Kjrsten Dorwart

My name is Kjrsten Dorwart, and I am the Director and one of the 3 yr. Old teachers at  Summit Learning Academy, and proud to call SLA my home.  I have been teaching preschool for five years,  a Special Olympics coach for the Ottawa Eagles for the past 10 years, and involved with the special needs community for the past 25 years.  My husband and I also owned a business called Play4Today that specialized in the design and construction of soft-contained playgrounds for major fast-food restaurants across the United States. 


 I am a graduate of  Illinois Valley Community College with a major in Early Childhood Education.   I always knew I wanted to be a teacher, even when I was young.  Back then, I was diagnosed with several learning disabilities, which required the need for Special Education services.  Due to my experience, I  am committed to supporting students with disabilities who require self-advocacy skills for a successful future.  


When I am not in the director chair or teaching, I enjoy being with my husband of 24 years, my three adult children, daughter-in-law, grandson,  and our four dogs!  I also read classic literature and crime novels,  enjoy gardening, the great outdoors,  watching professional wrestling, and I am an avid concert-goer.

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