Happy National Teacher Appreciation Week to all our KenCrest Educators


Celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Week with us by highlighting educators at the KenCrest Early Learning Centers.

By Sydney Kerelo

From May 2-6, thousands of educators across the United States are honored during National Teacher Appreciation Week. Throughout the week, students and parents show their appreciation for the educators in their lives with thoughtful gifts, cards, and more.

This year, we want to highlight the incredible achievements our teachers, educators, and instructors have made. For the past two years, educators have had to manage school shutdowns, virtual learning, and numerous educational challenges while battling a surging pandemic.

It’s been a massive undertaking for educators. This National Teacher Appreciation Week, we asked our KenCrest staff to recognize our Early Learning Center educators who have gone above and beyond. Here are the top three nominations.


Renee Gaskill
Teacher at Northeast Early Learning Center
Renee stepped up to the plate when the lead teacher at Northeast left in February. As a single parent, Renee juggles taking care of her five children and attending school. She is a team player and comes ready to work each day. Renee has worked at KenCrest for six years.

Trish West
Kitchen Associate at Northeast Early Learning Center
As a Kitchen Associate, Trish goes out of her way to help everyone at Northeast, including stepping into the classroom when needed. She has worked at KenCrest for four years. All the staff and children love Trish, and because of the teacher shortage, they appreciate it when she lends a hand. She loves the children and is always going the extra mile for them.

Rachael DeNicuolo
Lead Teacher at Northeast Early Learning Center
Rachael takes pride in caring for, teaching, and guiding her students. She is incredibly passionate about her work and strives to ensure the best education for her students. All the staff members at Northeast appreciate her hard work and try to emulate her love for her job. Rachael has worked at KenCrest for a year and a half.

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