completing her required Early Childhood Certification.

Experience: She has been a mom for many years and is just beginning her career in childcare.

Anna Jacobs Cook
Anna Jacobs

Cook

Education: Anna is currently in the process of completing her required Food Service Course.

Experience: Anna began cooking at By Leaps and Bounds on June 20th, 2017. Anna has worked in local kitchens and has done some babysitting in the past.