Jennifer is from the Kansas City area and has been married to her husband Todd for ten years. They have three children and understand the issues that families face when trying to find quality childcare while being able to achieve some sort of work/life balance. She’s always wanted to own her own business and kept coming back to College & Nannies and tutors because it seemed like a natural fit with her Human Resources background and understanding of what families need.
Jennifer graduated from Mid American Nazarene University in Olathe, KS with a BA in Management and Human Relations and also got her MS in Management from Baker University. She is a certified Sr. Human Resource professional (SPHR) and has worked as a Human Resource Manager for national companies in the Pharmaceutical, Telecom and Restaurant industries for 20 years.
Jennifer loves travel, sporting events, scrapbooking and spending time with the family. Her favorite movie is Sound of Music and she loves Italian food.
Brittany grew up in North Dakota and moved to the KC area to go to college at MidAmerica Nazarene University. She graduated with a B.S. in Criminal Justice with an emphasis on behavior. In her free time Brittany enjoys spending time with her husband and Children. Brittany knows the struggles moms face when going back to work and has a heart for helping parents find quality childcare. Brittany has many years of experience with special needs kids and is a certified autism therapist. She worked with the same family for 5 years and knows the importance of finding the best match for each family. She is excited to help Build Stronger Families in Kansas City.
Lorri was a child care provider before starting with College Nannies & Tutors. Lorri grew up in Leawood and is married with three children, ages 11, 13 and 17. She also has a degree in Journalism and worked several years as an advertising professional. Lorri has been a working mom in the position of trying to find the best care for her children. At CNT, she puts her personal and professional experiences together to help families find the right nanny or tutor for their situation. Lorri spends her free time with family and friends, as well as doing outdoor activities.
Rebecca studied Elementary Education and Spanish at the University of Missouri- Kansas City and lives in Lee's Summit, Missouri. She loves crafting, painting, and cooking. She also spends a lot of time with her family and close friends. She was a nanny for several years and knows the importance of building a trusting relationship with families. She is looking forward to Building Stronger Families as the Family Services Manager.
Family, travel, food, those are Sarah's three favorite things in life!
Every child needs someone to believe in them. Who will take time to help them to understand they are important and they have the ability to affect the world for the better. I believe in living be example and encouraging children to dream big. I believe in fueling healthy imaginations, hard work, responsibility, and love for life.
My standards are high and I believe in doing things with excellence. Since I'm the eldest of 5, I've grown up with the awareness that there are little ones watching me. I make sure that my attitude, the decisions I make, and the words I speak are edifying to younger ones around me.
With two younger brothers to look up to me, being a positive role model was always a priority in my life. In my interpretation, a role model is a sort of prototype which one strives to emulate in his or her own life. The perception of a role model is achieved through three channels: actions, abilities, and relationships. Through the two channels that can be directly affected by a persons choices, actions and relationships, I have lain the bedrock for becoming a good role model. In sum with my considerable natural abilities, I am certainly a good (and perhaps a great!) role model.
The least important of the three channels, because it lies mostly outside a role model's conscious choices, is a role model's admirable abilities. In my case, these abilities include a high level of natural intelligence (95+ percentile in Math and English SAT scores), technological aptitude (advanced computer skills including programming in C++), strong innate musical sense, and an inherent understanding of pedagogical processes.
Through my actions, I have attempted to serve as a good role model: avoiding drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and other dangerous activities; maintaining a healthy lifestyle by eating right and exercising regularly; and enthusiastically pursuing my goals. Similarly in my relationships I strive to demonstrate respect, empathy,courtesy, openness, and understanding. By establishing this foundation of positive life choices and relationships built on trust and respect, I am able to fully utilize and share the gifts with which I was born.
I am a second career educator who knows from experience that not all students have stable home lives and that education is not valued in all homes. I try to show my students that it is okay to like learning. Everyday I strive to show my students that it is exciting to be a life-long learner. By presenting education and learning as positives in one's life, I hope to show them the value of learning.