Brittany Anderson - Director
Education: BA in 5-12 Social Studies Teaching; Minor in Lutheran Confessionalism; Lutheran Classroom Teacher Certified; MN Teaching License in 5-12 Social Studies Teaching. Child Care Experience: I have worked at HNCCCC since August of 2003. I started as an Aide and worked my way up to Teacher, and became Director in January of 2009. I also worked as an Assistant Teacher at Hand in Hand Child Care while in college. Personal History: I was born in Berlin, WI, but grew up in New Hope, MN, along with my older sister and younger brother. I graduated from Cooper High School in 2004 and received my BA from Concordia University, St. Paul in 2008. In 2013, I married my husband, Mike, and in 2017 we welcomed our son, Cameron, to our family. We own a home in Savage and share it with our three cats, Crush, Phoebe, and Sasha. Hobbies: I love spending time with my husband and son. I love playing volleyball and working out (maybe don’t love that one so much…). I enjoy reading, and snuggling with my husband and kittens watching movies. Evenings and dinners out with my friends and weekends at the cabin are a must! Why I Like Working at HNCCCC: I love working at Holy Nativity because I am in the capacity to better the lives of our children and families by bringing them to Christ!
Paula Majkozak - Infant Teacher
Education: I have a Bachelor’s degree in Child Psychology from the University of Minnesota. Child Care Experience: I have worked in child care since 1992, and the majority of that time has been spent with Infants. I started at HNCCCC in 2001 as an Infant Teacher. I worked as the Assistant Director for about three years, but I missed the children too much so I went back to being the Infant Teacher. Personal History: I grew up in North Minneapolis and graduated from Henry High School. I come from a large family – six brothers and two sisters, 19 nieces and nephews, and several great-nieces and nephews. I live in Maple Grove. Hobbies: My hobbies include reading, Sodoku, and crossword puzzles, watching Gopher hockey, and spending time with family and friends. Why I Like Working at HNCCCC: I like working at HNCCCC because I like helping nurture new individuals and watching their unique personalities develop.
Rachel Crane - Infant Teacher
Education: AAS in Child Development from Hennepin Technical, graduated 2013 Child Care Experience: nannied for a family while in college, worked 1 year in school age program and have been at HNCCCC since 2013 Personal History: Grew up in Hanover MN with 2 older sisters and 2 younger brothers. Currently living in Brooklyn Center with husband, Jeff, and dog, Lulu. Hobbies: I enjoy reading, working on puzzles, visiting new restaurants and enjoying lazy Sundays at home. Why I Like Working at HNCCCC: I love working at HNCCCC because it truly has brought me so much joy. I love coming to work and working with the children, and watching them grow and learn daily. My coworkers are the greatest; we push each other to be our best selves and better teachers. I continue to love and look forward to my journey here at Holy Nativity.
Jennifer Stewart - Assistant Infant Teacher
Education: I have an Associate's Degree in Biblical Studies from Association Free Lutheran Bible School. Child Care Experience: I have worked at Holy Nativity Christian Child Care Center since October of 2002. My unofficial experience includes years of babysitting for friends and family, nursery work in my church, and teaching Sunday School. Personal History: First and foremost, I love Jesus, my Savior and Redeemer. I'm a sinner saved by grace. I was born in Minnesota and have lived here most of my life. I am the daughter of a retired pastor and a retired home child care provider/elementary teacher. I have four brothers and am the proud auntie of 13 nieces and nephews. I graduated from AFLBS in 2004. I married my sweet husband, Drew, in December of 2017. We reside in New Hope. Hobbies: I love spending time with my husband, my family, and my friends. I enjoy reading, going for walks, listening to music (especially Point of Grace), shopping, reality TV, Christmas, penguins, and coffee. Why I Like Working at HNCCCC: I love working at Holy Nativity because we can teach the kids about Jesus, both in words and the way we live. We can celebrate the true meaning of Christmas - Jesus' birth! My teaching team is amazing and everyone has different strengths and we work really well together. Our Boss is awesome and leads with integrity. The babies bring me so much joy! I love to help them learn and watch them grow and learn new things each day. I can't imagine doing anything else, anywhere else! I love my Holy Nativity family.
Amy Laite - Toddler Teacher
Education: I have completed coursework and earned numerous certifications in Early Childhood Education from El Camino College, UCLA Extension, and Rasmussen College. Child Care Experience: I have worked with children for over 25 years. I have been a Toddler Teacher at Holy Nativity since 2006. Personal History: I was born and grew up in Torrance, CA. I currently live in Crystal, MN with my husband, my two biological children, and my two step-children. Hobbies: Camping, going to movies and dinner, word puzzles, and taking trips back home to CA. Why I Like Working at HNCCCC: I love knowing that I made a difference in a child’s life, when children that have left the Center come back to say hi to me in the toddler room. I love that we are a family-oriented Center.
