September National Teacher of the Month

“A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind and touches a heart.” – UnknownSeptember 2020 - Teacher of the Month - Ms. Whitney

The process of choosing just one teacher each month is beyond difficult, but we are pleased to announce that our 2020 September National Teacher of the Month is Ms. Whitney of Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool of Scottsdale.

We are so proud to nominate Ms. Whitney for our teacher of the month. Ms. Whitney has only been with Little Sunshine’s for a few months, but it already feels like she’s been a part of the family forever! In her time here, Ms. Whitney has already built strong relationships with not only the children but with her fellow teachers as well. She always comes in with a positive, go-getter attitude and truly brings sunshine with her everywhere she goes! Since she has started with LSP, we have had the pleasure of watching Ms. Whitney grow in both her confidence and her teaching style. She has a natural way with children, and they all just love her so much. Ms. Whitney was just recently promoted to an assistant preschool teacher role and she has already put so much love and devotion into her classroom. We can’t wait to see how she thrives in her new role. We are all just so grateful for Ms. Whitney and the positivity that she brings with her wherever she goes!

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?
Where the Wild Things Are

What do you love most about the age group you teach?
The everyday discoveries the children make. Each day you get to see them blossom and grow it’s exciting and inspiring to be a part of.

What is your favorite curriculum project you’ve ever done in your classroom?
The lifecycle of the chicken during farm month. We started with a coop and chicken eggs and each day the eggs changed and at the end of the week we had baby chicks. They loved it!

What do you enjoy most about working for LSP?
The support you get from your classroom leads and leadership. They are always there to bounce ideas off of but also will be your cheerleader when you want to try something in the classroom.

Who and/or what inspires you?
Ms. Czarnecki, my 2nd-grade teacher, and of course Ms. Frizzle, from The Magic School Bus. I like to channel their energy and bring that kind of spirit to the classroom every day.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I love to travel and try new restaurants. I’m a big crafter and love a DIY home project!

Tell us one special fact about yourself that no one would expect.
I have dyslexia and because of that my learning style has always been a little different. However, I think it’s what makes me a better teacher.

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

Michelle G. – Alpharetta

Angel G. – Broomfield

Susan F. – Chesterfield

Itza M. – Colorado Springs

Natalie H. – Four Points

Jewel C. – Franklin

Susie R. – Gilbert – Val Vista

Cynthia C. – Gilbert – Higley

Kelsie C. – Granite Bay

Miwa W. – Lakeway

Cindy S. – Leawood

Sue T. – Littleton

Cassidy B. – O’Fallon

Tessa C. – Overland Park

Pationce B. – Ozark

Sydney S. – Rogers

Tenisha N. – Roswell

Bianca G. – San Antonio – Dominion

Kenneth D. – San Antonio – Stone Oak

Megan S. – Southlake

Patricia G. – Springfield I

Jamie W. – Springfield II

Hanna H. – Springfield III

Chef Hibba – University City

Beth D. – The Woodlands

Ashley F. – Willowbrook