WATCH: Veronica Brenes wins educator award

“[Veronica] embodies everything a truly passionate teacher is all about,” said Kamal Singh, vice president of Client Relationships, west. Veronica has always wanted to work with children, and enjoys the challenge that her job presents her with every day. “As a parent you want your child to talk about his teacher,” said Craig Kelley, a…

WATCH: Joy Kuhn honored with educator award

As a parent, Joy Kuhn knows how important it is for children to have someone in their life to care for and teach them. “Joy always goes above and beyond and is always thinking of new things to do with her kids,” said Tina Gushwa, the center director at the KinderCare in Colorado Springs, Colorado.…

WATCH: First-ever Champions educator award winner Leslie Barr

Leslie Barr is dedicated to providing the Champions students at Loveland Primary School in Loveland, Ohio, with the best early childhood education experience possible. Last year, she won the Champions Quality Achievement Award, and this year she is the first Champions teacher to win the KU Early Childhood Educator Award. “I think Leslie deserves this…

WATCH: Award-winning teacher Stephanie Leath

Making every child feel special and appreciated is what Stephanie Leath, a Prekindergarten teacher from Fort Worth, Texas does best. That’s why she’s a 2014 KU Early Childhood Educator Award winner. “Stephanie has a passion for working with children, teaching children, making connections with children,” said Amber Welguisz, center director. “She does everything one hundred…

WATCH: Mary Annthipie-Bane honored with educator award

Mary Annthipie Bane, a preschool teacher in Belford, New Jersey, is known for getting down on a child’s level and truly engaging them in their learning experience. Though she’s taught at many preschools, KinderCare has always been her dream job. “I found out that while she was teaching at another preschool, that it had been…

WATCH: DeBouchel, infant teacher, wins educator award

What makes Laura DeBouchel from Frederick, Maryland a great teacher? “What impressed me more than anything was Laura’s absolute belief and commitment to those infants being able to learn,” said Sharon Lytwynec, RVP. Laura makes sure her infants are never bored, and are always having fun and learning as much as they possibly can. To…

KU Educator Award winners take Dallas

Today nine Knowledge Universe¬†Educator Award winners took Dallas by storm. In a panel moderated by Dr. Elanna Yalow, the passionate group of teachers spoke at the National Association for the Education of Young Children annual conference about their experiences at KU and how they inspire and nurture children every day . The group discussed what…