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Anderson Staff Bios

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Cindy Whisman- Director

Hi, I am Cindy and I am the  Director of All About Kids Anderson. Before moving to this position, I taught the Pre-K classroom at All About Kids, since 2011. I currently hold two Associate degrees and a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Cincinnati. I also obtained a teaching license through the state of Ohio for Pre-Kindergarten.

I have two children who keep me very busy with their various activities. I love working with children and seeing their eyes light up when they discover something new. Working at AAK is great because we are teaching the future about recycling and being green!

I work 6:30-2:30 Monday through Friday and would love the opportunity to speak with you about your child’s needs. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to speak with me in person or via email, cwhisman@allaboutkidslc.com.

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Morgan Lunsford- Assistant Director

Hi, my name is Morgan Lunsford and I am the Assistant Director here at All About Kids. I am married with a two year old daughter, Kensley. I am from the Mt. Orab area, attending the Western Brown school district through high school. I graduated from The Ohio State University in 2014, with a Bachelor’s of Science in Education and Human Ecology. At that time they did not have a program that would allow me to graduate with my license, so since graduating, I have been attending Notre Dame College online to complete the coursework for my Early Education license.

I started working with children while in college, working at a private preschool is Dublin and transferring to another school in Blue Ash until I had to take time off in order to complete in class observation hours required for my courses. This past semester, I student taught a 2nd grade classroom in Hamersville and now have just one course before I meet the requirements to receive my license.

I love working with kids because I think it’s fascinating to watch them develop and discover the world in their own way. Helping a child to overcome an obstacle or achieve a personal milestone is immensely rewarding because you can watch the child take pride in their self. I welcome parents to approach me with any concerns or questions because I think parent-teacher communication is a key to success, and children can also learn a lot by just watching adults that care about them communicate in positive ways.

My email is mlunsford@allaboutkidslc.com if I can ever answer any questions you may have!

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Katleen Rosen- Front Desk Assistant

Hi, my name is Katleen Rosen and I’m working the Front Desk at All About Kids Anderson. I recently moved to the Cincinnati area from Atlanta, Georgia and I am loving it so far! I have experience as a preschool teacher as well as an after school teacher. I have always loved being around children and decided that this is a path that I would love to stay on.

I am married to my best friend and we have two dogs. I love dogs as well and I have experience with dog training and volunteering with rescue dogs. I bake cakes and desserts as well and this would definitely be my second passion.

I am very excited to be here at All About Kids and I can’t wait to get to know all the kids and their families. If you have any questions please feel free to stop by the front desk and see me!

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Stephanie Curran- Infant Room 1 Teacher

Hello, I’m Stephanie C. and I am one of the teachers in Room 1.  I grew up in West Palm Beach, Florida and currently live in Anderson.  I live with my husband Dave and our three children, Jordan, Emily, and Michael, and our cat Mittens.  I have two Child Associate’s Degrees (one in Preschool and Child Development and the other in Infant Curriculum, Development and Care).

In my free time I enjoy running, Zumba, shopping and being in the sunshine.  My favorite thing to do in the world is walking the beach and collecting seashells.  I chose to work with children because ever since I was a little girl I always wanted to be a teacher, so I decided to follow my dream.

I find inspiration everyday through working with the babies in the nursery and knowing that I am part of their first school experience.  I feel that it is a gift to me to help them explore the world around them.  I enjoy working at All About Kids because the staff is terrific to work with.  The name of the school says it all I think!  My hours are 9:30-6:30, if you need anything please let me know!

 

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Brooke Kincaid- Infant Room 1 Teacher

Hello! My name is Brooke Kincaid and I am a teacher in Room 1. I’ve been around kids all my life and started babysitting for cousins and church friends when I was 13. Before All About Kids I was a two year old teacher at Main Street Christian Education Center in Northern Kentucky and moved to Anderson in 2017. I started with AAK is Room 4 as an early toddler teacher and recently transferred to the infant room. I love working with children especially infants. I can’t wait to watch your children grow and see what awesome little people they will become! If you have any questions please feel free to come see me! My hours are 8AM-5PM.

