Leadership Team

Alison Berhorst


Alison Berhorst is the Director of Childcare at 10th Street Children’s Academy. She graduated from Rockhurst University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. After graduating, Alison moved back to her hometown of Canton, Missouri. Over the next five years, she worked at the public school where she implemented speech therapy services to children from preschool to 12th grade. It was during this time that she developed her love for younger children. In her spare time, Alison enjoys spending time with her family, especially her husband, Kassidy, their son Cash and dog Chief.

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Maria Berhorst


Maria Berhorst is the owner of 10th Street Children’s Academy. As her three sons graduated from college and high school, and her daughter entered third grade she graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelors Degree in Nursing. As an RN, Maria has worked as a hospital nurse in Hospice, pediatrics and the medical-surgical unit. In 2006, Maria earned a Masters Degree in Nursing from Walden University. After completing her Masters Degree, Maria worked in Risk Management and earned certification as a Certified Professional in Health Care Risk Management. Prior to pursuing her nursing career, Maria owned Grand Central Station Daycare Center in Canton, MO . Maria and her husband Bill enjoy the chaos, noise, laughter, and excitement that comes with spending time with their three sons, four daughters (one plus three that chose her sons), five granddaughters, and five grandsons.