Our Teachers

Our certified, licensed teachers have their degrees in Early Childhood Education and nurture our children with a warm, playful style that comes from many years of teaching experience and a genuine love for children.

 Photo Credit:  Peter Hellberg

Lynda Piller

Lynda is the Director of the school and teaches the threes and fours class. She is a Wisconsin-licensed teacher and is certified in Early Childhood Education. Mrs. Piller has been with the school since 1979 and all three of her children attended Whitefish Bay-Shorewood Nursery School. Her grandson will be attending this year in the twos and threes class.

Elizabeth braun

Elizabeth is very excited to teach at WFBSNS this year! She graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Education. Elizabeth received her teaching certification in Special Education–Cross Categorical, Grades K-12. After graduating, she taught three years of First Grade at Core Knowledge Charter School in Verona, WI. Upon moving to Milwaukee, she taught a year of Special Education at River Trail Elementary School. Elizabeth then taught First Grade for three years at Milwaukee College Prep School. She lives in Whitefish Bay and enjoys listening to and playing music, being outside, running, reading and spending time with her husband Andy and her two sons Leander (8) and Gus (5). 


Amy Jo will be the Lead Teacher for the 2- and 3-year-old class. She has been at the preschool for 11 years. Prior to working at WFBSNS, Mrs. Wejksnora taught in a Montessori program on Milwaukee's East Side in addition to running a daycare out of her home. She earned certifications in Early Childhood Education from UWM and MATC. Mrs. Wejksnora likes to quote Louis Pasteur when reflecting on what it means to teach young children, "When I approach a child, he inspires me in two sentiments; tenderness for what he is, and respect for what he may become."

Bonnie Lamphere

Bonnie is the assistant teacher for the Tuesday/Thursday 3- and 4-year-old class. She is very happy to be returning to WFBSNS after having been both the assistant teacher and lead teacher of the 3- and 4-year-old class from 2001 to 2007. Bonnie has a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and two years (24 credit hours) in Exceptional Education from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, allowing her to be certified with the Wisconsin State Registry. Bonnie and her husband, Larry, have three children, two of which attended the preschool, and have lived in Shorewood for 25 years.