MEET OUR STAFF!
Ms. Nichole Lead
Birthday: September 23rd
Ms. Nichole is Lead Infant Teacher. She has been with us since 2013. Ms. Nichole has an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Her favorites are bright rainbow colors and cats.
Ms. Mary Assistant
Birthday: November 12
Ms. Mary is our Infant Assistant Teacher, she has been with us since 2013. She is currently enrolled in in service trainings and looks forward to learning as much as she can by furthering her education in the area of infant development. She loves the colors pink, purple and blue. Her favorite food is chicken paprikash and favorite animals are giraffes and elephants. Ms. Mary’s two children keep her very busy.
Ms Samantha Aide
Ms Samantha is our afternoon infant aide. She joined our team in 2017. Ms Samantha has worked in childcare for several years and has been a lead toddler teacher. She has been studying early childhood education at Tri-c,recently she changed her major to nursing and hopes to be a pediatric nurse.
Ms. Chelsea Lead
Ms Chelsea is our Lead Toddler Teacher, she joined our team in 2017. She has worked in childcare since 2009 and has completed courses at Tri-C. She hopes to return to school in the future to obtain a degree in business and possinly open her own childcare center one day. Her favorites include singing, her puppies, purple, and animals.
Ms. Cynthia Assistant
Ms. Cynthia is our Toddler Assistant teacher. She has been with us since 2014. She holds her certificate in Early Childhood from Polaris Career Center and looks forward to someday expanding her education. Her favorites are crafts, doing hair, red, chicken alfredo, and pandas.
Ms. Taylor Aide
Ms Taylor is our Toddler Aide. She joined our team in 2017. Ms Taylor is a current student at Tri-C in the early childhood education program. She is a colorguard instructor at Avon High School and St Eds! She plans to graduate with her assciates degree and become a preschool teacher.
Ms. Heather LEAD
Birthday: August 20th
Ms. Heather is our Prek #1 Lead Teacher; she has been with Smart Start since May of 2003. She graduated in 2006 from Baldwin Wallace with bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, she has more recently graduated with her Masters in Education from Brown University. Ms. Heather started in this field because she enjoyed being around children her whole life. You might find her at Luchita’s her favorite restaurant or at her favorite place her parent’s pool. Her favorites include, green, Charlotte’s Web, pizza, black tea, and lemonade.
Ms. Ghazal Assistant
Ms. Ghazal has been with us since April of 2016
Ms. Ghazal is one of our preschool assistant teachers. She has studied and earned her CDA at Polaris Career Center. Ms. Ghazal enjoys reading, and cooking. Her favorites are cats, seafood and the colors pink and red.
Ms. Haley Aide
Birthday : 5/20
Ms Haley is one of our afternoon preschool aides, she started with us in 2017. She is studying at Tri-C in the field of ECED. Ms Haley loves shopping, and being outdoors. Her favorites inclue pink, coral, bagels, pizza dogs and dolphins.
MS Melissa M. PM AIDE
Ms Melissa M Is one of our afternoon preschool aides, she started with us in 2017. She has completed her assocaites of liberal arts, and is currently working on her Early Childhood Education. Ms Melissa loves reading, wrting,and spending time with family. Her favorites include black, white, grey,blue, chicken and dogs.
Ms. Mckenzie Lead
Ms. McKenzie is our lead preschool teacher. She joined our team in 2016, and has worked with our toddlers and school age children. She attended Baldwin Wallce for education and will be continuing her studies at CSU. She enjoys baking, shopping and doing crafts. Her favorites are pink, purple, pizza and koala bears.
Ms Miranda Aide
Ms Miranda is our Preschool #2 Aide. She is currently a student at Tri-c majoring in Early Childhood Education. She enjoys shopping and cosmetology. Her favorites are pizza, koalas and the color pink.
SUB and Float
Birthday: June 8th
Ms. Monica is our Substitute teacher. She has been with Smart Start since 2005, she started with us because of her love of children. You might find her at Si Senor her favorite restaurant. Ms. Monica loves spending time at home with her daughter Lexi. She loves Dr Seuss books, yellow, iced tea, and Mexican food.