My name is Brian Kelch and I am the owner operator of Kiddie Kingdom Daycares. I have worked in childcare for 14 years. I am married and have three little boys ages four years and two years old. My favorite part of my job is the children. I enjoy getting to know them and being their friend as well as their teacher. The children truly are the best part of my job. I believe to be the best educator I can be I have to keep furthering my education. I currently have my Associates Degree in Business Management from Pellissppi State. I have earned my Child Development Associate ( CDA ) and Program Administrator Credential from the Tennessee Early Childhood Alliance and Roane State. My current education goal is to finish my Associates in Early Childhood Education.
My name is Connie Hicks. I am the lead teacher in the nursery at Kiddie Kingdom #2. I am 47 years old and the mother of three girls ages 32, 29, and 19. I have worked in childcare for 27 years. I love working with children because I love to teach them knew things. I cannot imagine doing anything else. I have obtained my Child Development Associate and I have a lot of hours towards my Associates Degree, which I am working towards.
My name is Bob Kelch and I am 66 years old. I am widowed and have 3 children, 6 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. I have worked in childcare for 16 years. I have some college education. I enjoy working with children and their families. My goal for the future is to retire.
My name is Jessica Bowman and I am the director of Kiddie Kingdom I. I am 33 years old. I am married to a wonderful man named Chris and the mother of 11-year-old twin girls and a 3 year old little girl. I graduated Bandys High School in Catawba, North Carolina in 2000. I received my Tennessee Early Childhood Program Administrator Credential through TECTA and Tennessee State University and became a Child Development Associate in December 2010 through Roane State Community College. I have also received my Technical Certificate at Roane State Community College in 2014. My goal for the future is to receive my Associate degree in Early Childhood Education. I have been working at Kiddie Kingdom since March 2002. I love working in childcare because I realize that learning is very important even before children reach school age. I love knowing that I play a huge role in laying a foundation of skills for these children that they will carry through life. I love doing what I do and I have the most rewarding job in the world.
My name is Reva Neese. I am 42 years old and have been married for 16 years. I have 13-year-old twins (a boy and a girl). I graduated from Holston High School in Damascus, Virginia in 1990. I have been taking care of children for 16 years, but have only been working at Kiddie Kingdom since February 2010. I earned my Child Development Associate in 2011. I would like to go for an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education in the future. I am very excited about the role in which I am playing in the development of our children. This has been the most rewarding job I have ever had.
My name is Randall Brookshire. I am 59 years old. I am married to Sherry and have 4 children and 6 grandchildren. I have lived in Loudon County went graduated from Loudon High School. After receiving my B.S. from Tennessee Wesleyan College, I taught school in Etowah. Then I went to work in Loudon County at Fort Loudon Middle School for 26 years. I have done any job you could possibly think of in this area during summer when school was out . I retired from teaching in 2004 after 31 years. I came to work at Kiddie Kingdom in 2005. I work with the school-age children. When I retired from teaching I was not going to work with children any more, but after a lot of prayer and things, I realized something; God had made me to work with children. 1) To be a positive role model, 2) Teach ethics and morals, 3) Manners and respect. I have loved my time working here and plan to continue until God tells me not too.
My name is Tina Macuga. I am 35 years old and I have worked at Kiddie Kingdom since 2002. I have my CDA and would like to keep furthing my education. I love my job because I get to work some in all of the classrooms.
My name is Heather Duncan and I am 38 years old.I am the School-age teacher at Kiddie Kingdom I & I also am the main driver of the Kiddie Kingdom I Bus. I am engaged to a wonderful man and am the mother of a 11-year-old little girl. I graduated Vonore High School in Vonore, Tennessee in 1994. I received my Nursing Degree from Tennessee Technology Center in 1997. I began School-age Classes to work towards my CDA in May of 2012 through Roane State Community College. I have been working at Kiddie Kingdom since August 2006. I love working in childcare because everyday is a new challenge and a new reward.