Patty graduated from the Child Development program at LATI and was a licensed child day care in-home provider prior to working at LATI. She has been employed at the Children's Educare Center since 1995. She is currently working in the infant room. Patty is married and has four children.
Kristi is the Director at the LATI Children's Educare Center. She is a graduate of LATI's Child Development program and has been employed at LATI Children's Educare Center since 1991. She works with the toddler age group. Kristi enjoys camping with her husband and son.
Denise has worked for several years in child care. Her first experience after receiving her Child Care degree from LATI was working as a teacher with three-year-old children in Westminster, CA. Following that, she worked at Sioux Valley Hospital's Child Care Center in Sioux Falls, SD, as a supervisor and head teacher. She moved to Watertown in 1992 and started working at LATI's Children's Educare Center. Denise and her husband have one son.
Audrey works at the LATI Children's Educare Center in the toddler/preschool room. She graduated from the Child Development program at LATI and began working at the Educare Center when it opened in 1991. Audrey enjoys walking, biking, and gardening. Audrey has one daughter, two stepsons, and four grandchildren: Greyson, Jameson, Easton, and Elliot. Her husband is Pete and they love to travel. They recently vacationed in Hawaii and would love to return.
Liz joined the Lake Area Tech team in December 2013 as a cook in the Educare Center. Liz has a degree in Elementary Education from Hastings College and worked as a program coordinator at HSA for 10 years before coming to LATI. In her free time, Liz enjoys gardening, cooking, and travelling the US.
Michelle brings a wealth of experience to the Educare Center including prior work as a nanny, preschool teacher, daycare provider and work as a paraprofessional. She is a graduate of Watertown High School and the Universtiy of South Dakota with a bachelor's degree in elementary education with an emphasis in early childhood. In her free time, Michelle enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters, and extended family. She likes to travel, camp, and cheer on her daughters in their activities.