Merrick County Child Development Center - Home Away From Home
Meet our Staff
Our teachers all have a true love for children and are constantly finding new and unique ways for the children to reach their full intellectual potential.
Ms Amy Kucera
Ms Amy Kucera
Ms Amy is the Executive Director of MCCDC. Amy was born and raised in Aurora. She attended UNL and earned her bachelors degree in Human Resources. She is married and has two sons, Dylan and Jacob. Amy has a passion for MCCDC and its success at continuing to enrich the lives of the children in our community!
Ms Michelle Heins
Ms Michelle Heins
Ms Lori Fowler
Ms Lori Fowler
Ms Kathy Goerl
Ms Kathy Goerl
Ms Danica Carroll
Ms Danica Carroll
Ms Roxie Friend
Ms Roxie Friend
Ms Desi VanPelt
Ms Desi VanPelt
Ms Marlene Rodysill
Ms Marlene Rodysill
Ms Marlene is a sub in various classrooms around MCCDC. Marlene loves children and watching them learn and grow! Ms Marlene has been married to her husband Kerry for 45 years. She worked at Litzenberg Hospital for over 40 years. After retirement she started working at MCCDC in 2012. Ms Marlene enjoys the kids very much, they are like her extended grandchildren. She has 2 sons, Mick and Kris, and 3 grandchildren, Lydia, Quinn and Blake whom all live out of town. Ms Marlene is infamous for her itty bitty mouse trick!
Ms Sierra Sheeks
Ms Sierra Sheeks
Ms Sierra is one of our Toddler Room teachers. Sierra's natural gift of loving and nurturing children is a blessing to the center!
Ms Carolynn Luce
Ms Carolynn Luce
Ms Simone Kennedy
Ms Simone Kennedy
Ms Ashley Jividen
Ms Ashley Jividen
Ms Ann Paup
Ms Ann Paup
Ms Ann wears many hats around the center! She is a retired nurse of 30 years. Ann grew up in Worms but spent her high school years in Central City. She has 3 children and 7 grandchildren. Ann loves all children!
Ms Melanie Medinger
Ms Melanie Medinger
Ms Shauna Lampshire
Ms Shauna Lampshire
Ms Renae Lesiak
Ms Renae Lesiak
Ms Danae Perry
Ms Danae Perry
Ms Danae is one of our preschool teachers at MCCDC. She is originally from Ewing Nebraska. Danae and her husband have 2 kids, Harper and Hudson. This is her first year teaching at MCCDC. Danae grew up in an in-home daycare, her mom had her own daycare for 36 years and retired when she was 17 years old. Danae also worked at a preschool for 3 years in Wisner before staying home with her own kids. She has always been around kids and loves working with them!
Ms Rachel Anderson
Ms Rachel Anderson
Ms Rachel is our afternoon 3 year old teacher. Ms Rachel is a California girl born in Petaluma California (which is near San Francisco). Ms Rachel married a military man so she traveled to different places in the first 6 years of marriage, she has now been married 18 years. Central City is the first small town she has lived in. Ms Rachel has worked at MCCDC now for 5 years. She loved seeing the smiles, hugs and growing the children have done since working here.
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