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Erica joined our team in March 2011 as the lead teacher in our kindergarten room. She graduated with a degree in Elementary Education from UMKC and has worked in pre-k, elementary and middle schools for 6 years.
Her passion for and experience working with children started when she was in middle school when she became a babysitter for one family. She then worked in a mentoring position in high school. During these years, she realized she wanted to work with children as her career.
Erica went to college at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and worked with an Americorps program called Jumpstart. There, she worked one-on-one with children on language, literacy, and social skills.
She was raised in Saint Louis, Missouri and has lived in Lawrence for 4 years.
The staff members at One of a Kind truly are "one of a kind!" They come from a variety of backgrounds and all share a love for children. Many of our teachers are university students studying various subjects; others have chosen early education as a career.
Each teacher receives specific training from the classroom’s Lead teacher and Director that is appropriate for the children under their care. In addition, staff development training is held regularly. All teachers/staff are educated on: symptoms of illness, signs of abuse and neglect, and first aid.
Each classroom has a Lead Teacher, Assistant Teachers, and Afternoon Lead (departure) Teacher. The Lead Teacher is in charge of structuring your child’s day using age appropriate lesson plans. The Afternoon Lead and Assistant Teachers help carry out the lesson plans.