Our administrative team have accumulated dozens of years of knowledge. Each day we provide nurturing care and support to help build foundations on guiding principles to help prepare your child for each phase of their life.

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Mary S. Hornbeck

CEO/Executive Director

Special Beginnings ELC.

Mary S. Hornbeck has over 30 years of experience in early care and education.
She began her career in early care and education when, at the…

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Anne Kohnle

Senior Director – Executive Team

Special Beginnings Lenexa

Anne has over 26 years of experience in early care and education.  
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Kansas State…

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Megan Irvin

Director

Special Beginnings Olathe

Megan Irvin has over 16 years of experience working with children.

She is a graduate of Blue Valley North in Overland Park and holds her…

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Treva J Summers

School Age Director

Special Beginnings Lenexa

Treva Summers has seventeen years of experience working with children and youth. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Philosophy and…

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Jean A. Katt

Director

Special Beginnings Overland Park, KS

Jean Katt has 20 years of experience in the early care and education field.  Beginning her career as an Assistant Teacher in January of 1997 while…

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