Monfort Heights/West Fork Staff Bios

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Jim and Cathy Sunderman- Owners

Jim Sunderman is a graduate of Xavier University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Jim brings over 40 years of management experience to the All About Kids Green Township location. Jim and Cathy are also the owners of the All About Kids West Fork location. Jim was the successful owner of an independent grocery store for many years. The grocery business ran in his family and he was the fourth generation to take up the trade. After the family sold the store, Jim was approached with the idea of building a childcare center on the west side of town. He was impressed with the quality of care at All About Kids Liberty Township when he went for a visit, and decided that this would be a wonderful opportunity for his family. Jim is very involved at both centers and you will often see Rosie, Jim’s beloved beagle, right by his side while he is working at the center.

Cathy Sunderman graduated from The University of Cincinnati with an Associate’s Degree in 1979. Jim and Cathy were married in 1980 and have four daughters and five grandchildren. She spent many years as a stay-at-home mother and also cared for a few children in her house as well. During this time, she was a Girl Scout leader, softball coach, and girl’s basketball co-coordinator at St. Ignatius School. Prior to this position, she worked alongside Jim at the grocery store with their four daughters.

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Jolene Banks- Director

Hi! My name is Jolene and I’m so happy to be a part of All About Kids! I have my Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from The University of Cincinnati. I have over 35 years of experience in teaching and managing a daycare. I also spent 11 years working with The Cincinnati Public Schools as a para professional with preschoolers who had special needs. I love to help the teachers construct their weekly lesson plans and enjoy seeing the children engaged in hands-on learning activities.

I have lived in Cincinnati all my life and graduated from Oak Hills High School. I love to spend time with my family and friends. My two grandsons keep me busy and I love to spend time with them. You will often hear me talking about my two dogs, Cash and June.  In my free time, I also enjoy to the movies, music, shopping, swimming, gardening, and going to Reds games.

Feel free to approach me with anything that you may need! I look forward to meeting you and watching your children grow!

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Kate Page- Front Desk Manager

Hi there! My name is Kate Page and I was born and raised in Colerain. I have two sisters, Mandy and Jess. Mandy works at All About Kids Lakota and she and her husband, Alex, have blessed me with two handsome nephews and two beautiful nieces. Jess is a student at The University of Cincinnati and is majoring in Physical Therapy. My family means the world to me and they’re my best friends and my support team.

My husband, Seth, and I live in Colerain and we have two fur babies, Oakley and Arya. Seth attends Mount Saint Joseph University and is majoring in Sports Management. We have lots of big plans for the future and when is a better time to start than now?

I have been with All About Kids since 2011 and really enjoy working with this company. I have had the pleasure of working with all age groups and I am excited to begin working at the front desk. If you ever have any questions, please feel free to ask me.

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Cindy Nielsen- Front Desk Assistant and Kitchen Manager

Hi, my name is Cindy Nielsen. I graduated from McAuley High School in 1974. After high school, I went to work at Procter and Gamble for a few years until I had my two children. Later on, I went to work for my Dad’s company for thirteen years. I then went on to be a manager of Morgan’s Hallmark in Fairfield (my son owned this store). He sold the store after ten years. I am the proud grandmother of 7 children, 6 boys, 1 girl . I’m excited to meet everyone here as I go into my next venture!

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Debbie Fehr- Infant Teacher, Room 1

Hello, my name is Debbie Fehr. I graduated from Oak Hills High School and have been married to my husband, Mike, for 39 years. We have 3 grown sons. My oldest son is married and living near Dallas, Texas and works for the    Dallas Fire Department. My middle son lives on his own and works for Cincinnati Public Schools. My youngest son lives with his brother and works for Kroger. We have two chocolate labs.

I have 30 years of experience in the child care industry. When my children were young, I ran a child care business out of my home. After that, I worked at another local daycare for 10 years  before coming to All About Kids. I have earned my CDA certificate. In my free time, I enjoy doing crafts and going to      craft shows.

