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About Us

Our Staff

Mrs. Dorson


I have been a resident in the town of Gillette for 32 years. I am a wife (to Mr. Phillip) and a mother of 2 (Dez and Mya). I am very outgoing and enjoy camping, fishing, spending time with my family, and completing home renovation and farm work with my husband. Our hobby farm is home to many chickens, ducks, turkeys, goats, and pigs.

I’ve worked in the childcare/preschool industry for 9 years, owning a large center for 5 years. I have decided to hang my hat with early childcare and use my early childhood education strictly for preschool, as I love teaching more than anything in this world! Being able to help start a child into their educational journey with a good foundation for social and emotional skills, as well as academic, is my goal!

My new position as a Preschool Director/Teacher has brought me much joy and I cannot wait to experience the journey it will take me on!

Ms. Erickson

Assistant Director/Teacher

Mrs. Erickson has been a Gillette resident for 29 years. She is a mother to a wonderful son (Jaxon), and 3 pups (Chloe, Nova and Felix) whom her world revolves around. When Mrs. Erickson isn’t found teaching preschool, she can be found at the lake fishing! She has been an avid fisher-woman for many years, and her favorite is bass fishing! Her other hobbies include gardening, home renovation and working out.

Mrs. Erickson has been working in the early childhood education field for 4 years and enjoys it immensely! She loves to teach and help mold young minds in hopes of providing a good start for them as they move on to kindergarten!


It is the philosophy of Learning in Motion Preschool Academy that early childhood should be a time of fun, warmth, security, exploration, and discovery. Children are creative and receptive and our program strives to nurture these qualities in each one.

Our purpose is to provide a safe, wholesome environment based on developmentally appropriate guidelines and solid growth and development knowledge, thereby encouraging the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth and development of each child.

Core Values

Quality Care and Trust

When parents are looking for early learning programs they need to find someone they can trust. We will continue in our efforts to ensure and continuously improve our services to meet the needs of the children and families we serve

Life Long Learning

At Learning in Motion Preschool Academy we believe that we all share a responsibility to support and nurture the children’s, and our own, natural desire to be lifelong learners. We put ourselves and our learning on the same level as the child’s and commit to our own professional development and personal growth. We learn alongside the children and their families and embrace the opportunity to learn and grow each day.


Respectful relationships are very important and on which our facility operates. We believe that the quality of care we provide is measured by the quality of relationships we have with children, families, employees, and the community. We are committed to ensuring these relationships are respectful; warm and caring; honest and open; fair and equitable.

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