Meet the Butterfly Room Teachers

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Ms. Courtney, Lead Teacher

My name is Courtney Aranda, before coming to KECC in 2018, I taught at the elementary level for six years. I have absolutely loved the switch to preschool!

I have a dog named Leilani that I love very much and enjoy spending time with my family.

You can find me at every Blues home game... I am a HUGE fan!

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Ms. Nikki, Classroom EDucator

My name is Nicole Timlin (Ms. Nikki) and I have worked at KECC since July 2002 both in the classroom and for many years as the special education secretary in the main office. Prior to KECC, I taught two-year-olds, and I was also trained as a Parent Educator through Parents as Teachers. 
 
I was raised in Kirkwood, and I still live here with my husband Tim, a PE teacher at North Kirkwood Middle School, and our three kids, aged 11, 6, & 4 (I also have one adult daughter who grew up spending so much time at KECC and she now works for AT&T in Springfield). We just bought our dream home last summer and we are having fun making it our own. If you walk in the Greentree Parade, you’ll pass my house!
 
I’m very excited to meet you! 

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Ms. Shari, Classroom Educator

I have been here at KECC since 2001!  I was a part of the full day program for ten years, before joining the half day program. 

My son works for the Federal police force and my daughter is attending Missouri State.  I am Program manager for The Maren Fund, a program helping to further skills and education for children with Down syndrome. 

I’m excited to get to know your family and child and to watch them grow!

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