Meet Auntie Connie
Ms. Constance A. Kinder affectionately called Auntie Connie serves as an Art Educator with Montgomery County Public Schools in Montgomery County Maryland. She has been educating young people for the past 18 years in Prince George’s County, District of Columbia, and Montgomery County school systems. Within those 18 years, Auntie Connie has educated grades Pre-k through 12th in Art Education, and Special Education. Within the last 7 years, she has also obtained an endorsement of Administration Supervision as well as becoming knowledgeable in functional behavior management.
Auntie Connie’s greatest accomplishment is her ability and effectiveness to meet parents and children where they are. Being able to have compassion and empathy when parents and/or children feel all hope is lost. And being able to be transparent in such a way that trust is built and sustained is one of her most valuable assets.
Auntie Connie’s aspirations are a blend of her professional experiences. She is looking forward to the expansion of Auntie Connie’s Place Child Care Services, LLC. This journey is a labor of love and leap of faith in which she does not take lightly. Her love for children and families has always been direct and indirect part of her life.
Auntie Connie is an alumni of Montclair State University (Upper Montclair, New Jersey), where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts, and Seton Hall University (South Orange, New Jersey), where she earned a Master of Arts in Corporate and Public Communications. Currently, Auntie Connie is a doctoral candidate with Walden University (Minneapolis, Minnesota), pursuing a Doctorate of Public Administration.
Auntie Connie is a native of Newark, New Jersey and has been living in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area for over 20 years. She is a proud member of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. – Potomac Valley Section; Life member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.; as well an active member of The People’s Community Baptist Church in Silver Spring, Maryland. In addition to her professional ventures, academic pursuits, and organizational involvement, Auntie Connie is the daughter of Ruther M. Kinder and the late Robert L. Kinder and the proud mother of her daughter Brianna Antionette.