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!
I feel that I am a good role model because I am very dependable, responsible, and a fun person to be around. I am always very active and love the outdoors. I always do things to the best of my ability and am never lazy. Having a younger brother, it was always very important to me to be a good role model for him. Whether it was through school, sports, or other activities, I was always trying to be the best that I could be no matter what the circumstances.
After graduating from a private Catholic high school in downtown Kansas City, I am currently pursuing my degree as a physical therapist's assistant at Metropolitan Community College. I come from a family of nine children and have sixteen nieces and nephews whom I love to babysit often. I have had experience as a nanny for eight years.
I was born in a small town south of Kansas City, MO. I expressed an interest in the written word at a very young age in part due to my mother's adamant reading aloud to me of which I cannot express enough gratitude. I began analyzing classic texts and creatively writing in elementary school and I have centered my purpose around words ever since. I also discovered my passion for music around this age and picked up multiple instruments (percussion, drumset, guitar, and piano) which I now teach. I did well in high school and continued my curiosity in philosophy, film, and English in college. This is when I discovered Yoga which I practice adamantly. My work has been printed in various formats, my band released our first EP two months ago and it is my wish to continue in the fields of writing and music.
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.