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Alexandra Dieckmann- Infant Room 2 Teacher

Hello! I’m so happy to be here and take care of your children when they come to All About Kids. I have loved working with children since I was 10 years old. I have two younger sisters back home in Virginia. I just turned 24 and I just moved to the area from New York with my wonderful husband. We have been married a little over a year and can’t wait to have kids of our own! When I’m not at All About Kids, I love writing letters, reading classics and exploring antiques shops and vintage book stores. In the summer you can find me writing or reading in a cozy corner, and the months get colder you might see me knitting (or writing and reading) at a local coffee shop. If you have any questions please come see me! My hours are 9:30-6:30.

 

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Alaina Kilgore- Early Toddler Room 3

I have always worked with children in various ways such as helping my grandma at her in-home daycare, church nurseries, youth groups, babysitting to a full time job. It has always been my passion. I love seeing children learn new things and the

excitement that it brings. I have a beautiful, full of spunk little girl of my own. She is my world. We love to be outdoors, camping, taking walks, swimming or playing. I love to swing dance and line dance and whenever I have the time, scrap booking. Each year I make a bucket list of things I want to do. Basically full of fall activities because I love the fall! My hours are 6:30-2:30. If you have any questions please feel free to come and see me!

 

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Maya Hale- Infant Room 2 Teacher

Hi! My name is Maya Hale and I’m a teacher in Room 2. I have always loved working with children and infants. I have past experience caring for infants. I graduated in 2016 from Anderson High School and I am currently living in Anderson with my mom and two siblings. I’m taking a break from school to gain more life experience. I look forward to watching your children grow and develop their personalities! If you have any questions my hours are 9:30-6:30.

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Ciara Cox- Toddler Room 5

Hi, my name is Ciara Cox! I grew up in Cincinnati and I graduated from Western Brown High School. I started going to the University of Cincinnati Clermont, for Early Childhood Education. I plan to go back and start classes again this Fall! I’ve always had the pleasure of working with kids, my summer job was babysitting for multiple families. In my free time I love going out exploring and just hanging out with friend and also my family!

I’m excited to work in Room 2 with all of the children and look forward to all of the memories we are bound to make. My hour are 9:30-6:30 Monday through Friday. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please don’t hesitate to talk to me!

 

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Brigitte Schloemer- Early Toddler Teacher Room 3

Hello! My Name is Brigitte, I am a teacher here in room 3. I have recently graduated from high school.  I have lived in Anderson Township most of my life, I live with my Mom and my Brother.  My brother is 11 years old and is in the sixth grade at Wilson Elementary.

I love kids; I always have ever since I was a little girl.  I have spent most of my summers since I was 11 babysitting/being a nanny for cousins, neighbors or my own brother.

I have really enjoyed my time so far here at All About Kids.  I look forward to what the future will hold for me here.

My hours are 8am – 5pm, so if you ever have any questions or concerns please feel free to come and talk to me.

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Caitlyn Gaffney- Early Toddler Room 3

Hi! My name is Caitlyn. I am one of the teachers in Room 3. I am 23 years old and I’m the youngest of 5 siblings! I have three brothers and one sister and we are all very close. I have always had a passion for working with children. In my free time I love to relax at home with my boyfriend and his son. I look forward to watching your children grow and develop their personalities. If you have any questions, please feel free to come by and see me.  My hours are 9:30AM-6:30PM.

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McKenzee Edwards- Early Toddler Room 4

Hi! My name is Kenzee and I am the opening teacher in Room 4. I am 1 of 7 siblings, so family plays a big part in my life! I also have a son who pushes me everyday to be the best person I can be.

Working with children has always been a passion of mine. At a young age I had always cared for my younger sibling, which then turned into babysitting for other family and friends and now leading me to where I am today. I absolutely love working with your children and watching them shape and grow!

My hours are 6:30-2:30. If you have any questions please feel free to let me know! Thank you!

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Lucy Higgins- Toddler Room 5

Hi! My name is Lucy. I have lived in Cincinnati my whole life. I graduated from Anderson High School in 2016. I then studied at Gateway Community College for Social Work. I am easy going and like to have fun in my free time. I enjoy challenges and I’m very competitive.

I take a lot pride in my accomplishments. I am eager to meet the families of all my students. I believe it is very important to build relationships with families so I can have a better understanding for your child. If you are working with your child on something specific please let us know and we can follow up on this at school. I am a very open book and have no problem answering any questions you may have. Let me know if you have any concerns so I can follow up with you and your child. I am very excited to see your child grow in Room 5! My hours are 9:30am-6:30pm.

