Parents as Teachers is a nationally recognized program where parent educators go into the home of parents and teach them what to expect as their child develops. This program is based upon the philosophy that a child's parents are his or her first, and most important, teacher. Research shows this program increases school readiness and can be a factor in preventing child abuse. Expectant families and families with children ages birth to kindergarten receive personalized home visits from a trained parent educator.
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Parents as Teachers Staff
Russellville Independent Schools
Originally, from Somerset, Samantha moved to Bowling Green in 2011 to attend WKU. She has a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Social Work. She has been with FEC since March of 2019 and loves being able to fulfill her passion working one on one with families. She currently lives in Smiths Grove with her husband, Zach, and dog, Mowgli. In her spare time, she enjoys kayaking, drinking coffee, and watching the TV show, Friends.
Hart & Allen County Schools
Morgan moved to Bowling Green 5 years ago to attend WKU and graduated in 2020 with her Bachelors of Social Work. Morgan was a BSW intern at the Family Enrichment Center before being hired on. In her spare time, Morgan enjoys reading, traveling and spending quality time with her fiance, Shane, and 10 month old son, Owen.
Butler County Schools
Kristie grew up in Eastern Kentucky five miles from the Cumberland Falls. She graduated from WKU in 1999 with a Bachelor degree in Science (Social Work). Kristie married her High School sweetheart, Maurice Clayton, in 2000 and have a 14-year-old son, Leon. Prior to coming to work at FEC, Kristie worked for the Barren River District Health Department HANDS.
Warren County Schools
Originally from Louisville, Chrissy has lived in the Scottsville area with her husband, Derek, and two sons for 23 years. Chrissy has over 10 years of experience working with children in medical and educational settings. In her spare time, Chrissy loves photography and gardening.
Logan & Simpson County Schools
Candace has enjoyed working with parents for over 18 years. She Graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a B.A. and began her career in home visiting and parent education. Candace is passionate about supporting parents and helping families. When she is not working or managing her own 6+ children, she loves spending time with her husband Erik, riding e-bikes, hiking, and enjoying nature.