Colleen Bloom, Infant Lead Teacher
Colleen started working as a teacher’s aide in our Preschool I classroom in 2002. She has a BA in Human Development and Family Life specializing in Early Childhood Education from KU. In August 2007, after completing practicums in KU’s infant, toddler and preschool classrooms and receiving her degree, she became the lead teacher in the infant room. Colleen is from
Lance Greenly, Toddler Lead Teacher
Lance has worked at the center since 1988. He was a teacher’s aide in our preschool room while attending KU and Penn Valley Community College and took over as the lead teacher in our toddler classroom in 1990. Together his classes in Early Childhood Education, more than 20 years of experience and continued professional growth in the field have made him an expert
Jessie Thurber, Toddler Assistant Lead Teacher
Jessie started working at Stepping Stones in January of 2018 as a teacher’s aide in the Toddler room. She quickly moved her way up to Assistant Lead Teacher in August of the same year. She has worked in a childcare setting for a total of five years. Her very first job was at a childcare center – she started when she was 16. She’s been babysitting child
Jamie Keener, Preschool 1 Lead Teacher
Lori MacDonald, Preschool 2 Lead Teacher
Lori joined Stepping Stones as the Preschool II lead teacher in August 2009. She has 10 years of experience as a kindergarten teacher and a background in art. Lori is originally from Lawrence and moved to New Jersey after high school. After living there for 30 years, she returned to Lawrence in November 2008 with her husband, Tom.
Lori believes that there is
Neil Kinsey, Preschool 2 Assistant Lead Teacher
Neil joined Stepping Stones at the Preschool 2 Assistant Lead Teacher in September 2019. He received a Bachelor's degree in Speech-Language-Hearing from the University of Kansas in 1999 and his Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2001. Prior to working at Stepping Stones, Neil was the Lead Teacher of the Language Acquisition Preschool at K
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