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Dublin Location

Teacher Biographies

Name: Katie Osborne
Assistant Director
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
Education: Obtained her Associates in Applied Science specializing in Early Childhood Education from the University of Cincinnati.
Experience: I have eight years’ experience in working in child care, mostly with toddler and school aged students.  I have previously worked at Primrose and KinderCare, gaining all the knowledge and experience to help me be the best toddler teacher I can be!
Hobbies: I love to spend time with my family and with my son.  He is my life!  I also enjoy fishing and hanging out with friends.
Family: I live in Grove City with my husband, Jeremy, and my son Logan, who is here at Barrington and Mason, who was born in 2016
I am a teacher who is passionate about her work. I take pride in my classroom, my students, and myself as a teacher. I am a hard worker and truly dedicated to early childhood learning. I look forward to meeting you all and getting to know your little ones!

Name: Sierra Landacre

Hometown: Jamestown, Ohio

Classroom: Lead Infant teacher

Education: I attended Southern State Community College for Social Work.

Experience: I was an in-home nanny for two years before joining The Barrington School family. I also have experience working in an Alzheimer’s Special Care Center as a nurse assistant.

Hobbies: I love reading, crafting, fishing, and taking trips to the zoo.

Family: I live in Dublin, Ohio with my high school sweetheart, Steven; whom I was lucky enough to marry in 2010. My husband and I enjoy spoiling our daughter, Aby, on a daily basis.

Name: Jillian Dreshman
Classroom:Lead Young Toddler Teacher
Hometown: Springfield, Ohio
Education: Obtained my associates in child development from the council for professional recognition in Washington, DC
Experience: I have 16 years of experience in child care.  I previously worked at Goddard for 13 years as both an assistant and lead preschool teacher.
Hobbies: I love to travel, spend time with my family & donate my time to T.W.I.G. (Through Nationwide Children’s Hospital)
Family: I live in Westerville with my husband, Drew & my daughter, Charleigh, who is in the toddler room here at The Barrington School.

I am a teacher who loves to run a clean and organized classroom! I love planning all different types of activities and watching their little minds work.

Name: Ashley Jones

Hometown: Springfield, Ohio

Classroom: Toddler A Lead

Education: Two years certificate in Early Childhood Education.  Going back to school for Early Childhood Education Degree.

Experience: Four years in YMCA and child care facilities including summer camps.

Hobbies: Oil Painting

Family: Ashley and her girlfriend have two cats; Prince Harry and Jack-Jack as well as a dog named Riley.


Name: Megan McKelley

Hometown: North Canton, Ohio

Classroom: Chef

Education: I have studied at The Ohio State University and Columbus State Community College.

Experience: I have many years of babysitting a variety of different age groups. I have also been working in a restaurant for the past 8 years.

Hobbies: In my free time I love trying new recipes, hiking, and seeing live music.

Family: I currently live in Clintonville with my twin sister. I am the pet mom to one very ornery cat.


Name: Kim Pohorence

Hometown: Dublin, Ohio

Classroom: Lead Toddler teacher

Education: Attended Fairfeigh Dickenson University with course work toward a Bachelor of Science in Psychology 

Experience: My husband and I have owned and operated a jewerly store in Hilliard for the last 6 years. Working with children has always been my dream.  I have followed my dream by working here at The Barrington School as the toddler teacher.

Hobbies: I love spending time with my family and friends, working in my gardens, reading and dancing.

Family: My 15 year old son, husband and I live in Dublin.  We have 2 small dogs, Gemma, a shih tzu papillon and Holly, a miniature schnauzer.  We also have 2 cats; Baby, a bengal tabby mix and foxy, a domestic longhair mix.

Name: Kayla Morris

Hometown: Hilliard, Ohio

Classroom: PreKindergarten

Education: Working towards an Assiciates of Art at Columbus State.

Experience: I have been in a childcare setting my whole life, because my mother is a preschool teacher.  I have mainly worked in customer service but choose to follow my true passion, children.  I am a teacher who genuinely loves to be around kids and watch them learn and grow.

Hobbies: I love spending time with my family and friends, being outside and I also work part time at a horse stable.

Family: I currently live with my family in Mount Vernon, Ohio. I am a teacher who loves her kids and knowing that they are happy and taken care of. I am a hard worker and I love having a nice and organized classroom. I can’t wait to be a part of your child’s early years of learning!


Name: Bethany Mulkey
Hometown: London, Ohio
Classroom: Toddlers B
Education: Attended Jonathan Alder until my Junior year of school. I then transferred to Tolles Career and Technical Center, and studied Early Childhood Education: I graduated with a certification in Early Childhood Education.
Experience: My Mom had her own in-home daycare, so I've always been around children. I also helped babysit the children in my family. My Junior and Senior year of high school, I attended an Early Childhood Education program. While attending the ECE program, I worked with children of all different ages.
Hobbies: In my free time, I enjoy hunting and fishing with my fiance, and spending time with my family. 
Family: I am engaged to my fiance, TJ. Our daughter will be 1 in June. I have a brother named James, who I am really close with. I also have two wonderful parents named Larry and Lori, who have guided me through my whole life. 


