Each child’s out of school time is enhanced through choice based and enriching activities, encouraging personal responsibility and independence. Sportsmanship, tolerance and acceptance are promoted through cooperative and recreational activities encouraging participation and team work.


Kids In Action takes place at TWO locations.

  • KIA @ South Elementary School: All children across the district in grades K, 1 & 2
  • KIA @ Foster Elementary School: All children across the district in grades 3, 4 & 5

Meet our amazing team.

The goal of our staff is to maintain a safe and secure environment for each child. Our staff is dedicated to serving the individual needs of the children by offering a variety of activities that will foster the development of a positive self-image; encourage the use of appropriate social skills and facilitate discovery and growth.

Barbara Granaham


Ann Howard


Mrs. Howard has been with KIA for 29 years! She holds a Bachelors in Education and aside from KIA has spent time as a classroom teacher, substitute and educator/guide for the National Wildlife Federation. Mrs. Howard enjoys nature walks, hiking and gardening in her spare time.


Colleen Shinney



Teacher Assistant

Janet Whitcomb

Teacher Assistant

Mary Gutowski

Teacher Assistant

Miss G. has worked with KIA for 5 years! She holds certifications in Child Development and Child Psychology and has played the role of Paraprofessional and Substitute Teacher outside of KIA. When she isn’t at work, she enjoys a good power walk.