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November 2022 National Teacher of the Year

The Teacher of the Month award is designed to recognize an employee that exemplifies our core values, which are compassion, humility, integrity, loyalty andMs. Monica, November 2022 Teacher of the Month discipline. This month we are pleased to announce that our 2022 November National Teacher of the Month is Ms. Monica of Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool of Gilbert, AZ at Val Vista.

In talking about how Ms. Monica exemplifies LSP’s core values, Assistant Director, Ms. Rebecca said, “Ms. Monica (Cheffy) is the glue of our school. Every day she fills our hearts with love and our bellies with delicious food. Not only does she fed our students nutritional meals daily, she also is always coming up with fun lunches for the staff as well as beautiful Friday breakfasts for our families. Cheffy takes time to build meaningful relationships with everyone in the school, if you don’t see her working hard in her kitchen, she is sure to be found in a classroom spending time with our babies. We are extremely thankful to have Monica on our LSP team!”

Here is some fun information about her and what makes her such a standout!

What age group do you teach?
Preschool

What is the name of your classroom?
Kitchen (Cheffy)

What do you love most about the age group you teach?
Being the chef is so important to me. I love creating fun menus each week for our kids and families. My favorite thing about my job is getting to be in each classroom building meaningful relationships with my kids. When I hear someone yell good morning, Cheffy, down the hallways it makes my entire day!

What do you enjoy most about working for LSP?
Great camaraderie with my leadership team and the staff.

What made you want to become an early childhood educator?
My love for children.

Who and/or what inspires you?
My son Brandon.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I like to go camping and spend time with my pup Stewy.

Tell us one special fact about yourself that no one would expect.
I served in the Navy.

We also want to say congratulations to all the nominees who are listed below. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication!

Macaiah R. – Alpharetta

Emily M. – Broomfield

Michelle O. – Chesterfield

Brittney W. – Colorado Springs

Chef Al T. – Cumming

Meagan G. – Four Points

Mark R. – Franklin

Kathryn W. – Gilbert – Higley

Alicia F. – Granite Bay

Alyssa L. – Lakeway

Alijah G. – Leawood

Nicole D.  – Littleton

Jen M. – O’Fallon

Rachel H. – Overland Park

Shyanne F. – Ozark

Kayla R. – Parker

Mary E. – Rogers

Kelly S. – Roswell

Olivia G. – San Antonio – Dominion

Juliana K. – San Antonio – Stone Oak

Julia E. – Schaumburg

Dawn P. – Scottsdale

Divine A. – Southlake

Kelsey G. – Springfield I

Lauren K. – Springfield II

Kaylee F. – Springfield III

Ariel S. – The Woodlands

Lisa G. – University City

Sheila H. – Willowbrook

 

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