Meet Our Staff
Kyle brings his visionary style and broad cross-functional business experience in sales, business development, customer success, finance and organizational excellence to managing our vision to make inclusive education the model for serving all children in our community. Kyle’s strategic and tactical skills developing metrics to guide our project to scale to impact our community implementation of inclusive education beyond the preschool. As a former Learning Together board president and brother of a Learning Together student, Kyle brings a unique perspective on the lifelong impact that Learning Together can make on a family.
Director of School Operations & Education
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With more than 30 years of experience in working with individuals of all abilities Jan Baker, Director of School Operations and Education leads Learning Together’s Inclusive Education program. Her experience understanding the needs of families facing many different challenges and skill in accessing the right partners and resources to assist have changed the lives of thousands of students in her 13 years at Learning Together. Jan is a respected leader in the field of inclusive education serving on the Executive Committee of the North Carolina Association for Developmental Day Centers (NCADD), as Incoming President. Jan is the mother of a son on the Autism spectrum.
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Courtney brings two decades of experience in general ledger, payroll, and financial statement accounting to the role of Finance Manager, as well as a Masters degree in Organizational Change and Leadership. She joined the Board of Directors at Learning Together in 2004 and wasted no time jumping in and serving on the Executive Committee as Secretary for two years, and then as President in her third year. Courtney and her husband have five children, including an 11 year old son with Down Syndrome. Her favorite quote is “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all” – Helen Keller.
Mary Kay Kennedy
Director of Development + Strategy
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Mary Kay has worked in non-profit development, cultivating relationships with donors small and large, business, and organizations for over 10 years. She values community-centered fundraising, always putting the people an organization serves first. As a mother to an autistic child herself she understands the impact and importance Learning Together’s program can have for children and families. She believes we all have the capacity to give, whether through financial support or volunteering.
Director of Special Education
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A graduate of East Carolina University with a degree in Early Childhood Education, Charles has over 11 years of experience in the field of Early Childhood Education and has been teaching children of all abilities throughout this time. Charles previously worked at Learning Together between 2017 – 2019 while he obtained his B-K license. He spent the last 3 years working for the Children’s Developmental Services Agency providing program coordination to families throughout Wake County. Learning Together is fortunate to have Charles back on board!
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Katrina is a graduate of Ashford University with a Master’s in Early Childhood Education. She has over 16 years of experience working with children with disabilities and over 5 years working in the field of Early Childhood Education. We are excited to have Katrina on staff as a Center Director.
Classroom Teaching Staff
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B-K Licensed Teacher
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B-K Licensed Teacher