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.
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!
I really enjoy working with children. I love helping them learn new things about the world they live in. I think it's very important for children to have more than one strong adult presence in their lives so they know how valuable they are. I try to lead by example when I'm working with children, making sure they learn how to treat others, and themselves, with respect. I want to help them become autonomous and self-sufficient so that they lead happy, fulfilling lives.
Being a member of a college basketball team, I have always been in a leadership position. I have learned what hard work and dedication can bring and believe that a person's character can influence the path they take in life. I love being around children and meeting new people and building relationships with the families here in my home town.
Andrew graduated from college in May 2011 with a degree in astrophysics.
While in college, he tutored students ranging from kindergarteners learning to
read to middle-aged adults working to get their GEDs. Within this range he
also tutored high school students struggling in math and science courses. He enjoys reading, watching movies and TV, and hanging out with friends.
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.