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Erin Gates


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Erin is the Lead Early Childhood Developmental Technician in our infant classroom. She is working toward a degree in Elementary Education at Northeastern State University and expects to graduate in May, 2020. She sought a job at KULA because she believed it would be a great way to get experience working with children while pursuing her degree. In Erin’s spare time, she enjoys drawing, playing with her son and going to the park. When asked what super-human power she would possess, if possible, she said she would love to have the ability to fly.

Chelsey Morris


Chelsey is a Lead Early Childhood Developmental Technician in a preschool room. She has a really fun attitude and is always making learning fun. She teaches the children functional tasks and teaches them strategies that helps them be more independent, all while making them feel comfortable and loved. She enjoys music and uses it to get kids involved in group activities, so don’t be surprised if you walk in her room and see a dance party! Chelsey has received training in Handwriting Without Tears, transitioning, autism and interacting with children. When asked what super-human power she would possess, if possible, she said it would be mind reading.
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Renee Marr


Valina Deckard
Renee is an Early Childhood Developmental Specialist. She graduated from University of Arkansas at Fort Smith with a Bachelor’s degree in Preschool Education and English in December of 2017. She has always had a passion and desire to work with children with special needs. She is always looking for new ways to expand her students’ education and keep them engaged. Renee is Social Emotional certified. In her free time, Renee enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking and creating new recipes, and reading. If she could possess one super-human power, it would be the ability to read minds in the classroom so that she could address her students needs better.

Veda Cooper


Veda is an Early Childhood Developmental Specialist who received her Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education and Special Education from the University of Central Arkansas. Veda has a passion for helping children with her positive and patient attitude. She enjoys seeing the progress the children make during their time with her and making a difference in their lives. Veda is married and she and her husband have a 5 year old daughter. In their free time, they enjoy traveling and spending time with their families. If she could possess one super-human power, it would be the ability to teleport.
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Dawn Dalpoas


Valina Deckard

Dawn is an Early Childhood Developmental Specialist. She has five wonderful children- two girls and three boys! She graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education in December 2011. She has always had a passion and patience to teach children, so when she moved to Fort Smith, she knew she had to work at a place like Kids Unlimited! If Dawn could have any super power in the world it would be reading minds, so that she could help the children express what they are thinking and feeling. Her favorite part of working at Kids Unlimited is watching the kids learning and master new skills!

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