From the moment you enter our multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art academic facility, you realize that The Gardner School of Louisville is significantly more than a traditional, educational child care or preschool. Established in 2006, we are proud to offer our award-winning services to the children and families of Louisville. This year, we achieved the honor of national accreditation through the National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs!
As a private, academically focused Louisville preschool that specializes in early childhood education, we cater to those families that want the best for their child. Our school is conveniently located in the Hurstbourne Green office park directly across from the YMCA. At our Louisville campus, we offer year-round education programs of full and part-time childcare for children six weeks old through private Pre-Kindergarten. In addition, we provide a full suite of enrichment classes and our summer camp, Camp Gardner.
How long have you been with TGS?
Since March 2013
Roles Served with TGS:
I previously served as Lead Pre-Kindergarten Teacher/Assistant Director at our Franklin, TN school.
What is your educational background?
I have a Bachelor's degree in Family and Consumer Sciences with a concentration in Child Studies and a minor degree in Psychology from Western Kentucky University.
What made you decide to have a career in education?
I started working in a church nursery when I was 13 years old, and that instilled within me a passion for working with children. I began babysitting shortly after that and have desired to work with children ever since.
What makes you laugh about kids?
A child's imagination and honesty always gives me a good laugh.
What is your favorite part of the day at TGS?
I enjoy seeing how excited the children are to come to school and interact with their friends.
What do you love most about TGS?
I love the structure and consistency that our school provides. It's also fun to walk down the hallways and watch a circle time or to see a child get excited about what they brought for show and tell.
What is your fondest memory of TGS thus far?
The Spring Fling and Graduation Ceremony are definitely among my favorite memories each year.
What is the funniest thing you have ever heard come out of the mouth of a TGS Student?
While teaching Pre-K, I was dropping off my then 5-month-old baby when one of my students asked, “Why does Chloe have big muscles?” Of course, this child was talking about Chloe's chubby arm rolls.
What inspires you?
Seeing the lightbulb go off when children learn something new. It just reiterates the value of our work here at TGS!
What is your passion or passions?
My passions include reading, writing, and being around children each day!
What does the term ‘Where Learning Begins’ mean to you?
“Where Learning Begins” reiterates that the early years are some of the most important for a child's learning. This is the “sponge” age, where taking in the surrounding environment is how a child learns. My preschooler enjoys coming to school (or "cool," as she calls it) everyday as much as I do!