I did my undergraduate work at Indiana University and completed my ED.M at the State University of New York @ Buffalo. I have been working in early education since 2003. I have been an administrator since 2005. In addition to my administration experience, I have provided educational programs to children ages 6-17 within urban communities in Southern Indiana, Upstate New York & Knoxville, TN. I am currently the Co-President of the Success by Six Board here in Lawrence.
I graduated with my bachelor’s degree in accounting in 2008. I received my master’s in accounting in 2010. Both degrees are from the University of Kansas. Prior to working as the Finance Director of Hilltop, I worked in public accounting for 6 years performing audit and tax services.
I graduated from the University of Kansas with my bachelor’s in applied behavioral sciences. I’m currently working on my master’s in early childhood studies with an emphasis in administration, management and leadership. My anticipated graduation date is Summer 2017. I worked as a 1:1 behavioral therapist before coming to teach at Hilltop. I taught at Hilltop for one year before moving into administration. I’ve been the Operations Manager at Hilltop since February 2014, adding my Assistant Director role in 2017. I currently serve as an at-large member of the Kansas Association for the Education of Young Children (KAEYC) Board.
After receiving my bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas in 2007, I taught English is Japan for three years to children 1-12 years of age. Upon returning to the states, I taught in the classroom from 2011-2015 with children ranging in age from 1-5 years of age. I have taught in both wings of Hilltop and am certified in both Toddler and Pre-K CLASS Observation Tools. I serve on the DCCDA Director’s Board and am currently working to complete my master's in early childhood studies and non-profit management with an anticipated graduation date of Fall 2018.