March 2021 National Teacher of the Month

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

Morgan N. – 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