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. I have spent the majority of my working career in management and I have fallen in love with working in child care. It is the most rewarding thing to watch each child  grow and learn and to be a part of their lives during such an influential time.

I live in Springdale with my family and my son Tyson also attends All About Kids. Some of my favorite things include spending time with my family, playing soccer, my dogs, and a good cup of coffee. On the weekends, I coach for Soccer Shots. It is of utmost importance to me to build relationships with all of our families and to ensure that all of our children feel safe and welcome, and always enjoy their time spent here at All About Kids Mason!

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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. Kylie- Cook

My name is Kylie and I have been in childcare for 15+ years. My mom is my best friend. I am a homebody, and I have a dog named Bella. I love being a mom and a wife more than anything!

A few of my favorite things include; READING, cups with straws, Friends, pictures and home decor, and love and happiness!

“Welcome to the real world – it sucks! You’re gonna love it.”

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Ms. Amber- Infant Teacher

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. Beth- Infant Teacher

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. Jessie- Infant Teacher

Hi! My name is Jessica but I go by Jessie or JJ to my babies. I have lived in Blanchester for most of my life. I went to college to pursue my early childhood degree. I love working with children and having the opportunity to teach them and watch them grow. My family and faith are the most important things in my life, I can’t wait to one day have a family of my own.

A few of my favorite things include; spending time with family, playing video games, watching movies, cooking, playing board games, and singing & dancing.

“Live every moment, laugh every day, love beyond words.”

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Ms. Courtney- Older Infant Teacher

My name is Ms. Courtney and I am an older infant teacher. I recently moved to Ohio in 2020 with my boyfriend after living in S.E. Indiana my entire life. I have a strong passion for child development. My life was raised on music and I am a singer/songwriter.

A few of my favorite things include; music, movies (horror), shopping, spending time with family, and Harley Quinn.

“No one can make you inferior without your consent.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

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Ms. Irene- Toddler Teacher

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. Sarah- Toddler Teacher

My name is Sarah, and I am a toddler teacher. I have been married for almost a year. In 2020, I graduated from Miami University with a Bachelor’s in Integrated Social Studies Education. I have a cat and a dog.

A few of my favorite things include; art, music, video games, and movies.

“Do or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda

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Ms. Vica- Toddler Teacher

My name is Vica and I am a toddler teacher. I am going to school for Early Childhood Education. I have two siblings, a brother and a sister. I love working with all children but my favorite age group are toddlers. I enjoy spending time with my friends and family.

A few of my favorite things include; Chick-Fil-A, slushies, and shopping.

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

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Ms Abbie- Toddler Teacher

My name is Ms. Abbie, I recently graduated from Lakota East High School in 2020. I have been here at All About Kids since April 2021. I love working with the kids, every day is something new here and that’s why I love it. I plan to attend UC in the spring to study dentistry.

A few of my favorite things include; Chick-Fil-A, swimming, the beach, and animals.

“Strength is what we gain from the madness we survive.”

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Ms Sarah- Preschool Teacher

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. Siera- PreK Teacher

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. Abby- PreK Teacher

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. Callie- School Age Teacher

My name is Ms. Callie and I am the school age teacher. I am 21 years old and I was born in Las Vegas, Nevada. I have a dog named Prancer, and I occasionally groom dogs. Playing volleyball and getting tattoos are a couple of my favorite hobbies. This is my first job in childcare and I absolutely love it!

A few of my favorite things include; my record collection, reading good books, and my favorite band is 3 Doors Down.

“Sometimes you get the best light from a burning bridge.” -Don Henley

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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. Kathleen- Floater

Hi! My name is Kathleen and I am a mama to a toddler. I have a degree in mathematics and always wanted to go into education but I’ve been working with Under Armour for 6 years. Being a part-time teacher at AAK was the perfect way to fulfill my aspiration for working with kids! I love sports and all things outdoors. I am a Maryland native and have only been in Ohio since 2020, so I spend my off time exploring and adventuring in Cincinnati!

A few of my favorite things include; coffee, movie nights at home, mint chocolate chip ice cream, rugby, being a mama, and baking/cooking with my kiddo.

“Kinds words are short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” -Mother Teresa

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Ms. Melissa- Floater

I was borned and raised in Hamilton, Ohio. I married my best friend on October 1, 2011. I was raised by George and Mary Gerding. I have an older sister and an older brother. I have a wonderful husband, a beautiful daughter, and a dog named Bruiser!

A few of my favorite things include; scrapbooking, diamond painting, reading, and playing games on my phone.

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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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