Preschool Teachers and Administration
Mrs. Kerch is Discovery Preschool. Her energy and her ability to connect with children, combined with a sound educational background and a creative curriculum, instill in Discovery students an eagerness to learn and a willingness to listen. Her reputation as a teacher and a leader is unparalleled. She has been a teacher at Discovery Preschool for 30 years, or as she likes to put it since she was 12 years old.
Lea has been with Discovery for a number of years. She is a one stop shop! She is the currently the preschool registrar, office manager, and billing/payroll department! Lea has extensive knowledge of Quick books and is an active member of the School Board. In her spare time, she enjoys fitness, travel and being with family.
My name is Jolene Meeks mom of 6, 4 of my own and 2 stepchildren. My family and I relocated from Des Moines, Iowa to Ripon in June. I ran in-home childcare for 8 years. I was a State Registered, ChildNet Certified, and QRS rated. I also participated in the states food program (CACFP) to ensure children received healthy meals while in my care. I'm currently working towards my CDA and getting training transferred to the state of Wisconsin. I've always had a passion for working with children since I was 12 years old and started by watching kids for a neighbor to helping an in-home provider for 2 years after that. I'm so excited to join Discovery Preschool!