I am very excited to be here at All About Kids and I look forward to meeting all of my new students and parents!

 

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Linda Lack- Infant Teacher, Room 1

My name is Linda Lack. I have been married for 40 years. I have 4 children and 10 grandchildren. I graduated from Western Hills High School in 1974. I have 220 hours of Early Childhood Development. I co-oped at Midway Elementary School in the a.m. kindergarten class. I attended Diamond Oaks classes in Classroom Management and Child Psychology. I have worked in other preschools as a teacher for 4 and 5 year old children.

Other job experiences include; executive chef, professional cake decorator, balloon decorator and I have also worked for Cincinnati Recreation in the senior division.

I look forward to having the chance to meet you and take care of your children!

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Donna Schneller- Infant Teacher, Room 1

My name is Donna Schneller and I have been on cloud nine since I was offered a position at All About Kids. I have lived in White Oak since I was 13 years old. I graduated from McAuley in 1968. I then went to work and have been working for the last 45 years in business, 15 of which I spent working for my brothers’ custom home building company as their office manager. I have five nephews and two nieces whom I love like my own. I have been to every soccer, football, basketball and baseball game that they have played – rain or shine, sizzling heat or freezing cold. I also have two dogs, Ollie and Rudy, who like to walk our street and are loved by all my neighbors.

In my spare time, I like to cook and experiment with new recipes. If they turn out well, I will be bringing them up to All About Kids for you to try. I like to garden and I have a passion for day-lilies and irises. I also like to read, I love sports (especially football), baseball and basketball. I feel so lucky to be able to teach and play with your babies and I look forward to meeting their moms and dads.

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Ali Florea- Infant Teacher, Room 1

Hi, my name is Ali Florea and I have been at All About Kids since December of 2016. I just finished up my sophomore year at The University of Cincinnati where I am studying Early Childhood Education. I grew up in Mason, Ohio and graduated from Mason High School in 2015. When I am not at All About Kids, I enjoy working out, traveling, and attending Cincinnati sporting events. I have two older siblings, one who is in the Air Force, and one who is a preschool teacher at New Miami Elementary School. I learned to love kids while being in the classroom when my sister began teaching at New Miami where I would go in and assist her. Working with children is something I have become very passionate about.

I look forward to watching your kids grow every day!

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Kristin Betsch- Toddler Teacher, Room 2

Hi, my name is Kristin and I am 21 years old. I am currently interning with a photographer. We mainly photograph weddings, engagements, family and senior portraits. I can’t wait to pursue my career in photography!

I’ve found a sense of happiness watching my sister Nikki (she works in the preschool room) work with children and she has inspired me to get involved. I am very excited for the opportunity to work at All About Kids and can’t wait to get to know you and your children!

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Rebecca Taphorn- Toddler Teacher, Room 2

Hello, my name is Rebecca Taphorn, but everyone calls me Becky. I graduated from Oak Hills High School. This past year, I went to basic and job training for the Army. I have been in the Ohio Army National Guard for about a year and a half. Because of the training, I haven’t had the opportunity to go to college yet. I will be going in the fall for Radiology.

I have two nieces, one is 3 and the other is 7. I became a Godmother of my niece Jayln when she was born. I am excited to work for All About Kids and help your children learn!

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Kaitlin Turner- Toddler Teacher, Room 2

Hi, my name is Kaitlin Turner and I am 23 years old. In May of 2016, I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Minor in Criminology from The Ohio State University. I hope to go back to school to get my masters in social work in the fall of 2018.

I absolutely love interacting with children as I find them to be the most genuine humans around. It’s refreshing. Some of my favorite things to do include reading, binge-watching TV on Netflix, and walking around Target.

I cannot wait to meet your children and watch them grow! P.S. Go Bucks!

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Kelsey Dozier- Toddler Teacher Room 3

Hi, my name is Kelsey Dozier. I grew up in the Bridgetown area and graduated from Oak Hills High School in 2013. Cooking and baking are a couple of things that I’ve always enjoyed doing in my spare time and I decided to go to school for Culinary Arts after I finished high school. In June of 2015, I graduated from The Art Institute of Ohio with a degree in Culinary Arts and I couldn’t be happier. I am also working on completing my Bachelors Degree in Education. I currently live at home with my parents, my two younger sisters and my dog Poppy.

