The Teacher of the Month award is designed to recognize an employee that exemplifies our core values, which are compassion, humility, integrity, loyalty and discipline. This month we are pleased to announce that our 2021 March National Teacher of the Month is Ms. Heike of Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool of Colorado Springs.
In talking about how Ms. Heike exemplifies LSP’s core values, Owner, Ms. Aubrie said, “Ms. Heike is the most loving and caring teacher. She makes each student her own. The babies love her as much as she loves them! The infants get so excited to see her every morning. Ms. Heike has been with us for almost five years. She is one of the most consistent and punctual teachers we have at LSP. She plans fun activities and art projects, as well as educational lessons for the infants.”
Here is some fun information about her and what makes her such a standout!
What age group do you teach?
What is the name of your classroom?
What do you love most about the age group you teach?
Nurturing the infants and watching them grow into little toddlers makes me so happy. Being able to give them snuggles and love, knowing that will help them feel happy and secure and develop into successful and happy children in the future gives me great joy.
What is your favorite curriculum project you’ve ever done in your classroom?
Currently, I am really enjoying doing the Dinosaur Discovery unit. The infants and I love doing the dinosaur dance and we really enjoyed doing our volcano science experiment too.
What do you enjoy most about working for LSP?
The thing I like most is the support I get from leadership. I also love how we have strong relationships with the parents, children, and co-teachers too. We are always having fun at LSP, doing team builders and fun activities, which makes my job even better!
What made you want to become an early childhood educator?
I have always wanted to be an Early Childhood Educator. I just feel it’s my purpose in life.
Who and/or what inspires you?
Throughout my life, I have many people who inspire me, that I looked up to and learned from. There are inspiring people all around and I feel like I am always learning something new from different people that come into my life.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
When I’m not at work I like to garden, love spending time with my family, husband and reading.
Tell us one special fact about yourself that no one would expect.
I am an amazing cook!
We also want to say congratulations to all the nominees who are listed below. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication!
Jordan Y. – Alpharetta
Gracie E. – Broomfield
Jamie L. – Chesterfield
Heather G. – Cumming
Madison M. – Four Points
Mary O. – Franklin
Betsy J. – Gilbert – Val Vista
Heather B. – Gilbert – Higley
Laura W. – Granite Bay
Ruby B. – Lakeway
Michael D. – Leawood
Jennifer M. – Littleton
Cassidy B. – O’Fallon
Jaymie E. – Overland Park
Ashley T. – Ozark
Cameron S. – Rogers
Toni H. – Roswell
Jaime R. – San Antonio – Dominion
Jane T. – San Antonio – Stone Oak
Devina F. – Scottsdale
Paige W. – Southlake
Ashley O. – Springfield I
Taya A. – Springfield II
Nayarith S. – Springfield III
Ryan M. – University City
Kelly R. – Willowbrook
Michelle C. – The Woodlands