Meet our Staff

DIRECTOR

Kristen Adams, Ed.D.

As the new Director and Jean W. Roach Chair of Laboratory Schools at TCU I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such knowledgeable and professional staff at the lab schools.  The families and staff at KinderFrogs work together to provide a cohesive educational approach designed to meet the needs of each child.

I have taught in the Special Education field for twenty-four years, both in public and private settings. In 2003 I received my  M.Ed. in special education, as well as my administrative certification, from TCU.  I completed a doctorate in Educational Leadership at TCU in 2018 and accepted a position as Interim Assistant Director of Laboratory Schools, prior to my being named the new director.

My husband James and I have been married eighteen years and have four children.  Our daughter Meghan is a senior at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, we have two sons in high school and one in fifth grade.  When I get a moment of free time I love to needlepoint, bake or head to the country for some fishing.

I am so thankful to be a part of the laboratory schools and to be a member of the TCU community!

 

TODDLER CLASSROOM

Libby Middleton, M.Ed.

Hello! My name is Libby Middleton, and I am honored to be the lead teacher in the toddler classroom at KinderFrogs. I love what a warm and inviting environment this school offers to both families and the university. It is a place where learning occurs on every level, and individuals work together seamlessly to provide high quality instruction.

I have been teaching at KinderFrogs since 2008, and taught in public schools for four years before starting here. I graduated in 2003 from Texas A&M with my degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and in 2011 with my Master’s degree from TCU (Go Frogs!). My husband, Brandon, and I live in Fort Worth with our two girls. We love being a part of the TCU community, and more importantly, the KinderFrogs family. As a teacher, I cherish all the teachable moments that occur throughout our days. I love watching my little friends learn, grow and exceed even the highest expectations.

PRE-K CLASSROOM

Kaitlin Kountz, M.Ed.

I am thrilled to be the lead teacher in the Pre-K class at KinderFrogs. I have served in a variety of roles here, including volunteer and KinderFrogs Associate, and I feel like this is where I am meant to be. I know what a truly special place this school is, and what an encouraging environment it provides for all its students and families.

I taught in public schools for two years prior to coming to KinderFrogs, in self-contained classes and co-taught, inclusive Pre-K settings. I graduated from Texas A&M University in 2012 with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and in 2014 with my Master’s degree from TCU. My husband Zach and I live in Mansfield with our two dogs. We are both excited to be part of the KinderFrogs family.

L.E.A.P. CLASSROOM

Courtney Kinson, M.Ed.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Vivian Unger

Before coming to KinderFrogs I worked in administration in the public schools in Decatur.  I have been fortunate to have been at KinderFrogs since 2002.  In 2006 I received my Child Care Administrator’s Credential. I continue to be amazed at the wonderful strides we make each day with our students and the support that we provide the families and appreciate the love and the support our families show us. I have been married to my husband for 38 years and I commute from Decatur where we live. We have two grown sons, no grandchildren but looking forward to that day. I love gardening, the beach and hanging out with my friends and family. It is a pleasure serving this school and our wonderful students.

TEACHER ASSISTANTS

Britny Adkison

Lorraine Evans

Cathy Hall

LeeAnn Johnson

Vicki Oram

Nan Prodonovich

 

TEACHER SUPPORTED AIDES

Daniel Blackwell

Nick Hamilton

Jenny Stone

Rayna Unger

MUSIC EDUCATOR

Sheila Otis

Fun with scarves, rhythm sticks, egg shakers, instruments, and mirrors!

SPEECH & ORAL MOTOR THERAPIES

Speech/Oral Motor Therapist – Lynita Yarbrough (Miller Speech & Hearing)

Monday through Thursday

(Individual and group therapy)

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Curt & Saori Matthews (Horizon Rehab)

Monday-Wednesday-Friday

PHYSICAL THERAPY

Kathy Manthuruthil (Cook Children’s Hospital)

Every Monday