Teachers & Staff

Learn More About Our Amazing Team

We are truly blessed at Little Lambs Christian Child Care and Preschool to have such a wonderful staff.  Our entire staff is certified in CPR and First Aid, SIDS Prevention, and completes 25 hours of continuing education per year.  We pride ourselves on having a high teacher retention rate. Consistent and dependable relationships are the foundation in which children  build security and trust.   This consistency and sense of security encourages learning and provides a comfortable environment.

Shannon Brennecke (Director)

My name is Shannon Brennecke and I have worked here at Little Lambs for 23 years.  The first 8 years as the K4 teacher and the last 15 as the director.  I graduated from the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and  a minor in History.  I have since taken several classes in Business and Early Childhood.  Every year I learn something new in the ever changing world of education.

I grew up in Hartland and now call Oconomowoc home.  I have two children, Daniel (15) and Ryan (12).  Both attend school here in the district.  Both boys are very involved in sports and school, so much of my free time is spent on a baseball or soccer field or on a basketball court.  We love to watch the Brewers and Packers, swim, go boating,  hiking, and spending time with family and friends.

My goal as the Director of Little Lambs is to provide an environment where all children here are loved and are able to learn, grow and discover in a safe and fun environment.

 Laura Davis (K4)

“Welcome! I am Laura Davis and I serve as the K4 teacher. I’ve had the privilege to teach here at Little Lambs for the past 22 years. Everyday is an adventure as I help my young students experience the love of learning.

I graduated from college with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. Since, I’ve had the opportunity to earn numerous additional college credits in the areas of Early Childhood, Literacy and Teaching the Gifted.

I am a member of the Wisconsin State Reading Association and have recently been appointed to the Early Childhood Literacy Committee within this organization. It is the mission of this committee to promote and advance early literacy development to families, schools and communities throughout the state of Wisconsin.

I am the mother of two daughters, Elizabeth (16) and Elaina (13). As most parents, I spend much of my free time involved in their school projects and extra curricular activities. We love to travel, are avid readers, enjoy music, and look forward to spending time at our cabin up north.

Jamie Knies (2-3 Year Olds)

“My name is Jamie Knies.  I am the teacher in the 2-3 year old classroom.  I have been working at Little Lambs for the past nine years.  I received  my Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown, Wisconsin. I enjoy working with the 2-3 year olds in my classroom.  I love working on the beginning readiness skills, shapes, colors, social skills, and helping parents with potty training!  It has taught me a lot in preparation for my own little ones.

I have been married to my husband, James, for almost 9 years.  We have son (3 years old) and a brand new baby girl.  In my free time  I love reading fun books, playing the piano and clarinet, and visiting my family in Michigan. I am very involved in my church in Waukesha, where I  play the piano for our Sunday services.  I  am part of the church choir, and I enjoy singing Special Music for our worship services.”

Lisa Radix (Infant Room)

“My name is Lisa Radix. I have been teaching at  Little Lambs for the past 16 years!  I have worked with various age groups during those 16 years but I have really enjoyed working in the infant room for the past 5 years.  It’s been very rewarding to see the them grow and learn through their first year of life.  I received my Early Childhood Education Certification through WCTC & MATC.  During my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.”

Rose Strahm (Toddler Room)

“Hi, my name is Rose Strahm and I am the Toddler Room teacher.  I have worked at Little Lambs for over 14 years. I love working with this age group. I enjoy watching their developmental growth as I get to snuggle, read, and play with them. I received my teaching certificates from Black Hawk Technical College in 2001. Prior to working at Little Lambs, I worked at a school-age program for 4 years in New Glarus, Wisconsin.

I am newly engaged to my boyfriend of 12 years. We became grandparents in January of 2015. Family time is very important to me. I spend my free time visiting with my family, knitting, crafting, and baking. I keep myself busy with Pinterest projects ☺ for both home and school.”

Kristin Zastrow (Infant Room)

“My name is Kristin Zastrow and I work in the Infant Room. I have worked at Little Lambs for 0ver 14 years. I enjoy nurturing young children and being able to help them grow and learn every day.  I am currently pursing my Early Childhood Associates Degree.  I have been in school for the past 2 years and have earned 27 credits.

I have two children of my own. My son is elven and my daughter is eight. We moved to Oconomowoc five years ago and can truly call this home. We love being outside, going to the park, riding bikes, taking walks, sledding, and playing soccer.  In my spare time, I enjoy reading and watching comedies.”