Work Based Learning includes job preparation, daily living skills, functional academics, and non-paid internships. MLC partners with local companies to provide opportunities. Madonna trainees spend time at each business to learn job skills in a variety of settings. Trainees rotate every semester, to learn more employable skills, but also to build rapport with employers and coworkers and establish letters of reference. The goal of WBL is to ease the transition between work and school while reinforcing life and job skills.
Christine Morrow - Supervisor
Christine received her Special Education Degree from the University of Memphis. She began teaching at Madonna Learning Center in 2018. Before MLC, Christine taught in the Memphis City Schools, Shelby County Schools and worked with adult I/DD for 8 years. Christine has 2 adult daughters. She enjoys kayaking, hiking, sitting on the beach, and going to dinner with family and friends, and loves chocolate! Christine loves the small, warm, friendly student centered environment at Madonna Learning Center.
Kim Nielsen - Assistant Supervisor
Kim attended Iowa State University. She has been at Madonna Learning Center since 2008. Before MLC, Kim worked at Madison Creek Elementary for 5 years as a one-on-one and resource class assistant, Wentzville R IV School District Classroom Assistant, and ABA preschool assistant in St. Louis. Kim is married to Randy, has 3 children and 4 grandchildren. She enjoys running, reading and cooking. Kim's favorite foods are chocolate and pizza! She loves the adults that she works with. Kim says they are fun and funny and she really enjoys coaching them and helping them to succeed in their efforts towards independence. The Madonna staff works as a team to meet the individual and unique needs of each student, it is a great support system.
Become A Business Partner
Is your company interested in becoming a training site for our Work Based Learning trainees? Are you interested in hiring one of our trainees to work in your business? Please contact our WBL supervisors today! Call (901) 752-5767 or email cmorrow [at] madonna-learning [dot] org.