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Administration Team
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Mary Whitehead | Director
Telephone: 913.663.1997 x8

Ms. Mary earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Pittsburg State University in 2015. She has extensive teaching experience at Hillcrest, including being the Lead Teacher for our 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Navigator Summer Camps, as well as the Lead Teacher for our Pre-K classroom.  Mary was promoted to Assistant Director in 2017 and to Director in 2020.  She works 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m and is First Aid and CPR certified. 

📚 Favorite Children's Song: Tooty Ta! 

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Vicki Gibson | Assistant Director 
Telephone: 913.663.1997 x7

Ms. Vicki brought two year of experience working with children and a Bachelor's Degree from Ottowa University when she joined our Center in 2014. She became our Assistant Director in 2020. Vicki works 9:00am to 6:00pm and is CPR and First Aid certified.

📚 Favorite Children's Book Series: Pete the Cat by Eric Litwin


Marcella Kingsley | Interim Assistant Director 
Telephone: 913.663.1997 x7

Before graduating from FSU with  a degree in Psychology, Marcella was hood-winked into retail management and spent 4 years managing Toys "R" us/Babies "R" us stores. In 2015, a friend called and invited her to try out preschool teaching and she fell in love! Marcella has been in early childhood ever since and has taught every age (her favorite being toddlers), before growing into Administration. Marcella works 9:00am to 6:00pm. 

📚 Favorite Children's Book: Little Miss Spider by David Kirk


Davia Yankee | Administrative Assistant 
Telephone: 913.663.1997 

Ms. Chris earned a Bachelor's degree in Spanish from Murray State University. She taught junior high/high school Spanish and Business classes before beginning her Early Childhood career in 1996. Chris began working at Hillcrest in October of 2010 as a Support Teacher before becoming our Administrative Assistant in 2011. Her work hours are 8:00am to 5:00pm and is CPR and First Aid certified. 

📚 Favorite Children's Book: Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin

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