Mason/Liberty Township Bios

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Steve & Lisa Spanagel- Owners

Steve and Lisa Spanagel have been married since 1986. They have two children, Timmy age 26 and Sami age 23. Timmy graduated from the Art Academy of Cincinnati with a degree in photography and is currently self-employed as a photographer and videographer. Sami graduated from Miami with a degree in education.

Steve graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a BS in Civil Engineering in 1985. Upon graduation Steve went to work for Armco Construction Products Division, which later became Contech. Starting off in sales Steve quickly advanced into management taking various leadership positions. Steve relocated 8 times during his career in the Midwest and Eastern part of the United States. Steve’s last position was President of Sales which he held for 10 years serving in a senior executive level position as well as part owner. Steve retired from Contech in September of 2015 after 30 years of service.

Lisa graduated from Grandview College in Des Moines Iowa with a Business Degree in Accounting. Upon graduation Lisa worked for McGladrey and Pullen for three years before starting her own business. Lisa started her business doing general accounting in Chicago in 1995 and continues to maintain the same clients she started with. Lisa intends to maintain her business as well as provide accounting support for the All About Kids Center to open in the fall of 2016.

Steve operates the All About Kids center and takes a daily active role in running the business. Steve’s extensive business experience as well as leadership skills will greatly add value to the operation of the day care facility. Our objective is to make the Tylersville, All About Kids facility the premier child learning center in Mason, by providing the highest level of quality and service and the best experience for both the children and the parents we serve.

Steve and Lisa live in Mason and are members of Saint Susanna Parish.

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Carley Ford- Director

Hello, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to All About Kids Mason. My name is Carley Jaeger and I am the Director of this facility. My passion and love for working with children all started after graduating high school when I started working at another All About Kids location. I was with the company for 4 years, working with children of all ages. I have been an Assistant Director and an Enrollment specialist at another child care center, where I obtained my Child Development Associate Credential. Since having my daughter, Lilly in 2014 I have been a stay at home mom. I am so excited to be back and apart of the All About Kids family. When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my family, going boating, fishing, scrapbooking, reading & being outdoors.

As the Director, I am eager to get to know all of the families and children of All About Kids. My goal is to make All About Kids MASON the most enjoyable, educational, fun, happy & safe place for everyone that enters our building! I want you to feel like All About Kids is your second home! My staff and I have implemented a curriculum that will teach your child to grow with our educational material from the early stages of their life. Not only do we strive for having the best educational curriculum but we also believe learning through play is very beneficial to our students learning development. We look forward to providing a fun and safe atmosphere for you and your children.

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Gina Stellatano- Assistant Director

My name is Gina Stellatano and I am the Assistant Director here at All About Kids Mason/Liberty. I have spent much of my working life in management, it was when I started coaching for Soccer Shots that I fell in love with working with children. It is the most rewarding thing to watch each child grow and learn, and to be a part of their lives at such an influential time.

I live in West Chester with my family and my son, Tyson and my daughter, Autumn attend All About Kids. Some of my favorite things include spending time with my family, playing soccer, yoga, and coffee. It is of the utmost importance to me to build relationships with all our families here, and to ensure that all our children feel safe and welcome. My biggest goal is to create an environment that our families enjoy coming to.

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Lauren Smyth- Administrative Assistant

Hello! My name is Lauren Smyth, and I am the Administrative Assistant at All About Kids Mason. I have always had a passion for children, but it wasn’t until I had one of my own that I decided to switch from a career in finance and lending to child care in the effort to spend more time with her. I started my journey here at AAK teaching in Room 6 with 2.5-3 year old’s and I absolutely loved it! This location has always been great even when I was just a parent dropping off my child, I knew she was in good hands. Now working here, I wanted to be the same for other parents.

My husband Cody and I have our 13 month old Addison, she attends AAK as well in Room 3, and we are expecting our son Hunter this November 2022. We just bought our first home out in West Alexandria, OH and love the country! We often go camping and and riding in our side by side and going fishing. I want all out families to feel comfortable and know that their children are safe loved by all of us here at AAK.

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Ms. Beth- Infant Room 1

My name is Beth! My family is my number 1 priority. I have two adult sons. I am an aunt to 7 nephews and 4 nieces. I love to scrapbook and journal to preserve family memories and moments. I am a supporter of breast cancer and organ donation I am a caregiver.

A few of my favorite things include; photo albums, scrapbooks and art my sons have made me.

“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” -Dr. Seuss

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Ms. Rian- Infant Room 1

I have 3 years of daycare experience. I love kids and babies. I am interested in art and sign language and teaching sign language to the babies.

A few of my favorite things include; butterflies (monarch, peleides), the colors yellow and burgundy, star gazer lilies, sunflowers, yellow roses.

“She believed she could, so she did.”

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Ms. Jacqueline- Infant Room 2

I am a mother to 2 beautiful daughters, Katy and Ashley. I have been in Girl Scouts for 24 years and a leader for 14. In my free time you can usually find me volunteering somewhere or at the pool.

A few of my favorite things include; spending time with family, volunteering, traveling, Girl Scouts, and Disney.

