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Faculty & Staff

Coordinator, Teacher & Paraprofessionals

The coordinator, teacher & paraprofessional are dedicated to providing a safe, caring, and challenging educational environment that promotes learning and achievement.
 
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They offer a rich variety of learning experiences designed to inspire innovative, confident thinkers and promote a lifelong love of learning.
  • Encourage creativity, communication, problem-solving, collaboration, innovation, and critical thinking skills
  • Recognize and celebrate the diverse learning styles, interests, and cultures of the students
  • Work to instill a feeling of self-worth and self-confidence in each student
  • Encourage a child's sense of independence 
Qualified & Experienced

The coordinator, teacher and paraprofessional are qualified and experienced. They have completed the following requirements:

  • Missouri State Highway Patrol background check 
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation background check
  • The Family Care Safety Registry background screening 
  • Missouri Department of Health Services Child Care Regulation Medical Examination
  • Missouri Department of Health Services Bureau of Communicable Disease Control & Prevention Tuberculosis Risk Assessment & Clearance

Coordinator, Learning Facilitator & Teacher

The child development & teaching laboratory coordinator, learning facilitator and teacher has at least a BSEd, certifications in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education from the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, and Facility Director Certification from the Missouri Department of Health Services- Child Care Regulation Division. The child development & teaching laboratory coordinator, learning facilitator and teacher has completed the following requirements

  • Missouri State Highway Patrol background check 
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation background check
  • The Family Care Safety Registry background screening 
  • Missouri Department of Health Services Child Care Regulation- Medical Examination
  • Missouri Department of Health Services Bureau of Communicable Disease Control & Prevention- Tuberculosis Risk Assessment & Clearance

Ms. Mallams (Coordinator, Learning Facilitator & Teacher)

Ms. Mallams is a Liberty High School graduate and has a Bachelors of Science degree in Elementary Education and certifications in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education from the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education. In addition, Ms. Mallams has an Associate of Science degree in Early Childhood Education and two vocational certificates in the Facilitation of Learning and Learning Center Management. Ms. Mallams has over ten years of experience as an early learning facilitator, preschool enrichment teacher, and special services paraprofessional and is a Certified Care Facility Director through the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services- Child Care Regulation Division.

 

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Paraprofessionals

The child development & teaching laboratory paraprofessionals have specialized training in early childhood development, a Substitute Teacher Certificate and/or have completed at least 60 college credit hours of education.

Mrs. Samson (Morning Learning Session Paraprofessional)

Mrs. Samson is a Liberty High School graduate and went onto the University of Missouri where she received a Bachelor of Journalism degree. She is an advanced equestrian and has numerous years of experience as a journalist and freelance writer. Mrs. Samson has three wonderful children.


Mrs. Stark (Afternoon Learning Session Paraprofessional)

Mrs. Stark graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas High School and went onto Johnson County Community College where she received an Associates of Science degree in Graphic Design. In her free time, Mrs. Stark enjoys volunteering with the Liberty Robotics team, going to movies, baking, and family game nights. Mrs. Stark has three wonderful children.

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“Ms. Mallams is always smiling and welcoming with a hug to all the children. I do not think I have ever seen her in a bad mood. “

 

“Ms. Mallams really cares for the kids she is teaching. She is always hugging them upon arrival and before they leave. Ms. Mallams is also very easy to talk to about my child and keeps us up-to-date on what the kids are learning. It is pretty clear that Ms. Mallams is very passionate about teaching and I feel lucky that my son is in her class.”

 

“Ms. Mallams is kind and gentle, and always has something positive to say. I feel very comfortable speaking with Ms. Mallams about my child. She is amazing and passionate!!!”

 

“Ms. Mallams is a positive, caring and loving teacher to our child.”

 

“Ms. Mallams is wonderful! She is excited about teaching, excited about learning, and excited about our children!”

 

“Ms. Mallams is great! __________ loves her!” 

 

“_____ speaks very highly of Ms. Mallams. Her positive attitude makes going to school a pleasure for my daughter.”

 

“Ms. Mallams has been a fabulous addition to the Early Bird Learning Center family!”

 

“Love Ms. Mallams and her enthusiasm… she seems to truly love her work with the kids.”

 

“Ms. Mallams has added so much to the program this year! Her passion for education especially early education is awesome. She puts her heart and soul into everything she does for the kids. She has a great way of communicating to them and making the kids feel valued while still teaching them important lessons. She has contributed so much in such a short time to the program, the blog being my favorite. Being able to see what the kids are doing each day and see their videos and pictures are priceless. My son adores Ms. Mallams and I know Ms. Mallams adores him. She truly does care about her class and it shows. She always takes time to respond thoughtfully to concerns or questions either by Facebook or email. She is very involved and works with parents to maximize the opportunities for each kid.”

 

“Love Ms. Mallams and her enthusiasm… she seems to truly love her work with the kids.”

 

“Ms. Mallams is very good and learning fast! She is wonderful!”

 

“Ms. Mallams has always kept me informed about what is going on at school.”

 

“This was our first year with Ms. Mallams and my daughter has nothing but the nicest things to say about her. She says that Ms. Mallams is always smiling and makes her laugh.”

 

“Ms. Mallams is extremely conscientious and caring.”

 

“Ms. Mallams does a great job communicating what is going on and what is going to happen in the classroom. I appreciate all the hard work that goes into keeping parents in the loop.”

 

“We feel that Ms. Mallams does a fantastic job of making each individual child feel welcome. For about the first month of school, our daughter would actually shake with excitement before getting out of the car in anticipation of her “good morning hug” during drop off. She still loves it to this day!”

 

“Ms. Mallams and her positive demeanor, especially at drop off, have made a huge positive difference!”