Miss Emily Junker

 Preschool/1st Grade Teacher Assistant

Introduction

I studied Early Childhood Education and Adaptive Education at Wisconsin Lutheran College and graduated with my BA in January of 2023.  When I wasn't in classes, I was either at choir or theatre rehearsal.  Outside of school, I engaged in helping lead worship at The Bridge-St. Paul's Muskego through singing for the past few years.  I love Wisconsin, so I feel very blessed to have been called to serve here, especially at a great school like Star.  I look forwad to teaching the children at Star about Jesus and how big His love is for us.  His love knows no bounds!

Personal Background

I am originally from a small farming town about an hour south of Chicago, IL named Grant Park.  I attended public school there until 5th grade, then my parents moved my sister and me to Illinois Lutheran, where I graduated high school.  While at Illinois Lutheran, I was involved in choir and theatre.  I even had the opportunity to perform in New York City through a Pre-Broadway Program.  When I was not at school, I was at the dance studio.  I took a variety of dance lessons for about 12 years growing up.  My parents still live in Illinois, and it is always fun going back home to visit them.  I am the youngest of three.  My older brother and older sister live in NW Indiana, and now I have a new nephew as of August!

Education and Experience
  • High School: Illinois Lutheran High School (Crete, IL)
    • Graduated: 2018
  • College: Wisconsin Lutheran College (Milwaukee, WI)
    • Graduated: 2023 (Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education and Adaptive Education)
  • Other Teaching Experience:
    • Student Teaching: Kindergarten at Atonement Lutheran School (Milwaukee, WI), Second Grade at St. John's Lutheran School- Tosa (Wauwatosa, WI)
    • Daycare: Elm Grove Lutheran Childcare (Elm Grove, WI), Kuhl COrner Campus (Lake Mills, WI), Bethlehem Lutheran Childcare (Germantown, WI)
Areas of Service
  • Praise Band (Vocalist)