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Susan Kempe (Mrs. Kempe)

Date of hire: August 1998

My favorite children's book/story:

The Paperbag Princess and almost anything by Robert Munsch. Anything by Jan Brett, too! Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig. Dooley and the Snortsnoot by Jack Kent.

Fun facts about me:

I have three amazing grandchildren. Two of them are Children’s Center graduates and the youngest will be a student here in two years! I had a beautiful collie dog who was the daughter of the current American Lassie.

Why did you decide to work with preschoolers at the Children's Center?

I love being with the young children. I love teaching, and I love the atmosphere at the Children’s Center.

From your perspective, what makes the Children's Center so special?

The amazing staff! It’s like always being surrounded by family. The love and caring among the staff is something young children can feel and it gives them an immediate sense of security and trust … and sense of fun!