Meet The Staff

Graziano Kari

Director/4K AM Teacher

My name is Kari Graziano and I am the Director and 4K AM Teacher at LCK.  I have a degree in Early Childhood and a Master’s Degree in Urban Education.  I spent the first 15 years of my teaching career in Milwaukee Public Schools.  I am very grateful to begin my 19th year of teaching/5th year here at LCK.  My daughters attended LCK and I served on the Board for two years as a Class Representative and Secretary.  I live in North Lake with my husband Tony, daughters Kennedy (12), Reese (9) and puppy Ivee.

Mahlberg Katie

4K PM Teacher

My name is Katie Mahlberg. I am the 4K PM classroom teacher for Lake Country Kindergarten! I have a degree in Early Childhood Education and Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, with an emphasis on Early Childhood. I have taught 4K and 5K for 14 years.  My husband Sean and I have two boys, Mason (11) and Colin (9), and one crazy dog, Finley. I enjoy spending time with my family or friends and relaxing by the lake. We like to be outdoors hiking, swimming, boating, or biking.

Nichole Wright Oct 13

4K Paraprofessional/Before and After care Director

My name is Nichole Wright. I live in Oconomowoc with my husband Andre and my stepdaughter Mya. I enjoy traveling, shopping, and spending time with my family and friends. This will be my 11th year as the 4K Paraprofessional at LCK. I am also the Director of LCK’s Before and Aftercare Program and Extended Care Program at North Lake School.

Kelsea Tajnai Oct 13

3K Teacher

My name is Kelsea Tajnai and this is my 2nd year as the 3K teacher at LCK. Before becoming a stay at home parent, I worked in several settings of early childhood and am looking forward to returning to the field. I live in Hartland with my husband Jon, son Jack (8), daughters Marni (7) and Ester (5) and our dog Rocky. I love to spend my free time doing all things outdoors with my family, being out on the water, enjoying quality time with friends or getting lost in a good book. All three of our children have gone through the LCK program and last year I had the opportunity to sit on the board as Vice President of Operations. I am happy to be part of the staff and continue to serve in this phenomenal community.

Mallory Hazelwood Oct 13

3K Paraprofessional/Before and After care Paraprofessional

My name is Mallory Hazelwood and I am the 3K paraprofessional, as well as teacher for the before and aftercare program through LCK. I live in Hartland with my husband Jesse and our three daughters, Jordyn (18), Jenna (16), and Jayce (6). Jayce attended 4K through LCK last year and I was grateful for the opportunity to volunteer in her classroom often. Before becoming a stay at home mom, I spent several years working with young children. I have certifications in both infant and early education. In my free time I enjoy cooking and baking, spending time with family and friends, gardening and traveling to our favorite vacation spot, Folly Beach!

Pattie Dibb Oct 13

Before care Paraprofessional

My name is Patti Dibb and I am the before care para for 3K and 4K.  I live in Merton with my husband, Chad, and our two children; Hannah (11) and Colt (7) who both attend NLS.  Colt attended LCK for 4K.  We share our home with our 2 dogs and 2 cats.  Over the years I have had jobs that have prepared me for this new role.  I spent 12 years as a zookeeper.  One of my responsibilities was to teach children about the animals in my care.  That was always a highlight in my day!  For the past 10 years I have also owned a photography business where I work primarily with young children and families.  My husband and I (along with some other awesome parents) coach one of the North Lake Tball teams.  I enjoy being involved with my children’s school as much as possible!

Meet the Board Members

Caitlin Schweitzer President


My name is Caitlin Schweitzer and I am President for LCK. I live in Monches with my husband, Aaron, my son, Emmett (7) and daughter, Sylvie (5). I have a degree in Social Work and prior to becoming a stay at home mom, I worked as a Social Worker in the Mental Health Field. In my free time, I love to garden, spend time with family and friends and try to DIY anything/everything. I, myself, am a LCK and North Lake graduate and happy to serve on the board.

Maria Dlobik

VP of Operations

I’m Maria Dlobik and this is my first year serving on the LCK board. My husband Dave & I have 3 kids, Jack (8), Wes (6), & Kate (4). Jack & Wes previously attended LCK & Kate is currently in 4K. I work full time at Kohl’s Corporate in the buying offices, but in our free time we love hiking, fishing, camping, and spending time with friends & family. We love being a part of the LCK community & I’m thrilled to help serve on the Board this year.

