The teachers at Momentum Early Learning dedicate much of their time and heart to the children in their classroom. We appreciate all of their hard work and the commitment they make to maintain a higher standard of excellence in everything they do. The culture at Momentum is driven by one unified vision… “Grow as a cohesive and fun team with purpose, engagement, passion, and quality”. Here is a look into the life of one of our many excellent teachers. Find out what they love and what inspires them to be a great educator.
Introducing from Germantown, Ms. Carrianne!
How long have you worked at Momentum?
I started at Momentum in March of 2017, and I just returned from a medical/surgery leave on February 5th!
What classroom do you teach?
I stared as the lead teacher in CC3, and now I am assisting Ms. Tonya as in CC2!
What made you want to become a teacher?
I have this charisma with children everywhere I go, and I enjoy making them smile and laugh! For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to make a difference, and when I decided that being a police officer was not satisfying, I decided to stay in early childhood and teach- working with children is a blessing!
What or who inspires you?
God inspires me to be the best me I can be! I am also inspired by my Big Sister and my Little Sisters from Big Brothers Big Sisters, my husband-Kevin, and my family! My teaching is inspired by Dr. Seuss, and my teachers (most of whom I still keep in contact with), taught me with pride and passion, so I get my dedication from my teachers!
What is your favorite kind of activity to teach? (sensory, gross motor, etc.)
I enjoy circle time. Reading the story of the day, singing educational routine songs, teaching the basics, hands on activities, and introducing new material/concepts that go with the themes! This is my favorite part of the day, because you’re in a group setting and you can be personal and have fun learning.
What is one of your first memories from school?
I have a few…
- I was in head start and we were reading One Fish Two, Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, and I wanted to write a book, so I wrote One Fish Two Fish, Red Fish Blue Fish and copied it (the best I could, not knowing what plagiarism was) and to this day I am still obsessed with Dr. Seuss.
- I was learning to read in Head Start and I saw a speed limit sign and it said 5 MPH. I told my Mom that I could read that sign and I know what it said, 5 minute parking here.
- In kindergarten we had a community helpers/bring your parent to school day, and we did an art activity project, where we had to pick three things that we wanted to be when we grew up. I picked a police officer, a teacher, and a farmer. I went to college for Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement (to be a Police Officer), I am a teacher, and I enjoy the country!
- Also in Kindergarten, we were making bunnies for Easter, my teacher was not happy with me because I made my ears rounded and the cutting exercise was to have them pointed. I was ready to color the ears and I wanted the hot pick crayon and a boy had it and would not give it to me so I tried to take it from him and bit his hand!
What is one of your hidden talents?
I can sort of wiggle my ears, and I can make a clover with my tongue!
Do you have any pets?
We want a dog, but where we rent we can’t have large pets, so we have 3 beta fish (2 boys and a girl) Storm, Midnight, and Sunset!
What is your favorite thing to cook? (if you don’t like to cook, what is your favorite food?)
I like to make Swiss chicken! It’s boneless skinless chicken breast, cream of mushroom soup, fresh mushrooms, swiss cheese, and fresh bacon bits.
What is your favorite way to relax?
I love playing cards, games (board and video), and puzzles to relax!
What is your favorite TV show/guilty pleasure?
My guilty pleasure is Netflix. I enjoy a lot of shoes/movies and books, right now my favorite show is This Is Us!
What makes a “good day” at Momentum?
For me a good day at Momentum is smiles, laughs, and hugs!
What kind of morning routine do you have to get excited for the day?
Well I start by picking out what outfit I’m in the mood for, then I eat a nice breakfast, brush my teeth, and my husband and I always do our goodbye routine. I always listen to KLOVE on my way to work (anytime in the car). Just thinking about the kiddos in my class puts a smile on my face and I’m all ready for the day!
What is the best thing about being a teacher?
For me the best thing is making a difference. My oldest child from my first center is a Freshman this year and still gives me hugs when he sees me. Also, I just reconnected with my 2nd grade teacher from 20 years ago over the weekend and she still remembered me!!! If you could take your class on a field trip anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I would take them Up North to Eagle River. I am from Eagle River and to me it is God’s country and the most peaceful and beautiful place I have been. It keeps me going back, so I would like to share a part of something special to me with them!
Momentum Early Learning, the new standard in education and child care, provides unparalleled excellence of care for children through an open, friendly and nurturing culture. Momentum Early Learning provides care and teaching for children ages six weeks to twelve years old. Momentum Early Learning’s pledge of excellence is based on four core values: safety, education, cleanliness and technology. Families interested in learning more about Momentum Early Learning can call the Sussex Campus at 262.820.2595 or the Germantown Campus at 262.415.8047 or visit Momentum’s website at www.momentumearlylearning.com.