Hi, my name is Taylor Schommer. I am the lead teacher in the Infant 2 Room. I have been with Bright Beginnings since October 2016. I chose this job because I love kids! When I am not at work I spend time with friend and family. I graduated high school in 2012 and have been in search of a good daycare job since. We may not be perfect but we are family none the less. We have our good days adn oru bad, but ever day I come to work ready to get things done. Of course getting my cuddles and play time in.


​Hi, my name is Amy Silver. I have been working in childcare for 2 years. I love working in childcare because it is fun to see the kids play and grow. I really enjoy working in childcare. In my free time I enjoy hanging out with friends, watching movies and taking naps. I have a dog named Lucy which is named after the show "I Love Lucy" and I also have a guinea pig named Mufusa from " The Lion King"
Hi, my name is Becky Anderson and I have been working at Bright Beginnings for over 10 years. I am married to my husband Jim. Together we have a son named Ethan. I am the lead teacher in the Infant Room. I love children very much and enjoy watching them grow everyday and learn new experiences. Our family is actively involved in many programs at our church we attend. I also enjoy going to the movies and shopping. 
​Hi, my name is Erin Schneider. My journey at Bright Beginnings began many years ago when my children started attending. After trying a few different careers, I couldn't find anything that really captured my interest. I wanted a job that wasn't just a job, something that made me look forward to waking up and getting ready for work every day. Bright beginnings is my home away from home. The best part of working at Bright Beginnings is the children, each and every day. I come to work and get to learn something new every day about a different child. Their hopes, ideas, jokes, each of them has an amazing personality to share with me. Getting to help them grow and developed that personality is something that never grows old. 
Hi, my name is Amairis Godfrey. I love working with children and this is my first year at a childcare center. I love reading in my free time, watching my nephew, and watching Sherlock on Netflix.  

​Night time closer

Hello, my name is Melissa. I took this job because I enjoy working with children. I volunteer Tuesdays and Fridays at the Fond du lac Luthern Home with my Grandma. I am on a bowling league with family and friends. In my spare time I enjoy reading, movies, and playing with my nephews. For many years I have helped with JR. Fishing Tournament during Walleye Weekend.

Food Service


​Infants (Upstairs 1's)

​Hi, my name is Brenda Donahue. I started at Bright Beginnings Academy in August of 2013. I started in the One Year Old room, moved to the Two Year Old room and now i cook. I began as a volunteer at the Headstart Program in my mothers classroom. I enjoyed it so much that I went to MPTC for classes in 1978. I am also a certified Nurses Assisstant. I ran my own in home daycare for 12 years (1995-2007) which I enjoyed very much. I am married to my husband Richard. We have two dogs named Jazzy and Candymae. Two cats, Sassy and Lucy. I enjoy going camping, bike riding, taking long walks with my dogs, doing home decoration and crafts, and spending time with my family. I also enjoy to cook, bake, and to go shopping.
Hi, my name is Karin Schmitz. I started at Bright Beginnings Academy in January of 2015. I am the lead teacher in the downstairs one year old room. My calling has always been in daycare and I have been working with children since 1989. I find it very rewarding teaching children, especially when they learn something new. There is always something new to learn. My husband's name is Brian and I have 3 wonderful step-sons and 2 grandkids. I love being outdoors and reading. My favorite sport is baseball. Please feel free to stop in and say Hi.
​Hi, my name is Angela Hopp. My children inspired me to work at Bright Beginnings. My 13 year old just recently aged out of daycare. now my only one left is my 4 year old son. In my free time, I spend it walking my 2 Pit Bull dogs and walking in nature. I am continuing my education in child care. 

One Year Olds

Two Year Olds