Melissa Jennings, Director
Melissa Jennings grew up in Le Sueur, MN and went to Word of Life Church. She started attending Northwestern College in 2008 (now known as University of Northwestern- Saint Paul) and graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. Melissa was married to husband David in 2012. She and David will be moving back to Le Sueur in June 2013.
Melissa has a passion to see children of all ages grow and learn to their full potential. She loves to encourage curiosity at a young age and helps children learn to become independent in simple areas as they grow older. Melissa has shown this passion through the many years of working with the children of Word of Life Church, other childcare jobs, practicums, and her current teaching position as a preschool teacher. She is thrilled to accept the position at Building Blocks and hopes to see the daycare grow into a full center over the years.
Maureen Pioske, Assistant Director
My name is Maureen Pioske and I live in LeSueur, MN on a farm with my husband John and my two children, Hanna and David. Hanna is 17 years old and David is 16. I've worked at Park Elementary the last several years as a substitute paraprofessional. Previous to that, I worked in the Cities for the Children's Home Society Daycare as the assistant teacher with all age groups. I love my job and I love working with children! In my spare time, I enjoy reading, going for walks, and spending time with family and friends.