Meet Our Teachers
A World of Friends prides itself on providing superior and qualified staff to foster learning to children. AWOFS’s staff are constantly completing various professional development and continuing education to better serve all children.
Jennifer Dorsey, M.Ed.
Jennifer is very passionate about sharing her love of animals and nature with children. Jennifer graduated from Notre Dame of Maryland University with a master’s degree in Special Education and Leadership. Jennifer is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Special Education. She holds a Maryland state teachers certification as well as a Level 2 nature certification from Eastern Region Association of Forest and Nature School (ERAFANS). She is a level six in the Maryland State Credentialing Program.
Kellee Foster, B.Ed.
Assistant Director/Pre-K Teacher
Kellee has enjoyed being a part of the A World of Friends family for 13 years and finds joy in fostering a family friendly environment to our families. She is the ultimate soccer mom and has a love of all things dolphin. She possesses her bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Notre Dame of Maryland University and is pursuing her masters degree in special education from Notre Dame of Maryland as well. She is also in pursuit of her Maryland state teachers certificate. Ms. Kellee is also a Level 2 certified nature teacher from ERAFANS. She is also a level six in the Maryland State Credentialing Program.
Pre-K Teacher's Assistant
Kori has been with A World of Friends for 6 years and has continued to grow and develop. She possess numerous hours of professional development and holds a current Child Development Associate (CDA). She is currently enrolled at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) to obtain her degree in Early Childhood Development. She loves to sing, play the piano, and all things music. Ms. Kori is also a Level 2 certified nature teacher from ERAFANS. She is also a level 4 in the Maryland State Credentialing Program.
Pre-K Teacher's Assistant
Ms. Jillian has been with A World of Friends School for one year and has continued to grow! She is currently working on her Child Development Associate (CDA) and is a full-time student at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC). She is currently a level 2 in the Maryland Credentialing program and has numerous hours of professional development. Fun fact, Jillian is Ms. Jennifer’s youngest daughter. She loves her dogs, Teddy, Baxter, and Jax. Her favorite color is blue.
Jax was born on 11/14/2019 and started work at A World of Friends on 1/2/2020. Jax is a Golden Retriever and loves coming to work everyday. Jax makes the students so happy. He loves playing with the children, hiking, and taking naps. Benefits of a therapy dog: increases school attendance, helps with confidence, decreases anxiety, improves motivation and reduces stress. Jax received his training from K9 Koncepts and has all of his shots.
Professional Development is a continuum of learning and support activities designed to prepare individuals for work with and on behalf of young children and their families, as well as ongoing experiences to enhance this work. Professional development (PD) for early childhood education is essential to providing high-quality services to children (naeyc.org).
Ms. Kellee, Steve Spangler, and Ms. Jennifer at MSCCA’s annual Conference by the Sea 2019.