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Jim and Cathy Sunderman- Owners

Jim Sunderman is a graduate of Xavier University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Jim has over 40 years of management experience. Jim and Cathy are also the owners of the All About Kids West Fork location. Jim was the successful owner of an independent grocery store for many years. The grocery business ran in his family and he was the fourth generation to take up the trade. After the family sold the store, Jim was approached with the idea of building a childcare center on the west side of town. He was impressed with the quality of care at All About Kids Liberty Township when he went for a visit, and decided that this would be a wonderful opportunity for his family. Jim is very involved at both centers and you will often see Rosie, Jim’s beagle, right by his side while he is working at the center. 

Cathy Sunderman graduated from The University of Cincinnati with an associate degree in 1979. Jim and Cathy were married in 1980 and have four daughters and six grandchildren. She spent many years as a stay-at-home mother and also cared for a few children in her house as well. During this time, she was a Girl Scout leader, softball coach, and girl’s basketball co-coordinator at St. Ignatius School. Cathy worked alongside Jim at the grocery store with their four daughters. She now helps out at both daycare centers and works part-time at a local insurance agency.

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Kelli Banks- Director

Hello, my name is Kelli Banks and I am the Director of the All About Kids Oak Hills location. I really enjoy working with the children, families, and staff at All About Kids and have been the Director since 2015. I have over 34 years of experience in childcare. I was the Assistant Director at my last center and spent 30 years of my career there. Before becoming an Assistant Director, I worked in several positions at the center throughout the years. In 2009, I obtained my Child Development Associate and have had many specialized training classes in Early Childhood Education. I am very excited to have the opportunity to spend time with your children and get to know you as well.

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy my special time with my fur babies Cash and June, both Shih Tzu’s. I like going to the movies, going to the pool and working in my flower garden.

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Carly Oborn- Business Manager

 

Hi, my name is Carly Oborn and I have been working with All About Kids Childcare and Learning Center since 2008. In 2005, I graduated from The College of Mount Saint Joseph with a bachelor’s degree in business. I first started working when I was a child at my family’s grocery store on Beekman Street. I learned many good life lessons at that store and am grateful to have had that experience. When my family decided to open the All About Kids Green Township location, I was excited about the new opportunity. I worked out of our West Fork Road location for five years and have been working between both locations since we opened the Filview Circle location in 2013. I love watching the children learn and grow. It’s amazing to see how much they change in the course of a couple of years. Now that my husband, Andy, and I have a daughter and young son, I see first hand how precious these years are because they pass by so quickly. I am so lucky to have the opportunity to work with such wonderful children, families and co-workers!

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Allyson Branstetter- Assistant Director

Hi! My name is Allyson Branstetter. I’m excited for the opportunity to be the     Assistant Director here at All About Kids Oak Hills! Previously, I worked for All About Kids at the Mason and Fairfield Township locations from 2009–2015.

Most recently, I was the Assistant Director at the Fairfield Township All About Kids. My husband Zach, and I live in Fairfield. We don’t have any children yet, but we have a very spoiled Doberman-Lab named Rosey. In our free time, we love to travel and ride roller coasters.

 

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Liah Earls- Front Desk Manager

Hi, my name is Liah Earls.  I graduated from Mother of Mercy High School in 2002.  After High School, I attended Cincinnati State and received my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education.  I went on to Union Institute and University where I received my Bachelors Degree and Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education.

I am married and have 2 boys, CJ, who is 5, and Connor, who is 3.  In my free time, I love being with my family and playing on our family softball team.

I look forward to working with new parents and their children as well as new staff members!

 

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Tara Stephens- Kitchen Manager

 

Hi! My name is Tara Stephens and I am very excited to be a part of the All About Kids team! I have worked with children for many years and truly have a passion for childcare. I have three children of my own and they keep me pretty busy. I also have ten cats that I adore. In my spare time I enjoy knitting, cooking, scrap booking, stamp collecting, square dancing and playing video games.

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Angela Taphorn- Infant Teacher, Room 1

 

Hi, my name is Angie Taphorn. I am very excited to be working at All About Kids and spending time with your children. When I graduated from high school, I worked at a day care for three years until I had my first child. I then became a stay-at-home mom. I am now the mom of five children and a grandmother of two beautiful little girls. In 2010, I went back to working at a childcare center. I have worked with children of all ages. I enjoy camping, reading and being outside. I am also very active in my kids sports, and their Boy Scouts. I look forward to meeting you and being the caregiver for your child!

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Emily Jorden- Infant Teacher, Room 1

 

Hi, my name is Emily Jorden! I’ve worked with children since I was 13 years old. I started babysitting for families around my neighborhood when I was younger. I’ve worked in different childcare centers and have over 20 years of experience. I began working with toddlers in the 2-year-old classroom, and then moved to the infant room and worked with the 9-12-month-old infants. I really enjoy hanging out with my family and friends in my spare time and my favorite hobby is shopping. I look forward to meeting each one of you and being able to watch your child learn and grow.

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Olivia Kusch-Kavanagh- Infant Teacher, Room 1

Hi, my name is Olivia Kusch-Kavanagh. I graduated from Covington Latin School in 2013 and just recently graduated from Mount St. Joseph University. My major was Intervention Specialist for Students with Mild/Moderate Needs, which is a long way of saying being a special education teacher. I have 5 years of camp experience. I really enjoy working with younger kiddos. In my spare time, I’m usually hanging out with my family. I have one older sister, who is in law school. I’m really excited about working at All About Kids and gaining more knowledge about working with kids.

