November 2023 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 2023 November National Teacher of the Month is Ms. Dory of Little Sunshine’sMs. Dory, Teacher of the Month in November 2023 Playhouse and Preschool of Colorado Springs at Cheyenne Mountain.

In talking about how Ms. Dory exemplifies LSP’s core values, Program Director Ms. Emma said, “We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Ms. Dory, our Teacher of the Month for November, for her unwavering commitment and tireless efforts. Each day, she infuses joy into the learning process ensuring that her students not only excel but have an absolute blast in the process. Ms. Dory works very hard and dedicates her time and efforts to her students and their education. We applaud your outstanding contributions. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of your students and congratulations on this well-deserved honor!”

What age group do you teach?

What is the name of your classroom?

What do you love most about the age group you teach?
I love teaching them new and exciting things every day! This age is so inquisitive, and they love learning new things. The joy on their faces when something exciting or new happens make my heart explode with rainbows! I love how they have their own minds and personalities. Each one of them teaches us something every day. Whether it’s new sayings, new dance moves, or new ways to teach, it’s something every day. I love that my best friends are four and five years old!

What is your favorite curriculum project you’ve ever done in your classroom?
I love teaching our Space Exploration unit! The students get so excited, and we all get to make our own planets and our own solar system.

What do you enjoy most about working for LSP?
I enjoy the camaraderie. We really are a family. Everyone is so understanding and caring at LSP.

What made you want to become an early childhood educator?
When my son was in Pre-K I so enjoyed seeing his face when he would come home and tell me what he learned about that day. His teacher Miss Jennifer made such an impact on him that he still remembers her 12 years later! If I could do that for just one kiddo, I would consider my career a success.

Who and/or what inspires you?
I am inspired by my parents. They raised six kids, and we are all friends with each other as well as siblings. I am also inspired daily by my son, who constantly lives life to the fullest.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
Outside of work I like to try new recipes out on my son. I like to hang out with family, and my favorite place to go is the zoo and the Garden of the Gods

Tell us one special fact about yourself that no one would expect.
That my Italian heritage likes to come out and make pasta from scratch!


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


Binitha T. - Alpharetta

Brooke M. – Broomfield

Madison S. – Chesterfield

Divya N. – Cumming

Joelle W. – Franklin

Cheryl R.- Four Points

Valeria A. – Gilbert – Higley

Susie R. – Gilbert – Val Vista

Mackenzie R. – Granite Bay

Jennifer A. – Lakeway

Amy H. – Lake St. Louis

Alma Foster M. - Littleton

Maddie K. – O’Fallon

Madelon R. – Overland Park

Leanna H. - Ozark

Fozi R. – Parker

Betty A. – Rogers

Ranjita D. – Roswell

Judith S. – San Antonio – Dominion

Gabriella A. - San Antonio – Stone Oak

Maria P. – Schaumburg

Nicey S. – Scottsdale

Ashley S. – Southlake

Joanna A. - Springfield I

Tristann C. - Springfield II

Ashly B. – Springfield III

Carla A. – The Woodlands

Emily L. – University City

Ramin F. - Willowbrook