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Melissa Kauth
3-year-old co-teacher, 4K main teacher


Mrs. Kauth has a degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education and a Masters in Education from Winona State University. She brings over 15 years of teaching experience in daycare, preschool, and public school settings. Most recently she was an auditor working closely with childcare providers. She is passionate about working with and instilling the love of learning in children. Mrs. Kauth lives with her family in Columbus and is looking forward to meeting the children and families at Columbus Preschool.

Laura Hoffman

3-year-old co-teacher, 4k assistant teacher


Mrs. Hoffman has undergraduate degrees in psychology and sociology and a master’s in social work, and she has 10 years of experience working with children and families. Before providing in-home childcare, Mrs. Hoffman worked for Birth to 3 (Wisconsin’s early intervention program). A member of the Columbus Preschool Board of Directors for five years, all three of Mrs. Hoffman’s children have attended the preschool. She has been a substitute teacher in our classrooms, and to further her education, she recently earned an early childhood education teaching certificate. Mrs. Hoffman is passionate about making learning fun and instilling a sense of curiosity in children.

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