Employee Spotlight – Kayla Spears

by | May 17, 2022 | Occupational Therapy, Peoria

Interview with Kayla

Tell us about yourself

Hi, I am Kayla and I am originally from Michigan but have been living in Arizona for the last 5 years! I went to Western  Michigan University for my undergraduate and graduate degree. In my free time, I spend time with my husband and our sweet little boy, Everson, who is currently 17 months old. We also have two dogs (one golden retriever and one jack russell/chihuahua), who run around with Everson and keep us very busy!

Why did you become an Occupational Therapist?

I actually learned about OT when I was in high school at the tech school I was enrolled in my junior year. I was originally set to learn about teaching as I thought I wanted to become a special education teacher. However, I soon met an OT  and changed my career path at the tech school as I fell in love with every aspect of OT.

Why do you think your coworkers nominated you for being Selfless?

I feel like my coworkers nominated me for being selfless as I truly try to put others before myself. I do my best to check in with my teammates throughout the day and make sure that if there is anything I can do to make their day or job easier I will strive to do just that!

What do you love most about working with TEAM 4 Kids?

TEAM 4 Kids is one of the most incredible companies to work for! The atmosphere is so fun and there is never a day that I am not laughing. My coworkers truly make each and every day so great. Everyone cares about your well-being and will try to help you if you ever need anything!

If you could have 1 wish come true, what would it be?

If I could have 1 wish come true it would be to have another home in Arizona that my parents could live in so they would be able to spend more time with their grandchild.

Nominations for Kayla:

Kayla consistently puts the needs of her clients first and is always kind regardless of behaviors a child may be having during a session.”

“Kayla is always looking out for her team and how she can help them! She puts her team, her friends, and her family before herself to make sure everyone is doing well.”

“Kayla is so awesome and even when people are asking her a million questions and things seem hectic she is always patient and helps with whatever you need! She is so encouraging and helps all of us do what we do!”

“No matter what it is that I ask help for, she is always willing to help. She makes you feel appreciated and cared for.”

“She is amazing and shows her selflessness every day. Always willing to go above and beyond for her team.”