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Amanda Brose- Toddler Room 5

My name is Amanda and I am 23 years old. I grew up in Amelia, OH with my mother and older sister. I have a 4.5 year old son, Trevor, whom I officially adopted in March 2018 after having him since birth. I have always had a strong love for children, from babysitting at a young age to becoming a mother to my little guy at 18 years old, to now being able to work with children daily. I enjoying teaching children new things and watching their little minds grow each day. As a teacher, I will be sure to help your child reach age appropriate goals, and as a parent I will be able to comfort, love and care for your child as if they were my own. I look forward to meeting your family and working with your child. My hours are 7:00-3:00, Monday through Friday. If you have any questions, or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

 

 

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Alyssa Henley- Toddler Room 5

Hello! My name is Alyssa Henley and I am one of the teachers here in Room 5! My hours are 8:15-5:15 and I am always available for any questions or concerns you may have. Please do not hesitate to come speak to me about anything!

 

I am 22 years old and I attended Miami University and The University of Cincinnati for Paralegal/Law and Criminal Justice Studies. I put college on a brief hold when after a year of tests and interviews, I was fortunate enough to be offered a position with the Cincinnati Police Department. There I spent a year getting certifications as an emergency medical dispatcher, a 911 operator, and a police dispatcher. It was also there that I met the love of my life Dylan, who is also a 911 operator. Since meeting Dylan and now living together in Kentucky with our 3 cats; Olivia, Elliot, and Rollins, my life has changed completely. He pushed me to do what I really love and what made me happy. So, I decided to return to All About Kids, and I could not be more thrilled. I’m excited to be back and be able to be a apart of your child’s life and help them learn and grow!

 

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Carmen Story- Toddler Room 5

My name is Carmen Story and I have been in the Early Childhood field for more than 25 years. I live in Florence, Kentucky with my handsome dog Manny. I also have a 23 year old son who continues to learn about adult life. I enjoy reading and many types of arts and crafts.

I have a great passion for helping young children build on their strengths and help them become successful in the things that they do. I am very excited to be working with your children. My hours are 9:30AM-6:30PM if you have any questions please feel free to come and see me!

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Natalie Lanier- Early Preschool Room 6

Hi, my name is Natalie Lanier. I grew up in Milford and graduated from Milford High School in 2005. Since high school, I have been a nanny for multiple families. I also worked in a restaurant for 7 years.

I currently live in Amelia with my fiancé and my 6 year son who is in first grade. For the past 2 years I had the opportunity to be a stay at home mom. This allowed me to be extremely involved with my son’s education. Working so close with his teachers made me realize how much I wanted to work with children and make a difference.

I am so excited and grateful to be spending my days here at All About Kids. I can’t wait to watch your children learn and grow. If you have any questions, I am available Monday-Friday, 10:30-6:30

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Sariah Price- Early Preschool Room 6

Hi, I am Sariah! I am one of the teachers in room 6! I am from Milford, but moved here to Anderson about 8 years ago. I graduated from Anderson High School in 2014. While in high school, I had the opportunity to an education program in which I taught third and fourth grade and also high school education. It was one of the best programs I have ever experienced and definitely influenced my decision to go into the education field. Though, from the time I was 2 years old, I have always wanted a career involving kids. Whether it be a teacher at school, nanny, or just babysitting in my free time.

I am one of 16 grand kids, so I am around kids of all ages almost every day and they helped me learn how to take care of them and listen when they are telling you things. One of my favorite things about working with kids is watching them grown and see the smiles on their faces when they learn something new. I plan on returning to school in the near future and get my Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood education.

I love working with children and love coming to work every day. I am very excited to get to know you and your kids. I am here Monday-Friday, 8:15-5:15. Please don’t hesitate to speak with me regarding any questions or concerns.

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Kacee Edwards- Early Preschool Room 6

My name is Kacee Edwards. I grew up in New Richmond Ohio and graduated from New Richmond High School. My sister and I raised our siblings growing up so I feel very comfortable working with children! My goal in the future is to pursue a career in social work. I loved being introduced to new people and to new things; always open minded!

I am now one of the teachers in Room 6 and I am very excited! If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact me! I am always available. My hours are 9:30-6:30 Monday- Friday.

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Kira Hood- Preschool Teacher Room 7

My name is Kira Hood and I am 20 years old. I grew up in Fayetteville and I’m currently living in Beechmont. I absolutely love working with children. I went to school for childcare for two years. This will be my second year at All About Kids. My hours are 7AM-4PM if you have any questions feel free to ask!

