Paula Evenson

Paula Evenson

Administrative Specialsist, Assistant Director
3101C, 1300 Linden Drive
608-263-4093 x 101

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

-Mary Oliver

The UW Child Development Lab is an incredible community of wonderful children and families, experienced and talented colleagues, smart and enthusiastic student teachers, and cutting edge researchers. I feel very fortunate to work in this creative and dynamic place of learning where I can continue to learn and grow as a professional and contribute to the ongoing growth of the early childhood field.

  • BS in Educational Studies-Adult Education from UW-Milwaukee
  • SoHE EcoWell Advisory Board Member 2015-present, EcoWell staff 2016-present
  • Preschool Administrator at the UW-Preschool Lab Mineral Point Road site 2009-2014, Assistant Director at Linden site 2014-present
  • Child Care Program Manager at The Respite Center 2007-2009
  • Early Childhood Policy Analyst at the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families, 2007-2009
  • Training Specialist at Community Coordinated Child Care, 2005-2007
  • Deputy Chief for Wisconsin’s Southern Region Child Care Licensing, 2003-2005
  • Wisconsin Early Childhood Association, was 1998-2003
  • Taught children ages 1-12 from 1992-1996, supervised 4 after school programs 1997-1998 at Milestones Programs for Children in Milwaukee
  • Certification in progress: Restorative Exercise Specialist from Nutritious Movement
  • Master Trainer for The Registry
  • Pursuing studies in nature education for children in an urban setting
  • Created and curated Art from the Child’s Perspective in 1995 in conjunction with Milestones Programs for Children and the Milwaukee Art Museum
  • Taught state approved entry level training courses and many early childhood workshops on a variety of topics at local, state and national conferences
  • co-created The Courage to Explore Diversity Project hosted by the Wisconsin Early Childhood Association
  • Taught yoga for children and caregivers with 18 credits in yoga from UW-Milwaukee


  • Wellness & Mindful Movement
  • Art
  • Nature
  • Philosophy
  • I have three dogs, Benji, Sadie and Yuki