Our Staff

 Director  & Owner Kelly Aubin Belot

My name is Kelly Aubin Belot.  My husband and I own and built Tiny Green Trees for our children.  We have three boys and lived in the neighborhood for 11 years.  I have my Bachelors degree in Art Education PreK-12 grade, a Master’s degree in Studio Art and a second Master’s degree in Education.   I taught in the public school system for 16 years and now teach at Alverno College as an adjunct professor while running Tiny Green Trees.   I have studied many different educational philosophies and have an appreciation for a healthy and environmentally conscious life style.  I feel blessed with being able to provide my own children and your children with the unique care that Tiny Green Trees offers.   

Lead Teacher & Administrator 
Miss Claire comes to us as a mother of two children who both attended Tiny Green Trees.  She has a Bachelor’s  degree in Political Science International Relations and Global Studies and a Master’s degree in Sustainable Peace building.  Miss Claire participates regularly in many roles at Prairie Hill Waldorf School and is well versed in leading children in a gentle yet direct way.    Miss Claire has been a substitute at as well as an assistant teacher at Tiny Green Trees and is now taking on Director and Administrative duties.

Lead Teacher 

Miss Sara & Gardener  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.

Assistant  Teachers  –

Miss Kandi  (Dulce), grew up in Cuernava Morelos, Mexico where she attended college and obtained a degree in Early Childhood Education. She then moved to Milwaukee in 2001 and attended La Causa to get certified for Child Care Services. She has worked with children for eleven years including 6 years in childcare centers. In her free time Ms. Kandy enjoys hiking, camping, reading, soccer, spending time with her nieces and nephews and play the ukulele.

Miss Jamie  has been working with children since she was old enough to begin babysitting as a teenage. She has a very caring personality and taking care of others has always been her pride and joy! She has also worked as an elementary school aide and is the 0-3 teacher at her place of worship. Jamie attends WCTC for Early Childhood Education.  Animals are her other passion in life so I love to go to the zoo and aquariums. She also has two little fur babies at home – Gus and Poppy – who keep her busy when she is not at the center. She enjoys sharing the joy of outdoors with children, sharing her gift of creating and telling felt board stories, the relationships formed with center staff and families, and the calm, caring atmosphere.

Miss Corrie grew up in Ann Arbor Michigan where she began babysitting in middle school and volunteering in after school programs throughout college. She recently moved to Milwaukee and is currently studying early child care at MATC. She worked at a creative reuse store in Ann Arbor where educational workshops were held to teach children how to reduce waste, reuse and repurpose donated materials. Corrie finds that spending time with children and watching them learn and grow brings joy and grattitude into her life. She also works as a volunteer coordinator at an adult literacy organization and enjoys spending time time with her two cats, reading, making candles and books with found materials and walking in the woods.

Support Staff –
Miss Brianna An alumnus of Prairie Hill Waldorf School, Miss Brianna began nannying for families at the school before assisting in several classrooms and programs. Currently attending UWM, Miss Brianna is a substitute caregiver who joins our center when not in class or nannying for local families.

Miss Stacy A homeschooling mother, Miss Stacy has studied nutrition, taught and cooked for the Family Resource center. With her children growing older and more independent, she is able to join our center as a substitute cook, supporting our caregivers through the mealtime and naptime transitions.

 

Community Partners PEEP program Coordinator

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.

Student Interns

Miss Ester & Miss Yae from Escuela Verde Public Charter School