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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Nichole Abbott- Assistant Director

Hello, My name is Nichole Abbott and I am excited to announce that I am the Assistant Director here at All About Kids! I love getting to know all the families we have here. A little bit about me: I am engaged and have two daughters Maddi and Bailey. I love to repurpose, and build things…well not so much building now but still love to make things. I enjoy shopping, bowling, and I watch a lot of ID (investigative discovery) channel whenever I have time to lounge. I have my degree and over 22 years experience in Early Childhood Education, so it is a part of my being and a huge passion of mine! I love kids and what I do. I encourage all who work with children to see each child as a unique individual and learn from them what they know, as you teach them what they have not yet come to learn!  If you ever need anything do not hesitate to see me. “You are in this moment for a reason, so use it wisely!”

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Alaina Kilgore- Front Desk Assistant

Hi, my name is Alaina. 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 two wonderful children of my  own. The oldest is a full of spunk, and funny little girl. My youngest is my son who is super smiley all day long. We love to be outdoors, camping, taking walks, swimming or playing. I love to swing dance, line dance, and scrap book whenever I can make the time. 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 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. If you have any questions please feel free to come 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 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. if you need anything please let me know!

 

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Kiersten Alexander- Infant Room 1 Teacher

Hi, my name is Kiersten Alexander and my favorite color is pink. I am a very caring and bubbly person. I always have a smile on my face, am easy to talk to, and easy to get to know. Working with kids has always been a passion of mine, this is why I am so excited to work at All About Kids in the Early Toddler Classroom. Kids are so funny and it is always enjoyable watching them learn and grow. My hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., please let me know if I can help you with anything!

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Shannon Gyamfi- Infant Room 2 Teacher

Hi, I am Shannon. I grew up in a small town in Indianan. I moved to Cincinnati with my husband and we now have a very energetic boy named Oheneba. Outside of school work we spend a lot of time together shopping, parks, and a lot of “dinosaur” walks! I have over seven years of early childhood experience from being a nanny, floater, and a lead teacher. My favorite thing about working in education field is the “lightbulb moment.” When a child finally understands or completes  a task they have been working on. I look forward to working with you and your children. I’m excited to be a part of the All About Kids team! I will be working from 7:00a.m.-3:00p.m. in the Infant Room 2 class.

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Celeste Hacker- Infant Room 2

For starters my name is Celeste Hacker. I married my high school sweetheart of ten years. We have three kids two of which are twin boys. We also have a sassy little girl as well. We live in a little ranch in Blanchester but, my husband and I grew up in Amelia/Eastgate area and we are hoping to move in the next year or so! In our free time we love to camp, hangout with family and friends, and do fun activities with our children. Aside from that we have a small zoo at home with one dog named Roxie, two cats, a fish, a turtle, and chickens. I can not wait to start this new journey with your littles and I  can not wait to grow and bond with each individual one. If you ever have any questions please let me know. My hours are Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m.-5:15 p.m.

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Danielle Pope- Early Toddler Room 3

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! My hours are 7:00 a.m.-3:00 pm!

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Rebekah Kenyon- Early Toddler Room 3

Hi, my name is Rebekah, but, I mostly go by Bekah. Family is very important to me. I have nine siblings and I am a proud aunt to 12 nieces and nephews. I moved to the area in July of 2020. I married my husband in March of 2021 and gained two awesome step children. I have been in the childcare field since December 2004. I have worked with all ages through the years. I am looking forward to teaching and  helping the children grow here at All About Kids.

My hours are 9:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you have any questions please feel free to ask.

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Clarissa Craig- Early Toddler Room 3

Hello my name is Ms. Clarissa. I am from Brown County Ohio. I am a believer of always being kind to everyone. Before coming to this career path I would babysit for my older siblings, and that is when I knew I wanted to work with children. I am very patient and that comes in handy while teaching. I always believe in having fun while learning, and being patient, and understanding while you teach. Some other things about me is I love animals, my favorite colors are blue and purple. Some of my hobbies are hiking, crafting, and baking. I can not wait to watch your babies grow and do wonderful things. If you ever have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. I look forward to meeting you and your family. My hours are 8:10 a.m. -5:10 p.m.

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McKenzee Edwards- Toddler Room 4

Hi! My name is Kenzee and I am the opening teacher in Room 4, and I have been with the company since 2017. I am one 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 siblings, which then turned into babysitting for other family and friends, now leading me to where I am today! I absolutely love working with your children and watching them shape and grow.

My hours are 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm Monday through Friday. If you have any questions, please feel free to let me know, thank you!

