TLC University Staff
Katie Rittenour - Owner - August 2012 ~TLC and FFU~
Katie has been working in child care since 2008. She began as an aide for the school-aged program Bulldog University in Becker. She then went to college in Winona for her first two years of education and then transferred to St. Cloud State University. In August 2012 Katie began to work for TLC as a Preschool Teacher and in January 2014 she stepped into the Assistant Director position. She became director of TLC and in 2019 became the current owner of TLC and FFU. Family: In August of 2019, she will be getting married. She has a son, Bryson, a 1st grader. She will soon be stepmom to Elaina and Jacob. She has a dog named Odie. Hobbies: She likes to spend time with family and friends as well as hunting, fishing and taking the jeeps off-roading. Working with Children: "I love walking into the center and being greeted by a classroom full of smiling hugs. They are always so happy and cheerful, it would make anyone's day brighter." She also loves that every day is different. Kids are honest, upfront, and love to have fun. She enjoys watching them grow into the fun loving people they are. Other thoughts: Education and play go hand-in-hand. She loves finding new ways to keep the kids engaged while providing a safe environment.
Jennifer Neuman - Director of FFU - September 2010 ~FFU & Infant Room~
Jennifer works both for TLC and FFU. Education: She graduated from Becker High School. She then went to Robert Morris College in Chicago, Illinois. She has her Associate Degree in Business Administration. Family: She is married to Tom Neuman, and they have 3 children. Levi, Leonard, and Lillian. Hobbies: She enjoys shopping, and she enjoys doing anything outside with family - fishing, four wheeling, camping, BBQ's, swimming, and gardening. Working with Children: "Working with kids is always an adventure. My Job will never be boring. It is a great feeling to know that you helped mold a child into part of the person they will some day become."
Lori Schleif - Assistant Director of TLC - November 2018 ~TLC and FFU~
Lori has a long history within the industry of child care. She was the director at Red Balloon with the former owners and has been instrumental in the transition of a new owner. She has been working with children for over 37 years. Education: She graduated from Anoka Ramsey Community College and Anoka Vo-Tech college with interests in Child Development. Family: She has a happy family wth four boys, a husband and a dog named Carlos. Working with Children: "I love how inquisitive children are. They are like sponges, absorbing all they are taught. There is never a doll moment when working with children. Their energy is endless and they say the cutest things.