MEET OUR TODDLER LEAD TEACHERS

Sam Deyo
Toddler 1 Lead Teacher

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Lanie Beyer
Toddler 1 Lead Teacher

Hello my name is Lanie! I am 24 years old and live in Minnesota Lake. I have 3 years of experience as a preschool teacher and have two years at MSU for Elementary Education! I am a proud mom of three cats and love spending my free time doing all things crafty! A few of my favorite things are spicy food, sappy movies, and spending time with family and friends.

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Katie Nance
Toddler 2 Lead Teacher

I went to MSU and got my bachelors degree in psychology. I started my Masters in School Counseling but took a break until I figure out this crazy thing called life. have worked in a childcare setting for 4 years now and nannied my entire life! I absolutely love working with and teaching kids! It’s amazing to be able to watch them grow everyday – developmentally, physically, and emotionally. I know it can be hard to leave your most prized possessions in other people's hands so if there is anything I can do to help put your mind at ease I’m only an email away! Can’t wait to get to know you and your kiddos!

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Abbey Weilage
Toddler 3 Lead Teacher

Hello! My name is Abbey Weilage and I am the lead teacher in toddler 3. I’ve had many years of experience in child care through babysitting, nannying, and working at a child care center. I attended MSU pursuing a degree in Child Development and Family Studies. Some things I enjoy doing in my free time are painting and drawing, running, and spending time with my family. I’m originally from rural Morton, MN and moved to Mankato in 2014. I love learning about different ways to teach children and help them grow. My goal has been to lead a class that is accepting of everyone and full of love. My favorite thing is to find the most engaginghands on activities that children are truly excited about. I hope for their time at school to be fun, full of learning, and something they can't wait to talk about at home. I’m very thankful to work for a company with such amazing values that I can share with your children!

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Kaity Dabney
Toddler 3 Lead Teacher

Hello! My name is Kaity Dabney and I am a co-lead teacher in the toddler 3 classroom as well as the opening supervisor. I graduated last spring from MNSU with a bachelors in social work and a minor in psychology. I began working at Cultivate since they first opened their doors in 2019. It’s no better feeling than to watch children learn and grow right in front of your eyes. I’m passionate about being an early child education teacher and an advocate for children. Children are the future of our society and I can’t wait to meet yours!

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Mykel Froisland
Toddler 4 Co-Lead Teacher

Hi! My name is Mykel and I have been the lead teacher in Toddler 4 since January 2022. Before being a lead I was working as an assistant in all the toddler rooms! I am currently going to school for Early Childhood Education, I was going for Elementary Education but since working at Cultivate I have realized how much I love working with younger children! I grew up in Plainview MN, outside of Rochester MN. In my free time I like going home to hangout with my family, camping on the river and going on different adventures. When I’m not back home in Plainview, I spend my time with friends and my boyfriend in Mankato. I love a good relaxation day with my 3 cats! I love working at Cultivate and getting to teach all your kiddos! It warms my heart seeing them everyday and getting to hangout with them! If you ever have any questions I’m always willing to talk at pick up or over email!

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Jada Johnson
Toddler 4 Co-Lead Teacher

Hello everyone! I am Jada Johnson and I am the co-lead in T4. I have been working at Cultivate Mankato since August of 2020. Before coming to the toddler program, I was an assistant teacher with the preschoolers. I am originally from Northfield, Minnesota and graduated in 2018. I have attended MNSU for the past 4 years working towards a degree in business management. Through working at Cultivate Mankato, I have focused on learning compassion, consistency and connection. I think these are valuable traits for working alongside children, but also developing into the person I am and want to be. I love getting to learn more about myself and others through my work, and I love the adventure that working in child care creates. I am blessed to be surrounded by amazing children, teachers and families everyday.

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