“What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” – Jane Goodal

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Ms. Amber- Infant Room 2

Hi! My name is Ms. Amber. I’m a foodie. I’ll try anything at least once. Except beans. Green beans, baked beans and jelly beans are as adventurous as I get with them. I am very family oriented. I love to spend time with my sisters, mom, dad, 8 nieces and nephews, my god family, my wife and her family. I have a chihuahua named Zander. I’m a Disney fanatic. My world revolves around children, I’ve worked in childcare since 2015 and I love my job. The greatest joy is watching each individual child grow, learn, and develop into their own unique selves.

A few of my favorite things include; babies, family, food, sleep, and Disney.

“The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of what they have.”

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Ms. Sarah- Early Toddler Room 3

I am a mom to a 13 year old daughter. I love kids and working in child care. I love to read a good book and watch a movie when time allows!

A few of my favorite things include; spending time with my daughter, camping, reading, and watching a good horror movie.

“With pain comes strength.”

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Ms. Sam- Early Toddler Room 3

My name is Sam and I am an infant teacher. I love going for walks with my dog, playing video games, and going to the movies.

A few of my favorite things include; animals, painting, movies, and video games.

“Mindset is everything. See good in all things.”

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Ms. Stormie- Toddler Room 4

Hi! My name is Stormie, I’m pretty new to the Cincinnati area. We are a Marine family so we’ve moved around quite a bit! I’ve always had a passion for kids, and I’m so excited to be on this journey with you!

A few of my favorite things include; my babies, long chuck-it sessions with my dogs, and drawing.

“You survived too many storms to be bothered by rain drops.”

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Ms. Emma- Toddler Room 4

Hello! My name is Emma. I graduated in summer of 2023 with my Associate’s degree from UC in Early Childhood Education. I am so excited to be your child’s teacher!

A few of my favorite things include; reading, dot art, hanging out with friends and family, and listening to music.

“Do everything in love.” – 1 Corinthians 16:14

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Ms. Veena- Toddler Room 5

My name is Veena and I am so excited to be your child’s teacher. This is my second year of teaching toddlers. I received my Bachelor’s degree from CUSAT (India). I am living with my husband and two adorable kids. My older one is 12 years old and my younger one is 3 years old.

A few of my favorite things include; time with family and friends, Macy’s/ Bath & Body Works, Olive Garden, Lemonade, Pink & peach, and sandalwood/lavender scents.

“Our fingerprints don’t fade from the lives we touch.”

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Ms. Morgan- Toddler Room 5

My name is Morgan, I have always had a passion for young children. I have lived in Mason my whole life. I am currently in school for business management/ supply chain management. I plan to go back to school and major in Early Childhood Education.

A few of my favorite things include; working out, sewing, reading, baking, scrapbooking, and hanging out with friends.

“You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated” – Maya Angelou

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Ms. Stacy- Early Preschool Room 6

My name is Stacy and I am a toddler teacher. I have a 9 year old daughter and 2 step kids. I am a Girl Scout leader and I have a little over 3 years of childcare experience. I am a grandmother. My stepson is a Marine. My favorite movie is: “The Wizard of Oz.” My favorite color is yellow and I belong to the Gryffindor house.

A few of my favorite things include; coffee, candy, crafting, Bengals football, my family.

“You’ve always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself.” – Glinda (The Wizard of Oz)

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Ms. Tessa- Early Preschool Room 6

I am a mom to 3 boys and 1 girl. My oldest son serves in the Navy. My middle son graduates high school in May 2023. My youngest son will attend Butler Tech in August of 2023. My daughter is active in cheerleading and running cross country and track along with her brothers. I have a small garden and raise chickens. I enjoy being a sport mom watching my kids and supporting our teams. I craft in my spare time and enjoy spending time with my kids. I also help in the nursery/youth room at church.

A few of my favorite things include; blue and purple, calla lillies, hydrangeas, and my grandmother’s day lillies, Pay Day, Sweet Tarts, sweet tea, Ohio State Football, Monroe, Hornets, and US Navy.

“Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.” -Matthew 7:12

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Ms. Mantha- Preschool Room 7

My name is Samantha, but I go by Ms. Mantha. I graduated from Lakota East in 2017 and have since taken Criminal Justice education and American Sign Language courses at UC. I have a deaf Australian Shepherd named Audio who takes up a lot of my time but in my free time, I enjoy going to the gym, hiking, drawing, and tending to my house plants!

A few of my favorite things include; house plants, animals, going to the gym, anything & everything outdoors, drawing, and 90’s and 00’s alternative music.

“She believed she could, so she did.”

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Ms. Ashleigh- Preschool Room 7

Hi, my name is Ashleigh. I was born and raised in Ohio. I’ve always had a passion for working with kids and have previously taught at a Montessori school. I enjoy going on walks and listening to music.

A few of my favorite things include; hiking, cooking, meditation, and traveling

“Live for each second without hesitiation.” – Elton John

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Ms. Abby- PreK Room 8

Hi! My name is Abby. I am 22 years old. This is my 5th year in child care. I am currently a full-time student at Liberty University for Early Childhood Education. I love all things Disney!

