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Rice KinderCare

Katie Gall, Center Director
181 W. County Rd. B2, Roseville, MN 55113

  • Ph: (651) 490-1403
  • Open: 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM, M-F
  • Fax: (651) 765-0139
  • Ages: 6 Weeks to 5 YEARS

Teachers & Staff

Rice KinderCare Learning Center welcomes you to meet our very educated and welcoming staff! We are very tenured, love teaching, and enjoy coming to work each day.

Katie Gall, Center Director

Bio:

Katie Gall has been with KinderCare since September of 2001. During that time Katie has had the joy of being a teacher, assistant director and for the past seven years, a Center Director. One of Katie’s goals in her school is to make it feel like a home away from home where children can learn and grow! Katie’s favorite part of her job is that she has the opportunity to work with so many families and create strong relationships with each one!

Quote:

I am passionate about creating a positive and fun family atmosphere.

  • Year Started: 9/20/2001
  • Tenure: 12 Years
  • Years in ECE Industry: 12 Years
  • Education:

    Child Development Associate's Degree

Kandis Tadsen, Assistant Director

Bio:

Kandis has enjoyed working in many aspects of the education industry.  Prior to joining the KinderCare family she spent time as a Teacher, Assistant Director and Center Director in a different city.  She is eager to make a difference in each families life that she works with.  One of Kandis' favorite parts of her job is to help coach and educate our team of Teachers.

Quote:

I am passionate about ensuring that each family has the educational experience they desire.

  • Year Started: 1/1/2008
  • Tenure: 6 Years
  • Years in ECE Industry: 11 years
  • Education:

    Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design

Ms. Mara, Infant Classroom, Lead Teacher

Bio:

Mara brings a vast amount of knowledge to us from her prior experience working with two large national children's activities and clothing stores along with experience educating elementary aged children.  Mara enjoys watching as all of the Infants grow and learn through different methods of Teaching.  Mara uses music as one of her favorites modes to teach vocabulary, self expression, and exercise.  

Quote:

"I am passionate about helping each Infant find their voice."

  • Year Started: 1/1/2013
  • Tenure: 1 Year
  • Years in ECE Industry: 2 years
  • Education:

    Bachelors Degree of Communication

Ms. Heidi N., Learning Adventures Classroom

Bio:

Ms. Heidi has been working with KinderCare since June of 2008. She has made an impact as a teacher in multiple classrooms at our center over the last four years. Since the winter of 2010, Ms. Heidi has taken on the role of Learning Adventures teacher. She provides private tutoring classes for children in the areas of math, phonics, Spanish, cooking, music, and sports! Ms. Heidi is also the Health and Safety Coordinator for our center and oversees the implementation of health and safety procedures in the classrooms. Ms. Heidi always takes a proactive approach with her teaching methods. She strives to find the best way to engage each child she teaches.

Quote:

I am passionate about helping children become prepared for what lies later in life!

  • Year Started: 6/1/2008
  • Tenure: 5 Years
  • Years in ECE Industry: 10 years
  • Education:

    Bachelor's Degree in Education

Ms. Heather G., Older Infant Classroom, Lead Teacher

Bio:

Heather feels that there is much to be learned through art.  She is able to teach confidence, creativity, self expression, and pre-writing skills through sensory exploration which you will see as you enter her classroom.  Heather thrives on knowing that what she is teaching the children in her classroom will carry through with them in their education journey.

Quote:

I believe that every child is an artist at heart

  • Year Started: 1/1/2012
  • Tenure: 2 Years
  • Years in ECE Industry: 16 years
  • Education:

    Bachelors Degree of Art Education

Ms. Katie, Young Infant Classroom, Lead Teacher

Bio:

Ms.Katie started her career with KinderCare in March of 2008. She has worked as the Lead Teacher in both our Preschool and Infant classrooms.   Ms. Katie says that her favorite part of her job is creating a home away from home for each Infant and their family.  Katie enjoys spending time connecting with each individual child and helping them learn and grow at their own pace. 

Quote:

I enjoy creating a nurturing and loving classroom environment for the Infants's so that each child is able to thrive and grow in it!

