Family lured Jerrianne and her husband to South Milwaukee in 2002 from Southern California where she worked as, first, a journalist, then, as a court information officer. She now stays busy with media-relations consulting, playing with her three grandchildren (part of the lure), writing, discovering her new environs, and hoping her garden will produce before the first fall frost.
Ever wonder what kindergarten teachers know? Now you can find out. South Milwaukeean Lisa Holewa teamed up with former Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Teacher of the Year Joan Rice to write the parenting guide, “What Kindergarten Teachers Know: Practical and Playful Ways for Parents to Help Children Listen, Learn, and Cooperate at Home.”The book goes on sale at bookstores and on Amazon.com Tuesday, May 6.
Lisa, a former Associated Press writer, says “What Kindergarten Teachers Know” tells parents fun and clever tricks stellar teachers use to keep 3- to 6-year olds attentive and cooperative. A lot of their source material came from interviews with award-winning early childhood teachers across the country.
You can catch Lisa and Joan at the Betty Brinn Children's Museum on May 16, at Schwartz Bookshop in Brookfield on May 20, on an upcoming "Lake Effect" program on Milwaukee Public Radio (89.7 FM) or read about them and their book in Nick Jr. magazine’s back-to-school issue.