Abby Neumann

Teacher

Started working at Sonshine in August of 2015

Family includes: Father- Wayne, Mother- Brenda, and sisters- Emily and Mel.

Degree: A.A. Early Childhood Education, WITC-NR

Abby enjoys swimming and cooking.

 
 

Alexa Lynch

Assistant Teacher

Started working at Sonshine August of 2017

Family includes: Significant other- Zach, Son-Grayson, and dogs- Loki, Molly, and Charlie

Degree: Early Childhood Coursework

Alexa enjoys shopping, music, going on walks, hiking, and spending time with family!

 

Angie LaRose

Teacher

Started working at Sonshine September of 2013

Family includes: Husband-Tim and children-Gennevieve, Henry, Alexander, and Titus.

Degree: A.A. Early Childhood Education, WITC-NR

Angie enjoys spending time with her children.

 


Ashley Robinson

Teacher

Started working at Sonshine August of 2017

Family includes: Mother- Taffy, Father-Matt, Sister- Kloie, and Brother-Hunter

Degree:Early Childhood Coursework

Ashley enjoys traveling 

 

Jenny Bucklew

Teacher 

Started working at Sonshine September of 2013

Family includes: Husband- Jim, Daughters- Ellie Bucklew & Amanda & Brad Johnson & Grand-daughter, Emilia.

  Sons- Jon, Jeremy & Burgundy Bucklew & Grand-children Azarias & Athena

Degree: Early Childhood Coursework.

Jenny enjoys fishing with her family.


 Ms. Kathryn    
 

Kim Fauley

Sonshine Chef of The GENTLENESS Kitchen!

Started working at Sonshine August of 2013

Family includes: Husband-Matt and children-Amber, Lindsey, and Issac and Grandson- Axel

Kim enjoys reading, watching movies, going on walks, and gardening.

 

Kristine Thomas

Owner/Director

Family includes: Husband-Neal  Sons- Dayton and Dalton

Degree: Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education

Kris enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to movies and enjoying a good meal!

 


Maddie Pauley

Teacher

Started working at Sonshine June of 2016

Family includes: Mom- Shanna, Dad- Joe, Brother-TJ

Degree: Early Childhood Coursework

Maddie enjoys reading, watching Netflix, traveling, and going camping.


 Ms Makayla
 

Lexi Miller

Teacher 

Started working at Sonshine September of 2015

Family includes: Mom- Melissa, Dad- Todd, and brother- Tanner

Degree: A.A. Early Childhood Education (2016)

Lexi enjoys shopping, going to concerts and hanging out with her friends and family!

 

Tara Couch

Teacher

Started working at Sonshine September 2016

Family includes: Fiancé’- Michael, Sons- Austin and Timothy, Ellie the Dog

Degree: Early Childhood Coursework

Tara enjoys spending time with family, hiking and volunteering
 

Teresa DeGeest

Assistant Director

Teacher

Started working at Sonshine August of 2016

Family Includes: Husband- Jeff and children- Kathryn, Ann, Alexander, Samantha, Kimberly, Isaac, & Emily

Degree: Child Development A.A.S., Central Lakes College, Brainerd, MN

Teresa enjoys camping, board games, walks, and spending time with her family.

 

Tessa Green

Teacher

Started working at Sonshine January of 2012

Family includes: Husband-Ken, Sons- Hayden and Landen, Stepdaughters- Christina and Micaela.

Degree: Bachelor’s in Sociology, Early Childhood coursework

Tessa enjoys reading, finding bargains, and visiting with family and friends.

 Ms Whitne