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Vicky Bosch- Toddler Room 4

Hi, my name is Vicky. I was born here in Ohio, but moved to Florida when I was ten years old. I graduated high school in 2015. I have 2 nephews and 3 nieces. I have babysat since I was 16 years old and adore kids! I had worked at a daycare in Florida and loved spending time with with the kids. My favorite color is green. I am excited to be working with toddlers in room 4. My hours are 8:10 a.m.-5:10 p.m.  If you have any questions feel free to ask away!

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Caitlyn Richardson- Toddler Room 4

Hi, I am Caitlyn and I am a teacher in room four. I have a beautiful daughter and we have a cat. My daughter and I like to spend a lot of time outdoors taking walks and enjoying nature, but we also like to go shopping. We share a love of Winnie-the-Pooh and playing in water. I have always enjoyed working with children and I am passionate about teaching them new skills. My goal as a teacher is to help children reach their potential in their journey towards developmental milestones. A fun fact about myself is that my sister is 4 years older but we share a birthday. I work 9:30 am to 6:30 pm so we can connect about your child when you pick them up for the day.

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Jessica (Jessie) Johnson- Toddler Room 5

Hi there! My name is Jessie, and I have been working in child care for four years. I have two children of my own, a son Elton that is 6 and a daughter Blaire that is 3. I studied Liberal Arts at Chatfield College and am working towards earning my Child Development Associate. In the future, I hope to move up to an Assistant Directors position and eventually hope to become a Director and run my very own center one day! This industry is definitely my passion! In our free time, my family is busy with sports; soccer, basketball, and football, as well as enjoying time on the water swimming and boating. We love going to the zoo and taking our American Bulldog Kai, to the park! I can not wait to get to know my student as well as their parents. If you have any questions, my hours are 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., please feel free to reach out to me!

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Jamie Fields- Toddler Room 5

Hi, my name is Jamie. I grew up in Bethel, Ohio and graduated from Bethel-Tate High School in 2017. My favorite color is purple and I love dogs. I am very excited to be working with your kiddos!! I grew up with five siblings and lots of nieces and nephews so I am used to being around lots of children. I am excited to be working in the Toddler 2 classroom. My hours are from 8:15 a.m.-5:15 p.m. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

 

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Mallory Tolle- Toddler 2

Hi! 🙂 My name is Mallory Tolle. I am from Adams County. I have worked at the school district in Adams County as a Sub-Aide for almost three years. I am twenty years old and I have one brother. I love to be creative and have fun. I also love to make people laugh. Working with kids is something I have had a passion for since my Senior Year of high school. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. I will be here from 9:30a.m.-6:30 p.m.

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Natalie Lanier- Early Preschool Room 6

Hi, my name is Natalie! I worked at All About Kids previously before Covid for almost 4 years and then I took some time off to home school my son. I am back again and excited to pick up where I left off with my co-teachers in room 6. I live just outside of Anderson with my Fiance and my son. We have 2 cats, Silas and Chloe. In my free time, I love to go to sporting events with the boys and concerts. I enjoy photography and exploring new places. I look forward to reuniting with some of the children and families I worked with before I left and I can’t wait to meet all of the new ones! My hours are 7 a.m. through 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to ask! 🙂

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Sariah Price- Early Preschool Room 6

Hi, my name is Sariah Price and I am one of the teachers in room 6. I have a very large family and from a very young age, I have helped care for my siblings and little cousins. I always had a passion for working with kids, so finally getting to do so is simply amazing! I currently live in Eastgate, with my two crazy kiddos who keep me super busy. Biologically these two are my little cousins, but I have full legal custody of Layah and currently in the process of adopting Brysen! Getting to raise these two as my own is one of the best things to ever happen to me. My hours are Monday-Friday 8:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.. Please feel free to ask me any questions. I look forward to meeting you and your family!

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Kira Hood- Preschool Teacher Room 7

My name is Kira Hood. I grew up in Fayetteville and I am still living there. I absolutely love working with children, I had worked with children for several years before coming to All About Kids. I have been with All About Kids for over five years now. I also went to school for childcare for two years.  My hours are 7:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m.  Monday through Friday if you have any questions feel free to ask!

 

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Ashley Flynn- Preschool Teacher Room 7

Hi, my name is Ashley Flynn and I work in the Preschool Class . I was born and raised in Kokomo, Indiana and moved to Cincinnati in 2018. I am certified in writing for children and teens as of 2010 and furthered my education with an advanced course in 2018. I look forward to getting my CDA in the future.

I have a passion for making a positive impact in the lives of children, their families, and the community. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to be teaching at All About Kids. In my free time I like to: write, watch movies, act, sing, draw, visit museums, spend time with my husband, family, and friends. My hours are 8:15a.m.-5:15p.m. Monday through Friday and if you need anything, I am always available. As I said, I am thrilled to be here and look forward to working together for our kids.

