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Teachers at the UWEC Children’s Nature Academy add their own unique qualities and skills to the program.  Each has a four year degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Special Education, Family Studies, or another related field, as well as various levels of experience with young children.  We are proud to introduce our professional staff members to you.



  • Lisa Coen, Director
  • Kelly Micolichek, Assistant Director
  • Sabrina Clay, Infant/Toddler Coordinator


Kim Nettell, Sweet Peas - Infant I Room

Nancy Ryba, Gerber Daisies - Infant II Room

Susan Justice, Seedlings - Infant III Room

Mikayla Robaidek, Daffodils, Toddler I Room

Brianna Crumbaker, Sunflowers - Toddler II Room

Wendy School, Dandelions - Toddler III Room

Lindsey Kindler, Ladybugs - 2's Room

Kallie Schatz, Little Sprouts - 2's Room

Harrison Anderson, Dragonflies - 3's Room

Melinda Hayes, Buckeyes - 3's Room

Ann Odegard, Honeybees - Mixed Age Group

Carla Yost, Skippers - 4K

Melissa Tapper, 4K Assistant

Jillian Zerbe, Monarchs - 4K

Gricelda Martinez, 4K Assistant