Cathy joined the Little Sunshine’s Playhouse corporate team as the Education and Safety Coordinator in June of 2016. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education with Early Childhood Certification from (Southwest) Missouri State University and a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from William Woods University. She has over 23 years of experience in the education field where she has taught both Kindergarten and 2nd grade. She has an extensive background knowledge of Kindergarten readiness and preparation, curriculum design, and educator mentorship, with a long history of developing successful lifelong learners in the classroom.
In her position, Cathy oversees Little Sunshine’s Playhouse proprietary curriculum, Creatively ShineTM and will amend and revise as needed. She conducts hands-on classroom observations and administers quality assurance reviews. She handles new staff trainings and equips all educators with the resources needed to manage successful classrooms. Her goal and primary focus is to provide guidance and support to LSP programs through their management and educator teams.
Cathy currently lives on a farm in Mt. Vernon, MO with her husband, Mark. In her free time, she loves to play golf and read. She also enjoys spending time with her six grandchildren and one grand-dog.