Community Care is a non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors. With the agency Director/Administrator and staff, they guide the organization’s policies and financial outlook.
Meet our staff
Staff photos courtesy of our friends at Glasgow Photo
Ms.Amanda’s Pandas — Toddlers
Ms. Amanda is a lifelong Beaver Dam resident. She attended school after high school for early education. She received her 1 year diploma and began working at Community Care. Her favorite age group to work with is toddlers. In May 2016 Amanda received her Early Childhood Associate Degree from Moraine Park. In her free time she loves to read, be outdoors and spend time with her family.
Ms. Gabe has been with Community Care since 2016. She began as a student volunteer and went to school to receive her preschool credential. She currently is a student at UW-Whitewater studying education. Ms. Gabe teaches during summer and breaks from college.
Ms. Denise’s Dinosaurs — Twos/Threes
Ms. Denise has extensive experience working with children. She has a degree in special education from Illinois State. She taught preschool in southern Wisconsin for a time and came to Beaver Dam when her husband got a job here. She joined Community Care in 1997. Ms. Denise’s other love is music. She plays trumpet in the Beaver Dam Orchestra. Ms. Denise lives in Beaver Dam with her husband Tom. Her adult son Nathan lives in Brazil.
Ms. Krista’s Kritters — Two's
Ms. Krista has worked with all ages of children in her career as a teacher both at Community Care and in the community. She has an associate degree in early education. She loves 4-H and has worked with kids there for many years. She has 3 boys of her own with her husband Tom. Ms. Krista enjoys gardening, scrapbooking and spending time with her family in her free time.
Ms. Robyn became a part of our family in 2018. She has an early education degree that she has used to teach all ages of children. Ms. Robyn loves what she does! She has two small children of her own that attend Community Care too.
Ms. Kayla helps us in the afternoons with our infant and toddler classes. She received her assistant teacher certificate from Waupun High School and has helped her aunt in her in home child care for years. Ms. Kayla enjoys her work with the children.
Grandma Karen as she has affectionately become known as, has worked at Community Care over 15 years. She has 2 grown children of her own and 6 grandchildren. She loves the children and families she serves here at Community Care. You may see her out and about Beaver Dam with her husband. They attend many of their grand children’s events and enjoy spending time with them whenever they can.
Ms. Karen W.
Karen W. has been Community Care’s “right hand woman” as she is affectionately known as for over 25 years. Karen helps with schedules, tours, children’s files, bookkeeping, food ordering, question answering, phone answering, and much more. When Karen is not at work she is usually stamping, shopping or going out to eat with her sisters which are three of her favorite things to do.
I have been working in child care for 4 years! I enjoy watching the children grow in their own way. I have 2 kids of my own, Aubree 9 and Carter 13. When I am not at work, you can find us at the baseball diamond, camping or swimming.
2020 is my first year teaching early education. I obtained my early education degree from Marian College, but most recently worked at Saint Katherine Drexel School. I tutor students who have dyslexia. I love teaching young children. I love to watch them grow and learn.
Ms. Nora joined the Community Care team May 2020. She is attending Moraine Park Technical College majoring in Early Education. She loves the children, families and team at Community Care. In her free time Ms. Nora loves photography and being outdoors.
2020 is my first year back to early education. I attended college in Michigan where I obtained my early education degree. I taught elementary school most recently. I am a mom to two beautiful children.
Administrator / Director
Ms. Renae is a social worker and mom who met Community Care 16 years ago when her son was 2. Over time she had two more boys which she brought here. In 2007 Community Care needed a leader and Ms. Renae thought it would be great to be closer to her children. Since then she has helped lead us through the national accreditation process to become a 5 Star Center. She loves the staff, children and families here at Community Care and is passionate about excellent early education care and service.
Join our Preschool & Child Care
We welcome you visit us in person to see if your family would like to join our Community Care family. Please contact us to schedule a tour!