  • Year Started: 1/1/2008
  • Tenure: 6 Years
  • Years in ECE Industry: 7 years
  • Education:

    Associates of Child Development

Ms. Nicole, Infant Classroom - Lead Teacher

Bio:

Ms. Nicole has been with KinderCare since March of 2010. During her time here she has had the opportunity to work with our infants and toddlers and is currently working as our older infant lead teacher! Ms. Nicole says her favorite part of teaching the older infants is helping them develop the necessary skills to be successful in the toddler room. She loves to use different styles of music to establish routines within her classroom!

Previous Experience:

Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Nicole worked in before and after school programs while in college and student taught in Elementary and Secondary schools.

Quote:

I enjoy that I am able to watch many children in our school start in my classroom and then flourish in all of the other classrooms as they grow up!

  • Year Started: 3/1/2010
  • Tenure: 4 Years
  • Years in ECE Industry: 6 years
  • Education:

    Bachelor's Degree in Education

Ms. Stephanie, Toddler Classroom, Lead Teacher

Bio:

Stephanie knew at an early age that she wanted to make a difference in children's lives.  She pursued working with children at an early age through volunteering at schools and teaching Sunday school.  After she graduated from Saint Cloud State University she knew wanted to educate little minds.  Stephanie has said that her favorite part of her day with the Toddlers is when she can see the light bulb go on as the Toddlers learn something new.  Stephanie feels that reading is an essential part of education in every age.  You will often see her Toddlers acting out different stories and creating many of their own. 

Quote:

I love teaching the toddlers beacuse I get to teach them so many new things.

  • Year Started: 1/1/2013
  • Tenure: 1 Year
  • Years in ECE Industry: 10 years
  • Education:

    Bachelors Degree of Elementary Education

Ms. Mai, Discovery Preschool Classroom

Bio:

Mai brings a spark of sunshine and positivity to our Dicovery Preschool classroom.  Ms. Mai is currently in school pursuing a degree in Elementary Education. She takes a creative approach when teaching each theme within the Discovery Preschool classroom. She makes sure to bring each theme alive in her classroom by creating masterpieces with the children and creating new and fun learning games for the children to play!

Quote:

 I am passionate about each child learning and having fun every day!

  • Year Started: 1/1/2013
  • Tenure: 1 Year
  • Years in ECE Industry: 5 years
  • Education:

    Pursuing a Bachelors Degree of Elementary Education

Ms. Shereen, Discovery Preschool Classroom, Lead Teacher

Bio:

Ms. Shereen has been with KinderCare since September of 2001. For all of her years at KinderCare, Ms. Shereen has worked within the Toddler and Discovery Preschool Program. Ms. Shereen holds a Child Development Associate's Degree. When she sees a child grasp onto a new concept, she feels so rewarded and special that she was able to be part of it. Ms. Shereen feels that art is a very intricate teaching tool; she integrates both math skills and pre-writing skills into the projects for the toddlers.

Quote:

"I love to teach children through art, it gives them an abundance of self confidence."

  • Year Started: 1/1/2001
  • Tenure: 13 Years
  • Years in ECE Industry: 15 years
  • Education:

    Associates of Child Development

Ms. MiKayla, Preschool Classroom

Bio:

Teaching children is something that has come naturally to MiKayla for years.  She has spent many years teaching children in different capacities.  She has found a love of Preschoolers since joining our family.  MiKayla takes each moment she spends with children as a teachable moment.  If you are lucky enough to visit during one of MiKayla's group times you will want to join right on in.  She makes sure to include each child in the learning experience and fun.    

Quote:

I love teaching the preschoolers new things that they can carry with them through the rest of their lives.

  • Year Started: 1/1/2013
  • Tenure: 1 Year
  • Years in ECE Industry: 6 years
  • Education:

    Pursuing an Associate's Degree

Ms. Tessa, Prekindergarten Classroom, Lead Teacher

Bio:

Ms. Tessa started her KinderCare journey in 2011. Before coming to our school she  worked with children in different capacities for about five years. Ms. Tessa has her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education! She brings a very energetic vibe to her classroom and makes sure that the Pre-K students are able to learn, stay active and have fun at the same time!

Quote:

I am passionate about preparing children for Kindergarten and beyond.

  • Year Started: 1/1/2011
  • Tenure: 3 Years
  • Years in ECE Industry: 8 year

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