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
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