Kids Under Construction Educational Preschool, Inc.
Kids Under ConstructionEducational Preschool, Inc.

Our Team

Kids Under Construction Inc.'s employees are highly-trained, experienced and dedicated to the success of your child.

Shannon Otto

Founder & Executive Director


Shannon has a B.A.S. in Early Childhood Studies from the University of Minnesota Duluth and a Master's Degree in Education with an Early Childhood emphasis from Concordia University. Shannon is a licensed teacher (birth – 3rd grade) through the state of Minnesota. She has been in the field for over 15 years and has had experience in a variety of early childhood settings. Shannon is the mother of four daughters.

Julie Bieniek

Assistant Director, Classroom Teacher, & Music Specialist


Julie has a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Concordia University. For the past 15 years, Julie has had a variety of experience working with parents and young children in child care and preschool settings. Julie is also our music specialist coordinator and teaches one of our Preschool classes. She is the mother of three young children.

Kristy Masso

Classroom Teacher & Yoga Specialist


Kristy received a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Hamline University and has had a variety of experience working with children and families in preschool settings in both Minnesota and Iowa. Kristy coached gymnastics for over 15 years, working with kids preschool aged through high school. She now teaches monthly yoga lessons to all children in our program and is one of our Preschool classroom teachers. She is the mother of two children.

Kathy Utecht

Classroom Teacher


Kathy is one of our KinderJump teachers and brings her backgound in science education and her experience as a Kindergarten Reading Corps. tutor to our program. She has experience in kindergarten classrooms and preschool settings and  is the mother of 2 young boys. 

Denise Oscarson

ArtSmart & Classroom Teacher


Denise is one of our KinderJump teachers and is also our art specialist! Denise has a variety of experience working with people of all ages and has been leading our art enrichment program in all of our classes for the past six years. Denise is the mother of three school-aged children. 

We're Here to Help You!

Kids Under Construction Inc.
4821 Bloom Avenue

White Bear Lake, MN 55110



If you need to speak with a director or one of our teachers, please don't hesitate to call. We're happy to help.
Phone: 651.762.9596
You may also get in touch with us using our contact form or emailing us directly at: 

Upcoming Events

September 9 - Orientation

September 14 & 15 - School Begins

January 1 - Registration Begins


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