Parents as Teachers

Phone: 816.532.0406

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Mary Kay Grusenmeyer - Coordinator of Parents as Teachers

My family moved from Ohio to Smithville in 1998.  My passion is helping parents develop skills to be their child's best teacher!  I love working with children and Parents As Teachers allows me opportunities to engage with families with young children.  It is very fulfilling to watch children develop from babies into preschoolers ready to head to kindergarten.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phone: 816.532.0406

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education Masters of Science in Biblical Archaeology

Mrs. Kelley Huff - Parent Educator

Hello! My name is Kelley Huff and I am a Parent Educator for the Parents as Teachers Program here in Smithville. I love the Smithville community! I’m a proud alumni and my roots run deep (literally...my grandpa’s former farm is underneath the lake). I’m so thankful for the opportunity to live, work and raise my family here in this great community!

I have a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education and a Masters of Arts in Biblical Archaeology. I love and value learning. I believe we learn well through experience and during early years through play! It is my privilege to work alongside, support, and encourage parents as they lay the foundation for their child’s educational experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phone: 816.532.0406

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Shellie Crim - Parent Educator

I live in Smithville with my husband and four children.  We stay pretty busy, my kids enjoy lots of different sports and activities.  I enjoy working with children.  Parents As Teachers (P.A.T.) is a great way for me to do love what I do.  My family was a part of P.A.T. when our children were younger.  I began working with Parents As Teachers in 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phone: 816.532.0406

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

BS in Elementary Education Masters in Curriculum and Instruction

Mrs. Kathy Mattke - Parent Educator

Hello!  I, Kathy Mattke, am excited to begin this new adventure with you, as your Parents As Teachers educator.  To introduce myself I will share a little information.  I can’t wait to meet you and learn more about you and your family!

 

My Family                                                                                  My Teaching Experience

Craig, husband of 36 years                                                    10 years 1st-grade teacher

Daughters: Kylie (Jeremy), Katlin (David)                              21 years Kindergarten teacher

Grandchild: Eleanor (Ele), #2 due in Feb.                             BS in Elementary Education

Cats: Skittles, Cocoa                                                                Masters in Curriculum and Instruction

Growing up--Family of 7--3 girls, 2 boys                               Licenses in Elem and Early Childhood

                                                                                                    Retired from teaching in May 2020

 

Interests

Music, creative projects (painting, cross-stitch, etc), trail walks, kayaking, organizing, yard work