Head of School

As our Director, Catherine is committed to helping children explore and learn in a child-led environment. Nothing brings her more happiness than seeing the growth and evolution of our students. Catherine has many years of experience working with young children, from being a nanny, classroom teacher, and head of school. Catherine graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelors degree in Children and Family Studies.


Business Manager

Even though Ryan Doberstein has a busy day job at a bank, you will often see him around Little Scholars Academy of Kannapolis doing various jobs. He is also the man behind the scenes helping with the finances.



Honeysuckle Teacher

With a nurturing personality and hands-on approach towards learning, we are thrilled to have Kate as part of our teaching team. Kate has many years of experience working with children of all ages. She is currently finishing her last semester at Rowan Cabarrus Community College in Early Childhood Education. Kate plans to continue on next fall to receive her bachelor degree. As Kate says, "I find teaching to be a passion of mine and the most rewarding career I've ever had."


Honeysuckle Teacher

As our honeysuckle teacher, Sarah is committed to helping children explore and learn in a hands-on environment. Aside from being a wife and mom, working with children and teaching has been a big part of Sarah's life. At the beginning, Sarah was a horse trainer and horseback riding instructor. Her passion and desire to teach led her to East Carolina University where she is now pursuing a degree in teaching middle grade social studies. As Sarah says, "I'm a firm believer there is something to be learned from everyone we meet and life is not about the destination, but rather the journey and adventures along the way!"

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Magnolia Teacher

Possessing a contagious enthusiasm, Sarah has been an amazing asset for our school. Her warmth, creativity and drive makes her the perfect fit for the magnolia room! Sarah has been working in the early childhood education field since 2001. Sarah also holds an associates degree in Early Childhood Education from Harrisburg Area Community College. She then received her Bachelors of Science degree in Applied Behavioral Science-social/human services at Penn State University.


Garden Teacher

Her all around personality and love for art, Michelle is a great addition to our teaching team! She has been working with children ranging from newborn to school age for over 8 years. Michelle graduated from Central Piedmont Community College with an Associate degree in Art with additional classes in early childhood education. She is currently pursuing her Bachelors degree in Art Education at Catawba College. Michelle's aspiration is to help children learn through art.



Little Scholars Academy of Kannapolis is seeking an early childhood teacher to join our team! The ideal candidate will have an exceptionally warm, nurturing, and patient demeanor, will be fun and energetic, will be familiar with the Reggio Emilia approach to education (or excited to learn), will have the ability and desire to think creatively about ideas and materials, will have the ability to use technology to support curriculum and for communication, will have experience teaching in a classroom, and will have a passion for teaching young children ages 12 months to 5 years!

We are currently hiring for the following positions: 

Full-Day Early Childhood Teacher (8a-4p)

Half-Day Early Childhood Teacher​ (7:15a-1:15p)

Extended Day Teacher (3:30p-6:30p)

Substitute Teachers (as needed)

If you are interested in applying for a position, please fill out the information below. If you don't see something you are looking for, but would still like to present yourself, we are always accepting resumes!


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