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Ms. Laura

Preschool Director

Ms. Laura has been Preschool Director at our center since 2009 after nearly five years of leading the Little Ones Ministry of Life Church. She has worked in the Early Childhood field since 1992 in a variety of positions, but finds the current one her favorite.

She loves Jesus, her family, and her job, and her passion is supporting young children and their families in their walk with the Lord as they're introduced to formal schooling. Knowing that learning happens best in the context of a relationship, Laura is excited to be part of this team of women that love Jesus and love children!

Ms. Francine

Administrative Assistant

Francine has cared for children for 10 years, both in her home and at Life Church. Since 2012 she has worked part time at Life doing childcare for the special-events held on the church campus.

In August of 2014 she became Ms. Laura's Administrative Assistant, and really enjoys being around the children and teachers on a daily basis. In addition to her affinity for numbers, her spiritual maturity and wisdom are a great asset to the preschool staff.

Ms Francine loves the Lord, her family, and all children. Her heart's desire is that children will know how much their heavenly Father loves them and that they are "fearfully and wonderfully made...." Psalms 139:13-16.

Ms. Brittany

Lead Teacher

Ms. Brittany moved from Florida to Olathe in 2014, and married her best friend Trace in July of 2015. She has had a love and passion for working with young kids since an early age; and has lots of experience in Early Childhood settings from running summer camps to tutoring; babysitting to working in Children’s Ministry, and even helped her mother run an in-home daycare when she was still a teenager.

Brittany has been at Little Blessings since 2014, first as an aide, then as a lead teacher and loves watching kids learn new things and seeing their imagination unfold in creativity. She loves teaching and is excited to learn new and fun ways to educate your preschooler. Working so closely with these little ones has sown her that she can’t wait to have kids of my own someday!

Ms. Christina

Lead Teacher

Ms. Christina started at Little Blessings as a substitute in 2010 and has thoroughly enjoyed her time leading the little ones at our preschool.

Working with children has always been a passion of hers, and she thanks Life Church and our preschool for the opportunity to live out her dream job.

Since coming to this church, she has grown deeper in her faith and has grown in her personal relationship with God, giving Him the glory for all of the amazing things He has done in her Life, including working at LIttle Blessings.

Ms. Brandy

Lead Teacher

Ms. Brandy graduated from Kansas State University with her B.S. in Elementary Education in 2006, and married her amazing husband that same year. She worked as an aide at Nike elementary for a year before she was blessed to be able to stay home and raise their children-their son Cooper who was born in 2007, and daughter Thayer three years later.

Brandy took the leap back into teaching in 2015 and feels like she couldn't have made a better choice! She is very enthusiastic and passionate about the children and her work! This past year she has worked ardently on Handwriting Without Tears and Whole-Brain Teaching programs to provide the best environment for children to grow. Her goal is for each child to thrive in our Christian setting both academically and socially!

She loves the outdoors, hunting and fishing with her family, baseball and TEACHING, and looks forward to connecting with children while encouraging their love of learning!

Mr. Corey

Lead-Qualified Support

Mr. Corey has worked as a Substitute Teacher’s Assistant since May 2015, and has attended Life Mission Church since 2004. He is a recent graduate of Youth with a Mission-Kansas City and is currently studying at Johnson County Community College.

Mr. Corey has a passion for Jesus and for using his influence as a male role model to help young men know the love of Christ.

Ms. Courtney

Lead Qualified Support Staff

Ms. Courtney started working at little blessings in 2015. Since working there, she has increased her faith in the Lord, strengthened relationships with her family, friends, and coworkers, and realized her passion of working with kids. She received her associates degree in Liberal arts at Johnson County Community College in May 2016, and will pursue her Bachelor's degree in Organizational Leadership at Mid-America Nazarene University in the fall.

Ms. Courtney loves the Lord and has a passion for people. She has a heart for missions, as evidenced by the missions trips she has participated in the last 3 years: twice to Nicaragua, and once to Uganda. She is excited for the upcoming season at Little Blessings.

Ms. Danielle

Support Staff

Ms. Erin

Lead Teacher

Erin began as a substitute at LB in the summer of 2011. Before that, she was avidly involved in Little One’s, the weekend children’s ministry of Life Church for 6 years. Working with all different ages of children, she realized how incredible and precious the little ones are.

Because Erin’s mother worked in the early childhood field since before she was born, Erin was always around young children. Growing-up seeing her mother’s passion for children and helping them in their walk with Christ has really influenced Erin to follow that career path herself.

Erin has received her Associates Degree in General Sciences and Liberal Arts from Johnson County Community College and currently working on her degree in Early Childhood. She fully believes that children teach the teachers, as much as the teachers teach the children, and she is excited to learn all kinds of things from your “little blessings” this year.

“Do not let anyone look down on you because you are young, but instead set an example for other believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity,” 1 Timothy 4:12.

Ms. Kali

Lead-Qualified Support Staff

Ms. Kali was born in Ethiopia in 1990 and moved to the United States with her family in 2003. She went to Olathe North High School, and is currently enrolled at JCCC majoring in Social Work.

Kali grew up in a Christian home and accepted Jesus as her savior at the age of five. Having an amazing experience partnering with Jesus at a young age has motivated Kali to work with children.