I grew up with a huge family on my mom’s side and I have so many cousins. When I got older, I never missed an opportunity to babysit for my younger cousins and always enjoyed watching them grow up. My mom also had a small daycare that she ran and I have always enjoyed playing with the children and helping my mom take care of them. I’m so excited for the opportunity to work at All About Kids!

 

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Cartney Feldkamp- Toddler Teacher, Room 3

Hi, my name is Cartney Feldkamp. I am 19 years old and graduated from high school in 2015. I plan on going to college to pursue nursing. I currently live at home with my mom, dad, grandma, 3 cats and 1 dog.

I love traveling, fashion, make-up and photography. I am very excited to be working at All About Kids and I look forward to getting to know all of the children!

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Corrine Reid- Toddler Teacher, Room 3

Hi, my name is Corrine Reid. I graduated in the spring of 2018 from Mother of Mercy High School. I currently study business at the University of Cincinnati. I started babysitting when I was 10 years old and have enjoyed it ever since! I have also always enjoyed spending time getting to know children and can’t wait to get to know all of yours!

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Nicole Betsch- Preschool Teacher, Room 5

Hello, my name is Nicole Betsch, also known as Nikki. I graduated from the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) on June 6th, 2015. I’ve played sports, from community to select, all throughout my life. I attend Church on Fire Ministry to expand my belief in God. I strongly feel that everyone has a God given dream and I believe that mine is working with children.

I have previously worked in room 3 part-time, and I am excited to be moving to room 5 full-time. Working full-time will come with many responsibilities such as; making lesson plans, coordinating circle time, and building structure and routine in the room. I have conducted small activities with the younger children before, and I can’t wait to bring my creativity to the new classroom. I am happy that I will be getting more experience in a different environment.

I plan to further my education through online classes majoring in child psychology in the near future. As I begin these steps, I hope it will lead me to a career as a play therapist. I really enjoy working with kids and helping them grow and develop as much as I can.

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Jennifer Burgun- Preschool Teacher, Room 5

Hi! My name is Jen Burgun, but you can call me J.J. I have lived on the west side my entire life. I graduated from Oak Hills High School in 1993. I then went on to get an Associate Degree in Graphic Design from a small private art college.

I love to sew, craft and participate in craft shows with my mom a few times a year. Come and see me at the Oak Hills craft show in November!

I love animals and can’t wait to start fostering dogs. I like to joke that I know a little bit of everything, so I am dangerous to play against in a trivia game.

I live in Bridgetown with my husband of almost 18 years and our three cats. I am very close with my parents and moved just around the corner from them.

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India Barkley- Preschool Teacher, Room 5

Hi, my name is India Barkley, I am a senior at Diamond Oaks in the Early Childhood Education Program. I picked this program because I always wanted to be a teacher. I lived in Kentucky until I was 3 years old, then moved to my current house in Delhi. I have 2 brothers and 2 sisters, I am the second youngest. I live with my mom, dad, and younger sister. My family fosters dogs and about two years ago we fostered 8-year-old twins that we are now about to adopt. My eldest brother lives with his wife to be in Kentucky and my other brother and sister are in the military. My youngest sister is a junior at Oak Hills High School. I plan on going into the Air Force when I graduate high school or just head straight to college to get my bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, so I can teach 1st graders. I love getting the chance to help whenever I can. I can’t wait to work and help your children grow!

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Naudia Brunner- Preschool Teacher, Room 4

Greetings Parents!

My Name is Naudia Brunner. I have been working with children since 2005. I became a part of the All About Kids West Fork family when they first opened in 2008. I had my first child in September 2015. I had a boy and his name is Jayden. He is the best thing that has ever happened to me. Upon returning from maternity leave, it didn’t feel the same though. I thought that I needed a change/something new, but later realized that I was wrong! I realized that I wasn’t where I needed to be and I was so excited when my previous position became open again. I was so grateful to be able to return to AAK West Fork in February 2016 where I belong.