Morgan Franz - Toddler Teacher
Education: Associate’s Degree in Biblical Studies and an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Child Care Experience: My first jobs included frequent baby sitting for numerous families of various ages, church nursery provider, and a summer nanny job for two girls. After high school I nannied for two children near the Twin Cities and then worked as an aide in the infant room at Hopeful Beginnings childcare in Grand Forks, ND. In 2016 I started at HNCCCC as a floating aide and moved to Toddler Teacher in 2017. Personal History: I grew up in a small town in North Dakota. In high school I enjoyed being yearbook editor/photographer, captain of the golf team and playing basketball. After graduating I attended the Association Free Lutheran Bible School where I played basketball and met my husband, Adam — all while learning to be the hands and feet of Christ. After earning my degree, I attended one year at the University of North Dakota before moving back to the Cities and getting married in 2016. I joined the Holy Nativity family in 2016 and graduated from Rasmussen College in 2018. Adam and I live in Maple Grove and are expecting our first child, a boy, in February of 2019! Hobbies: I enjoy scrolling through Pinterest, golfing, going on walks and watching movies. Although I’m sure these will change once Baby Boy Franz joins us! Why I Like Working at HNCCCC: I love watching the kids grow and learn! It is amazing to see the lightbulb go on when they understand something new! I love walking into the classroom and hear, “Ms. Morgan is here!” I enjoy teaching the kids biblical stories and songs in a Christian environment! The kids’ hugs are great and I can’t say enough about our staff family! Brittany runs a great center and the other staff members know their stuff! Some are literally my family, my sister-in-law, Jenny, works in the baby room, and my husband, Adam, floats around to all of the classrooms.
Joy Hintz - Toddler Teacher
Holly Corley - Preschool Teacher
Education/Degree: B.A. English for Teachers (Simpson University), Graduate Certificate in Christian Formation (Denver Seminary), currently working toward M.A. in Counseling and Psychological Services (St. Mary's University of Minnesota-Twin Cities) Child Care Experience: Summer Academy Teacher at Seattle's Union Gospel Mission (2013. 2014); Children and Family Ministry Intern (Wellspring Church in Englewood, Colorado) Short Personal History: Originally from Washington state, I moved to Northern California to study education and theology for my B.A. While there, I also ran for Simpson University's cross country team! Upon graduation, I desired a deeper understanding of how individuals in all phases of life--especially youth--mature in their faith, so I chose to complete a one-year program at Denver Seminary. After a brief return to California to coach two seasons of cross country at my alma mater, I married my best friend from college. We uprooted to Minnesota so that he can complete his J.D. at the U of M! Hobbies: exploring the outdoors with my husband (Seth), Elizabethan literature, global travel Why You Like Working at HNCCCC: I value HNCCCC's emphasis on developing the whole child: physically, intellectually, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. I also appreciate that the classroom culture is rooted in the Gospel.
Keleigh Duxbury - Preschool Co-Teacher
Education/Degree Bachelor of Arts in Outdoor Leadership with a minor in Bible and Theology At Simpson University in Redding, California. I have also completed 6 credits of Early Childhood Development classes. Child Care Experience In my teenage years I started to Nanny for multiple families. I continued to nanny until I enrolled in college where I found my passion to teach in Early Childhood Education. Throughout my four years in college, I worked for two different youth camps. I absolutely loved planning activities, engaging in social-emotional development, and developing long-lasting connections. Once I graduated, I started a job as a Teacher's Assistant in a private Montessori school and loved my time there. However, an opportunity presented itself and my husband and I decided to accept a job and move to Minnesota where I grew up. Within two weeks moving, I started as a full time staff member at Holy Nativity as a Preschool Teacher and have loved my time here so far. SHORT Personal History I was born and raised in the small town of Moose Lake, Minnesota where my love for the outdoors, family, and Jesus developed. I was homeschooled for most of my life, which made it easier to start nannying at such a young age. For most of my life, I battled a chronic illness that nearly took my life. I am happy to say that I am now 5 years free from the disease that once overtook my body. Since overcoming my chronic illness, I have graduated with a bachelor's degree, received multiple certifications in first aid training, and got married. I am now living in Minnetonka, Minnesota where I hope to grow in my workplace, relationship with the Lord, and my passion to impact others. Hobbies My hobbies include but are not limited to: running my side photography business, hiking, camping, skiing, exercising, healthy/toxic free living, spending time with family, and being creative. Why You Like Working at HNCCCC: I love working with such a caring group of individuals. It has been such a blessing to connect with parents and invest in the lives of their children. I love having the ability to be creative with lesson plans as well as caring for each child's individual needs. HNCCCC is a place that I am free to utilize my skills as well as strengthen and develop my professional experience.
Sally Pawlik - Preschool Aide
Adam Franz - Floating Aide
Education: Degree in Biblical Studies from Association Free Lutheran Bible School. Child Care Experience: I was a student teaching aide while in high school at the Copper Country Christian School during the 2007-2008 school year. I was a part-time aide at HNCCCC from spring 2010-fall 2013, as well as summer 2018-present. Personal History: I was born in Cloquet, Minnesota, but grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I moved back to Minnesota after high school and began working at HNCCCC a few months after that. My parents, and all four of my siblings and their families, live in the Twin Cities metro and surrounding area. I met my wife, Morgan Franz, while attending the Association Free Lutheran Bible School in the fall of 2013. We were married in August 2016 and currently live in Maple Grove. Both my wife, and my only sister (Jennifer Stewart), work at HNCCCC as well. Hobbies: I enjoy playing golf and softball, watching movies, and following most other sports. Why I Like Working at HNCCCC: The kids! The opportunity to spend time with an awesome group of children every day is what I love most about HNCCCC.