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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. 


Kelly Wagner

Executive Director

Hi, my name is Kelly Wagner and I am excited to be apart of Poppert Preschool's Administrative team. I have over 5 years of experience working in the Administrative field. I have been working with children for 15 plus years. I received my Associates Degree in Early Childhood education in 2002. Since then I have worked in different
Child Care Centers. My husband and I have two children, ages 11 and 13. When I am not at work I love to spend time outside, reading, or doing some great bargain shopping!! I look
forward to caring for your little ones and getting to know your family.
I believe that providing a calm and nurturing environment provides
children an amazing atmosphere to develop and grow in.


Nina Gagan

Assistant Director

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.


Kayle Garcia

Two's Lead Teacher

Hi! My name is Miss Kayle. I am thrilled to be apart of Poppert's team and absolutely love working with the Toddler ages.  I have been with Poppert for just under a year now.  I have worked with children for over 3 years.  I am currently working to further my education and achieve a higher Registry level.  I have two daughters that both attend Poppert as well.  On my weekends we enjoy exploring new parks, shopping and movie nights!  


Alilia Baker

Two's Teacher

I am just starting my career in ECE.  I have always enjoyed caring for children and being apart of their growth.  When I am not working I love spending time with my family and watching movies.  My new puppy and I love to take walks and explore new dogs parks. 


Taylor Knaebe

Toddler 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. 


Annabelle Thompson

4K Lead Teacher

My name is Ms. Annabelle! I’m incredibly excited to join the Poppert family! I have been working with children for the last 6 years. I spent 4 years working at a school/residential treatment facility working with children that have autism and other learning disabilities. For the last 2.5 years I have been working at another childcare center. I started as a toddler teacher, moved up with my class as a two year old teacher and then took on Pre-K! I absolutely love watching the children learn and grow through play and fun! 
I live in Waukesha with my fiancé, we bought a house last year so we are having fun being homeowners. We have 2 dogs, a bloodhound and a schnoodle! We also have one cat. I am a huge Kansas City Chiefs fan and I love to read. 


Tiffany Rynes

3K 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. 


Samantha Pivett

Infant Teacher


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