A few of my favorite things include; hiking, reading, fishing, road trips, chocolate ice cream.

“Embrace what makes you different.” – Dumbo

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Ms. Hannah- PreK Room 8

Hello! My name is Hannah. This is my first time in child care and I am super excited for the journey ahead! In my free time, I love to dive into a good book or play with my dog, Sasha! I also love spending time with friends and going on new adventures!

A few of my favorite things include; reading, dogs, games, and travel.

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” – Peter Drucker

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Ms Sarah- Preschool 2 Room 10

My name is Ms. Sarah and I am the PreK teacher. I graduated from Graham High School in 2017. I moved from St. Paris to Monroe last August. I plan to go back to school soon to major in Early Childhood Education.

A few of my favorite things include; being outdoors, hiking, my kitten, Linny, being with friends and family, ice cream, and sports.

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” – Oscar Wilde

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Ms. Chrissy- Floater

Hello! I am Chrissy, mom of two energetic boys and one fur baby. I grew up in rural Ohio with a variety of farm animals. (Maybe one day my husband will agree to some baby goats and chickens.) I am currently finishing my BS in Business Administration.

A few of my favorite things include; coffee, camping, crafting, the beach, campfires with friends, and all things sparkly.

“Today’s goals: Coffee and kindness. Maybe two coffees and then kindness.” – Nanea Hoffman

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Ms. Onissa- Kitchen

I have been in childcare for 7 years. Mostly with toddlers. I am 32 years old, married, no children yet. I am learning to skateboard. I plan to go back to school to be a teacher for grades 6-8. I also plan to get my real estate license this year. I Doordash and babysit on the weekends. My wife and I met in California 3 years ago. We love to start new shows and never finish them!

A few of my favorite things include; Tik Tok, playing basketball and baseball, being outside, skateboarding, video games, being with friends, food, cooking, surfing, and singing.

“Take a deep breath, you are exactly where you need to be.” – Lana Parrilla

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Ms. Siera- Floater

Hi! My name is Siera. I am passionate about my job and am excited to be working here in Ohio! I am from Illinois but was stationed in Florida while serving in the Air Force. I love art and sports. I am also a big Star Wars fan!

A few of my favorite things include; ice hockey (Chicago Blackhawks), my dog, Zedd, coffee, working out, and STAR WARS!

“The Force will be with you. Always.” – Obi-Won Kenobi

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Ms. Kalyn- Floater

Hi! My name is Ms. Kalyn and I am the older infant teacher. I am married to my husband, Jonathan and we have an 18 month old named, Henry. I am an avid cat lover, and I was born on Halloween. I am a future pediatric nurse and my hometown is Trenton, Michigan.

A few of my favorite things include; sappy Hallmark Christmas movies, Starbucks, Disney, my cat, Kiki, movie/popcorn nights with my family, and anything Snoopy-themed!

“Promise me you’ll always remember: you’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne

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Ms. Hannah- Floater

My name is Hannah and I’m a floater. I’m a mom to two girls, their names are Hazel and Indigo. I’m the oldest of 6 siblings, so I’ve been around kids my entire life! Most of the time, you can find me listening to music, playing with my kids, or doing crafts!

A few of my favorite things include; my kids, my cat, music, sushi, and being with family.

“No matter where life takes me, find me with a smile.” – Mac Miller

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Ms. Parvin- Floater

My name is Parvin. I am 29 years old. I am from Azerbaijan and my nationality is Turkish. I came to America a few months ago. I have a secondary qualification in tourism, a higher education in librarianship and information. I worked in kindergarten for 4 years and in the library for 3 years. I have a 4 year old son, Ruslan who is in Room 8!

A few of my favorite things include; reading, learning, and walking.

“The secret of being human, it is not a living person, but in having someone to live for.” – Fyodor Dostoyloski

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Ms. Hayley- Floater

My favorite thing to do is spend time in nature. Whether it’s reading and writing poetry about it, or building a bonfire and taking a long hike..

A few of my favorite things include; hiking, guacamole, my kittens, yoga, and the colors green and purple.

“There is no path to happiness. Happiness is the path.” -Buddha

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Ms. Irene- Floater

My name is Irene and I am originally from The Philippines, I have been living in the United States for 9 years. I have 2 beautiful children. My oldest is a kindergartener, can’t believe how time flies so fast! My boy is in Room 8. I have been working here at AAK for almost 4 years. I love it here, this is my second home.

A few of my favorite things include; country music, time with my kids and friends, painting/drawing, and outdoor fun especially during the summer!

“You never know how strong you are…until being strong is the only choice you have.”

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Ms. Sami- Floating Teacher

Hi! My name is Sami Spanagel! I work at AAK during the summer for our Summer Camp program. I graduated from Miami University with a degree in adolescent young Adult Mathematics Education with a minor in child studies. I am also the assistant cheerleading coach for Moeller High School. I will be teaching at Saint Ursula Academy in the fall of 2018. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I also enjoy yoga, watching movies and spending time outside. I am extremely excited to meet and work with both you and your child!

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