Ben Engle, Director
Ben Engle has been the Director at Canterbury Academy at Prairie Ridge for 2 years. Prior to becoming a director, Mr. Ben was a preschool teacher with Canterbury for 2 years and with Head Start for 4 years. He completed the Canterbury Method Montessori Course during his time as a preschool teacher at Canterbury. Mr. Ben has many years of experience working with children from all backgrounds and abilities and understands the unique needs of each child.
Mr. Ben graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.S. in Sports and Fitness Management from the School of Education. Having received the Leadership Award from the School of Education at the University of Kansas, Mr. Ben has the qualities to guide children and their families through their early childhood years. Watching children grow, learn new things, and interacting with all of the families are areas of his job that Mr. Ben enjoys the most.
In his spare time, Mr. Ben enjoys watching sports and spending time with his wife, Michelle, and his children, Brenna and Landon.
Randee Pereria, Assistant Director
Hi! I’m Miss Randee and I am the Assistant Director and Lead Pre-K Teacher here at Canterbury Academy at Prairie Ridge. This is where I have called home for the past 2 years, but I have worked at several of our other Canterbury locations over the past 19 years. I started when I was in high school as an afternoon aide and worked my way up to lead teacher and eventually Assistant Director. I earned my Director’s Approval for a child care center 99 students and under from the state of Kansas in 2012.
I am happily married to my husbandvof 7 years and we have 2 wonderful children, ages 6 and 2. I love seeing children grow and develop each and every day.