We are honored to work alongside such hardworking men and women who educate and love on our students day-in and day-out! The process of choosing just one passionate teacher each month is tough, but we are lucky to have so many to choose from for recognition as our February teacher of the month. The following teachers were nominated by their program directors and assistant directors for this achievement:

Cimone Hall – Alpharetta

Courtney Wampler – Springfield II

Terri Ratliff – Springfield III

Alyssa Duran – Colorado Springs

Kaylee Green – Franklin

Monica Eells – Gilbert

Kayla Green – Granite Bay

Maribel Carrisalez – Lakeway

Tessa Lofton – Leawood

Cara Sullivan – Littleton

Jennifer Lytch – Overland Park

Tanisha Williams – Ozark

Heidi Marquez – Rogers

Judith Kipchoge – San Antonio

Latryce Moore – Scottsdale

Melisa Moore – Southlake

Anna Truttier – The Woodlands

Misty White – University City

Stephanie Ybarra – Willowbrook

Congratulations to all of the nominees! We are very thankful for all you do for the children in your care every day.

Our 2018 April LSP National Teacher of the Month is Ms. Jesika Favuzza from our Springfield I, MO location! Ms. Jesika is the lead teacher in Daisy, the toddler classroom.

Ms. Jesika began working for Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool nearly two years ago. When she originally moved to Springfield, she only knew her roommate and one other person, but her colleagues and the children in her classroom quickly became her family. “They love and support me and I know that I can come to them with anything,” said Jesika. “I love working for a company that is so close knit and family oriented. I have been able to grow into myself as part of this company and I’m so happy to get to do what I love every day, surrounded by some amazing and talented teachers who genuinely love what we do”

Jesika’s supervisor, Melissa, had some kind words to say about her: “She is AMAZING! She is doing a great job beginning to incorporate Reggio Emilia items into her room. She goes above and beyond making a connection with all of her students and the parents adore her!!”

When asked what her favorite curriculum project has been thus far, Jesika said, “For Spectacular Space, we used stickers to make our very own constellations. Each child got to put as many stickers wherever they wanted and my coteacher and I spent the day turning them into pictures and stories that were special to each child. We gave their constellations meaning and did our best to make this a special story and picture that the parents could treasure, adding details about each child into their story.”

Outside of working at LSP, Jesika loves rock climbing, yoga, art reading, being out in nature, watching TV, and spending time with her friends and family. A special fact many people don’t know about Jesika, is that she loves to write poetry. When she was in middle school, one of her poems was published in a collection book!

We are so proud to recognize Jesika as our April National Teacher of the Month!