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Staff Spotlight: Jamie Farley – SAC Coordinator Harrisburg Liberty

2022-04-19T15:53:20-05:00

Staff Spotlight: Jamie Farley, SAC Coordinator - Harrisburg Elementary Jamie Farley was looking for a fulfilling job that fit his skills and experience when he discovered a posting for the School Age Care Site (SAC) Coordinator position.  “I quickly discovered that EmBe is a great organization to work for,” Jamie said. “You have great benefits and opportunities, but you get to make a daily impact in a child’s life. For some, it’s an influence that they may not have outside of EmBe.” Over four years later, Jamie is the SAC Site Coordinator at Liberty and recently expanded his responsibilities as a [...]

Staff Spotlight: Jamie Farley – SAC Coordinator Harrisburg Liberty2022-04-19T15:53:20-05:00

Staff Spotlight: Kayla Skufca, Lead Infant Teacher – Mitchell

2022-02-09T20:48:16-06:00

Staff Spotlight: Kayla Skufca, Lead Infant Teacher of Mitchell As EmBe parents, program participants, and staff, you already know that we do things differently at EmBe. Thanks to our nonprofit model, we serve the mission of empowerment in order to enrich lives, and that mission extends to each of the children we serve and their families.  And thanks to hundreds of team members like Kayla, our Lead Infant Teacher in Mitchell, EmBe serves more than 800 children each day. This month, we get to know Kayla through her EmBe journey, and learn what has kept her here for nearly three [...]

Staff Spotlight: Kayla Skufca, Lead Infant Teacher – Mitchell2022-02-09T20:48:16-06:00

Staff Spotlight: Michele Leiferman, Lead Teacher of Nursery One

2022-01-03T14:49:58-06:00

Staff Spotlight: Michele Leiferman, Lead Teacher of Nursery One Michele Leiferman has been in the business of childcare for about 30 years. With more than five of those years spent caring for the kids of EmBe, she has worked closely with many kids and families, helping them transition in big and small ways. But whether a child is graduating from bottles to solid food or from her room to another, she knows all changes are big at this stage. And she knows the weight of her role. "When they grow out of my room and go to 2s, they still [...]

Staff Spotlight: Michele Leiferman, Lead Teacher of Nursery One2022-01-03T14:49:58-06:00

Staff Highlight: Rebekah Warmbrand, Lead Teacher 5B

2021-10-20T09:41:12-05:00

At EmBe, we are proud to serve the community by providing quality educational opportunities to inspire children to be confident, independent thinkers. Without our amazing team of teachers, this wouldn’t be possible. Our teachers help provide a safe and fun environment to facilitate the growth and development of children in our community. Teachers like Rebekah Warmbrand, 5B Lead Teacher at EmBe South, are the heart and soul of our organization. Rebekah’s responsibilities involve caring for a classroom of 4- and 5-year-olds. She also completes lesson plans and prep each week and works closely with her assistant teachers and other staff [...]

Staff Highlight: Rebekah Warmbrand, Lead Teacher 5B2021-10-20T09:41:12-05:00

Alex Helvin: South Childcare Site Manager

2021-04-16T15:25:29-05:00

We are so excited to highlight and welcome Alex Helvin, our new South Childcare Site Manager, to the EmBe team. As the Childcare Site Manager, Alex provides daily management to the childcare site, leadership, supervision and development of childcare staff, along with parent communications and admissions. Alex is certainly not "new" in the sense of joining EmBe's team. Helvin started at EmBe when she was young and grew up within the company. "I have learned and developed both personally and professionally through my experiences with EmBe," Helvin started. "A lot of the foundational skills stem from what I built with [...]

Alex Helvin: South Childcare Site Manager2021-04-16T15:25:29-05:00

EmBe Selects New Chief Executive Officer

2021-03-08T16:28:50-06:00

(Sioux Falls, March 8, 2021) — Today, the EmBe Board of Directors is proud to announce that Kerri Tietgen has been named the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer.  Tietgen will begin her new role on March 22. Tietgen, of Sioux Falls, has 20 plus years of experience in executive leadership roles and most recently was the founder and operator of KT Consulting. In this role she served as a consultant to a range of organizations of all sizes, and from private, non-profit and for-profit sectors. She earned her Master’s Degree from the University of South Dakota.  Her expertise encompasses leader [...]

EmBe Selects New Chief Executive Officer2021-03-08T16:28:50-06:00

Megan Willroth: School Age Care Site Coordinator at Freedom

2021-02-19T16:07:07-06:00

Megan Willroth is an After School Care Site Coordinator at Freedom Elementary in Harrisburg. Each day she makes sure that programs are running smoothly and EmBe's values are reflected through the things we do and teach on our offsite locations. "I try to make the before and after school program a safe space for the kids." Megan starts, "I am proud of the kids every day when they enjoy the things I have planned for them and choose to be vulnerable with me after a hard day at school." We are so fortunate for our childcare and school age care [...]

Megan Willroth: School Age Care Site Coordinator at Freedom2021-02-19T16:07:07-06:00

Kerra Wallace: Lead Teacher in 2C

2021-01-20T10:58:38-06:00

Kerra Wallace is the Lead Teacher in 2C at EmBe South and has done amazing things to continue to evolve our curriculum and ensure our classrooms are a fun and safe environment for the children. Her job entails seeing over the children and daily activities of her classroom. Creating lesson plans, craft prepping, recording information about each child in KidReports and so much more! "I love seeing the kids explore through daily play and watching the lightbulbs turn on when they figure something out," Kerra said. EmBe has helped Kerra in my professional development by giving her the opportunity to [...]

Kerra Wallace: Lead Teacher in 2C2021-01-20T10:58:38-06:00

Jennifer Hoesing Named EmBe’s Chief Development Officer

2019-03-19T09:09:05-05:00

EmBe is announcing that Jennifer Smith Hoesing has joined the organization as their Chief Development Officer. She began her role on February 4, 2019. Hoesing is leading the development function, defining strategy and direction at a pivotal time, as EmBe plans for its 100th anniversary in 2021. "Jennifer brings incredible energy and passion to our work serving women and families in our community," said Karen Lundquist, EmBe's CEO. "Her unique perspective as a parent who utilizes EmBe childcare and as a woman advancing in her career adds powerful insight to all that she does on our behalf." Hoesing, of Sioux [...]

Jennifer Hoesing Named EmBe’s Chief Development Officer2019-03-19T09:09:05-05:00

Meet Our Twos Teacher: Miss Zhenya

2019-03-07T10:28:38-06:00

Classical music drifts through the halls at EmBe Downtown. If you follow those notes to their origin, you’ll find yourself in the Twos - a bright, lively room full of culture and thoughtfulness. And at the heart of it is Miss Zhenya Lukyanova, the lead teahcer and person responsible for creating such a unique learning environment. Her Time At EmBe Miss Zhenya has been with EmBe since April 2013. She began as a float at EmBe South and since March 2016 has been the lead teacher in theTwos. She spent her years before moving to America as a Professor of [...]

Meet Our Twos Teacher: Miss Zhenya2019-03-07T10:28:38-06:00
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