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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Kylie Bauer- Administrative Assistant

My name is Kylie Bauer! I am married to my best friend, Tim, who is a firefighter and we have a daughter named Avery. I knew when I was little that I wanted to be a mom when I grew up! My whole entire adult career path has been just that…childcare. All I know is babies and kids and I am totally okay with that!! I worked at the Oak Hills location for almost 2 years, when I quit to stay home with my daughter. Since it was time to get back to work I, of course, went back to what I know and came back to the AAK Family. I am excited to be here and start the journey and make your experience the best!! If you have any questions, please feel free to ask! My hours are 9:30-6:30.

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Ms. Kim- Toddler Teacher

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. Zhenya- Infant Teacher

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Ms. Becky- Infant Teacher

Hi my name is Rebekah Mullins. I have a 4 year old son, Wyatt. I have been working in child care for four years, starting in Florida when I decided to do volunteer work at my son’s daycare. I have an associate in science from Florida State and planning on continuing my education in early childhood development. I found my passion late in life but working with children is a very rewarding career. I enjoy working with children of all ages and I will love and treat your babies as my own. My life revolves around being a mother and spending time with my family. I am here each day from 6:30-4:00, if you ever have any questions or concerns, please ask! I m excited to have your little ones in my class!

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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. Tiffany-

Hi! My name is Tiffany Morris and I will be the infant floating teacher! My hours are 8:15-3:15 Monday through Friday. I graduated from Princeton High School and attended Miami University for two years. I have lived in Ohio my whole life!

I have worked with children of all ages for over 12 years.  I love spending time with my daughter, being outside, going to the beach and riding bikes. I love spending time with my daughter when I’m not at work and love to do outdoor things with her. I am excited to work for AAK because I love being around children and watching them grow! I love being able to help them develop and meet milestones! I also love watching them develop their own special personality!

 

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Ms. Destiny- Young Toddler Teacher

Hello! My name is Destiny Evans and my hours are 7- 4:30. I am currently pursuing my Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. I was an in home nanny for 1.5 years before coming to AAK. I grew up in Fairfield and graduated in 2017. In my spare time, I love DIY crafts, art and journalism. I also love to swim and go on nature walks! In the summer I love boating! I am excited to work in childcare because I love working with children and it is something I have wanted to do my whole life. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!

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Ms. Mariah- Floating Teacher

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Ms. Irene-

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. 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. My hours are from 9-6.

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Ms. Tiffani- Toddler Teacher

Hello! My name is Tiffani Morgan and my hours are 8-5. I have been working in childcare since I was 14 years old, so I have about 9 years of experience. I have a son named Giovanni who was born November 2017. I love working with children, and watching them learn and grow. Eventually I want to go back to school and get a degree of some sort, but for right now I will be concentrating on  being a mom. In my spare time, I enjoy scrapbooking, writing in my journal and spending time with my family! I can’t wait to be a part of this growing facility and having the ability to watch your children grow!

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Ms. Jessie- Floating Teacher

Hi! My name is Jessica (Jessie) Davis. My hours are 9:30-6:30 pm and I will be a floating teacher. 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 . 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 and realize they did something cool.

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Ms. Korie- Toddler Teacher

Hello! My name is Korie and I started with All About Kids over a year ago at the Lakota location. I am currently a sophomore at Miami University majoring in teacher education. I’m in trained in First Aid, CPR and Communicable Disease Education and I also have a background in culinary arts and dog grooming. I have a son who was born December 2014 and he is my knight in squishy diapers. I enjoy movies, collecting stickers, breakfast food, decorating my home, sleeping, flying in airplanes, fishing, anything related to Bath and Body works, and learning new things. I absolutely adore toddlers. Their excitement to learn their laughter, resilience, fearlessness, energy and never ending love is the reason why I look forward to coming into work everyday! I work 6:30-3:00.

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Ms. Savannah- Toddler Teacher

Hello! My name is Savannah Scott and my hours are 9:30-630 in Room 6. I grew up in Lebanon, OH. I have  a little girl named Emerson and another child on the way (due in December). I love dogs, swimming, movies, learning new things, being outside and playing softball. In my spare time, I enjoy going to the movies and hanging out with family and friends. I love working in childcare because I love watching children grow and learn. The moment that switch flips and they finally understand something new is the best thing to see!

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Ms. Chelsea-

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Ms. Devin- Preschool Teacher

Hello! My name is Devin Williams and my hours are 7:30-5 in Room 7. I have 10 years experience working in childcare. I am originally from MA but have been living in Ohio since 2001. I currently live in Maineville. I have a daughter and I love spending time with her when I am not working. I also love doing puzzles and coloring. I also have a puppy which I absolutely love getting puppy hugs and love from. My daughter and I love to play ping-pong. I love working in childcare because I love being a part of a child’s growth and development. I love seeing a child’s face when they meet a goal or accomplishment.

