I’ve been with Small Wonders since August of 2011, not long after Leslie opened the first location. I graduated from YSU with a PreKindergarten degree, and have also furthered my education by taking online classes through the University of Cincinnati. I love seeing the children grow and change through their years with us, especially the ones that start as a baby and leave for kindergarten. I also love to see when them years later after they have grown up, to see the great people they have become. Outside of work, my family and I like to spend time boating and four-wheeling. I also coach elementary school cheerleading.
School Age Teacher
I started at Small Wonders September 2017. It has been a wonderful experience getting to know everyone and creating a bond with the children. I plan to pursue my degree towards being a teacher or administrator. Outside of work and in my free time I love to swim, fish and have bonfires. Thank you all for allowing me to be apart of your children's lives. I hope to see more of you enroll at Small Wonders.
I graduated from Springfield High School in 2015. Previously I worked as an assistant teacher to a preschool class. It is my plan that each child enjoys learning and has a greater understanding of the lessons taught. I have a huge love of reading and I can’t wait to inspire your children as well. I am also planning activities to encourage the development each child’s creative skills and interests. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at any time. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your children's growth.
Please Welcome Our New Staff:
Kelly Zinni - Summer Volunteer
I started working at Small Wonders in October 2016. I am a mother of two with experience working in Head Start and the MRDD. I am currently seeking my CDA to further my education in infant childcare. I love my job, the best part for me is watching the children reach their milestones, such a joy. When I am not at work I enjoy my family time whether it be with our horses or camping.
School Age Teacher
I started working at Small Wonders June 2018. I love children and being able to work with them and to see them grow. I am currently working on getting my CDA to further my education in infants and toddlers. The trainings I have as of right now are CPR, First Aid, Child Abuse, Communicable Disease, and ServeSafe. In my free time I like to ride horses, hanging out with my friends, and sleeping. Looking forward to getting to know your child and you!
I work as the Human Resource Manager and liaison to the owner of Small Wonders Discovery and Learning Center. I am always looking for enthusiastic, compassionate, nurturing and professional educators to join our team! My goal is to maintain staff retention while fulfilling company staffing needs. I strive to create a work/life balance for all employees. As a role model to Small Wonders, I am devoted to create a positive culture in the workplace where people encourage each other, work as a team, and never want to leave Small Wonders. I LOVE SMALL WONDERS!
I started working at Small Wonders in May 2014. I have been a lead teacher for 2 years. I am currently attending Kent State to obtain my associates degree in Early Childhood Education . Outside of work, I like to spend time with my son Ethan.
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