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 has over 40 years of management experience. 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 beagle, right by his side while he is working at the center. 

Cathy Sunderman graduated from The University of Cincinnati with an associate degree in 1979. Jim and Cathy were married in 1980 and have four daughters and eight 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 girls’ basketball co-coordinator at St. Ignatius School. Cathy worked alongside Jim at the grocery store with their four daughters. After the grocery store was sold, she worked for a major retailer in downtown Cincinnati for 11 years. She now helps out at both daycare centers. Her hobbies include spending time with her family and friends.

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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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Debbie Fehr- Infant Teacher, Room 1

Hi, my name is Debbie Fehr.  I graduated from Oak Hills High School.  I’ve been married to my husband Mike for 41 years.  We have three grown sons.  My oldest is married and living near Dallas Texas.  I have 2 grandchildren.  He works for the Dallas Fire Department.  My middle son lives on his own and works for Cincinnati Public Schools.  My youngest son also lives with his brother and works for Kroger.

I have 35 years of experience in the child care industry.  I have earned my CDA certificate.  I am very excited to be here at AAK 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 42 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.

I highly enjoy each child and their families.  I look forward to coming to work everyday to help children grow!

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Sophie Vetter- Toddler Teacher, Room 2

Hi, I’m Sophie. I graduated high school from Mercy McAuley.  I am now a student at UC Blue Ash, majoring in Nursing.

I am looking forward to working with your children! I have a lot of younger siblings and cousins, so I love being around kids!

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Isabella Engel- Toddler Teacher, Room 2

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Carolyn “Jean” Lameier- Infant Teacher, Room 2

My name is Carolyn but I go by my middle name, Jean. I am retired after a 32 year career in property management. My husband Greg and I live in Colerain Township. I love cooking Sunday dinner for out 4 daughters, son-in-law’s and 11 grandchildren ranging in age from 21 to 7. In my free time I enjoy traveling, taking walks, and spending time with family and friends.

I cannot wait to take care of your little ones and I promise to give them lots of love and attention. I look forward to getting to know all of you and your families. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

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Kaitlin Turner- Toddler Teacher, Room 6

Hi, my name is Kaitlin Turner.  I was born and raised on the west side of Cincinnati.  In May of 2016, I graduated with a B.A. in Psychology and minor in Criminology and Criminal Justice.  I plan to further my education with a masters degree but I’m not sure which area I’d like to study.

I cannot wait to meet your children and watch them grow! If you have any questions/concerns, feel free to ask!

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Krista Horsley- Toddler Teacher, Room 3

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Samantha VandeRyt- Toddler Teacher, Room 6

Hi, my name is Sam. I graduated high school in 2020. I’ve been a west sider all my life. I have 5 older brothers and 1 younger sister. I am currently attending Cincinnati State for Diagnostic Medical Sonography and I hope to become a licensed technician.

I’m excited to learn about all the kids’ personalities. I’m so happy and grateful to be part of their childhoods! Thank you!

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Paige Walicki- Pre-K Teacher, Room 4

Hi, my name is Paige.  I graduated with my Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education in Spring of 2019.  I am excited to say I am welcoming a baby girl into my life this November.

I have been at AAK since the end of 2015.  I enjoy working with young children and watching them grow.  I am excited to work with your children in the classroom.

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Kate Woelfel- Pre-K Teacher, Room 4

Hi, I’m Kate!  I am currently attending Thomas Moore for Accounting, while playing volleyball. I have a dog, Ruby.  I have an older sister and a younger sister.

I enjoy being around children and look forward to working with you and your children!

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JJ Burgun- Preschool Teacher, Room 5

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Allison Woelfel- Sub

I live with my 2 sisters, Katie and Liz, my dog Rudy, and my parents!  On the weekend I love spending time with the people I’m closest to.  I also love to shop, eat at restaurants, and go to UC football games!  I love adventures and trying new things!

I am currently in my second year at UC, majoring in Early Childhood Education.  I have had man opportunities to work in different classrooms (observing, tutoring, etc.) at Norwood View Elementary and Ethel M. Taylor.  I cannot wait to continue to teach the kiddos here at AAK.

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Tara Stephens- Floater/Front Desk

I am a wife, a mother to three girls and am about to have my first grandchild.  I have worked in childcare for 19 years.  I have two cats that are my favorite.

I have worked at AAK for 3 1/2 years.  I love working with your children and watching them learn and grow!

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Renee Feeley- Sub

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