At the regular Board of Education meeting held Tuesday, May 19, the Board selected Taneka Brown to serve as the next Program Manager of the LPS School Age Care (Kid's Zone) program.
Ms. Brown brings with her to Liberty a tremendous amount of experience working in the areas of both PreK-12 and higher education. She taught Pre-K and Kindergarten in a Montessori setting. Her public school experience was as a leader of staff development for the Kansas City, Kansas School District. Since then, she has served as the Director of Education Programs and Overland Park Campus Site Director with the University of Saint Mary. Prior to that, she served as the Education Assessment Director with William Jewell College.
She received her Bachelor's in Applied Behavioral Science with an emphasis in Community Health and Development from the University of Kansas, a Master's Degree in Education from the University of Saint Mary, and currently, is a doctoral candidate for a Doctor of Education in Leadership from Baker University.
"We are excited to add to our leadership team someone with the experiences and expertise that Ms. Brown possesses," said LPS Chief Operations Officer Steve Anderson. "I know that she is excited and ready to get started in leading such an important program in our district."
Brown replaces Nancy Hillebrand, who announced her retirement from Liberty Public Schools earlier this year.