Support Staff
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Mary W.

Director

Telephone 913.663.1997

Email mary@hcckc.org

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.

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Vicki G.

Assistant Director

Telephone 913.663.1997

Email vicki@hcckc.org

Ms. Vicki brought two years of experience working with children and a Bachelor’s degree when she joined our center in 2014. She became our Assistant Director in 2020.  Vicki works 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and is CPR and First Aid certified.

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Molly L.
Teacher

Ms. Molly earned a B.S. degree in Family & Consumer Sciences and worked as a Mental Health Assistant, Paraprofessional and Substitute Teacher before joining Hillcrest in 2021.  She works 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and is CPR and First Aid Certified.

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Susan A.
Teacher

Ms. Susan earned a Master of Arts degree in Education and taught elementary grades for over thirty years before joining our center in 2022.  She works 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 a.m.

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Abby B.
Teacher

Ms. Abby brought over 12 months of experience working with children at other centers when she joined Hillcrest in 2022.  She's a college student who works here part time in the afternoon.   

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Lexi G.
Teacher

Ms. Lexi had extensive babysitting experience and completed one year in the Army National Guard before joining our center in 2022.  Lexi is First Aid and CPR certified and works full time 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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Maria R. 
Teacher

Ms. Maria worked in customer service positions before joining our center in 2022.  She works 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is First Aid and CPR certified.

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Karen D.
Cook

Ms. Karen had many years of experience cooking and caring for children before she joined our center in 2016. She works 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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Chris Y.

Administrative Assistant

Telephone 913.663.1997

Email chris@hcckc.org

Ms. Chris earned a B.A. 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. She is CPR and First Aid certified.

Donna S.

Business Manager

Telephone 913.663.1997

Email donna@hcckc.org

Ms. Donna earned a B.A. degree in Business Administration and worked in management positions for Northwest Airlines (15 years) and U.S. Bank (2 years) before joining Hillcrest in 2003.