• Kelly McKenna Patterson

Meet Our Summer Staff - Toddler 2


Toddler 2 - Lead

I began teaching at Woodland in August 2006.

I received my AMS Birth to Three credential from Seton Institute in Chicago. At UW-Madison I studied Spanish, Psychology, and Environmental Studies.

In my free time I enjoy running, camping, biking, and gardening.


Toddler 2 - Assistant

I began my Woodland journey as a substitute teacher in January of 2018. This Fall I will start my next exciting chapter as an Afternoon Assistant in the Preschool.

Before discovering the joy of early childhood education and the Montessori philosophy, I worked in an after-school garden education program, in two libraries, and in a summer school program assisting children with ASD. I studied Literature, Writing, Education and Art in Evansville, Indiana.

When I am not teaching I am spending time with my toddler, Weaver, my partner, Joe, and our four-legged friend, Phoenix.

You can find me at Lothlorien, Madison's largest housing cooperative, where I enjoy gardening, organizing, eating good food, and learning something new everyday from one of my forty housemates.

Sarah O

Toddler 2 - Late Day Lead

I joined Woodland in 2014. Before Woodland I taught 7th & 8th grade Language Arts, preschool, and was an Art Teacher at the Community Art Center in Chicago. I received my M.S. in Elementary Education from DePaul and a MFA in Printmaking from the UW Madison. I received my Paraprofessional Certification from Seton Montessori Institute.

Outside of Woodland I enjoy showcasing my art in many exhibits in the Midwest.

Float Teachers


Float Teacher

After earning a Bachelor’s in psychology and certificates in LGBT and gender & women’s studies from UW-Madison, I decided to take my past experience as a Montessori teacher’s assistant and expand my work as a substitute teacher at Woodland.

In my free time, I love to read, cook, play guitar, sing, read Yelp reviews and travel. In this year alone I have visited 5 countries: Germany, France, Belgium, Netherlands and Mexico. I am beyond excited to continue my teaching and learning as a Float at Woodland summer camp.


Float Teacher

I joined Woodland in 2015 and am currently the Float Teacher.

I have my B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Child Advocacy Studies from Winona State University. I also received my Montessori Paraprofessional Certification from Seton Montessori Institute.

Before, I worked at a preschool in McFarland.

Outside of Woodland, I enjoy reading, live music, spending time with my friends and family.


Contact Us

Tel: 608-256-8076


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1124 Colby Street

Madison, WI 53715

Photos by Kelly McKenna Patterson