Miss Marisa attended UW-Madison and UW-Green Bay. She has a bachelor’s degree in Human Development. She has been caring for Hickory Hill (HHA), formerly Kids Express Learning Center, infants and toddlers since 2006. She “feels blessed to be here” and enjoys watching HHA's youngest learners grow and master new skills. 


Marisa grew up in Shawano, Wisconsin with a sister, three brothers, a dog, a cat, and six goldfish that lived for over 12 years! She considered becoming a pediatrician, but teaching came so naturally she followed in the footsteps of her father and three aunts--all who were teachers.


Marisa enjoys spending time with her family and friends and playing piano. She loves soaking up the sun on warm summer days or wrapping up in a blanket with a good book on cold, rainy days. Marisa also enjoys camping, traveling, and annual family vacations to areas of the U.S., including National Parks, Spring Training in Arizona, and the state of Hawaii. In high school, she traveled to Ireland with her school's orchestra and, while there, played concerts in the Irish castles. She has also visited St. Maarten and the Bahamas with her brothers, as well as D.C., Florida, San Diego, and Las Vegas with her friends.


Having inherited her father's enthusiasm for sports, Marisa loves Badger football and basketball, Packer games (which she attends with her father yearly) and Brewers games. She also loves playing sports, especially softball, or anything competitive that can get her adrenaline flowing. 




3276 S. High Point Road 

Madison, WI 53719

Phone: (608) 845-3245 

Email: Info@HickoryHillAcademy.com

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