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SUNSET RIDGE
TEACHING TEAM

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Laura
Director

Laura's career in child development and education spans over two decades, beginning in the special education department of the Jefferson School District. Her journey reflects a deep commitment to enriching the lives of children with diverse needs. Laura's dedication to fostering growth and development in young learners led her to transition to the Physical Education Department, where she worked with kindergarten through 6th graders, further showcasing her versatility and passion for education. In 1998, Laura joined TTT at the Fairmont location, marking the beginning of a significant chapter in her career. Her dedication and hard work within the organization were evident, leading to her later transfer to the Sunset Ridge site. These roles have allowed Laura to make a lasting impact on countless young lives, guiding them with expertise and compassion. In 2024, Laura embraced a new opportunity as she joined Happy Hall Schools, stepping into the role of Program Director. This position allowed her to apply her extensive experience and insights into a broader leadership capacity, continuing her mission to nurture and inspire the next generation. Outside of her professional life, Laura cherishes the time spent with her family. Married with two grown children, she finds joy in the simple pleasures of life, such as cooking, enjoying family gatherings, and supporting her niece at softball games. Laura's life outside work is as enriching as her career, filled with moments that reflect her nurturing spirit. Laura is also CPR and First Aid Certified, ensuring she is prepared to provide a safe and supportive environment for all children under her care. Her journey is a testament to her enduring commitment to education and her role as a positive influence in the lives of both her family and the children she serves.

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Mia
Teacher

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Alicia
Lead Teacher

Alicia's journey into the world of early childhood education began at the tender age of 7, rooted in the nurturing environment of her mother's home daycare. This early exposure to childcare sparked a lifelong passion, shaping her aspiration to contribute positively to the child care field. Her role as a teacher is deeply influenced by her belief that education is a two-way street, where she finds herself learning new things from her students every day, a testament to her open-minded and adaptable approach to teaching. In 2024, Alicia brought her wealth of experience and enthusiasm to Happy Hall Schools, taking on the role of a teacher. Her commitment to fostering a dynamic and engaging learning environment reflects her understanding of the importance of keeping young minds stimulated and eager to explore the world around them. Outside the classroom, Alicia embraces the great outdoors, finding joy and relaxation in activities such as visiting the beach and immersing herself in the beauty of nature. Her love for music further enriches her life, offering her a source of inspiration and a way to connect with others on a universal level. Dedicated to her professional growth and the well-being of her students, Alicia is currently furthering her education through Early Childhood Education (ECE) courses. Her CPR and First Aid certification underscore her commitment to ensuring a safe and nurturing environment for all her students. Alicia's journey from a young helper in her mother's daycare to a cherished teacher at Happy Hall Schools highlights her lifelong dedication to child care and education, driven by a genuine love for learning and teaching.

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Robert
Teacher

Robert embarked on his journey with TTT in 2015, bringing with him a unique blend of skills and life experiences. As a semi-retired automotive tech/mechanic, his transition into the educational sector was inspired by his wife, a fellow TTT colleague, who encouraged him to apply his mentoring abilities and passion for community to the world of early childhood education. Robert quickly discovered that his favorite aspect of working with children was the opportunity to guide them towards becoming good citizens, a testament to his belief in the importance of positive role models in young lives. In 2024, Robert took a significant step forward in his educational career by joining Happy Hall Schools as a teacher. This new role allowed him to further his impact on young learners, continuing to mentor them with the same dedication and commitment that marked his time at TTT. Outside of the classroom, Robert's passions lie in the world of automotive pursuits. He enjoys drag racing and car restoration, hobbies that not only speak to his technical and mechanical expertise but also offer a creative outlet and a sense of thrill and accomplishment. Committed to lifelong learning and professional development, Robert is currently enrolled in Early Childhood Education (ECE) classes, striving to enhance his skills and understanding of child development. Additionally, his CPR and First Aid Certification ensures he is prepared to provide a safe and supportive learning environment for his students. Robert's journey from an automotive technician to a beloved teacher exemplifies the diverse pathways to making a difference in the lives of children, highlighting the value of unique experiences and perspectives in the educational field.

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Jesse
Teacher

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