Meet Our Staff

The staff and teachers here at Northwoods Child Development Center are fully equipped, trained and qualified. They are all professional and experienced individuals in the field of child care and early childhood education. Some have experience working with Wisconsin children for decades. 

Each day, our teachers follow daily plans that are educational, creative, fun and age appropriate.  To ensure we maintain high professional standards, our wonderful staff have many opportunities to continue their education both with in-house training, workshops, and educational opportunities outside the Center.  This ongoing training helps to ensure our staff have the skills and resources they need to provide the best preschool, school age, child care and development services to your child.  


A Registry membership is required by the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families in for to staff in a group center or school-age program.  We are also working to increase our rating with the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families Youngstar program.  


Terri Mason - Director, Owner  

Main Day Care Center

Shelley Novotny, Administrator, Website, Marketing

Tammy Garasha, Cleaning Technician 

Raccoons Class:  Infants to 1 Years Old

Patty Habeck, Assistant Director, Teacher

Cassidy Dobbs, Assistant Teacher


Chipmunks Class:  Infants 1 Years to 2 Years Old 

Trina Page, Teacher 

Erin Carroll,  Assistant Teacher

Bears Class:  Toddlers 2 Years to 3 Years Old

Dannel Suri, Teacher

Kelsey Kanitz, Assistant Teacher

Eagles Class:  2 1/2 Years Old  to Young 3's

Kim Mason, Assistant Director, Teacher

Moose Class:  Preschool 3 Years Olds to 4 Years Old

Wendy Kanitz,  Assistant Director, Teacher

Chelsey Blask, Assistant Teacher

Floating Teachers

Sue Monson, Floating Teacher

SACC Beyond The Bell Class:  School Age 4 Years to 12 Years Old

Valorie Elliott,  Site Director, Teacher

Yvette Prott, Teacher

Carolyn Weber-Starling, Teacher 

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