Mike (Mehrdad) Attarsaheli

I am one of the owners as well as the cook here at Love and Learn Childcare Academy. I have been here working to create and uphold Love and Learn Childcare Academy since 2016.

A little bit about myself. I am married to Charla and we have one son together. I moved to the United States in 1978 from Iran. Since then, I have moved around to a few places before we settled here in St. Cloud. I have spent time in Omaha, Nebraska, Ankeny, Iowa and Mankato, Minnesota. I graduated with a Math degree and an Electrical Engineering degree and have my Real Estate license as well. I have taught math at St. John’s Prep and managed many kitchens as well. Before beginning Love and Learn Childcare Academy, I helped Charla in her in-home. When I am not in the kitchen here, I am working as a Real Estate agent. I look forward to making sure your children are well fed and enjoy their time here at Love and Learn Childcare Academy.

Tony Waytashek

I am one of the owners of Love and Learn Childcare Academy as well as the maintenance man. We began working on Love and Learn Childcare Academy in 2016 and watched it succeed from there. 

A little bit about myself. I grew up in St. Cloud until about the age of three. I then moved to Onamia, Minnesota where I attended high school. After that I moved to the Twin Cities for a short time before moving back to the St. Cloud area. I married Becky in 1993 and we have two sons, Ben and Zach. I work full-time for Inventure Properties as a Facility Manager. I look forward to watching the success of Love and Learn Childcare Academy as time continues.

Ms. Kara 

I am the lead teacher in the infant room on the mobile side. I have been working at Love and Learn Childcare Academy since their opening in October of 2017.

A little bit about myself. I grew up in the small town of Bryon, Minnesota with my family, three brothers and one sister. After high school, I went to Winona State University where I graduated with my degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education. I have been working in childcare since graduation. My favorite part about working with babies is aiding in their development. Being able to watch and celebrate their milestones is an added bonus! When I am not working with tiny humans, I like to crochet, do puzzles and hang out with my nieces. I also enjoy taking the summer to go for bike rides with a stop for ice cream at the end! I’m excited for the opportunity to work with your child and getting to know your family.

 

 

 

Ms. Missy

 

I am the lead teacher in the infant room on the non-mobile side. I have been with Love and Learn Childcare Academy since January of 2018. 

A little about myself. I have four daughters that keep me on my toes. I have been around childcare since I was a child and even did my own in-home daycare for 12 years. I left the field for some time but soon came back as I loved watching children grow. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my four sisters, as well as my nieces and nephews. I also love spending time outdoors, especially gardening. I look forward to working more with you and your children!

Ms. Brittany

I am the lead teacher in the toddler room. I have been here at Love and Learn Childcare Academy since their opening in October of 2017.

A little about myself. I grew up in Little Rock, Minnesota on a dairy farm. I am the oldest of four children, two sisters and one brother. I graduated from Saint Cloud Technical and Community College in 2012 with my degree in Childcare and Paraprofessional care. I have always had a passion for working with children and knew teaching was just the job for me. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, my dog (Rex) and attending country music concerts! I have enjoyed getting to know each of you and your children so far and look forward to continuing to care for your children in the future.

 

 

 

Ms. Brooke

I am the lead teacher in the red preschool room. I have been with Love and Learn Childcare since August of 2018.

A little about myself. I am originally from Crookston, Minnesota but I currently live in the Saint Cloud area with my boyfriend and our three cats. I knew when I was in Kindergarten that I wanted to work with children after seeking the passion and patience my teacher had for me and all the other children in my class. I want to be just like her! So, I graduated from Rasmussen College with a degree in Child Development and Child and Family Studies in 2013 to achieve that dream. In my free time I enjoy drawing and watching movies. I look forward to meeting and working with all of the families here at Love and Learn Childcare Academy.

Ms. Kayla

I am the lead teacher in the yellow preschool room. I started at Love and Learn Childcare Academy in June of 2019.
I am originally from El Paso, Texas where I lived on the army base with my parents. I now live in Sartell with my 6 year old daughter. I have my associates degree in child and adult care and education but am currently going back to get my bachelors degree in Elementary Education and Special Education. I have spent the last 15 years working at a childcare in Sartell before coming over to Love and Learn Childcare Academy. In my free time I love spending time with my daughter and family, being active outside, scrapbooking, reading and doing loads of homework! I look forward to meeting you and your children as my time continues here.

