Meet the Leadership


Meet the talented Leadership Team that we have at Open Minds! They lead at Centers and also work together to collectively make the Open Minds Brand Great!

Krista Doherty
Program Director - Olathe
I have been teaching for about 8 years, and have taught infants through pre-k, and am excited to be the Program Director at Open Minds! I have my Bachelors in Early Childhood Education from Ashford University. I am a mother of two wonderful kids, Kevin and Kaelyn Belle. They are nerdy, funny and sweet kids that are in 2nd and 5th grade. I got married about a year ago to a great guy named David. We have two dogs named Zelda and Leia that are a lot of fun. I love Disney, comics and coffee!I love to read fantasy/fairy tale stories with a nice cup of coffee. I also love being creative by drawing and painting. I just bought a new home so I’ve had a lot of fun taking old furniture and making it new. Favorite Things: (Fairytale) Beauty and the Beast (Comic Hero) SpiderGwen (Drink) Caramel Soy Chai (Color) Yellow (Hobby)Painting/Coloring (Food) Queso and Chips
The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what to see. -Alexandra Trenfor
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Courtney Hiskett
Program Director - Olathe South
I have worked in the field of education for more than 6 years of experience with children ages infants to 5th grade-combined center experience and elementary school experience. I received my Bachelors in Elementary Education from Emporia State University. My teaching style is hands on, children learn best by "doing" and I plan on encouraging our teachers to have similar styles. I'm excited to take my experience and skills to the next level as Program Director for Open Minds. I have a fiance and two daughters, Peyton and Ryleigh and I love spending time with my family, and going to the lake!
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." -Benjamin Franklin
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Jennie Brockhoff
Assistant Program Director - Olathe
My name is Jennie Brockhoff, and Im so very excited to have the opportunity to work with our families and be part of the Open Minds team! I have 12 years of teaching experience. I received my Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education in 2009 at JCCC and completed my Bachelors degree in Child Development Education in 2012 from the University of St. Mary. My passion has always been helping others, whether they be large or small, so I am hoping that I can live out that passion as your new Assistant Director. I love watching teachers and children grow, and hope to support you in every way I can as we provide a loving, engaging environment for your little ones!I am a mother of two little boys, Magnus and Bram, who will be joining me at Open Minds. In my free time, I love reading, board games, and watching everything there is on Netflix. I play cello and rock climb (I competed a 24-hour competition in September, it was wild) and just love getting outside. I hope to bring my passion for all of these things to the table as we plan amazing things for you and your family.
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/passion -Maya Angelou
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Kymille Hill
Assistant Program Director - Olathe South
I have worked in the field of early childhood education for more than 8 years with accredited training from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). I completed my associates degree in early childhood education from Rasmussen College. I enjoy working with the youngest of our early childhood students because the learning is endless and the experiences are new each day. I'm excited to take my experience and skills to the next level and now work as Program Director for Open Minds. I am a wife and mother of three young daughters and I love to plan events and spend time with family!
"Children must be taught how to think, not what to think" -Margaret Mead
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