 

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Kailey Fletcher- Pre- School Teacher in Room 7

Hi, I am Kailey and I am one of the teachers in Pre-School Room 7! I currently hold a Bachelors Degree in English from the University of Cincinnati. I have spent most of my life caring for children and helping them grow! I have a little sister and little brother that keep me busy and certainly on my toes. I love watching kids learn and have fun while doing it! I look forward to working with your children and getting to have some fun with them.

My hours are 9:30a.m. -6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you have any questions, feel free to come see me.

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Cheyenne Garland- Pre-Kindergarten Teacher Room 8

Hi! My name is Cheyenne Garland. I have been working in the childcare field for a few years now and I will say, it has been the best years of my life. I was born and raised in Lafollette, TN until I was 7. When my parents separated I moved around a lot. I eventually found my way to Dayton, Oh about 8 years ago. For a short time we were in the state of Washington. After about 6 months of being back in Dayton, I decided to give Cincinnati a try and I LOVE it!! A little bit about myself; I graduated from a career center and earned my cosmetology license, I’m a member of 3 different car groups in Ohio, and I love the outdoors. I am really looking forward to an amazing year with your children and I can not wait to meet you all! My hours are 8:15 a.m.-5:15 p.m. If you ever have any questions please feel free to ask.

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Sydnie Heskamp- Pre-Kindergarten

Hi! My name is Sydnie Heskamp. I graduated from Grant Career Center. I grew up in New Richmond and I am now living in Amelia. Ever since I was younger, I have wanted to work with children and I am so excited to start my journey teaching your children! Some fun things about me: I have four very wild cats, and five siblings. I also love to go swimming and hiking in my free time. I plan on going to college next year to start my journey of getting a degree in Early Childhood Education.  Please let me know if you have any questions my hours will be 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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Aria Ware- School Age Room 9

My name is Aria Ware. I just graduated from Anderson High School. I am in the class of 2020 and proud! I will attend UC Clermont in the fall for Early Childhood Education and I would love to own and run my own childcare center one day. I along with others would consider myself to be a funny, caring and patient person. I enjoy doing puzzles and coloring in my free time. I also enjoy watching documentaries and just learning about our world’s history. I am very excited to be a mentor for your children and watch them learn and grow. If you have any questions please feel free to come and see me!

I work a split shift so my hours will be 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the morning and 2:30 p.m. -6:30 p.m. in the afternoon.

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Kacee Edwards- Pre-Kindergarten 2

Hi! My name is Kacee Edwards and I am the teacher in Room Ten. I grew up  in New Richmond Ohio, and currently live in Cincinnati. I grew up helping care for all my siblings with my older sister. I now have a beautiful daughter born in July of 2020. I have worked in childcare for several years now and I absolutely love it! I am now attending University of Cincinnati for Early Childhood Education.

My hours are 8:15a.m. -5:15 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. Thank you!

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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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Reagan Lewis.- Float

My name is Reagan Lewis. I went to high school at Purcell Marian, I was class of 2020. I am now at the University of Cincinnati where I am studying Early Childhood Education. I love art, music, and baking, it helps me to destress. I have been working with children since I was about fourteen. I have been babysitting since then, it has really helped me to realize that I want to work with kids, but I started off wanting to write and illustrate children’s books. I am super excited to work with this amazing team and all the children here at All About Kids.  If you have any questions please feel free to see me.

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Brittany Snider- Sub/Float

My name is Brittany Snider. I grew up in a small town called Fayetteville and still live there. I have two beautiful children Rylee and Hunter. I worked at All About Kids for over six years and took a break to go to school for medical coding and billing, electronical health records, and medical administrative assistance. I am back at All About Kids and will be working as a Float around the building. When I am not working I like to take the kids on adventures and do fun things together. I also love going to haunted houses and you can say Halloween is my favorite! My hours are 8:30a.m.-5:30p.m.

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Zoe Hill- Float

My name is Zoe Hill. I was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. I was previously studying Early Childhood Education at the University of Cincinnati. However, I have since shifted my educational focus to learning American Sign Language. I would like to be a professional Sign Language Interpreter in order to help bridge the gap between deaf and hearing individuals. I enjoy spending time in nature and with my family. I am happy to be working at All About Kids part time when I am not in school. If you ever need anything I will be here in the mornings from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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Jessica Mitchell- Float

My name is Jessica Mitchell. I have three amazing kids Abigail, Matthew, and Addison. I am a Huge, Huge fan of University of Kentucky Wildcats, Go Big Blue!! 🙂 I love working with kids, seeing their imagination at work is incredible. Watching them learn and grow is awesome. My favorite color is Blue and White. My oldest has Autism so that is something I am passionate about. I have four brothers and a sister. I love dogs and want a labradoodle some day. I look forward to helping your kids grow and learn everyday. Please ask if you have any questions. My hours will be 1:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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