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 Jaeger- 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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Jessica Bauer- Assistant Director

Hello, I wanted to take the time to introduce myself and welcome you to All About Kids Mason.

My name is Jessica Bauer and I am the Assistant Director of All About Kids Mason! My love for children started when I was an undergrad at The Ohio State University. I began working at The Ohio State Child Care Center and was mentored by some amazing teachers. I worked there for about two years when I graduated in 2014 and moved back to Cincinnati. I have worked for another child care center where I was a Young Toddler and Pre-Kindergarten Teacher. I have enjoyed my time in child care as a teacher and am beyond excited to be the assistant director of this center. My passion for children’s growth and development continues to grow daily!

When I am not working, I love reading, doing crafts and spending time with family and friends! I have two older sisters and have two nieces, Eliza and Avery.

As assistant director, my goal is to have children and parents feel safe and welcome when coming to this center. Our center will implement curriculum that is not only fun, but will help your child grow and develop even from an early age. I can’t wait to meet your family!

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Kimberly Wallace- Administrative Assistant

Hi! My name is Kimberly Wallace. I am originally from the westside of Cincinnati but now reside here in West Chester. I graduated from Mount St. Joseph University with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology. I am married with 5 children, we are a blended family. I have two step songs, Austin (22) and Alex (17) and I have three daughters, Emma (9), Hannah (6) and Olivia (3). I have volunteered with children for many years, specifically with Girl Scouts. In my free time I love spending time with my family and husband, trying new activities, going to concerts and crafting/sewing/scrapbooking. My passion is working with people, especially children, I love teaching the children and watching them grow right before my eyes. Being able to watch them learn new things and smile daily is such a blessing.

“So often you find that the students you’re trying to inspire are the ones that end up inspiring you.” — Sean Junkin

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Ms. Beth- Infant Teacher

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Ms. Ally- Infant Teacher

A little bit about me:

My name is Ally! I went to school for nursing with a nannying job on the side. While in nursing school, I realized I would rather be taking care of babies. I recently moved to Indiana, but decided to stay at AAK due to the incredible sense of family and belonging.

My favorite things:

  • playing with babies
  • taking pictures
  • spending time with family and friends
  • watching and play with my niece

 

My favorite quote:

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

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Ms. Kayla- Infant Teacher

My name is Kayla Greene-Goodwin. I am 22 years old and my birthday is April 13th. I graduated from Norwood High School in 2013. I have been working win child care for 3 years. I am the oldest of 3 children and the oldest of 12 grandchildren. I have a fur baby named Link, he is a chihuahua. I also have a godson, his name is Gavin and is 4 years old. I love attending Reds Games as I am a big fan and look forward to their season each year!

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Ms. Jessie- Infant Teacher

Hi! My name is Jessica (Jessie) Davis. I have lived in Blanchester for most of my life. I am very close to my family. I went to college to pursue my early childhood degree.

I love to craft and scrapbook. I make quote cards and holiday cards that are laminated. For fun, I blog on a daily basis. I love to write and make stories up that are dramatic. My faith and my family is the most important thing to me.

I also love to dance even though I am not good at it. I have always loved working with children. I love when they get excited about the little things in life.

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Ms. Teresa- Older Infant Teacher

A little bit about me:

I am 21 years old and have a daughter named Gemma! I love spending time with her and my family in our spare time.

My favorite things:

  • my daughter Gemma
  • family
  • pizza
  • music

 

My favorite quote:

“Each day is a gift and not a given right.”

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Ms. Allison- Older Infant Teacher

Hello! My name is Allison. I was born in Oregon, but was raised in Cincinnati! I graduated from Franklin High School.

I love to play with my cats, Bella and Sergio. I also love to go bowling and play mini golf. For fun, I like spending time with my family and boyfriend.

I love working in childcare because I love to spend time with them. I also love watching them learn and grow!

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Ms. Kerstin- Toddler Teacher

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Ms. Caitlyn- Toddler Teacher

A little bit about me:

My name is Caitlyn and I have been working in childcare for 5 years! I have a 4 year old son. My favorite age group is toddlers because they’re getting their own little personalities. They are also learning so much everyday!

My favorite things:

  • coffee
  • my family
  • summer
  • kids

 

My favorite quote:

“Don’t take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.”

