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Jessica Poppert


My name is Jessica and I am the owner and Director of Poppert Preschool. My 20+ years of experience in early childhood education and a background in business and management education has inspired and help create our unique school. 

I am a mother of 3 and two of those three attend Poppert Preschool. My family and I enjoy hikes, dance parties in the living room and playing board games on our free time. Helping children grow and learn is an amazing job and I am thankful I get to be apart of it. 


Kristin Roberts

Pre-K Lead Teacher

Hi! My name is Mrs. Kristin.  I have been working in early childhood education for 12+ years. I completed 2 years at Concordia University in Early Childhood Education. I knew early on in life that it was my passion to teach. My favorite part of being a teacher is outdoor exploring, getting messy and being a part of the children's "little wins". My husband and I are licensed foster parents through Milwaukee County and enjoy advocating for the many children in our community. In my free time, I attend a local assembly for church and love to be outdoors.

Kelsey Fulton

Pre-K Lead Teacher

I recently graduated from Concordia University-Wisconsin with my bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education and a minor in adaptive learning. I have a strong passion for teaching. I have 4+ years of experiences in teaching all ages. In my free time, I love being with my family, friends and fiancé. I enjoy the outdoors, hiking, biking and running. I also love sports, I played field hockey and lacrosse in college. Staying active and healthy is important to me.

Nina Gagan

Infant Lead Teacher

I am so excited to be a part of Poppert Preschool. I have been working with kids for 5 years now and have found my true passion. I am currently taking my entry level courses to work towards a higher Registry level.  I am very outgoing person and love building new relationships with each family.


Taylor Knaebe

Lead Teacher

I love being a part of Poppert Preschool. With such a supportive and caring environment, I am able to thrive as a teacher. I have been working in Early Childhood Education for over 5 years and achieved a level 7 on the WI Registry.  I have also earned my degree as an AEMT and Firefighter. Helping my community is my passion. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I love hikes, movie nights and reading. 


Amber Long

Infant Lead Teacher

My name is Mrs. Amber and I have been working in Early Childhood Education for 10+ years. I have achieved Tier 3 for the WI Registry. My husband and I have two wonderful boys and two dogs.   Teaching and caring for our infants is so special to me. I get to be a part of so many big milestones. In my spare time I enjoy family game nights, walking the dogs and traveling

Tiffany Rynes

Toddler Lead Teacher

My name is Miss Tiffany and I am a recent graduate from Concordia University-Wisconsin. I studied Early Childhood Education with a concentration in Art. I decided to
become a teacher because I wish to make a profound impact in the lives of children. In my free time, I enjoy attending sporting events, especially hockey and bike racing. I love spending time with my family and friends. My family plays a lot of card games and board games together. Throughout the summer, my family travels around Wisconsin to
different mini golf courses. During the cool, autumn nights, I like to spend time outside around the campfire in my backyard. 


Ellen Smogoleski

Toddler Lead Teacher

My name is Miss Ellen. I recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse, gaining a Bachelors of Science in Early-Middle Childhood Education. I have worked at Poppert Preschool for little over a year now.  I am thrilled to be a part of a creative and caring preschool. In my spare time I love to travel (especially warm places), hike and spend time with family and friends.