Ms. Megan

I am an assistant teacher in the infant room on the non-mobile side. I have been working at Love and Learn Childcare Academy since January of 2019.

A little bit about myself. I was born and raised in Brainerd, Minnesota alongside my brother and sister. I attended Central Lakes College and got my degree in Early Childhood Education. I someday hope to go back and further my education here in the Saint Cloud area. I have had a love and passion for children since a very young age as I started babysitting at 11 years old. In my spare time I enjoy walking my sister’s dog, hanging out with friends and family and traveling. I look forward to meeting and working with you and your children here at Love and Learn Childcare Academy.

Ms. Rachel

I am an assistant teacher in the toddler room. I started at Love and Learn Childcare Academy in July of 2019. 

I am originally from Saint Paul, Minnesota but now live in the Saint Cloud area with my 5 children, 2 boys and 3 girls. I have been working in childcare for over 10 years and continue to enjoy it everyday. In my free time I enjoy being with my kids and writing music. I look forward to meeting more and more families as my time here increases!

Ms. Lynn

I am an assistant teacher in the red preschool room. I have been at Love and Learn Childcare Academy since their opening in October of 2017.

A little bit about myself. I grew up in the Twin Cities area and moved to Saint Cloud to attend Saint Cloud State University. There I received my degree in Elementary Education. My husband and I have two cats, Gibbs and Tobias. In my free time I enjoy knitting, reading and watching movies or T.V. I have loved and will continue to love getting to know you and your children while working together to teach them.

Ms. Nancy

I am an assistant teacher in the yellow preschool room. I started at Love and Learn Childcare Academy in July of 2019. 

I am originally from Hillman, Minnesota and still live there with my 12 year old daughter. I have my degree in child and adult education. I did in-home daycare for seven years, taking a short break in between before coming to Love and Learn Childcare Academy. In my free time I enjoy shopping, camping and spending time with family. I look forward to working with you and our family as my time here continues.

Ms. Martha

I am an assistant float teacher here at Love and Learn Childcare Academy where I am also able to teach the children Spanish. I have been at Love and Learn Childcare Academy since their opening in October of 2017. 

A little bit about myself. I am originally from Columbia South America. I lived in Spain (1 year) and Aruba (10 years). I have been in the United States since 2010. I have a wonderful husband and two beautiful children. I speak fluent Spanish and my second language is English. In my free time I love to spend time with my children. I look forward to sharing my expertise in Spanish with your children as the continue to grow.

Ms. Erin

I am an assistant float teacher here at Love and Learn Childcare Academy. I have been here since their opening in October of 2017.

A little about myself. I grew up in Woodbury, Minnesota with my family. I am currently a student at Saint Cloud State University achieving my degree in Elementary Education. I hope to graduate in the spring of 2020. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my sorority family and my cats, traveling, shopping and spending time with my mom. I love spending time teaching you children and cannot wait to watch them continue to grow.

Ms. Theresa

I am an assistant float teacher here at Love and Learn Childcare Academy. I have been here since February of 2018.

A little bit about myself. I was born in Minnesota but grew up in Missouri, Utah, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. My family currently lives in Maryland on the Chesapeake Bay. My favorite places that I have lived in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island. I loved being twenty minutes from the ocean and forty minutes from Boston. Utah has beautiful scenery and I loved being close to all the ski resorts. My parent’s home in Maryland is beautiful and I love going to visit and kayaking on the bay. Minnesota is where my heart is though and I adore calling it home. I am currently attending Saint Cloud State University and majoring in Elementary Education. I look forward to continuing to love and care for your children as we work together to help them grow.

Ms. Kammie

I am a float lead teacher here at Love and Learn Childcare Academy. I started here in March of 2018 and continue to come back in my free time.

A little about myself. I am from Sleepy Eye, Minnesota. I grew up in a family of three, one brother and one sister, myself being the youngest. In May of 2019, I graduated from Saint Cloud State University with a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Special Education. I have recently taken a teaching job in the area. In my free time I enjoy running my own photography business, fishing, rollerblading, crafting, going to garage sales, spending time with friends, family and my boyfriend and of course shopping!

Mr. Justin

I am an aid here at Love and Learn Childcare Academy. I have been here in January of 2018.

A little bit about myself. I grew up in the Saint Cloud area, where I attended high school and college at Saint Cloud Technicaland Community School. In my free time I enjoy being outside, spending time with friends and fishing. I love being able to work with your children and seeing how far they have come in the development of their learning skills.