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 Ms. Megan at Sussex!
How long have you been working at momentum?
What classroom do you teach?
What made you want to become a teacher?
In high school, I wanted to become a marine biologist or zoologist but that fell through because it was out of state for college. Then senior year I volunteered at Pewaukee Elementary and loved working one and one with kids, and as a group. After high school at Pewaukee I went to WCTC to get my associates degree in Early Childhood Education and Instructional Assistant. This fall my plan is to go to Alverno to get my Bachelors Degree in Education.
What/who inspires you?
Walt Disney. He failed so many times but did not give up. He believed in that one thing (Mickey Mouse) to succeed, which made many people happy.
What is one of your first memories from school?
I was the only person in my family to go to Pre-K because I did not talk until I was five ( shocking I know ). I remember the yellow school bus getting me from my house and how much fun I had going off to school by myself.
What is one of your hidden talents?
I can move my kneecap and I’m double jointed in both arms.
Do you have any pets?
Tom and I have a black lab/pit mix (we think that’s what she is) named Shadow. We named her that because when she was little she was scared of her own shadow.
What is your favorite thing to cook?
Well, Ms. Megan doesn’t cook or the fire department would be at the house all the time 😂 but my favorite food is spaghetti!
What is your favorite way to relax?
When I’m not at the race track with Tom, I like to lay around with a coloring book and listen to music, or watch Netflix.
What is your favorite TV show?
Pretty Little Liars, Disney Fairy Tale Weddings, or The Fosters.
What makes a “good day” at Momentum?
When all the kids are healthy and have a smile on there faces! Also when you walk in the room and they scream your name and give you a big hug in the morning, or even after nap.
What kind of morning routine do you have to get excited for the day?
Wake up (on time), I get in my car and turn on Disney music, and stop at Starbucks to get a java chip fappacino. I love walking into trailblazing tots to hear all the kids scream “MEGAN” with their arms open wide for a hug!
What’s the best thing about being a teacher?
It is a very reward job watching the kids learn and grow each day. Teachers don’t go into the job to make a ton of money. It is always the outcome that is such a reward. There is never a dull moment in teaching and each day is different. Seeing all the smiling faces and all the hugs you can get throughout the day can change a teachers’s day for the better. I wouldn’t ask for any other job. Teaching and helping children is where I’m supposed to be!
If you could take your class anywhere in the world for a field trip, where would you go?
Disney World! Just seeing the smiles on children’s faces at Disney World could make anyone happy. The excitement you feel when you walk down Main Street to see the castle makes you forget about the outside world and reality. Plus, I love Disney so I would have fun too!
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.