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 2023 March National Teacher of the Month is Ms. Laurie Beth of Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool of Overland Park, KS.
In talking about how Ms. Laurie Beth exemplifies LSP’s core values, Program Director, Ms. Mikayla said, “Laurie Beth is a fantastic teacher, she is loved by both parents and peers alike. I have never met someone with a more “can do” positive attitude than Laurie Beth. She is so loving and nurturing to both her students and her peers. The activities that she creates and does with her class are unmatched in their creativity and education. We are so thrilled to have Laurie Beth on our team. The school simply would NOT be the same without her sweet spirit, beautiful smile, and warm heart. We love you, Laurie Beth!”
What age group do you teach?
What is the name of your classroom?
What do you love most about the age group you teach?
Their sweet demeanor and willingness to learn. Their curiosity is fun to watch!
What is your favorite curriculum project you’ve ever done in your classroom?
This is a tough one. The kiddo’s favorite, which makes it my favorite, is the dinosaur hunt sensory bin with mirrors and colored spaghetti! I also hid plastic eggs filled with puffs in the bin which they enjoyed.
What do you enjoy most about working for LSP?
Working for LSP, I gained a second family! The love and support I have received in the time I have worked here is unforgettable and means so much to me.
What made you want to become an early childhood educator?
I always knew I wanted to work with children. Maybe because I’m a big kid at heart! Although I don’t have any kids of my own, the connection and bond I have with the ones I work with, makes it feel like I have 10.
Who and/or what inspires you?
Most definitely, my mother! The way she and my father raised me, and my siblings are inspirational. I grew up with love, respect, and encouragement to learn. Those are the exact things I have in my classroom. Thank you, Mom and Dad!
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I really enjoy painting, making jewelry, and all arts and crafts! My free time is spent playing and loving on my two adorable dogs and loving and supportive husband. I also enjoy cleaning.
Tell us one special fact about yourself that no one would expect.
I married my first-ever boyfriend from the fourth grade!
We also want to say congratulations to all the nominees who are listed below. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication!
Wajiah Y. - Alpharetta
Kassandra C. – Broomfield
Elisa T. – Chesterfield
Gabby L. – Colorado Springs
Deepa S. – Cumming
Lee N. – Four Points
Carol R. - Franklin
Jackie C. – Gilbert – Val Vista
Kobi H. – Gilbert – Higley
Katie W. - Granite Bay
Katelyn W. – Lakeway
Berenice E. – Leawood
Alex T. - Littleton
Kaitlyn M. – O’Fallon
Maison K. - Ozark
Wilma C. – Parker
Madison P. – Rogers
Gijina R. – Roswell
Alexis G. - San Antonio – Dominion
Pamela M. - San Antonio – Stone Oak
Savannah T. – Schaumburg
Madilyn B. – Scottsdale
Carlita W. - Southlake
Emma S. - Springfield I
Alyssa N. - Springfield II
Tatianna B. – Springfield III
Yesenia M. – The Woodlands
Laru C. – University City
Isabel B. - Willowbrook