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Ms. Miranda- Preschool Teacher

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Ms. Lexi-

Hi, my name is Lexi and you will see me in our Preschool and Prek classrooms from the hours of 9:30 to 6:30 pm. I grew up in Carmel, Indiana. I moved to Colerain in 2006 where I graduated from Colerain High School.  I proceeded to attend NKU and then transferred to Great Oaks Adult Education. I enjoy crochet and doing puzzles with my husband. I love to play games my children and I enjoy walking my dog at the park. I like movies, art and photography.

I am excited to work in childcare because I love seeing children’s imagination and I enjoy working with children!

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Ms. Casey- Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Hello! My name is Casey Conley and I teach Pre-K in Room 8. I have been working with children for 18 years now. I graduated from Ohio University in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology/Criminology and a minor in Psychology. I also held a substitute teacher license and have held a real estate license, I guess I love to learn. My career with children began upon graduating when I joined AmeriCorps and started tutoring and mentoring third grade at risk youth. I became a substitute teacher and eventually an Intervention specialist for 15 years at New Boston Local Schools, located in my hometown of Portsmouth Ohio. I have worked in daycare every summer for the past 5 years and when I moved to Cincinnati, I began working full time in child care. I am married and have 4 children. I have three daughters, PJ, Charlotte, and Ava. I also have a stepson named Collin. My passion is music. Most likely when entering my room, you will either hear the radio or my singing. I truly believe that music not only heightens the learning process, it boosts memory and enhances one’s mood. I also love the theatre and still believe I left my heart on the stage when I left. My philosophy on education is that a person is a person no matter how small and we all learn in our own way. What has kept me in this business for 17 years are those light bulb moments when you see a child understand the concept you are teaching. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to educate and interact with your child. It is the hardest, yet most rewarding experience.

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Ms. Cailin- Infant Teacher

Hello! I will be in Room 1 classroom from the hours of 8am to 5pm. I just moved to Ohio from Charleston West Virginia. I was formerly a nursing student. I love spending time outdoors and with family. I love to cook and it comes very naturally to me. I have a daughter, Emmersyn, and she is my world! I love watching her learn and grow! We often go shopping and go on Starbucks dates! For fun, I like to be adventurous. I like going white water rafting, riding dirt bikes and fourwheelers. I like taking long walks with my husband and daughter. I also enjoy board games and card games. I try to live life to its fullest!

I enjoy being around kids and have always considered myself a “mother hen.” I will make sure each child is being loved and nurtured. Children are amazing little beings and to me it is fascinating to watch them learn, grow and reach each milestone. They are the future and we have a huge impact on them!

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Ms. Teresa- Young Toddler

Hello! My name is Teresa and I am 19 years old. I recently graduated from Norwood High School. I participated in varsity track and also was in our top show coir. At home, I have three dogs and a cat. I love playing with them and having them as company. I am very excited to be part of your child’s growth and development! My hours are 9:30-6:30pm.

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Ms. Taylor- School Age Teacher

Hey! My name is Taylor, I’m 23 years old and I’m the School Age teacher here at All About Kids! I’m from Lebanon, Ohio and I graduated high school back in 2013! I grew up with two younger sisters one is two years apart from me and the other one is 4 years apart from me. In January I became an Aunt to my beautiful niece Raelynn Sky! Even more amazing than being an Aunt, my GREATEST joy is I’m a mom to my handsome son Benjamin, he is three in a half years old and he is my pride and joy!

I went to the Warren County Career Center my junior year of high school and studied Early Childhood Education and I fell in love with the idea to being a daycare teacher! I graduated high school in June of 2013 and not long after that I started my first daycare position! I have been doing this career choice for about 5 years now, I have worked in every room, I absolutely love it! The joy that children bring to me is unexplainable. I love knowing that I can make a difference in there lives and be a role model for then in there everyday lives.

When I’m not working I love to spend as much time as possible with my son. And when I’m not with my son you will catch me at bonfires, the rodeo, or fishing by the lake. Fall is my favorite time of year so you might even see me at football games! I love to do crafts I incorporate a lot in my lesson planning. I love to play in the leaves, or sit on my front porch drinking my coffee enjoying the silence!

Feel free to stop in if you have any questions or just want to chat!!

I’m extremely thrilled that I get the privilege to work with your children!! ?

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Ms. Erica- Kitchen

Hello, my name is Erica and I am the cook. My hours are 7-3. I really enjoy working in the kitchen. I enjoy cooking but most of all I am enjoying being able to go to all of the classrooms and seeing all the children here at AAK. Some of my hobbies include being active in church, being with my family, and being outdoors. Please feel free to stop by and say hello!

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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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