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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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Nicole Betsch- Assistant Director

I was born and raised in Harrison, Ohio where I’ve lived my whole life.  I attended Harrison High School and graduated in 2015.  I am currently furthering my education through Indiana Wesleyan University, majoring in Early Childhood Education.  I am a godmother of one to Lucas James, as of May 2016.

I have been employed at AAK for 5 years.  I live for children’s emotions, behaviors, and learning styles which always keep me on my toes.  I have had the pleasure to work with all age groups and I am excited to begin my journey at the front desk.

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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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Quinn Turner- Infant Teacher, Room 1

Hi, my name is Quinn Turner.  I currently live at home, off North Bend road, with my mom, dad, sister, and nephew.  I also work at Aston Oaks as a server, but I wanted to work with children as well!

I’m enrolled at Cincinnati State and working to become an Occupational Therapist specializing in pediatrics.  I’ve always enjoyed being with children and I’ve babysat for families and cousins for years.  I’m excited to start this new journey.  If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

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Donna Schneller- Infant Teacher, Room 1

I have lived in White Oak since I was 13 years old. I graduated from McAuley in 1968.  After a 45-year business career, I came to AAK to work in the infant room.  I love to spend time with my family and friends.  Recently, I have rescued a 2-year-old Maltese/yorkie (Morkie).  Her name is Baby.  We like to walk our street and she is loved by all my neighbors. In my spare time I like to cook, garden, and read.  I am on Pinterest all the time finding new recipes to experiment with.

I love to cuddle and sing with your babies.  I like to cheer them on when your babies learn new things.  I am so lucky to watch them learn and grow.

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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. I am in the Ohio Army National Guard.  I have two nieces, Rylee and Jaylyn.

I can’t wait to watch your children learn and grow.

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Hannah Miller- Infant/Toddler Teacher, Room 2

Hi, my name is Hannah Miller. I am 19 years old.  I graduate from the School of Creative and Performing Arts.  There I studied dance and technical theater.  I am also proud to be a part of the Army National Guard.

I am very excited that I am apart of the team here at AAK and am looking forward to watching your kids grow and prosper!

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Caitlin Ebert- Infant Teacher, Room 1

Hi, my name is Caitlin Ebert.  I graduated from Mother of Mercy High School.  I have 7 siblings, 2 nieces, and 2 nephews.  I’ve been nannying a family for the past four years.

I can’t wait to build relationships with your children and have the honor of taking care of them!

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Kaitlin Turner- Toddler Teacher, Room 2

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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Samantha Florimonte- Infant/Toddler Teacher

I was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. I have lived here all my life.  I graduated from Oak Hills High School in 2015.  I have a 4 year old daughter names Ava who goes to St. Dominic.  I have 4 siblings who I am very close to and spend most of my time with.

Children and teaching are my two favorite things.  I look forward to watching them grow and help them throughout their journey here.

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Carlyann Hall- Early Toddler, Room 3

I went to Oak Hills High School freshman and sophomore year and then chose to better my career by doing to Diamond Oaks.  I plan to attend Cincinnati State for 2 years and then transfer to UC for 4 so I can earn my education degree.

I have been working at AAK since May 2019 and have loved building relationships with your children! I can’t wait to see what the future brings.

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Maggie Schwoeppe-

My name is Maggie Schwoeppe.  I am 22 years old and graduated from Oak Hills High School in 2015.  When I’m not caring for children, I’m participating in the local music scene or hiking with my puppy!

I look forwards to watching your children grow!

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Corrine Reid- Toddler Teacher, Room 3

My name is Corrine Reid and I am 20 years old.  I went to Mother of Mercy High School.  I am currently a second year at UC and my major is marketing and I plan to get an HR certificate also.  I have two brothers and one sister and a maltipoo name way and I love spending time with family and friends.

I can’t wait to meet your children! I have been working at AAK since January of 2019.  I am excited to get to know all of your children.  If you have any questions , please do not hesitate to ask!

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Jennifer Burgun- Preschool Teacher, Room 5

I graduated from Oak Hills High School and Diamond Oaks where I studied Commercial Art.  I then went to Art Advertising Academy where I got my degree.  I have been married to my husband, Mark, for over 20 years.  I foster dogs and cats through Louie’s Legacy.  I live in Mack with my husband, two dogs, three cats, and who knows how many fosters!

I love when children are being creative and pretending! I have my degree in graphic design and I think that shows in the projects we do!  I’m always pushing them to think outside the box!

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Leah Peace-

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Olivia Brackett- Preschool Teacher (Afternoon), Room 5

My name is Olivia Brackett.  I currently live in a house in Clifton, but my parents live my parents live right off West Fork.  I have a sister who is 22 years old.  I went to Saint I’s and McAuley growing up.  I love sports and my favorite hobby is drawing.

I am a 2nd year student at UC.  My major is currently Finance.  I have volunteered at Sally’s Preschool since I was 10.  There has always been a part of me that wanted to be a teacher, but my main goal is to keep your children happy, healthy, and safe!

 

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Paige Walicki- Early Toddler Teacher, Room 2

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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Nancy Burwinkel- Preschool Teacher, Room 4

My name is Nancy Burwinkel – I am a mother of one son, Adam, 46, and 3 beautiful grandchildren ages, 21, 19, and 17.  I was married to my best friend and greatest love, Greg, for 32 years before his passing in 2013.  I am the proud friend of 600 books, lover of both foreign and old movies, and traveling with my sister-in-law, Judy.

I have been teaching for 32 years and love watching the light go on!  I earned my CDA in 1997.  I have worked as both teacher and before and after school director.  I have been with AAK for 10 years and plan on staying until I retire. I truly love my job!

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Allison Woelfel- Pre-K Teacher (afternoon), Room 4

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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Katie Bonomini- Sub/Kitchen

Hello, my name is Katie Bonomini and I am 21 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.

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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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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