Located in Pewaukee, WI
My name is Janice Sickels and I am thrilled that God has led me to CELA!
I grew up in Milwaukee and was blessed to attend Ebenezer Lutheran School, Martin Luther High School, and then Concordia University in River Forest, Illinois. I graduated from Concordia in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education and a major in math.
I spent the next 13 years as an administrative and executive assistant for various companies including GE Medical Systems and Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin.
When my youngest son started kindergarten, I volunteered in his classroom each day and loved it. I took a third-grade teaching job the next year and have been teaching ever since. I taught third grade for five years and have been teaching fourth grade for the last 12 years. God has called me to and blesses me daily in this career.
I have 23 years of volunteer teaching experience at church including Pre-K and Fourth-Grade Sunday School, Youth Group, Vacation Bible School and Adult Bible Classes.
My husband and I have lived in several different states over the years, but have recently returned to Southeastern Wisconsin to be close to my family.
We are proud parents of our grown children:
When I’m not at work, I love to spend time with family and friends, practice yoga, walk my dogs, ride bikes with my husband, cook and volunteer at church and in the community.
I am honored to be part of this amazing CELA team. With God’s guidance and your prayers, I look forward to upholding the mission and pillars that make CELA unique.
Thank you for sharing your children with me. They are among God’s greatest gifts. I look forward to partnering with you to make their fourth-grade journey a fabulous one!