Malanie Dundon Vpops

VP of Communications

I’m Melanie Dundon and this is my third year on the LCK Board.  I have served as the Tuesday/Thursday 3K Class Representative and VP of Operations. We have been a part of the program for the past four years.  I live in Merton with my husband Joe and our three children, Bennett (7), Brycen (5), Finley (4) and our dog, George. As a family we enjoy spending time outdoors, riding bikes, fishing, or up north.  I have a master’s degree in nursing and work part-time as a nurse practitioner at Children’s Hospital. I look forward to serving on the board this year and contributing to this great program!

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My name is Kellyn Bleck and I will be serving as the Treasurer. My oldest son Easton is currently in 5K and my daughter Dakota is in 4K at LCK. My youngest Camden is two and he will eventually go through the program at LCK as well. Before becoming a stay at home mom, I worked in the financial industry. I now work part time and love being able to spend more time with my kids. Our family loves to be outdoors exploring nature as often as we can be. I am excited to serve on the board and be a part of LCK while all my children go through this program. Look forward to getting to know you all and to help serve in this community!

Tina Kehoe


My name is Tina Kehoe and this is my first year on the LCK Board. My family has been part of LCK since 2020, when my son started the 4K program. I live in Merton with my husband Sean and our two children, Clark (7), Annie (5), and our dog, Bill. As a family we enjoy spending time outdoors, playing games together, and going on vacations. I have a degree in chemistry and work part-time as a Regulatory Affairs Specialist at a local pharmaceutical manufacturing company. I look forward to serving on the board this year!

Nanine Barnes

4K AM Class Representative

My name is Nanine Barnes and I am the 4k AM Representative. I work as an Operations Manager for a staffing firm and teach Zumba at the Lake Country WAC. I live in Hartland with my husband Jason and our son Archer. As a family we love traveling around the country in our RV, visiting National Parks, exploring the outdoors and seeing family and friends. I look forward to serving in this role and helping out wherever possible.

Amber Widenski

4K PM Class Representative

My name is Amber Widenski and I am mom to 4 busy kids, Parker (10), Hayden (8), Wesley (6) and William (5). I am an Emergency Medicine physician and my husband, Brian, is a local realtor. Our family lives in Merton and some of our favorite things to do together are traveling, adventuring in the outdoors, and family game and movie nights at home. This is William’s second year in the LCK program and we couldn’t be happier here! I’m excited to serve on the board as the 4K PM Class Rep.

Kc Fracek

3K M/W Class Representative

My name is KC Fracek and I am the Monday/Wednesday Class Representative! I live in Hartland with my husband Kevin, daughter Rosie (4), son Harrison (1) & our black lab. I am a realtor in the Lake Country Area and work with my mom, Cathy. As a family we love summers on Beaver Lake & in winters, we spend a lot of time in Cocoa Beach, FL. on the beach in Florida. I look forward to contributing to the LCK program!

Abby Schlosser

3K T/TH Class Representative

My name is Abby Schlosser, your ‘23/24 3K T/TH Class Representative. This is my family’s 3rd year being a part of the LCK program and my first serving on the board. Thank you for your vote! Aside from my sworn in duties with LCK, I’m also the at-home teacher for our 2 energetic boys, Roman (5) ‘22/23 LCK Graduate & George (3) ‘23/24 LCK 3K Student. My husband and I live in North Lake with our only other girl, Hadley the pup. When I’m not focused on LCK, I run a marketing agency that helps small businesses increase their brand awareness. I started the firm in 2020 after closing my 15-year chapter in marketing for the corporate world. This transition has provided me with a better balance on supporting our young family through the many hats we wear as a parent. I now look forward to supporting other young families in the LCK community too.

About Us

Lake Country Kindergarten Preschool’s goal for our children is to generate excitement for learning and to foster feelings of safety and comfort in the school environment. This is accomplished by providing a warm, caring and interesting classroom.

Contact Information
Lake Country Kindergarten 262-966-2033
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Our Mailing Address
Lake Country Kindergarten Preschool
P.O. Box 191
North Lake, Wisconsin 53064