Where in the world is Amy Raupp?

From Mexico, to Burning Man, to the peaks of Mt. Everest in Nepal, Executive Assistant Amy Raupp has been around the world. She’s passionate about travel, but keeps the Business Development, Real Estate, Client Relations, and New Business Operations teams grounded. “Amy has a keen sense of the morale and emotions of the New Business…

Quality and Education’s shining star: Erin DeMont

All the world’s a stage for Erin DeMont. Before joining KinderCare Education in 2012, DeMont was an actor in Portland’s theater scene—a passion that, curiously, lent itself to her success at KinderCare Education as an executive assistant. “Erin is crazy talented to manage the lives of two vice presidents as well as two teams with…

KU leader earns national recognition

Earlier this week Abena Ocran-Jackson, director of teacher preparation at Knowledge Universe, was named an Exceptional Emerging Leader by Childcare Exchange Magazine as part of their Most Powerful Emerging Leaders Search. More than 191 applications were submitted for Childcare Exchange Magazine’s Most Powerful Emerging Leaders Search. Of those, only 48 candidates were identified as exceptional leaders.…

Linda Hassan Anderson named Portland Woman of Influence

Last Thursday Knowledge Universe’s Vice President of Education, Linda Hassan Anderson, was named a 2015 Woman of Influence by Portland Business Journal and awarded the publication’s annual Orchid Award. The Orchid Award recognizes women around the Portland metropolitan area who make a difference in the community, blaze a trail for other women, and are leaving…

NSC rallies for “The Big Game”

On Friday, many at the NSC donned blue and green to show support for the Seattle Seahawks as the team prepared for Superbowl XLIX. A handful sported swag from hometown teams who didn’t make it past the playoffs, but the ONE editorial team could only find one person in Patriots gear. “Other than some questionable play…

Massachusetts AD earns NAEYC scholarship

Jessica Jackson, assistant director at the Brookline Knowledge Beginnings in Mass., earned a trip to the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) annual conference in Dallas last week after earning NAEYC’s 2014 Building a Lasting Legacy Scholarship. Each year NAEYC awards 10 early childhood educators a Building a Lasting Legacy Scholarship, covering…

Luck, Sweat, and Tears: Shamrock Run 2014

This past Sunday, 115 Knowledge Universe employees and their family and friends participated in the 36th annual Shamrock Run. With KU team members participating in all race events–15k, 8k, and 5k–there was fun to be had for all. “We had 20 more people participate than last year, and we hope to continue to build the…

From the Crisis Hotline to the Curling Sideline

When the Olympic flame is lit tonight at the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, one KU employee will be there, pen in hand, ready to report on the latest news. For the next three weeks KU Senior Communications Coordinator Colleen Moran will be posted rink side at the Ice Cube Curling Centre, half…