I have always had the desire to work with children, teach them new and exciting things, and help them gain a better understanding of the world around them. We all were children at one point in life, and we all know how it feels to be so small looking out into a world so big and confusing. The younger years in life are very important and critical, but often these times are overlooked and unappreciated. In my eyes, you are never too young or too old to learn new things. I am here to assist your child/children in developing physically, emotionally, socially and cognitively.

I look forward to working with your child/children and helping them learn and grow! I also look forward to meeting with you and getting to know each of our families on an individual basis.

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Nancy Burwinkel- Preschool Teacher, Room 4

My name is Nancy Burwinkel, and I am so very excited and pleased to be a part of the team here at All About Kids! I have worked in the childcare field for over 20 years as both teacher and director for children of all ages. I have been with All About Kids for over seven years now. I earned my Childhood Development Associate in 1997. I have been married to Greg, my best friend and biggest supporter, for 30 years and we have been blessed with our wonderful son Adam, his wife and three amazing grand babies.

When not caring for your children, you will find me curled up with one of my many books and listening to music. I cannot imagine life without the beauty of music. My favorites include Josh Groban, Yanni, Il Divo and music from any Cirque du Soleil show. I love sharing music with the children I care for. My job is teaching and caring for your child. Loving your child just happens to be the bonus. I am looking forward to making memories that both your children and I will remember for many years.

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Abby Riggs- Preschool Teacher, Room 4

Hello, my name is Abigail Riggs, but your children call me Ms. Abby. I am 17 years old and a senior at Diamond Oaks. I am in the Early Childhood Education Program studying for my CDA (Child Development Associates). Teaching your children is a great privilege. I look forward to watching them grow. In my spare time I do photography and spend time with my family. I have two dogs, Maggie May & Budda, they always make me smile.

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Lauren Todorov- School-age Teacher, Room 6

Hello everyone! My name is Lauren Todorov and I am so excited to say I am a part of a great team, here at All About Kids! I am 27 years old and grew up in the Monfort Heights area. I am a proud cardinal who graduated from Colerain High School in 2009. I have 2 brothers and 2 sisters. My older sister, Joy, is also a part of the All About Kids team! Children have always been my passion and I have been in childcare since I was 19 years old. I am also a mother! I have a beautiful daughter, Layla, who is 3 years old and I am so very proud and blessed to have her! In my spare time, I am always with my daughter doing fun activities, like going to Kings Island when the weather is nice. I love the outdoors and spending time with the people I love! I also love to watch Netflix during my downtime at night. But overall, I am a fun, loving and nurturing person by nature and look forward to new adventures with your children!

 

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Paige Walicki- Assistant Teacher, Room 4

Hi, my name is Paige Walicki. I have lived in Cincinnati my whole life. I graduated from Oak Hills High School in 2014. Now I attend UC for Early Childhood Education. I have four siblings and I am the middle child. I also have two nieces, one is 6 years old and the other is 1 and a half. I have been babysitting for years I have watched my niece full time for over a year now. I am excited to now be a part of All About Kids! I cannot wait to get more experience working with children. I love working with children and I’m excited to learn as much from them as they will learn from me!

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Katie Bonomini- Substitute Teacher

Hello, my name is Katie Bonomini and I am nineteen years old. I am pursuing a career in Early Childhood Education at Mount St. Joseph University. I grew up on the west side and I have worked in childcare since 2013. I currently am a children’s ski instructor at Perfect North Slopes. Throughout the years, I have been a lifeguard, aftercare assistant and a classroom aide. I have always had a passion for working with children. In my spare time, I am a Mary Kay Beauty Consultant. Some of my interests include spending time with family friends,    shopping and playing with my dogs. I look forward to working with your children and helping them grow. I am very excited to be a part of the All About Kids team!

 

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