“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” Albert Einstein
Excellent teaching staff makes an outstanding school, and at LANK we take great care to recruit, retain and develop first class teachers and support staff. We employ teachers who combine expertise in early childhood education, with a love of teaching and a genuine concern for the well-being and progress of each and every child. LANK’S teachers are among some of the happiest people because they are doing what they love. Many have been at LANK for many years, and care deeply for the school, families, and greater community.
LANK's professional, experienced and educated staff is understanding, loving, and well-informed on child development issues. Our staff devotes several days throughout the school year for In-Service Staff Meetings. These meetings are designed to discuss, evaluate and modify various aspects of our school program. We invite outside early childhood education specialists to help us explore ideas, problem solve and conduct professional development workshops.
In addition, LANK uses a team approach when planning and reflecting for classroom learning. Our staff recognizes the importance of modeling cooperation for our students, which is accomplished by having the children see their teachers share knowledge, expertise and materials. At LANK, another core tenet is our belief in a strong partnership between school and home; our teachers support this vital connection through communication and opportunities for family involvement in all our programs.