Megan Green, Teacher, Extended Learning Coordinator,
3rd year with ABC

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from Graceland University.
  • Associates in Early Childcare K-6 from Metropolitan Community College (MCC) Blue River, Independence, MO. 

  • Previous teaching experience:

    • ESL teacher, VIPKid-Beijing, China online platform, 2018
    • Substitute Teacher for ABC Preschool, 2 years.
    • First Grade and Third Grade Teacher for Belton School District, Belton, MO, 5 years.
    • Paraeducator for Lewis & Clark Alternative School, Independence, MO, 2 years.

Katy Lautzenhiser,  Teacher, Director, Owner
6th year with ABC 

  • Early Childhood Teaching Certification & Degree
with Child Development Specialization from Rasmussen College-Overland Park, KS.
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Broadcast Journalism from University of Nebraska-Kearney.

Previous experience teaching & working with children:

  • ESL teacher, VIPKid-Beijing, China online platform, 1 year
  • League Director, Aldersgate Upward Soccer 2010-2011
  • Coach, Upward Basketball at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church.
  • Coach, Upward Cheerleading at Woods Chapel United Methodist Church.
  • Director, Aldersgate UMC Family Ministries, 2012
Sunday School Teacher, Children’s Worship leader and Vacation Bible School craft director, Aldersgate UMC.

Previous management experience:
    • Journalism career included radio news director, newspaper reporter, and television news producer. 

    Jenn Upton,
    Teacher,

    1st year with ABC

    • Masters of Arts in Education, Baker University, Baldwin City, KS.
    • Bachelor of Music Education PK-12 from Baker University, Baldwin City, KS.

    • Previous teaching experience/working with children:
    • Substitute Teacher for ABC Preschool, 3 years.
    • Self-employed preschool music classes, Lee's Summit, 3 years.
    • K-5 Elementary Music, Harrison School District 2, Colorado Springs, CO, 3 years.
    • K-6 Elementary Music, Choir, Band, Ft. Leavenworth USD, Ft. Leavenworth, KS, 4 years and 2 years summer enrichment.
    • 6-8 Middle School Music and Choir, Leavenworth USD 453, Leavenworth, KS, 1 year.
    • Cecil County Public Schools, Perryville, MD, 2 years.
    • Montgomery County Public Schools, Clarksville, TN, 3 years.
    • Substitute Teacher, Leavenworth USD 453, Shawnee Mission Public Schools, Olathe Public Schools, 1/2 year.
    • Cherub Singers Choir Director, First United Methodist Church, Leavenworth, KS, 2 years.
    • Girl Scout Troop Leader, Cookie Mom, 6 years

    Nancy Winburn
    Teacher

    2nd year with ABC 

    • Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from University of Central Missouri (UCM), Warrensburg, MO

      Previous teaching experience:
    • K-5 Art Teacher for Raytown School District, 4 years.
    • K-6 Art Teacher for Sherwood Cass R-Vlll School District, 1 year.

    Brandi Dwyer,
    Teacher Assistant,
    1st year with ABC

    • Studied Human Development and Family Services, and Photo Journalism, from University of Missouri in Columbia, MO.

    Previous experience working with children:
    • Substitute Teacher Assistant with ABC Preschool, 2 years.
    • Childcare volunteer at Operation Breakthrough in Kansas City, MO, 5 years.
    • MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) Leader, 3 years.
    • Math and English middle school tutor, 4 years.

    Susan Lintz,
    Wednesday Teacher Asst.,
    Substitute Teacher Asst.,

    1st year with ABC.


    • Attended Washburn University in Topeka, KS.

    Previous experience working with children:
    • PreK Assistant Teacher, WeCare Children's Ministries at Woods Chapel United Methodist Church in Lee's Summit, MO, 2 years.
    • 1st grade Child's Faith Formation Program (CFP) teacher, Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Lee's Summit, MO, 3 years.
    • Cedar Creek Elementary PTA Vice President, Lee's Summit, MO, 2 years.
    • Cedar Creek Elementary PTA Carnival Organizer, Directory Organizer, Fundraising Organizer, Lee's Summit, MO, 10 years.
    • Cedar Creek Elementary 6th grade Graduation Coordinator, 1 year.
    • Lee's Summit West High School Project Grad Secretary, 1 year.
    • Youth soccer team manager, 5 years.
    • Spirit Zone Cheer travel coordinator, team head parent, 4 years.

    Audra Bross,
    Substitute Teacher,
    1st year with ABC


    • Masters of Science in Education with Reading Specialization from MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, KS.
    • Bachelors of Science Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from University of Central Missouri (UCM) in Warrensburg, MO. 

      Previous teaching experience:
    • Elementary teacher for Hickman Mills C-1 School District, Kansas City, MO, 10 years.





    Dianna Jones,
    Substitute Teacher,
    1st year with ABC.

    • Masters of Arts in Education, Baker University, Baldwin City, KS.
    • Bachelors of Arts Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, University of Central Missouri (UCM) in Warrensburg, MO.


    Previous teaching experience:
    • Kindergarten teacher and 1st grade teacher for Hickman Mills C-1 School District, Kansas City, MO, 9 years.
    • In-home daycare director, 5 years.


    Lindsay Gorden,
    Substitute Teacher,
    1st year with ABC

    • Masters of Science in Education with Reading Specialization from Northwest Missouri State (NWMS) in Maryville, MO
    • Bachelors of Science Degree in Elementary Education/Minor in Early Childhood Education from NWMS in Maryville, MO

      Previous teaching experience:
    • Substitute teacher for ABC Preschool, 1 year.
    • ABC Preschool Parent Council leader, 1 year.
    • 2nd and 6th grade teacher for Orrick R-11 School District, Orrick, MO, 8 years.

    Stacy Gerhart,
    Substitute Teacher, Summer Camp Teacher,

    1st year with ABC 

    • Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from University of Central Missouri (UCM), Warrensburg, MO.

    Previous teaching experience/working with children:
    • Early childhood through 8th grade substitute teacher for Lee's Summit R-7 School District, 8 years.
    • Special Education Teacher for Raymore-Peculiar School District, 5 years.
    • MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) leader, 2 years.
    • Vacation Bible School and Sunday School leader at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Lee's Summit, MO, 8 years.