Callie Hoffman – Executive Director, choffman@kpata.org

Callie has been with Parents as Teachers for 20 plus years. First as a parent, then as a parent educator, and currently as the Executive Director of  Kansas Parents as Teachers Association.  She holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Family Life and Community Service from Kansas State University. Callie lives in Olathe, Kansas with her husband Matt and 5 children: Emily, Rudy, Clare, Colter & Jude. 

Hilary Koehn – Bright Futures Program Quality Implementation Director, hkoehn@kpata.org

Hilary is an early childhood professional who believes strongly in providing high-quality, intentional support to early childhood staff, students, and families in Kansas. In her former role as Early Childhood Lead for Wichita Public Schools, she provided leadership in program development and implementation of early childhood programs, especially Parents as Teachers and At-Risk PreK. Hilary is currently working for Kansas Parents as Teachers Association as the Quality Implementation Director/Affiliate Coordinator and has been with PAT for over 14 years. She also works as an early childhood consultant.

Jacki Himpel- Bright Futures Program Director, jhimpel@kpata.org

Jacki has been involved with Parents as Teachers for over 30 years serving as a program liaison, enrolled parent, parent educator, lead educator and then a coordinator for the past 15 years. She started a new role as the Bright Futures Program Director in late 2021. During her time with PAT she was named National PAT Parent Educator of the Year in 2003; had two staff members named National PAT Parent Educator of the Year in 2016 and 2021; and her program received the Losos Prize for Innovation in 2020. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas and lives in Basehor, Kansas. She enjoys spending time with her husband, three children, daughters-in-law and granddaughter.  

Dana Clary- Bright Futures Administrative Assistant, dclary@kpata.org

Dana has been in the early childhood realm for 17 years and holds a Bachelors Degree in Social Work. She is passionate about helping parents reach and value their potential.  She has been a supervisor and Parent Educator with Keystone Parents As Teachers for the past 13 years, as well as working for KPATA Bright Futures for the past 1.5 years.  Dana also serves as the coordinator for Kadens Kloset in her community (a non-profit that exists to provide services and necessities for foster/adoptive children and other children in need). Dana lives in Highland with her husband and 2 girls.

Anne Harris- Bright Futures Parent Educator, aharris@kpata.org

I live in Wichita and currently have my own storytime and early childhood consulting business. I also teach part time for Butler Community College’s early childhood department and am a training consultant for Kansas Child Care Training Opportunities. I’ve worked in a variety of settings and capacities during my 30 years in this field including child care licensing, teaching for Head Start, and serving as the outreach and early literacy librarian for the Wichita Public Library. I have a master’s in family studies and human services with an emphasis in early childhood education from K-State. I have always supported and admired the Parents as Teachers program and I am beyond excited to be a part of KPATA’s Bright Futures program.  I have a son, a dog, a cat, and many friends and family members that I enjoy spending time with. In my spare time, I like to listen to live music, walk, and be in nature.

Jacinda Roberts- Bright Futures Parent Educator, jroberts@kpata.org

My name is Jacinda Roberts and I have been in education for the last 30 years. I began my career as an elementary school teacher and later became a school librarian. In addition, I have served as a parent educator for  Wichita Public Schools. Currently, I am a middle school librarian but I am also returning to PAT to serve families as a parent educator with the Bright Futures program. Parents as Teachers is a program that is very near and dear to me. My husband and I participated in the PAT program with our own daughter from the time she was born until she started preschool. I live in West Wichita with my husband and 12 year old daughter. I am very much looking forward to serving families in the Bright Futures program!

Sarah Berkley- Bright Futures Parent Educator, sberkley@kpata.org

Sarah is the Program Coordinator for Hutchinson Parents as Teachers and has been with PAT for 3 years. Sarah started her journey in Parents as Teachers as a parent.  She has her Bachelor’s of Science in Sociology in Family Support from Emporia State University.  Sarah is passionate about working with and advocating for families with young children. She lives in Hutchinson, KS with her husband and has 5 children of her own. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time at the lake with her family.

Jennifer Whiteford Houk- Bright Future Parent Educator, jwhiteford-houk@kpata.org

Jennifer Whiteford Houk is a passionate advocate for early childhood education and the needs of families.  She holds a Bachelor’s of Fine Art and utilizes her creativity to reach families and children in her work as a home visitor with Kansas Parents as Teachers both for the Paola Consortium and Bright Futures programs.

Angela Champlin- Bright Futures Parent Educator,achamplin@kpata.org

Angela has a degree in Early Childhood Education. She spent seventeen years as a Parent Educator for the LCNCK/USD 333 Parents As Teachers program. Angela is passionate about coming alongside parents to support them through parenting challenges and successes. Angela lives in Concordia, Kansas. She is married and has three children and three grandsons.  Besides her employment with Bright Futures she is also a caregiver for her three grandsons. 

Kristin Chiles- Bright Futures Parent Educator, kchiles@kpata.org

Kristin received a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Service from Washburn University, which provided her with the opportunity to work with children of all ages, adults and children with special needs in a variety of governmental, non-profit and civic organizations over the last 20 years.  She was born and raised in Topeka where she currently resides with her two dogs.  She has been a Parent Educator for Topeka USD 501 school district for the past 5 years.  Kristin has a passion for serving her Topeka community while helping families reach their full potential.

 

Sharon Bell– Bright Futures Parent Educator, sbell@kpata.org

Sharon has been a Parent Educator for 17 years.  She also was a Teacher Assistant for 5 years.  She holds a Bachelor in Education degree.  She also hold minors in Early Childhood and Reading.  She enjoys walking, reading, bowling and crafts on her spare time.   Sharon lives in Hays, KS and has one adult son who lives in Olathe, KS.

 

Stacie Nelson– Bright Futures Parent Educator, snelson@kpata.org

Stacie is passionate about helping children and families thrive. She holds degrees in Psychology and Elementary Education from Southwestern College and has spent her career in a variety of positions as an educator and writer. Her involvement with Parents as Teachers actually began as a parent..and she later spent several years as a parent educator with USD 465. She lives in Winfield, KS with her husband and three daughters.