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Ms. Ash-

A little bit about me:

My name is Ash and I am 32 years old. I have been working with children of all ages since I was 12 years old. I am a licensed foster mom to handicap kiddos and I am trained to help children ages 5-18 with mental disabilities. I have son, Laken ( 3 years old). 

My favorite things:

  • my son, Laken
  • Indian food
  • Animals
  • Kids- of course
  • Fast Cars
  • Weird colored cars

 

My favorite quote:

“We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.”

 

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Ms. Irene- Toddler Teacher

Hello, my name is Irene Maxwell. I came from Phillippines and I have been living in the U.S. for almost 6 years. I graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree of Elementary Education with a specialization in Special Education. Right after I moved here, I obtained my license as an Intervention Specialist. I am married to Jason Maxwell and are blessed with 2 amazing children, Alex and Hendrix. I have been working in this field for 8 years now and it is always my dream to teach children and helping them grow. I love singing karaoke and dancing whenever I find the time. I love reality tv shows and playing with my kids in my spare time! Watching them learn is my goal and one of my greatest accomplishments as a teacher. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

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Ms. Korie- Toddler Teacher

A little bit about me:

My name is Korie and I have been with AAK for nearly 6 years. I will be graduating in April 2022 with my BA in Social Work. I have 2 sons and a bonus son. I have lived my entire life in this area but I love to travel. Toddlers are my favorite age group to work with. I am very bubbly and talkative. I love being goofy with the kids. I plan to use my degree to work with kids in a social work field. I am happy to be here!

My favorite things:

  • baking/cooking
  • singing
  • drawing
  • traveling
  • learning/reading
  • being with my family
  • making people laugh
  • sleeping

 

My favorite quote:

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.”

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Ms. Destiny- Preschool Teacher

A little bit about me:

  • 21 years old
  • 6 month old- JoyAnna and I am married to my best friend – Jon
  • I have two dogs, Bandit & Josie
  • Enjoy reading and crafts on my Cricut
  • Love adventures with my daughter and husband
  • Aquarium is our favorite place to visit

 

My favorite things:

  • ChickFilA
  • Target
  • TJ Maxx
  • Teaching

 

My favorite quote:

“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”

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Ms. Miranda- Preschool Teacher

A little about me:

  • I have two dogs, a Pit Bull and a Great Dane
  • I have a 3 year old, Bentlee
  • I am expecting a baby girl in March
  • My fiance’s name is Jonah
  • I love to shop
  • We are getting married in 2021.

 

My favorite things:

  • Target and TJMaxx
  • Walmart and Hobby Lobby
  • Animals
  • Skyline
  • Canes

 

My favorite quote:

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.”

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Ms. Casey- Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

A little bit about me:

  • From Portsmouth, Ohio
  • 20 + year veteran in ECE
  • Special Education Aide for 15 years in public school
  • My passion lies in the Arts especially musical theatre
  • I think I truly belong on a stage somewhere
  • My goal is to make the world a better place, child by child.
  • Teaching kindness and equality – not just the basics- is why I am here.

 

My favorite things:

  • my babies
  • flamingos
  • music/Broadway
  • Cooking & Baking shows
  • I love cleaning!
  • Scentsy products
  • Getting my nails done

 

My favorite quote:

“Knowledge is Power.”

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Ms. Bobbi- PreK Teacher

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Ms. Amber-

A little bit about me:

  • I am going to IWU for ECE
  • I went to OSU for Livestock Science and while there worked on a dairy farm
  • I am from Oxford/Somerville
  • I love visiting my Mom, Dad, 3 brothers and 2 nephews

 

My favorite things:

  • kayaking
  • camping
  • boating
  • crafts
  • Christmas
  • concerts

 

My favorite quote:

Do not worry about anything. Instead pray about everything.

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Ms. Erica- Kitchen

A little bit about me:

Hello, my name is Erica and I am the cook. I am almost 31 years old. I was born in Atlanta, Georgia. I have 2 cats named Dutchess and Lola. I am a Christian and received Christ into my life when I was 14 years old. I love being in church and be around people.

My favorite things:

  • makeup
  • shopping
  • Church
  • Singing
  • Playing with my cats

 

My favorite quote:

“Now the God of hope fill you with all Joy and Peace in believing that ye may abound in hope through the Power of the Holy Ghost.” Romans 15:13

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Ms. Christina- Infant Teacher

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Ms. Emma- Floater

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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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