top of page

Name: Brooke Rigdon
Director (Barrington of Upper Arlington)
Hometown: West Chester, Ohio
Education: Master’s Degree in Child Development, Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family Science

Experience: I completed my graduate research at the A. Sophie Rogers Laboratory School at The Ohio State University in a Reggio inspired mix-aged group setting.  I fell in love with project work and working with families.  I have experience as a Lead Infant Teacher where I loved the creativity of being a teacher.  For 3 years, I was the Manager of Early Childhood Programs and Operations at COSI where I grew my love for science and connecting it with early childhood.  In the most recent 5 years, I was a Training and Curriculum Specialist at a large military child care center in Ohio, where I worked with mostly with teachers and developing their love for the classroom and working with children. 

Hobbies: I love reading spending time with family and friends, traveling to new and familiar places and reading a new book.  I mostly love watching my daughter experience new and exciting adventures in her life.

Family: My husband and I live in Powell with our 4-year-old daughter, Amelia.  We enjoy traveling to Cincinnati and Indiana where most of our extended family lives!

Name: Tanisha Jackson
Role: Assistant Director

Hometown: Hartsgrove, Ohio

Education:  Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Development

Experience: I graduated from Columbus State Community College with a degree in early childhood. After working as a teaching assistant and programs coordinator at The Ohio State University Child Development Center, my love for the field grew. I was then inspired to obtain my degree and have been teaching in the classroom for 13 years with experience ranging from children 6 weeks old to school age. My positions have progressed from a teaching assistant to being a lead infant teacher, lead toddler teacher, to an assistant director.


Hobbies: Reading, cooking, Pinterest projects

Name: Margie Green                      
Role: Lead Pre-K Teacher

Hometown: Huron, OH

Education: B.S. From The Ohio State University

Experience: 10 Years at The Ohio State University Child Care Center 12 years at Mary Evans Child Development Center

Hobbies: Playing cards, jigsaw puzzles, cooking

Family: I have a 14 year old son, Colin and I have 3 brothers and 3 sisters.

Name: Rita Hauman                      
Role: Organic Chef         

Hometown: New Philadelphia, OH         

Education: Associates in Patiesserie and Baking

Experience: Head Pastry Chef- Cielo, Boca Raton for Gordon Ramsey, Head Baker at Northstar Cafe

Hobbies: Reading, Crafting, Baking

Family:  My husband is Jon and we have 2 sons, Mason and Hayes

Name: Shelly Gauntt   
Role: Lead Infant Teacher

Hometown:  Belle Center, Ohio

Education: B.S. from The Ohio State University in Early Childhood

Experience: 19 years of experience working in childcare with infants.

Hobbies: Movies, hanging out with my family

Family:  My husband is Ethan and we have a son, Colt, and a daughter, Chloe.

Name: Maddie Tuthill
Role: Assistant Toddler Teacher

Hometown:  Plain City, OH

Education: 2 Year Certification in Early Childhood Education from Tolles Career Center

Experience: Counselor for VBS in Worthington, 3 years of babysitting experience, 2 years of experience with preschoolers at Tolles 

Hobbies: Writing

Family: I live with my mother and younger brother

Name: Kaelyn Bryant
Hometown: , OH

Name: Esmeralda Ventura
Role: Pre-K Assistant
Hometown: Columbus, OH
Education: Graduated from Hilliard Bradley and attended Tolles Technical Center for 2 years and graduated with a certificate in Early Childhood Education
Experience: Worked for a child care center in Dublin for almost 2 years
Hobbies: Love bike riding, playing Sudoku, and coloring in my adult coloring book
Family: I live with my boyfriend in Columbus. We have a beautiful daughter named Mia and we are currently expecting our second child!!

Name: Jenn Lee
Role: Center Support Teacher/Art Teacher
Hometown: Syracuse, NY
Education: BA in Fine Arts from The Ohio State University
Experience: I’ve worked in Childcare since I was 19 years old!
Hobbies: Art, hiking, traveling, and scary movies!
Family:  I have twin brothers who live in Columbus and my parents live in Springboro, OH.  I have a HUGE family in New York!

Name: Joanna Grayson

Name: Sadia Cherikh

Name: Sadia Cherikh

bottom of page