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Little Panther Academy Handbook


Dear Parents,


Welcome to the Dawson Springs Little Panther Academy Preschool Program! We are so happy that you and your child have joined our family. We appreciate parents/guardians who understand how important it is to give your child an early start in education. Research has proven that early education opportunities, such as preschool, provide a positive and long lasting effect on a child's academic success.


The handbook is designed to answer any questions that you might have regarding our program. This includes information on our staff, instructional programs, policies and procedures.  Please keep this resource and refer to it throughout the school year.


We want this to be a special year for your child and for you!  The preschool experience is a cooperative one, and a special time of involvement with parents as well as your children. You are always welcome to visit with us. We encourage your involvement in your child’s education. You are the first and most important teacher they will ever have!


Please feel free to call Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. if you have questions, concerns, or need information. The school number is 270-797-3811, extension 1005.

Little Panther Academy Staff


Kristin Smiley Merrill, Director of Districtwide Programs

Melissa Dulin, Secretary of Districtwide Programs

Dr. Kammie Jackson, IECE Teacher

Brittany Randolph, IECE Teacher

Courtney Menser, Instructional Assistant

Lori Vaughn, Instructional Assistant

Amber Parker, Instructional Assistant

Mattilin Galloway, Instructional Assistant

Amanda Scott, (Mrs. Amanda) Speech Language Therapist