Kathleen M. Westover, M.A.
Education Coordinator & Lead Teacher
Anna has an AA Degree in Early Childhood Education from Whatcom Community College. She began her career in 2000 and has worked with all ages of children in a number of different settings. Anna was involved in the development of James’ Place and has been here since we opened in 2011. She contributes maturity, skill and an abiding love of children in all she does. In addition to managing a classroom herself, she oversees and supports the other educators at James’ Place.
Samuel has an AA Degree from Whatcom Community College during which he completed at 2 year internship at a local elementary school. Working at James’ Place in a Lead Teacher position allows him to integrate his education and experience in creating a rich and nurturing environment for the children in his care. He plans ultimately to pursue a BA Degree and continue his career in the teaching field.
Lead Infant Teacher
Kristianna has an AA Degree from Whatcom Community College. She has worked in various roles in a number of different settings including work as a nanny, and in assistant and lead teacher roles in other licensed childcare facilities. She particularly enjoys working at James’ Place due to the higher teacher to student ratio that allows her to provide individualized attention to every child.
Gina has an AA Degree from Whatcom Community College. Through her college career she interned in a variety of early learning centers.
Assistant Teacher & Lead Closer
Linden is a student at Western Washington University majoring in Early Childhood Special Education. She has been at James’ Place since 2015 and recently assumed the role of Lead Closer. She has become an highly skilled educator and works well in all our classrooms with any age child.
Donald has a BA Degree from Western Washington University. Prior to joining the staff at James’ Place he worked with children in a number of volunteer settings. During his college years he volunteered in local classrooms. His playful side was exhibited as “Rory the Reading Lion”, a children’s library mascot. He loves literature and entrances children when reading to them. He ultimately plans to pursue a Master’s Degree in Linguistics.
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