Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Mindee at Sussex

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 Sussex, Ms. Mindee!

How long have you worked at Momentum?
1 year and 1 month

What classroom do you teach?
I recently moved from CC1 to Little Scholarsmindee

What made you want to become a teacher?
At age 2, I started going to an in-home daycare center run by an amazing woman named Sue. She taught us everything we needed to know to be prepared for school, as well as teaching us to value education. Growing up I looked up to her and was always grateful for all that she taught us!

What or who inspires you?
My Grandpa has always been my biggest inspiration, he was the hardest working and smartest man I’ve ever known. He inspired me to do what I love and never20180314_001850 give up.

What is your favorite kind of activity to teach?
Art activities! I’ve always loved art, and watching kids make art and be creative is so fun! It puts their imaginations to work.

What is one of your first memories from school?Raising and releasing monarch butterflies every summer while I was in daycare. It was such a cool experience!

What is one of your hidden talents?20180314_001741
I play several instruments. In middle school and high school I played oboe and bassoon. I am also currently teaching myself how to play the ukulele.

Do you have any pets?20180314_001804
Yes! I have three cats, Cosmo, Angel, and Misty, and a20180314_001827 chocolate lab named Sable.

What is your favorite thing to cook?
Chicken gnocchi soup

What is your favorite way to relax?
I relax with a comfy blanket and a good book or movie, or by drawing!20180314_001907

What is your favorite TV show/guilty pleasure?
My all-time favorite show is Gilmore Girls. I love their witty humor!

halloweenbeckyWhat makes a “good day” at Momentum?
Every day at Momentum is a good day! Coming in and seeing all of the kids smiling and excited for their day is so rewarding!

What kind of morning routine do you have to get excited for the day?
Breakfast and coffee. Followed by getting ready and thinking about all of the activities we have planned for the day.

What is the best thing about being a teacher?
The best thing about being a teacher is knowing that because of you and your coworkers, you are giving your students one of the most amazing and important gifts they will every receive, the gift of education!

If you could take your class on a field trip anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I would take my class to my favorite place, the Shalom Wildlife Zoo in West Bend. They have a lot of cool animals to see, and some you can even pet and feed!

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.