 

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Brittany Snider- Preschool Room 7

Hello, my name is Brittany Snider. I love working and being around children. I am mom to two beautiful children, Hunter and Riley.

I was born here in Cincinnati and went to school at Fayetteville. My junior year I decided to go to a career center, and that’s where I studied Early Childhood. I plan on going back to school once I figure out what I want to go for. I have worked in the childcare setting for 6 years.

My hours are 8:10-5:10, Monday-Friday. Please don’t hesitate to speak with me regarding any questions or concerns.

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Lindsey Getty- Preschool Teacher Room 7

My name is Lindsey and I am 26 years old. I grew up in Florida and moved here when I was 22 with my family. I love being creative and showing the children fun things to draw and paint. I am planning on going back to school soon for Criminology and studying behavioral aspects of the field. I absolutely love meeting and interacting with each child and learning each of their personalities. I am always available for any questions you may have so feel free to come talk to me! My hours are Monday-Friday 9AM-6PM. I look forward to getting to know you and your children.

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Karen Blend- Pre-Kindergarten Teacher Room 8

Hello! My name is Karen Blend and absolutely excited to be a team teacher with Katlin and Karley in Room 8. My husband Jim and I moved to New Richmond in June 2017. We are from Iowa and decided to move to this beautiful area because off our many friends who live here.

I have been an early childhood education teacher for 36 years. I co-owed and was a director  of a center for 7 years.  I am passionate about early childhood and working closely with children.

Jim and I have three adult children and 7 grandchildren. We love spending time with all of them!

Please do not hesitate to speak with me about your child’s growth, development, questions or concerns.

My hours are 7:15am-4:15pm Monday through Friday. I am looking forward to meeting all our parents and grandparents as well!

“To the world, you may just be somebody, but to somebody you just might be the world”

 

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Karley Combs- Pre-Kindergarten Teacher Room 8

Hi! My name is Karley Combs.  I graduated from Anderson High School in 2014. I plan to go back to school in the near future to pursue a degree in Childhood Education.

I come from a very large family, with 3 sisters and 4 little brothers.  Fun fact about me is that I’m actually a triplet. I’ve always had a passion to work with kids.

This is my first childcare job, but I have had experience with babysitting in the past and helping take care of my younger siblings.  I’m very excited and honored to meet and grow with each child this upcoming school year.

My hours are 7:30 – 5:30 Monday – Friday.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.  It’s going to be a GREAT year!

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Kaitlin Stewart- Pre-Kindergarten Teacher Room 8

Hi, my name is Katlin Stewart! I am so excited to be a part of the All About Kids community. I moved to Kentucky beginning of June 2017 and I have been with All About Kids since October 2017. I was originally born is Cincinnati but have had the privilege of being raised in some pretty cool places including Iceland. Before moving to Kentucky I lived in North Carolina where I began my education career. I have experience as a preschool teacher, physical education teacher and a resource tutor. I have been teaching for about 6 years. I received my bachelors degree in Educational Studies in January 2018 from WGU and am working on my Master’s at UC in Behavior Analysis. I love being an educator and helping students gain the tools they need to be successful. As a student myself I understand the importance of knowledge and cant wait to help prepare your child for their bright future.

My hours are Monday-Friday 9:30-6:30. Please feel free to speak with me about any of your concerns.

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Annalise Jouett- Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten Room 10

Hi All! My name is Annalise Jouett and I love coming to work with your children all day. It’s great watching them interact with each other and learn and grow with each other. I know I’m learning and growing with them too!

I graduated from Anderson High School and I attend Northern Kentucky University in the fall. My major is Special Needs Education and I’m pairing that with Middle Childhood Math. I hope this will help support your children even more. I look forward to working with you to make sure your children are getting everything they need and more. Feel free to reach out to me at any time.

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Maren Sprunger- School Age Room 9

Hello! My name is Maren Sprunger. I am a student at the University of Cincinnati, studying Middle Childhood Education. I have three years of experience working in childcare at another center and I am excited to join the All About Kids team!

I attended Anderson High School and coached the softball team in 2017. I have a dog named Allyn who I adopted 2 years ago, he is an Australian Shepard/Sheltie mix. I have three tabby cats that were adopted as well named Izzy, Catniss, and Olive.

