Meet the Staff


  • Learning Links staff members are qualified under the requirements from the State of Wisconsin and are CPR certified.  Each teacher will meet the State guidelines for a background check and must participate in continuing education to expand their knowledge and understanding of child behaviors and development.

Owner/ Administrator

"My Name is Kristen Brost.  I am the Owner of Learning Links.  I opened the program in 2002.  It is my goal to provide the Milwaukee German Immersion students with a fun and safe place before and after school. I have a Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Paraprofessional Degree. I also completed the Administrative Credential.  I have been in the childcare field for 23 years and have experience working with children of all ages. "

Front Desk/Customer Service

Started Learning Links in 2002.

"My name is Bridget. I have been in the childcare field for 17 years. I have experience working with children six weeks through 12 years old. I have been with Learning Links since the doors opened in 2002. I am the mother of a beautiful daughter, McKenna and the spunky son, Kaiden. I have maintained my childcare certification through the state of Wisconsin, as well as keeping current in CPR and continuing education courses. My job is very rewarding as I watch the children develop and grow throughout the years. I don't think of it as my job, but more as my second family. It is so fulfilling to see all the smiling faces which in turn puts a smile on my face every day! I feel not only lucky, but appreciate the opportunity to be part of the Learning Links staff. "


6-12 Year Old Teacher Mornings and Afternoons

Started Learning Links in 2002.

"My name is Theresa.  I have been part of Learning Links since the first day when the program opened in 2002.  During this time I have worked with every age group. I have remained in the childcare field because I enjoy the special bonds that are created over the years with the children, and watching them grow into their own individuals.  The rewards and challenges of working with children is something I will cherish forever! Knowledge gained through childcare classes and continuing education has contributed to my understanding of how children grow and develop."


6&7 Year Olds After School Homework Area

Started Learning Links in September 2014.

 " My name is Frau Heck.  I have been at MGIS since 2005.  I have taught both first grade and K4.  I like working with children because I love seeing the "aha!" moment when they understand something, and are able to apply it as well.  I also love how enthusiastic kids are for school and how they want to learn!"


4&5 Afternoon Shift

Started Learning Links in September of 2013.


"My name is Colleen. I have worked with children for over eight years. I find that the children I have worked with have taught me to slow my life down, and take time to smell the roses. I have an associate degree in Human Services, AODA counseling, and I plan to go back to school to become an art therapist"



Started Learning Links in 2002.


"My name is Claudia. I have a BA from Mount Mary University and taught 17 years in the archdiocese of Milwaukee. I have taught first third fourth fifth and sixth grade. I presently work at Grandma's House Day Care as a support staff teacher and that Learning Links as a Lead Teacher. I like to work with children because it is very rewarding for me-working with children is my true passion. I enjoy their individual personalities and delight in guiding and helping them with their interactions with their peers."



6-12 Morning Shift and 4&5 Year Olds Afternoon Shift

Started at Learning Links in September 2013.


" My name is Jenni.  I have been working with children since 2009. I have experience working with children of all ages. I entered this field because I love to watch children grow through learning and play.  I have education in childcare obtained through MATC."


6-12 Year Olds Mornings

Started in November 2014


“My name is Julie. I have been working at Learning Links since November, 2014. I work at the before school program with the 6-12 year old children. I achieved a BSE from UW-Whitewater in Special Education and have over 20 years of experience with elementary age children. Some of my interests include:  helping kids with homework, reading to children, planning group games and art projects.  In my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends


4&5 Year Old Morning and Afternoon Shift

Started in 2016


"My name is Marisa.  I'm a double major undergrad student at UWM.  I always look forward coming to work because even if my day was stressful I know the children I work with can turn my frown upside down!  I enjoy working with children because they are our future and seeing their little minds go to work makes me happy."


6-12 Year Old Morning Shift

Started in 2016

"My name is Emily.  I have been with Learning Links since December 2016. I enjoy working with children because they can give you a new perspective on life and make you great at explaining things.  They also teach you patience and make every day an adventure."