Lindgren Child Care Center

Staff

Martina Juvera-Paul

Martina Juvera-Paul

Managing Director
B.S. Child and Family Studies, St. Cloud State University

320-308-3296 | ECC 122
mjjuverapaul@stcloudstate.edu

A proud St. Cloud State alumna, Martina graduated in 2004 with a degree in Child & Family Studies.  She is a licensed early childhood professional, maintaining a Minnesota Birth-Grade Three teaching license.  Martina is experienced in the field of early childhood education.  she worked as the lead infant teacher for several years at the Lindgren Child Care Center.  Prior to joining St. Cloud State, she taught preschool-aged children at Head Start and taught for Early Childhood Family Education programming locally.  She also served as a literacy tutor for the Minnesota Reacing corps and provided remediation programming for elementary students.  In her free time, Martina enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, photography, reading, and the outdoors.  

Martina is eager to fulfill the mission of "Nurturing the Future Possibilities in Each Life-Long Learner" at the Lindgren Child Care Center.  She strives to foster positive learning experience for all LCCC stakeholders, in a secure and accepting enviornment. 

Kayla Allar

Kayla Allar

Toddler Teacher
B.S. Early Childhood Education, Bemidji State University

320-308-3296 | ECC 122
krallar@stcloudstate.edu
Kayla graduated from Bemidji State University in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and holds a Minnesota Birth – Grade 3 teaching license. Prior to teaching here at Lindgren, she was a preschool teacher in Woodbury, Minnesota. Kayla fills her classroom with love and excitement and provides a positive atmosphere, instilling a love for learning at a young age. She lives in the St. Cloud area with her husband and three children — Kolton, Kylie and Kennedy.
Kim Hemiller

Kim Hemiller

Preschool Teacher
B.S. Child Family, St. Cloud State University

320-308-3296 | ECC 122
kjhemiller@stcloudstate.edu

Kim is a 2002 graduate from St. Cloud State University with a degree in Early Childhood Education and has a Minnesota Birth – Grade 3 teaching license. Prior to teaching at Lindgren, she taught preschool for 12 years with Reach Up, Inc. Head Start at the St. Cloud Technical & Community College site, serving student parents. 

She also served as a literacy tutor for Minnesota Reading Corps for two years. Her goal as the preschool teacher is to form positive relationships with both the children and their families, while fostering a lifelong love of learning. She lives in Sauk Rapids with her husband and two children.

Sara Falk

Sara Falk

Infant Teacher
B.S. Early Chilhood Education, St. Cloud State University
B.A. Spanish, St. Cloud State University

320-308-3296 | ECC 122
sara.falk@stcloudstate.edu

Sara graduated from St. Cloud State in 2020 with bachelor's degrees in Early Childhood Education and Spanish.  She is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Applied Child and Adolescent Development with a specialization in Infant and Early childhood Mental Health from the University of Minnesota.  Sara was a student employee at Lindgren Child Care Center while attending St. Cloud State.  She also has experience as an assistant teacher in child care centers in Minnesota and Iowa. 

Sara provides hands-on learning experiences that foster a love of exploration and promote healthy development.  She works to establish warm, responsive relationships with the children in her care.  Sara lives in Sauk Rapids with her three dogs.