Our Administrators

Laura Kinkton, Executive Director

lauraLaura Kinkton is from Jacksonville, Florida and recently relocated back to the New Orleans area. Laura has three children aged 27, 24 and 7 and three grand-children aged four, three, and one. Laura has been in childcare for over 28 years with experience as both an administrator and teacher but knew she was ready  return to her true passion of educating young children.  She currently holds an Associate of Arts degree and will be finishing up her bachelors with a major in Supervision and Management and a minor in Early Childhood Education. She also holds a CDA as well as a Florida directors credential. Laura enjoys reading and is always looking for new and exciting ways to inspire children to explore the world through literature.  “You can take a child anywhere they want to go with a good book! Inspiring a love of literature opens up the world to a young mind.”   Her goal at Abeona House is to have a classroom that is filled with messy projects,  interesting conversation and joyful learning.

Amelia Singleton, Center Director

headshotAmelia Singleton, also known as Mia, grew up in Destrehan, Louisiana. The eldest of four children, she is also a fifth-generation teacher in her family. “I always knew I wanted to be a teacher. I am very passionate about making a difference in children’s lives. I believe that every moment is a teachable moment. Children learn so much through imaginary play, and I am so lucky to be a part of that every day.” One of Amelia’s favorite quotes is from Albert Einstein: “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” Amelia has an amazing knack for giving the best presents, and she really knows how to bring an event together and make it special. She is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies. Mia has spent the last seven years teaching infants and one-year-olds at Abeona House, and became the Center Director in February 2019.  

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