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  IDA KIDS CENTER
Meet The Staff:

Nancy Hunter,  Program Director and Preschool Lead Teacher
              Nancy Has been with the center since 1998, and became the
 director in 2004. She teaches one of the preschool classes, and enjoys
 her office duties as well.  Nancy has degrees from Western Michigan University and the University of Toledo.  She lives in Petersburg with her husband and has three children and a grandson.

Samandra Nighswander, Assistant Director and Preschool Lead Teacher
            Sam has her CDA credentials in early childhood and many college classes from Kent State University and Hiram College.  She has been 
with I.K.C. since 2002.  She is an assistant in one preschool class, and 
the lead teacher in the other two classes. Sam lives in Ida with her 
husband and has three daughters and a grandson.

Lisa Begeman Preschool Assistant, Caregiver
           Lisa has been with the center since 2001.  She is an assistant in  all three of our preschool classes.  Lisa opens on Fridays and works with the older children after school.  She has three grown children and lives in
 Monroe.       

Chelsea Daniels,  Toddler Lead Teacher
           Chelsea has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood.  She 
works mainly mornings, and Friday afternoons.  Chelsea works 
exclusively with the toddler group.  She attended I.K.C. when she 
was growing up.

Heather Manor,   Preschool Assistant, Caregiver  
            Heather works with many different groups throughout the week.  
She is an Ida graduate, and lives in Monroe with her husband and three children.  All of her children attended our preschool program.    

Jodi Zeiler,  Caregiver
           Jodi has returned to us after a break for a few years to watch her
 son's sports activities.  She has three children, three grandchildren,
 and lives here in Ida.  Jodi works  with the younger  children and
 the school age group.

Chris Knaggs,  Caregiver
                  Chris is a graduate of Monroe High School, but has two children who attend Ida.  She will be working with all of the age groups throughout    the week.  Chris also works with one of the youth groups here at Prince of Peace.

 Kaylee Schwisow,  Caregiver
                     Kaylee is a Dundee High School graduate.  She is working
 with many of the different groups here at the center.  You will also 
see her bright and early a couple of mornings per week.

Brooke Ryan,  Caregiver
                     Brooke is an Ida High School graduate.  She is majoring  in Early Childhood Education at MCCC.  Brooke will be working later in the day with the daycare and school age groups.  She was in our preschool class when she was a little girl!

Stephanie Ott,  Financial Director and Caregiver,
                      Stephanie is returning to us after completing her degree in 
Health Care Administration and Business from the University of Toledo. She has also been married since she was here last.   Please feel free to contact Stephanie with any of your financial questions.  She will also still be in the classrooms a few days a week.

Susan McCoy,  Caregiver
                 Susan will be working with all ages of children. She will be here mainly in the afternoons, but she may open from time to time as well. Susan is a Dundee High School graduate and has been involved with the Special Olympics.  

Kelsey Slocum,  Daycare Lead Teacher
                   Kelsey will be working all mornings with the three and four year old daycare children.  She is from Ohio and has a Bachelor's degree from Bowling Green State University in Early Childhood Education.     Kelsey lives in Monroe with her husband and two dogs.