Asbury Children's Center Staff

Ann Porter - Director
Ann joins the children's center with 20+ years of experience in the field of early childhood education, and bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Pittsburg State University. Previous experience includes 6 years as director at a Christian early learning center, and was the assistant director for 7 years prior to that.
When not shaping the live of children at the ACC, Ann loves to spend time and camping with her husband and two sons, ages 2.5 & 7.

Haley M.- Assistant Director
Bio coming

John F. - Administrative Assistant
John has been working at 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 it 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 the 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
 I am Martha, and I have worked with Early Childhood students 10+ years.  I am working on my AA in Early Childhood Education at KCKCC.  I love working with the infants in the ACC. 

Katie L. – Assistant Teacher – Lead Teacher 2 yr old classroom
Hi, I am Ms. Katie and I enjoy music, art, traveling and working at Asbury Children’s Center!  Working with children is very fulfilling for me and it can be so much fun!!  I have been enjoying the children at Asbury since 2004, and hope to continue for many more years!

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.

Haley M.- Assistant Teacher 3 year old classroom
Haley has been living in Kansas City since 2012. She graduated from Rockhurst University with a bachelor’s in psychology. She’s planning to complete a master’s program in the near future. In the meantime, she enjoys going to concerts, binge watching The Office, and refusing to unpack the mountain of boxes in my “guest bedroom”.
Patrick O.- Lead Teacher- 3 year old classroom
Patrick is coming 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 under two years old, 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.
Jordan K- Toddler Lead
Kelsee K. - Toddler Assistant
Emily P.- Toddler Assistant
Dianne P. - Assistant Teacher | Infant Classroom
Dianne comes to the ACC after working 13 years at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. She recently retired from there to spend more time with her family, especially her grandchildren! She loves working with children and seeing their precious smiles!
Mimi S. - Assistant Teacher | Infant Classroom 
Mimi has been working with children & families for over 6 years. She is a movie lover and enjoys Mexican food. Mimi sees the humor in working with children, and is patient and caring.

Katie L. - Lead Teacher | 2.5-3.5 Yr. Old Classroom 
Katie enjoys music, art, travelling and working at Asbury Children's Center. She finds working with the children very fulfilling and full of fun. Katie has been working at Asbury Children's Center since 2004 and hopes to continue working with children for years to come.
Tammy G. - Lead Teacher | Pre-K Classroom 
Tammy is the proud mother of 2 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.
Megan P. - Lead Teacher | After School Care Kindergarten
Megan has been with Asbury Children’s Center since August 2004. Megan loves working with children because they get excited about everything rather is a small or large accomplishment. Megan believes that the excitement of the children helps her to remain youthful!
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 accomplished a skill that the child 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 & friends. 
Asbury Children's Center 
Asbury United Methodist Church 
5400 W. 75th St. 
Prairie Village, KS 66208
Phone:  913.677.5008


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