Linda Smith - 4's teacher
Her goals are to help children build their self-esteem, strong character, and intelligence while enjoying life as a child. Ms. Smith says
"I enjoy teaching children not just facts about reading, writing, and math, but also about discipline, respect, and caring about others. As the oldest of six children, I got these motherly instincts embedded in me as I was growing up and after my children were grown by 1999, I missed the opportunity I no longer had to help develop healthy young children. I missed the appreciation that young children have for adults willing to listen to them, answer their questions, guide them, and make them feel important. I therefore went into the child care profession and I wish to continue in this path."
Prior to joining the KSCA team, Ms. Smith worked as the Center Director at Kindercare where she was in charge of development of curriculum and training the staff. In 2003, Ms. Smith worked as a teacher with Abrakadoodle as well as private facilities.
Sarah Buckingham – 2's Teacher
Ms. Buckingham came to King Solomon's Christian Academy after working as a Nursery School Teacher in Rochester, New York where she was responsible for developing and implementing theme based lessons for the 3 and 4 year olds. Ms. Buckingham is an honors graduate of The University of New York at Potsdam in Potsdam, NY with a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood (Birth – 2nd Grade) Education. While attending school, Ms. Buckingham worked as a Student Teacher where she observed the multiple teaching techniques used at the Pre-Kindergarten and First Grade levels. Her child care experience precedes her education where she previously provided private in home childcare and special needs childcare.
Latrice Tibbs - 3's Teacher
Ms. Tibbs joins the KSCA team after spending numerous years working as a Teacher and Childcare provider. Ms. Tibbs managed and coordinated a day care service called "A Kid's Place Child Development Home" where she planned and implemented educational programs and schedules for five children. She also worked at Bennett Babies Child Development Center where she was a teacher.