Part-time Teachers 

Lisa CarlsonLisa Carlson - has been part of the staff at the Center since 2008. She graduated from Concordia University with a degree in Psychology. Lisa has previous experience as a teacher for infants, teacher associate at Winterset schools and a home day care provider.  She enjoys spending time with her four children and loves to cook and spend time with family and friends.  





Katie McKinney - Katie started with the Center in 2015.  She works is all areas of the Center. Katie has her Child Development Associate Credential from DMACC. Her experience is working with special needs children of all ages. 







Natalie Wakefield – Natalie has been at the Center since December of 2016. She is currently attending Des Moines Area Community College in the Early Childhood program. She will be completing her Associate degree in 2018. She has experience as a nanny for children ages 7 and 10 and also she worked before and after school and during the summers for Youth and Shelter Services in Ames.