Asbury Children's Center Staff

Ann Porter - Director

Ann has 20+ years of experience in the field of early childhood education.  She holds a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Pittsburg State University.  Previous work experience includes 6 years as a director at a Christian early learning center, having served as its assistant director for 7 years prior to that.  When not shaping the lives of children at the ACC, Ann loves to spend time and camping with her husband and two sons.

Ashley Cunningham - Assistant Director
John F. - Administrative Assistant

John has been working at the Asbury Children's Center since 1998.  He graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor's Degree in History.  He has the opportunity to watch the children grow from kindergarten to 6th grade.  John sees the knowledge they gain, the creativity they bring, and the fun they have, which makes his job exciting and rewarding every day!

Yvette F. - Lead Teacher, Infant Classroom 

Yvette has an Early Childhood Education Degree from the University of Kansas.  She has been teaching children for more than 20 years, and she especially loves working with infants.  Yvette has been married for 20+ years.  Yvette and her husband have two sons, one daughter, and three grandkids.  One of her favorite pastimes is cheering for the Jayhawks, and spending time with her family!

Martha P. – Assistant Teacher, Infant Classroom

Martha has worked with Early Childhood students 10+ years.  She is working on her AA in Early Childhood Education at KCKCC, and loves working with the infants in the ACC!

Dianne P. - Assistant Teacher, Infant Classroom

Dianne comes to the ACC after working 13 years at Shawnee Mission Medical Center.  She retired from there to spend more time with her family, especially her grandchildren!  She loves working with children and seeing their precious smiles!

Amanda B. - Lead Teacher, Toddler Classroom
Michaela V. - Assistant Teacher, Toddler Classroom
Savana B. - Assistant Teacher, Toddler Classroom
Kyla G. - Assistant Teacher, 2-year-old classroom

Kyla has been working with children for six years.  She’s easy-going and enjoys listening and getting to know the children, providing safety and confidence as they grow.  Kyla enjoys music and books.

Zach H. - Assistant Teacher, 2-year-old classroom
Patrick O. - Lead Teacher, 3-year-old classroom

Patrick comes to Kansas from Colorado.  He has ten years of experience in childcare and is known to many as “The Baby Whisperer.”  He brings with him his wife, Julia, and two beautiful daughters, Willow and Sage.  Patrick loves comic books and superheroes and has a special affinity for Batman.  He looks forward to sharing his time with the ACC community.

Alyssa G. - Assistant Teacher, 3-year-old classroom
Katie L. - Lead Teacher, 2.5-3.5 Yr. Old Classroom 

Katie enjoys music, art, traveling, and working at the Asbury Children's Center.  She finds working with the children very fulfilling and full of fun.  Katie has been working at the Asbury Children's Center since 2004, and she hopes to continue working with children for years to come.

Andrea K. - Lead Teacher, Mixed-Age Classroom
Tammy G. - Lead Teacher, Pre-K Classroom

Tammy is the proud mother of two beautiful daughters, Sophie and Chloe.  Sophie wants to be a graphic designer and Chloe a pre-school teacher like her mother.  Tammy has been in the Early Childhood field for more than 25 years and takes great pride in being a pre-school teacher.  She is currently attending KCKCC for a degree in Early Childhood Education.  Tammy believes this is an important stage of these children's lives and is honored to be a part of their lives.

Alex D. - Lead Teacher, Pre-K Classroom
Jamie Y. - Lead Teacher, After School Care - 1st & 2nd Grade

Jamie has many years of working with children of various ages, as well as many early childhood education classes.  Jamie likes working with children to see their faces light up when they accomplish a skill that they so diligently worked on over a period of time.  Jamie also leads the ACC's Music & Movement program.

Mollie N. - ACC Chef

Mollie has a passion for cooking and attended L'Ecole Culinaire.  She has worked in the catering and restaurant industry for several years.  Mollie is delighted to be cooking at the ACC, and introducing new foods and the importance of healthy eating habits to the children.  Mollie grew up in a small town, playing basketball and being creative.  She enjoys spending time and going camping with family and friends. 

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