Preschool Staff

Ann Winkler - Director/Teacher

Ann Winkler

  • She has her degree in elementary education and is licensed in elementary education by the state of Wisconsin.
  • Has over 30 years of teaching in her own classroom with children ranging from preschool to fourth grade.
  • Director and Teacher of Joyful Noise Preschool since it opened in 2000.
  • Continues taking university classes and attending workshops to keep in touch with the latest educational trends.
  • Member of the St. Croix Early Childhood Inter-Agency committee, which promotes the importance of early childhood education and intervention in St. Croix County.
  • Member of the Early Childhood Networking Committee in the Hudson School District.
  • Certified in first aid and CPR.
  • Married to Matthew, a librarian at the Hudson Area Public Library, and has a daughter Lydia (19) and a son Eric (17).

Rachel Sternisha - Teacher Assistant

Rachel Sternisha

  • Has a B.S. teaching degree in Spanish and Mathematics and was a high school teacher for more than 11 years
  • Trained in early childhood development
  • Is certified by Wisconsin's Department of Children and Families with a Childhood Care and Education Registry Certificate
  • Has been working as a preschool assistant teacher for the past 8 years
  • Continues to attend classes, workshops and early childhood conferences
  • Certified in first aid and CPR
  • Married to Jim and has a son, David (25), married to Mariah

Lona Ehlers - Teacher Assistant

Lona Ehlers

  • Certified in first aid and CPR.
  • Has been teaching Sunday School for preschool/pre-kindergarten and kindergarten/1st grade for ten years.
  • Married to Len, a Delta pilot, and has two daughters, LeeAnne (13) and Laci (8).
  • Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design and has a freelance design business.