Kate Stedronsky

Kate Stedronsky, Recruiter

Kate Stedronsky, a Recruiter with Teachers for Tomorrow coordinates all aspects of college recruitment, including creating job posts on college career sites, attending college career fairs, and working to establish connections with Early Childhood Education students.

Kate is also responsible for meeting with center directors to share with them the benefits of contracting with Teachers For Tomorrow.  She talks with them directly about their staffing needs and thoroughly goes over the contract, answering any questions they may have.  She maintains an open relationship with each center by contacting them regularly through newsletters and following up on the placement of the teachers in their programs and their effectiveness.

Kate is a big believer in NAEYC accreditation and she supports high quality early childhood programs. She is a qualified NAEYC consultant and has personally consulted approximately 20 childcare centers through the accreditation process, with all centers obtaining accreditation.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development and Family Relations from South Dakota State University and has completed all coursework toward her Masters in the same field.

Kate is no stranger to Early Childhood Education, having spent 15 years as a teacher and a director, which taught her the importance of hiring well educated, good quality early childhood educators and training and supporting them to be successful in the field.  Overall, Kate has more than 25 years of childcare experience. Her work history includes, 2 years as a Teaching Assistant at the Lab School at SDSU, 3 years as a Child Life Specialist, and 25 years with Knowledge Learning Corporation in a variety of roles including teacher, assistant director, director, and finally as a consultant which she still does today.

Kate enjoys being involved in her church and in her spare times, she enjoys biking, boating, and cooking.  She is married and is the mother to 3 boys, 2 in college and a teenager at home.  Her most valued time is when they are all home, enjoying one another’s company.

To contact Kate please email her at kstedronsky@comcast.net

Kate is available for private consultations regarding NAEYC accreditation and can be reached at 612-968-1874 or by email at kstedronsky@comcast.net.

Janine Duncan, Schedule Coordinator

Janine is the schedule coordinator for Teachers for Tomorrow. In this role she serves as the key contact for teacher substitutes and childcare centers as well as assisting in the training and recruitment of new teacher candidates. She holds a BS degree in Psychology from Iowa State University and has a teaching license in Early Childhood Education. Her teacher training was strongly based in NAEYC principles and she is a strong believer in the importance of high quality early childhood education.

Janine has spent a great deal of her career in some facet of education, from preschool teaching assistant, special education paraprofessional to Early Childhood education. She also has a strong business background in customer service, sales, and marketing. Passionate about TFT and its possibilities, Janine is looking forward to helping both teachers and childcare centers fulfill their respective needs in the common goal of providing high quality early childhood education.

Aleta Mechtel, President

Aleta Mechtel is the President of Teachers For Tomorrow.  Aleta is active in all aspects of our company, including the hiring and placing of substitute teachers, building positive relationships with our clients, and maintaining open communication with all clients and employees.

As the owner of Children of Tomorrow she has worked for over 15 years providing quality care to families and providing an excellent work place for her employees. Knowing and understanding teachers, she strives to enrich the lives of the students. She knows it is hard for teachers to be absent from their class; she began Teachers for Tomorrow with the intention of providing highly qualified substitute teachers to give peace of mind to those teachers during their absence.

Learn more about Aleta Mechtel and her professional skills via LinkedIn.