Meet the Team

Dedicated & Certified

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Kathy Groebner

Lead Preschool Teacher

Ms. Kathy has been at Star Light since 2019 she is director and lead preschool teacher.  She is married to papa John (he stops by to visit often!). She is mother to 4 beautiful girls, 6 grandchildren, and a dog, Mia.  She loves traveling, spending time on the lake, and camping.  They enjoy being able to spoil the Star Light children as well.

Ms. Savanha

Preschool Teacher

Savanha joined the Star Light team in 2020 as a preschool teacher. She is from Mankato and is currently studying to be a nurse. Her hobbies (outside of hanging out with her preschool friends) include: reading, baking, and spending time with her husband and her dog.  She really enjoys working at Star Light and is excited to meet new students.


Ms. Brittany

Assistant Toddler Teacher

Ms. Brittany is from Marshall, Minnesota.  She spent time in South Dakota where she worked in Childcare until she moved to Mankato and started at Star Light.  She likes reading, movies and going to the gym.


Ms. Marissa


Ms. Marissa is a Mankato High School graduate and is studying elementary education at MSU.  She enjoys baking, hiking, and watching movies with her dad.


Ms. Sofia


Ms. Sofia is from Venezuela and is a Senior at MSU studying elementary education with a minor in teaching English as a second language.  She loves teaching and is beginning to fulfill her dream of being a teacher.