I have studied abroad in Costa Rica and Ecuador to teach. In my free time I enjoy photography, running, drinking LOTS of coffee, and spending time with friends and family. I will be working part time during the school year and full time in the summer. Please feel free to speak to me about the needs of your child.

 

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Theresa Tyler- School Age Room 9

Hi I’m Theresa Tyler. Prior to this job I was a nanny for a little over 9 years and I also worked in retail for almost 16 years. I have a 6 year old daughter and we like to stay busy with school and after school activities. She is currently taking drum lessons and tap, ballet and jazz. We like to take road trips on the weekends, her favorite was our trip to Columbus last summer to go to a Taylor Swift concert! We LOVE animals and we have a slew of them: 2 dogs, 2 cats, 1 rabbit, and 10 fish but we wouldn’t have it any other way! I look forward to meeting and working with all of your kids! My hours are 6:30AM-10:30AM and 2:30PM-6:30PM. If you have any questions please feel free to come and see me!

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Meredith Ramstetter- Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten Room 10

Hi, my name is Ms. Meredith! I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English from NKU. I was a substitute teacher for 5 years and I taught Preschool for P&G for 2 years too.  I love to teach because I love how excited kids are to learn new things, and because they have the best laughs. I also love cards; I pretty much always have at least one interesting project tucked away in my garage! My hours are 7:45-4:45 Mon-Fri!

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Ryan Adkins- Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten Room 10

Hello! My name is Mister Ryan and I’m SO HAPPY to be here! I have spent many years working with kids at the Boys and Girls Club of America as a Cadet Room Instructor, A Unit Director and a Teen Center Director. I also volunteer on the weekends at Crossroads Church’s kids club in the 1st-2nd grade classes. I love getting the chance to help kids grow, and I cant wait to get to know each and every one of your kids during their BEST YEAR YET!

I’m always happy to talk or answer any questions you have! You can find me in Room 10 every day from 8:30AM-5:30PM!

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Cathie Kaninenberg- Center Floater

 

Hello! My name is Cathie and my husband’s name is Mike, we have been married for 47 years.

We have 2 grown children and 4 grandchildren. I have recently retired from an animal hospital of boarding and doggie daycare. I enjoy reading, walking, flea markets, and spending lots of time with family and friends. I am looking forward to caring for all of the children in the center and getting to know them and their families!

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Cindy Clack- Kitchen/Center Multitasker

My name is Cindy Clack and I am the Cook of the center! At AAK, I also drive the bus and you can occasionally find me in the school-age classrooms. I have lived in Ohio all my life, but I often dream of Hawaii. I have been married for over 25 years and together we have 3 children and one beautiful granddaughter. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, I enjoy reading, and my dogs often take me on long walks.

I look forward to getting to know your children and serving their meals. If you ever have any questions, my hours are 6:30-2:30.

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Stacy Bolender- Center Floater

Hi! My name is Stacy Bolender and I am a sub at All About Kids in Anderson. I grew up in Hamersville, OH and recently moved to Georgetown with my boyfriend and nephew.

I graduated from Western Brown in 2015 and Southern State Community College in 2018 with an Associates Degree in Human and Social Services. Since 2005 I have spent a lot of my time in a preschool setting as my mom taught in one and I interned in the same one my last year in college. Working with kids has always been a passion of mine and I am even considering going back to school for Early Childhood Education.

In my free time I enjoy crafting and shopping! If you have any questions, feel free to let me know! I look forward to meeting everyone!

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Lauren Shasteen- Center Floater

My name is Lauren Shasteen. I graduated from Western Brown High School. I’ve always loved children. I’ve babysat for numerous of families. I plan on going to UC Clermont to become a physical therapy assistant.

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Lexi Poppleton- Floater

Hi! I’m Lexi and I’m so excited to be joining the All About Kids Team. I grew up in Oldham County in Kentucky and graduated from South Oldham High School. I’m attending NKU for elementary education. For the last three summers I have worked at an overnight YMCA camp and I love working with children. I also love reading and arts and crafts. I have three sisters and a big lab named Cody. If you have any questions please feel free to come and see me!

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Danielle Pope- Floater

Hello! My name is Danielle. I recently moved to the Cincinnati area from Texas. I love working with children and watching them learn! My husband and I are really excited to learn more about the area. I love to do creative things! I’m excited to be on this new adventure and look forward to working with all the families in the All About Kids community! If you have any questions or would like to chat please feel free to come and see me!

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