Southwest Early Childhood Center

2015 National School of Character

Southwest Early Childhood Center

Mission: "With character and knowledge every child will have the tools to be successful."
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New Title I Teacher Hired! Welcome Lisa Maloney!

We want to welcome Lisa Maloney to our Southwest Early Childhood Center family! Lisa is a proud wife and mother of 3 children ages 11, 6, and 3. She currently teachers 5th grade at West Elementary. She has 16 years teaching experience and has taught preschool students for the JCPS summer school. Please join us in welcoming her!

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New Speech Therapist Hired! Welcome Kim Werdehausen!

We want to welcome Kim Werdehausen to our Southwest Early Childhood family! Kim's husband Mitch, works at JCHS as the Industrial Technology Teachermetals and electricity. They have two little boys, Trenton (4) and Blaine (1). She has worked at Cedar Hill Elementary for 6 years and prior to that she completed an outplacement at ECSE. She also attended JCPS from Kindergarten through High School. Please join us in welcoming Kim!

Brenda Proebsting's Retirement Info

Brenda's retirement party will begin at Ria's on May 19th at 1:00. It will be from 1-2. In order to compensate for drive time as we are required to work a full day on the last day of school, you will need to come in 30 minutes early or stay later 30 minutes. Every leaving the building for lunch or attending Brenda's retirement celebration will need to sign out and back at the secretary's desk.

Technology Corner

There are several opportunities for professional development over the summer. To access the district's professional development calendar you will need to log in to My Learning Plan. Once there you can click the "District Catalog" link on the left. There are workshops on differentiated instruction for pre k-2, EDCamp JC (a workshop presented by teachers, for teachers), classroom management and technology. Simply click on a link to learn more about the workshop, and scroll down to sign up if it is something you are interested in!


  • Jessica Deschu for allowing our top two teaching candidates to teach a lesson in her classroom during the interview process.
  • Twana, Lori Chapman, and Deschu for participating in the interview process. Your input was heard and helped us to select our top two candidates.

Conscious Discipline:

"Practice feeling your feeling today, recognizing that feelings are like the weather. Some days are sunny, others are cloudy, and some bring storms. Feel your internal weather patterns com and go. You are not bad if it rains today!" ~Easy to Love Difficult to Discipline