Congratulations to the 2022 Cadence Education Teacher of the Year Award Recipients!

We are very excited to announce our first National Teacher of the Year program for Cadence Education! Please join us as we congratulate these teachers for their outstanding achievements!!! We are so lucky to have them as part of our amazing team.


Ms. Jen

Cadence Academy Preschool, Kenton

Congratulations to Ms. Jen who has been with our school for more than 18 years and has the highest kindergarten readiness scores for all our schools in NC! She is continually mentioned in family reviews and feedback for exceeding expectations and for going above and beyond for her students and families.

These are some of our favorite quotes about Ms. Jen:

“Ms Jen … is amazing! She shows such compassion, yet also teaches them self-reliance, respect, and discipline. She celebrates their victories and helps with their challenges. My daughter is very ready (if not overly) for kindergarten, and I have to give Ms Jen the credit for that!”

“I am so grateful for Ms. Jen, I know she is pouring love and positivity into my son and every other child, I hear things like “Ms. Jen is so proud of me”, “Ms. Jen told me I can do anything”, “Ms. Jen makes me happy”, all the time. Ms. Jen creates an environment that kids want to be in and want to learn in. My son is so excited every day to go to school and as a parent I couldn’t ask for more.”

“Ms. Jen is not only preparing these little kids for the next step in their education but more importantly she celebrates and encourages their individuality and is teaching them to be good people. Thank you for the wonderful gift to my child that is Ms. Jen!”


Ms. Tureka

Cadence Academy Preschool, Frisco

Congratulations to Ms. Tureka for being recognized as the Cadence Education Teacher of the Year for the Southwest Region!

Ms. Tureka goes above and beyond for the children in her classroom, her coworkers and children in other classrooms. She is kind, a great trainer for all new hires and is always happy. Ms. Tureka exemplifies the Cadence brand promise in everything she does and is a genuine leader.

She has played a significant role in the school’s high kindergarten readiness scores and does a great job preparing the preschool children for the kindergarten readiness room. Her monthly focus on skill development during teacher led small group activities plays a large part in the success of the children in her class.

Ms. Tureka has a high quality rated classroom with shelves labeled in English and Spanish and she displays rules and schedules with the children’s photos that the children are excited to follow.


Ms. Iris

Cadence Academy Preschool, Prairie City

Congratulations to Ms. Iris for being recognized as the Cadence Education Teacher of the Year for the Northwest Region!

Ms. Iris has been with Cadence as a Toddler Teacher for more than 18 years. She is a prime example of everything we wish and hope for in a teacher. She engages with every family in a personal and professional way, she holds up to the Cadence brand promise each day creating a nurturing and home like environment in her classroom. She is dependable, reliable and a team player!

Iris fully and completely understands the development stages of the children in her care and gives them an exceptional education by creating and implementing age appropriate activities with her toddlers. She knows how to keep the attention of a group of 16 children for a circle time lesson and the children are very engaged and fully participate. This is proven and validated by all of the parent requests about having their children in her classroom and how much they love Ms. Iris!


Ms. Michelle

Golden Pond School

Congratulations to Ms. Michelle for being recognized as the Cadence Education Teacher of the Year for the Northeast Region!

Michelle graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Early Childhood Development and has more than 20 years of teaching experience.

She is regularly described as creative and energetic, and her parents and families are very grateful for her and her detailed weekly updates. She creates a structured yet fun environment for her students where they can focus on skill development while giggling and having fun with friends.

These are some of our favorite quotes about Ms. Michelle:

“When observing her classroom, I witnessed 100% of the class engaged in the activities set up for them. This was clearly routine for them.  Michelle used enriching language and open-ended questions as she ignited deep thoughts within the children – all of the children were learning through play vs lecture or product lessons.”

“Michelle has been able to invoke mathematical learning all through play where children are developing strong foundational skills within a fun playful environment.  Michelle also shares curriculum and newsletter ideas with peers and helps to inspire others. A parent walking by made sure I knew Michelle was one of the best educators in that building!”

We would also like to take a moment to recognize all the 2022 Teacher of the Year nominees. These teachers received special recognition from their peers and leadership for going above and beyond to provide parents with peace of mind by giving children an exceptional education every fun-filled day in a place as nurturing as home.