Teachers

West Center

Tami Miller, Infant Teacher

Infant Teacher

My name is Tami Miller. I am married and have a teenage son. I have bee a daycare professional since 1999. Working with infants since 2005. I love working with children and I am so glad to be here.

Melinda Barto, Infant Teacher

Infant Teacher

My name is Melinda Barto. I have been employed with the Kendallville Day Care Center since September 2004. I have obtained my CDA credential. I have run my own in-home day care in Berlin, German for two years. Following that I worked on military bases with children of all ages. I also have traveled the world and have had the privilege to work with many children and parents of all origins. I have one daughter that I have raised and she is now an adult on her own.

Rena Schumm, Toddlers Teacher

Toddlers & Twos Teacher

Hi, my name is Rena Schumm. My husband, Jeff, and I got married in 1976. We have 3 grown children, 6 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. I have lived in Kendallville most of my married life. I started at this child care in the beginning of 2012. I will be obtaining my CDA in the fall of 2015. I love working here in the infant and toddler rooms. I love taking care of children.

Faye Godsey, Twos Teacher

Twos Teacher

My name is Faye Godsey. I live in Rome City with my husband Marc and we have 2 children and 7 grandchildren. I earned my CDA in April of 2011, and renewed it in January 2015. I have worked at the Kendallville Day Care Center since 2009. I have worked with infants, toddlers, and 4 & 5’s. I am currently working with 2 year olds. In my spare time I enjoy reading, gardening, and spending time with my family.

Cheryl Stadtfeld, 2.5 - 3 year old teacher

2 1/2 – 3 Year Old Teacher

Hi, I’m Cheryl Stadtfeld. I have lived in Kendallville all my life. My husband is Eric and we have one son. After High School I went to Ivy Tech and got a Technical Certificate in Medical Secretarial/Insurance. I worked for 21 years in the medical/dental field. Since 2000, I have worked in child care. I have worked with infants through four-years-old. I am very honored to be able to have a part in each child’s life that has been in my classroom.

Claudette Shepherd, Preschool Teacher

Preschool (3 & 4’s) Teacher

My name is Claudette Shepherd. I have been with the Kendallville Day Care Center since 1989. I enjoy working with the children. I love to take walks, plant flowers, and ride motorcycles.

Renea Vice, Preschool Teacher

Preschool (3 & 4’s) Teacher

My name is Renea Vice. I have worked at the Kendallville Day Care Center since July 2006. I currently work in the 3 and 4 year old classroom with Mrs. Claudette. I like gardening and working in my flower beds in my leisure time. I also like watching Nascar and football, taking walks, and enjoying the outdoors.

Kim Sowles, Preschool Teacher

Preschool (4 & 5’s) Teacher

My name is Kim Sowles. I attended Rochester College where I obtained a degree in Business Administration with a minor in Early Childhood Education. I interned at Rochester College Preschool. Since graduating I have work with children of various ages in child care and preschool settings as well as teaching bible classes and working with the youth group at church. In my free time I enjoy spending time with friends and family and I enjoy reading.

 

East Center

Martha Walker, Preschool Teacher

Preschool (3 & 4’s) Teacher

Hello! My name is Martha Walker. I started working at the Kendallville Day Care Center in 1986. I am the lead teacher for the 3 and 4 years old classroom. In 2002 I received my Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. It has never been a dull moment working with young children; they will amaze you. I have three children and three grand-children of my own. My husband and I enjoy traveling and riding our motorcycle.

Dana Streich, School Age Teacher

School-Age Teacher

My name is Dana. I began working at Kendallville Day Care Center in November 2011. In December 2013, I obtained my Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. I love working with children knowing that each day will be a new adventure. One of the greatest parts of my job is educating the community about Autism Awareness and the importance of acceptance. My husband and I have two children, Tanner & Gracelynn. I enjoy anything that involves being outdoors or being with animals! Most of all, I love spending time with my family & friends making lifetime memories.

Lacie Kirkpatrick, Preschool Assistant Teacher

Preschool Assistant Teacher

My name is Laci and I started at Kendallville Day Care Center in February 2017. I am an Assistance Teacher in the Preschool Classrooms. I have wanted to be a teacher since I was in the first grade. I love working with children because every day is a new day. I am looking to further my professional development in the education field. I am the mother of a handsome little boy and a beautiful little girl. My husband and I like to spend our time with family and outdoors. I am a huge Ohio State football fan and enjoy Komet hockey as well.

Jessica Fuller, Cook

Cook

My name is Jessica. I have been working at the Kendallville Day Care Center since January 2016. I have always enjoyed working with children. My passion started in High School when I worked at a child care center for a vocational class. I am a proud mom of a busy little boy. We love to spend time together by being outside and RC racing. We enjoy watching our favorite football team on TV, the Green Bay Packers.

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