Elizabeth Klugherz -
Toddler Room, Lead Teacher. Elizabeth graduated from Bemidji State University with a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in music. She has also completed her Early Childhood Degree and synod certification from Martin Luther College. Elizabeth has been working with children all her life in many aspects of their growth and development. She has taught in grades 1st through 6th and in some high school music classes. Her biggest love came when she was caring for her own children in a home licensed environment. She then completed courses from Minnesota West Worthington Campus in a child development program recognized by the Minnesota Department of Children, Families, and Learning. She was asked to become a mentor in Nicollet County by the CCRR, now known as Families First Child Care Aware. As her children grew up, she taught at Trinity Lutheran School in Nicollet where she was the lead teacher and director of the preschool program and also full time Kindergarten teacher for more than 12 years. She was the Lead Teacher in the Toddler room of our center for three years before becoming our full time director. Working towards her masters in Family Education through the University of Minnesota, Elizabeth is grateful and feels extremely blessed for the many opportunities she has had to encourage the young minds of children and work with their families over the years. She is married with 4 older children and lives in the Nicollet area with her husband Tim.