She loves kids and it’s her dream to open an orphanage to introduce children to the Lord. She knows that “with God anything is possible” and we can all help build an army of God’s children!

Ms. Kay

Education Specialist/Lead-Qualified Support Staff

Ms. Kay received her master's in social work from KU. Kay’s social work training emphasis is in Early Childhood/Early Elementary, and families, and has practiced her social work as a family therapist and play therapist.

Over the last 20 years she has worked with preschool children in many different capacities from therapist to teacher to mom. She absolutely loves preschoolers, their imaginations and how they view their world. It is her favorite age of children.

Kay and her husband Joe have been married since 1992 and have 4 children. Wyatt was born in 1996, Josiah in 1998, Cade in 2000, and Lulit joined their family in 2009. Her greatest calling as a mom and as a teacher is sharing the love of Christ with the children within her sphere of influence.

When her children were little they would ask her what her one wish what would it be? She always answered, "That each of my children would walk with Jesus all of their lives."

Ms. Kimberly

Support Staff

Before joining the staff at Little Blessings, Ms. Kimberly lived with her husband and two children in Colorado Springs, CO.

She worked as a Director of Market Research in commercial real esteate before staying at home with her daughter Halana, and son Caleb.

Her education incldes a B.B.A. in Accounting from Texas A & M University, and an M.B.A. in Real Estate from the University of TX.

Kimberly loves interacting, laughing, and finding ways to connect with the children at Little Blessings. Her hobbies outside of work include witght lifeing, reading, serving others, and spending time with her family.

Ms. Kris

Lead Teacher

Ms. Kris is looking forward to getting to know you and your child, and is so excited to have your child in her class for a year full of fun and learning together.

She is originally from Brooklyn New York as you can probably hear in her slight accent. She met her husband in college where they were best friends, and have been happily married since 1995. They have three awesome children, a son who was born in 1997 and two daughters, born 1999, and 2001. They moved to Olathe in 2005 to be closer to Kris’ family who all moved to Bentonville Arkansas over the years. Faith and family are very important to her and is what keeps her going.

She is currently working on earning her Master’s degree in School Counseling through Mid-America Nazarene University, yet also has a BA in Psychology and a MA in Human Behavior and Organizational Psychology. Until starting at Little Blessings in August of 2016, she had worked as a Kindergarten Instructional Aide at Madison Place Elementary since they opened in 2007. It is where she discovered her passion and fell in love with working with students.

She believes that every child is infinitely capable, creative, and intelligent and she cannot wait to support and stir up these qualities in your child!

Ms. Nancy

Lead Teacher

Ms. Tiffanie

Lead Teacher

First and foremost, Mrs. Tiffanie loves the Lord! She also enjoys soccer, photography, spending time with children and getting the opportunity to combine all of those things!

Mrs. Tiffanie graduated from University of Central Arkansas with her MS in Counseling Psychology in 2012. She is married and has an amazing son who attends Little Blessings. She loves investing in children and has years of experience doing so in various capacities from counseling, leading small groups for young girls, serving in youth ministry, volunteering in Pink room during weekend services, working both soccer and church summer camps and having a young child of her own. Mrs. Tiffanie started at Little Blessings Preschool in 2016 and is thankful for the opportunity to poor into the young lives of those in her class!

Ms. Crystal

Lead Teacher

Ms. Crystal is originally from Wellsville Kansas, and has lived in Olathe since 2006. She has been married to Brian since 2005, and in July of 2007 she gave birth to Garrett, then in July of 2009 they had Gage who both attended preschool at Little Blessings.

She subbed occasionally at Little Blessings, and in 2016 she accepted a lead teacher position. Ms. Crystal has an associates in business administration. Ms. Crystal has sold real estate, ran an in-home daycare, and worked with a couple churches before coming here.

Ms. Crystal has a love for kids. She loves to see the little ones learn new things each day, and is excited to teach them about God's love for them. Her love for Jesus shines in and through her.

Ms. Taylar

Lead Teacher

Ms. Taylar has been teaching preschool for the past 10 years and has been part of the Little Blessings family for almost 3 years. She has enjoyed every aspect of teaching that she’s experienced at Little Blessings, but leading the older Pre-K class in 2015-2016 was her favorite.

Working with children has always been a passion of hers, and she is thankful to work in an environment that also allows her to share her passion for the Lord. Ms. Taylar’s favorite thing about teaching is watching her students start to understand and apply the concepts they are learning, and understanding these little ones have just as much to teach us as we can teach them.

Ms. Taylar loves being part of the Little Blessings family and is looking forward the adventure of this upcoming year.

Ms. Tara

Lead Qualified Sub

Tara is married to a wonderful man named Mark and they have three handsome sons in elementary school. With a a teaching degree in Elementary Education, Tara taught for four years before being blessed to be able to stay home with her boys for nine years. She began teaching at Little Blessings in the Fall of 2011 shortly after her middle son enrolled.

Their family is originally from Grand Rapids, MI and has only lived in Kansas since 2011. Since moving here, she has seen many reasons why God moved their family, and they have all grown through the experience of leaving their home state. She believes working at Little Blessings is one of those reasons. She feels very blessed by the opportunity to teach at LB and really loves her job.

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