Meet Our Team
Kendra Morgan M.S., CDS
Child Development Specialist & BAC Founder and Director
I am a wife, mother of three, friend, and daughter that loves The Lord with all my heart. I love to create, design, paint, sew, and think outside the box. Sports has always been a huge part of my life. Especially basketball!! I thrive off of a little chaos and don’t mind a mess, but I need some organization in my life. I am thankful for forgiveness, knowing that I need to be forgiven daily. I have a strong passion for children and desires for them to know and understand Christ.
I have a broad experienced background in child development working with children for the past 20 years ranging from hands-on teaching in a pre-school classroom to working full-time leading the special services division for state and federal programs. I have been a contract provider for several different agencies which has allowed me to provide my expertise in early childhood development and community resources. For several years I stayed home to take on the most important role of caring and teaching my children by providing them with a safe, fun-loving, learning environment. I continued volunteering my time with children playgroups and children’s ministry during this time period. For the past six years, I have worked part-time for various child development programs. I hold a masters degree in Early Childhood Education, from Oklahoma State University, bachelors of Science in Family Relations and Child Development, and I am certified in Biblical Counseling through Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Julie loves working at Building All Children as the Resource Coordinator. As the mother of a child with a sensory disorder, she is compassionately driven to help both moms and children find the resources and support they need. From a young age, Julie felt Divinely called to serve and encourage children with special needs and developmental challenges. She finds great joy in praying for our families and seeing the ways God moves in their lives to build confidence and restore hope. Julie grew up in Tulsa, graduated from Jenks High School, and received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Child Psychology from the University of Tulsa. Upon graduation, she married her husband, Frank, and worked for eight years as an Area Administrator for Young Life. Julie and Frank both have a passion for children and youth, and loved teaching and nurturing high schoolers through church Sunday school and small groups for over ten years. Julie felt blessed beyond measure to stay home with both her daughter and son for 8 years, while supporting her husband’s ministry with Influencers Tulsa. Now that both children are in school, Julie loves investing her time and heart into writing and resourcing for Building All Children.
Building Readers Coordinator and Teacher
Jean is the Building Readers Coordinator and Teacher. She has an Elementary Education Degree and a Special Education Degree specializing in the category of Learning Disabilities from the University of South Dakota. She taught students at Jenks Public School for 23 years. Jean was a Learning Disabilities Specialist for 10 years at East Elementary and a 3rd and 4th grade teacher at Southeast for 13 years. Jean loves children of all ages and knows God has given her this gift of teaching. Meeting each student as an individual has prepared her for the role she plays in the ministry of Building All Children. She is dedicated to using best practice research to meet the needs of her students while building love, trust and joy into each learning opportunity. Jean has received the Jenks Public School’s Vision of Excellence Award and was named Southeast’s Teacher of the Year. She has held many various leadership positions in her career. Jean and her husband, Dick, have been married for 46 years and have three married adult children and three precious grandchildren. They attend Redeemer Covenant Church where Jean is very involved in the Children’s Ministry.
Creator- Building Readers
Malissa spent hours researching and creating Building Readers. She has an Elementary Education degree from Oklahoma State University and has spent the last 22 years at Jenks Public Schools. It is with great joy and expectation for what the Lord will do that she joins the Building All Children team to begin a reading program. As a teacher she makes it her goal to provide a safe, loving environment for her students where their individual learning needs are met through research-based practices. She believes every child should know they are special and cared for and that their effort and growth as a learner should be recognized and celebrated. She is dedicated to having wonderful and meaningful experiences with her students everyday that are punctuated with smiles and hugs. Over the years Malissa has been the recipient of the Jenks Public Schools Vision of Excellence Award, the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award, and the Jenks Public Schools Teacher of the Year. She has served as a mentor, a facilitator of workshops and professional learning communities, and has presented on the national level at the National Quality of Education Conference and the Colorado Council International Reading Association. Malissa is married to her best friend, Jeff Barker. Over the course of their 27-year marriage, they have been blessed with their son, Coleman, and their daughter, Hannah. Coleman is a recent graduate of Oklahoma State University, and Hannah is a junior in high school. While Malissa is no longer in our office, she will continue to stay connected to Building All Children.
Karis has a degree in Psychology from Oklahoma Baptist University with a minor in Spanish. She and her husband moved to Tulsa with their newborn daughter, and they attend Southern Hills Baptist Church where her husband serves as the Middle School Minister. She grew up in the Tulsa area, so she loves being back at home near family. Karis served at a babies home in Mexico for one year where she developed a passion for orphan care. Her primary job was caring for babies from “hard places,” which is what cultivated her love for psychology. During her time there, she was educated in orphan prevention and the need to empower families to best care for their children with the necessary resources. As the Family Coordinator at Building All Children, she hopes to continue to empower families!