Grow With Us Childcare Center -
STAFBIOGRAPHIES
~Learn more about our Lead Staff~

Jane Deglman, Owner
Biography Coming Soon...













Michelle Bertschi, Teacher
Employment Anniversary: June 2016
Education: CDA- Infant and Toddler Teacher
Family: Husband David, two sons Rob and Greg
Hobbies/Interests: Camping, Couponing, Shopping, and Family 










Kati Donaghue, Teacher-CDA Preschool
Employment Anniversary: September 2009
Education: Princeton High School, Anoka Tech
Family: Two sons Dominic and Eli
Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with family 











Katy Schmidt, Teacher
Employment Anniversary: October 2012
Education: Bachelor of Science in Biology and Broad Field Science. Certificate of Education in Middle School and Secondary Education. 
Family: Husband Chris, Daughters Mae and Lily, Chihuahua Ollie.
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, The Great Outdoors, spending time with my family. 








Sophie Patten, Teacher
Employment Anniversary: November 2015
Education: Business Management AS
Family: Mom Kristi, Stepdad Kevin, and five siblings.
Hobbies/Interests: Being with family and friends, shopping and helping on the family farm. 









Stacey Hechen, Teacher
Employment Anniversary: September 2015
Education: Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education
Family: Husband Dale, Sons Elijah and Zachary, Daughter Kenady, Dogs Riley and Bentley, and a turtle Franklin. 
Hobbies/Interests: Scrapbooking, Sports, spending time with friends and family. 








Carol VanDeRiet, Teacher
Employment Anniversary: February 2006
Education: Drodt College, Elementary Education; Anoka Ramsey Technical College, Early Childhood Education. 
Family: Daughter Patti, Son-In-Law Eric, Daughter Kristin, Son Mike, Daughter-In-Law Karee; Grandchildren Julia, Lauren, Owen, Kennedy, and Lane.
Hobbies/Interests: Activities with the family, Reading, Sewing, Walking, Traveling, Playing Piano   



Our Team also consists of a group of wonderful Assistant Teachers and Aides.