Stephanie Duncan - Director / Lead Teacher
Stephanie holds a master's degree in Early Childhood Education and an undergraduate degree in Art History, both from KU. She has been teaching and working with children since the 1990s, and has been an integral presence at LCNS since 2003, having served as Director of the school and Lead Teacher. Stephanie is warm, fun-loving, vibrant, and energetic. She designs thoughtful and creative lesson plans, and has established a great balance of fun and learning in her classroom. Stephanie finds a special way to connect with each child who comes through the LCNS gate.
Kelly Bowen - Lead Teacher
Kelly has worked in early education for many years and joined the teaching team at LCNS in 2011. She is a mother and artist. She enjoys storytelling, singing, biking, and camping with her family. Kelly was born and raised in Lawrence and feels strongly about supporting our community and one another as parents. She enjoys working with young children and appreciates the way they find joy in little things. Kelly was a parent at the school before she came on board as a teacher and she loves the special friendships and connections that are made between the children, families, and teachers at LCNS.
Kristina Poracsky- Assistant Teacher
Kristina has a 15 year relationship with LCNS , both as an Early Childhood Special Education/Behavior consultant with Success by 6 of Douglas County, and , more recently, as a substitute. Kristina's own 2 children attended LCNS years ago. Kristina has a remarkable ability to connect with the children and enjoys having fun everyday! Kristina loves the cooperative nature of our school as well as understands the importance of social emotional development and acceptance of children's individual differences. We are so glad she has joined our team!
Megan Peck - Assistant Teacher
Megan Peck became involved at LCNS in 2014 as a parent and all three of her kids have attended the school. As an LCNS parent, Megan served on the Administrative Board and worked as a substitute and temporary Assistant Teacher. She was hired for a permanent position in June 2020. Megan shows empathy for the children and thrives in problem-solving and supporting the lead teacher as well as the children.