Name: Christina Combs

Classroom: Lead Infant teacher

Education: Bachelor of Art in Business Administration

Experience: I have 7 years of experience working in child care.  I started out as an assistant for all age groups from infant to kindergarten.  After gaining all the experience working with all age groups I became a lead toddler teacher. I am now enjoying my time in preschool.

Hobbies: I enjoy traveling, dancing and snowboarding.

Family: I love to spend time with my family - they are my world!!


Name: Sarah Mengerink

Hometown: Van Wert, Ohio

Classroom: Prekindergarten Lead

Education: Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Ohio State University

Experience: 2nd grade teacher in Groveport. Four years of field experience at Ohio State University and student taught in 1st grade.

Hobbies: Biking, movies and playing piano

Family: Sarah has 2 siblings, 4 nephews and 1 niece


Hometown: Hilliard, Ohio

Classroom: Kindergarten Enrichment Lead

Education: Obtained my Bachelors of Arts in Education from Piedmont College. I also have an Associates degree in Equine Science.

Experience:  I have worked as a Preschool and Pre-K teacher over over 14 years. I have experience as assistant director at KinderCare.

Hobbies: I love to horseback ride, hike, teach Zumba, dance and run.

Family: My parents reside in North Carolina and my sister lives in Powell with her husband and 3 children.


Name: Amy Morris

Classroom: Preschool Co-Lead

Hometown: Hilliard, Ohio

Education: Obtained my Associates degree in Early Childhood Development from Columbus State Community College.

Experience: I have over 10 years of experience working with infants through preschool age children. I also spent 13 years working with special needs preschool aged children within the public school system.

Hobbies: I enjoy family time! I also enjoy camping, fishing, OSU football and most of all watching my boys play baseball.

Family: I grew up in Hilliard and graduated from Hilliard High school when there was only one high school. I have 3 amazing children. A 21 year old daughter who has a love for working with children. Twin 17 year old boys who are both involved in baseball. As a family we spend a lot of time at the baseball games and enjoying every minute of it!


Name: Amy Slaughenhoupt

Classroom: Young Toddler Lead

Hometown: Garfield Heights, Ohio

Experience: I operated a home day care center in Cleveland for several years before relocating to Columbus. Most recently, I was a nanny for 3 sweet girls over the last 3 years here in Dublin.

Hobbies: I love spending time with my family, doing Zumba and shopping!

Family: I live in Delaware with my high school sweetheart, Chris. We have 2 children –Brandon, 21 years old and Logan, 14 years old as well as our fur baby, Shamrock.

Name: Sarah Davis

Classroom: Infant

Hometown: Flushing, Michigan

Education: Early & Middle Childhood Studies at The Ohio State University, Graduation Summer 2017

Experience: Has been working with children of all ages for the past five, including working with inner city Columbus high school students.

Hobbies: Reading, shopping and spending time with friends

Family: Sarah lives with her younger sister in Columbus with their two dogs.

Name: Nevada Fields

Hometown: Dublin, Ohio

Education: Obtained my Associates degree in Business. I am looking forward to returning to school to obtain a degree in Early Childhood Education.

Experience: I have volunteered at my church.

Hobbies: I enjoy cooking, reading, spending time with my family and watching Netflix.

Family: My mom and my 12 year old Shih Tzu, Lucky.

Name: Aditi Ganguly

Hometown: Paterson, New Jersey

Classroom: Preschool Co-Lead

Education: Graduated from Plymouth State University with a Bachelor of Art in Graphic Design, followed by a Masters of Art in Special Education K-12 from Ashland University.

Experience: 3 years as a preschool teacher and a private in-home tutor with school students.

Hobbies: Yoga, snowboarding, traveling, sports and design

Family: Mom, dad and younger brother

Name: Kirsten Roaden

Hometown:  South Vienna, Ohio

Classroom: Young Toddler A

Education: Currently in college

Experience: Preschool Teacher in Beavercreek, Ohio

Hobbies: Writing, Hanging with my babies and baking

Family: Son, Abel who as born in July of 2015 and Daughter, Olive who was born in June of 2016.

Name: Kelly Brecknridge

Hometown:  Ohio

Classroom: Chef/floater





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Name: Janae Schakel

Hometown:  Ohio

Classroom: Young Toddler





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Name: Tracy Dowling

Hometown:  Ohio

Classroom: Young Toddler





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Name: Melanie Kaye Walter

Hometown: Marysville, Ohio

Classroom: Floater

Education: Graduated from Marysville high school and is one year into her early childhood education degree from Columbus State Community college.

Experience: 8.5 years at a non profit center, 6.5 years she worked in teaching positions and the last 2 years she worked as the administrative assistant.

Hobbies: Melanie enjoys pinterest, listening to music, fishing, bonfires, hunting and spending time with family.

Family: Husband, James (JT) and stepson, Madyx

Name: Cindy Delaney

Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio

Classroom: Substitute teacher

Hobbies: Playing with grandchildren, scrap-booking and reading

Family: Husband Pat, 2 Daughters; Megan and Katie, 2 son-in-laws; Justin and Jeremy, 3 grandsons; Logan, Benjamin and Mason

Name: Trisha

Hometown: Ohio

Classroom: Young Toddler





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Name: Anaika Jean Baptiste

Hometown: , Ohio

Classroom: Infant





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Name: Courtney

Classroom: Floater

Education: Currently enrolled at Columbus State Community College

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