Our Staff

Director

Julie Krill spent eleven years running a Waldorf-inspired, in-home daycare.  She then taught at the Prairie Hill Waldorf School where her sons attend, until she joined us at Tiny Green Trees.  She lives with her husband, two boys (11 and 7) in Waukesha. In her free time she enjoys hiking, camping, crafting, reading, and gardening.  She also loves spending time outdoors with her two dogs.  Moments of self-discovery and accomplishment are most endearing to Julie in her countless hours working with children.  She is passionate about nature-based childcare and its ability to nurture the whole child.

 

Teacher – Suite Pea

Rochelle Ball has worked with children for over 20 years. Raising her own three children as well as her niece and nephews.  She has gone above and beyond training required of a Lead Teacher over the years and specializes in infant and toddler care.  After years in the field she went back to school for Business Management and Administration, but was again called back to her true passion of caring for others.  She looks forward to nurturing the children in a home like setting.

Sara Schuler grew up in Stevens Point Wisconsin then moved to Milwaukee in 2012 to attend college at UW-Milwaukee.  She has worked with infants and children since high school, where she was a child care attendant at the Stevens Point YMCA. While living in Milwaukee she worked at Discovery World and the Betty Brinn Children’s Center, where she facilitated programs teaching children about art, science, and technology.  Sara also assisted with the after school care program for Cumberland Elementary School in Whitefish Bay.  In 2016 Sara graduated with a degree in Art and Design, and currently has a studio space at Var Gallery and Studios in Walker’s Point. As a hobby she enjoys vegetable gardening, collecting houseplants, and cooking.   This year Sara has been the resident Gardener for TGT.  We are thankful and looking forward to planning next year’s bounty.

Teacher – Suite Heart
Angela Matel attended  University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point obtaining a degree in Youth Programming & Camp Management/Environmental Education.  Previously, she interned at Wehr Nature Center and was the Waterfront Director at the Union League Boys & Girls Club Camp in Salem, Wisconsin. In her spare time, Angela enjoys kayaking, hiking, hammock camping, and sitting around a bonfire with a hot cup of coffee. Helping children to make deep and lasting connections with nature is her passion. She is excited to share her love of the outdoors with the children and their families at Tiny Green Trees.  This year Angela has focused on bringing more community days, as well as authentic child driven “fun days” such as our Story from Home program.

Julie Hermanny graduated from UW-Madison with a degree in Environmental Studies. The mother of five, with two granddaughters as well, she is happy to be back at Tiny Green Trees enjoying the sunshine with the little ones. Along with caring for her own family she has worked as a kindergarten and second grade assistant in a Waldorf school, and has assisted in their grade school aftercare programs.  Aside from enjoying time outdoors and with family, she is brushing up on her French language skills.

 

Substitute Teachers

Danika Talbot started and runs an environmental focused farm based playgroup for Stone Bank  Farm Market.  Prior to which she taught at the Waldorf school for the past two years.  She has a Masters in Environmental Education and was a 4K teacher for many years prior in Lake Country.  Mom of two young girls, a whizz in the kitchen and an urban farmer.

Amber Brooks comes to us with a Bachelors in Elementary Education from UW-Milwaukee and years experience as a Waldorf Assistant and Summer Director.  Amber is mom to a first grader and baby to be. We look forward to her helping hands and her beautiful seasonal songs.

Intern Assistants

Escuela Verde- Internship program

We currently welcome senior student  Ms. Adriana.  She will be spending the 2017-2018 school year working with the children at TGT to gain experience in early childhood education as she intends to enroll in a college teacher education program next year with the goal of early education teaching as her lifelong career.

Community Partners

Environmental Educator Matt Flower joined the Urban Ecology Center in 2006.  Matt received his Naturalist training at Riveredge Nature Center in Newburg, Wisconsin and was an Educator and Land Manager at Neighborhood House’s Nature Center. He is married with two young children. Matt’s interests include birds, wild edibles, trees, winter ecology and, most of all, teaching kids how to explore wild spaces and make nature come alive.   Matt currently directs the PEEP program at the UEC and is finishing an early environmental education program at the New England Antioch University.