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Chelsey Nething-Hoffman

Director

I joined the staff at Tomah School of Childhood in August 2023. I graduated with my Associate degree in Administration in 2016 from Mid-State Technical College in Stevens Point and am working on my Bachelor degree in Elementary Education at UW Superior. My previous experience includes working as a teacher assistant at a daycare for 10+ years. I also worked in an office for 6 years in both auto insurance and Medicaid billing. Most recently I was a Special Ed aide and a school bus driver for TASD. I have also owned an in-home daycare. My husband and I have four children (16, 14, 5, and 4). We have a small hobby farm outside of town with horses, cats, a donkey, chickens, ducks and a turkey.

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Holly Larson

4K Teacher

I began my education as a student at the Tomah School of Childhood and am excited to be back as the 4K teacher!  I have taught kindergarten and 4K in the Sparta School District for the past 27 years. Seeing children develop a love of learning through exploration, discovery and play is a magical sight! 

My family and I love cooking together, playing games, golfing, watching sports of all kinds and relaxing up north.  My husband, Greg, and I have 3 amazing boys - Jakob (23) serves in the National Guard and is going to school to become a police officer; Isaac (16) loves performing with show choir and theatre; and Patrick (13) loves all things jazz related.

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Linda Mesner

4K Assistant Teacher

I have been a part of the TSC staff for 26 years. I have an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education. I have worked in both the 3K and 4K classrooms. I have 2 grown children, a son Brett, and a daughter Casey. They both attended Tomah School of Childhood. I am a huge sports fanatic! 

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Francisca Rigsby

3K Teacher

 I have been part of the TSC staff for 13 years, and have worked with children for over 25 years. After 25 years I still get excited to go to work and spend time helping the kids grow and learn. I am married to my husband of 29 years and we have two kids, my son Dirk (28), and my daughter Sari (24). I love spending time with my family, cooking, baking and going outdoors for walks, hikes & running.

Se habla español

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Hayley Hoefs

Aftercare Teacher

I became a member of the TSC team in September 2023. Although I spent most of my childhood in Tomah, I have lived in various places and have now returned. My previous work experience has primarily been centered around dementia caregiving and daycare work. I am excited for the opportunity to work in a new environment. During my free time, I enjoy spending it with my family or friends, reading, and studying as I am currently a part-time student. While I don't have any children of my own, I do have two nieces and a nephew whom I spend time with, and a 3-year-old corgi.

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