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Message from our Principal
Welcome to Menekaunee Sunrise Early Learning Center
Thank you for choosing the Marinette School District as your educational partner. Sunrise is a caring place in which all staff members have the students’ best interest at heart. We are here to listen to your concerns, and we strive to keep every child safe and happy while they take their first steps academically. We look forward to working alongside you as we find ways to help each child continuously improve throughout the school year.
Our goal is for your child to make friends, enjoy learning and develop a respect for those around them. We encourage you to be involved in this process by staying in contact with your child’s teacher(s) through Seesaw, email, phone or by stopping by school for a conference. We also are looking for volunteers! Please fill out an online application today! Thank you for your support.
Please feel free to contact me at anytime should you have questions or concerns. 715-735-2700 or

Ms. Kostrova’s Personal Information
I was born in Marinette. I am number four of five children and was fortunate to have my mother not only as my first teacher but also as my first band teacher. I am excited to be starting my 30th year in education.

I have two boys, and we also have two cats. I previously coached volleyball and track at the high school level and have been involved with refereeing and coaching forensics.

My hobbies include activities with family and friends such as watching sports, playing cards, music and being involved in my church. I look forward to working with you and your child this year. Feel free to stop by or call at any time.

Kathy Jo Kostrova
Menekaunee Sunrise Early Learning Center Principal
Merryman Principal of Record
District Mentor/Mentee Coordinator

4K AM: 8:00-10:45
4K PM: 12:00-2:55
4K Full Day: 8:00 am-2:55 pm
5K: 8:00 am-2:55 pm

These times are Monday-Friday
Sunrise Staff 2018-19