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Tara Bailey- Infant Teacher, Room 2

Hello, my name is Tara Bailey. I am the mother of 3 children. I have 3 grandchildren that call me Mimi. I have many years of experience working with children. I enjoy helping children learn. I love spending time with my family and doing lots of activities with my grand-babies. I am excited to be a part of the team at All About Kids and working with all the families!

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Sara Cassiere- Infant Teacher, Room 2

My name is Sara Cassiere and I would like to start off by saying how excited I am for the opportunity to teach at All About Kids. I’m looking forward to meeting you, the parents, as I begin working with your children and caring for their needs as well as promoting a safe environment for them to learn.

I have attended Cincinnati State and graduated in 2010 receiving my Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Care and Education and an Associate Pre-Kindergarten Teaching License. I also received three certificates: Infant/Toddler, Early Childhood Teacher Assistant and Early Childhood Care Education Literacy Certificate. I’m certified in First Aid, CPR and Child Abuse.

I’ve worked as a childcare provider for 5 years and nothing brings me more happiness then caring for young children. I enjoy seeing that “aha” moment and although I’m the teacher, they in turn teach me as well.

I love children with all my heart and I enjoy being a child care provider for them. I enjoy teaching and caring for young children and I’m looking forward to sharing knowledge and helping each child based on their individual needs at All About Kids.

I would like to teach the children about respecting each other and believing in themselves. I would like the parents to know that I’m here to work with them and to help with their children as they grow.

In my spare time, I enjoy getting manicures and pedicures, spending time with my family and friends, going to the movies, listening to music and shopping.

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Lindsie Reinhold- Infant Teacher, Room 2

Hi, my name is Lindsie Reinhold. I’m very excited to start my journey here at All About Kids! I graduated from Colerain High School in 2015. After high school, I attended Mount St. Joseph University, where I am currently enrolled, studying Early Childhood Education. Alongside of my studies, I student teach. I currently hold my associates degree and am working towards my bachelors degree. It has been my dream to be a teacher since I can remember. I have a passion for impacting the lives and educating the youth of today. I have experience babysitting for many family friends, for children of all ages ranging from 6 weeks to 10 years old.

In my free-time, I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and fur baby, my cat, Cookie. My hobby is to do make-up, on myself and others. I am very open. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask! I look forward to working alongside your children and helping them grow daily!

 

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Cheryl Law- Infant Teacher, Room 3

Hello! My name is Cheryl and I am 21 years old. I went to Oak Hills High School and I am currently studying Early Childhood Education and Art at Mount Saint Joseph University. I live with my parents, brother, and two cats named Lilly and Ember. I love watching Disney movies, making art, and reading books. I have been a babysitter for three years and I also volunteer as a tutor at Saylor Park Elementary School. I have a huge passion for working with children and I am very excited to begin my journey at All About Kids!

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Cara Streithorst- Infant Teacher, Room 3

Hi! My name is Cara Striethorst and I’m very excited to be working at All About Kids. I started working with children when I babysat for families around my neighborhood. I have always had a love for children. I graduated Oak Hills High School in 2017 and I am now attending The University of Cincinnati. I love to meet new people and spend time with my friends and family. I look forward to meeting the children and watching them grow!

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Savanna Morgan- Infant Teacher, Room 3

Hello families! My name is Savanna Morgan. I’m 18 years old and graduated from Oak Hills High School and Diamond Oaks Career Campus.

My Junior and Senior year at Diamond Oaks, I studied Early Childhood Education. I love working with children and helping them learn and grow. Eventually I will be going back to school to study to become a Kindergarten Teacher.

In my spare time, I really enjoy hanging out with my friends and family. I am so excited to start working with your little bundles of joy! I can’t wait to start my journey at All About Kids. I look forward to meeting you all.

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Mary Ann Moellman- Young Toddler Teacher, Room 4

Hi, my name is Mary Ann Moellman. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education. I have worked with children for over 30 years. I have always loved working with children all my life. I am very excited about joining All About Kids and continuing my career here working with the toddlers.

I am single and live with my extended family of my sister, her husband, nephew and my father. We are a very close family. I love baking and cooking. My life has been filled with the love I get from my family and the children I have taken care of the past 30 years.

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Stephanie Fronk- Young Toddler Teacher, Room 4

Hello my name is Stephanie Fronk and I am 22 years old. I am excited to be working with your children. I also work at a dry cleaners during the morning. I graduated from Colerain High School and I also attended Butler Tech Vocational School for Early Childhood Education during my junior and senior years. I feel that I am kind, responsible, and sweet. I am very excited to be joining the All About Kids team and ready to get started with building a relationship with all the children and their families!

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Ashley Hessling- Toddler Teacher, Room 5

Hi, my name is Ashley Hessling and I am twenty two years old. I live with my parents, Steve and Patty, along with my bothers, Ryan and Jake, in the house that my Dad grew up in. I have lived in Cincinnati my entire life.

I attended St. Jude Elementary School and graduated from Mother of Mercy High School in 2013. That fall, I attended Xavier University and was enrolled in their nursing program for three semesters. I am currently taking a little time off from school.

The day after I graduated high school, I started working at Auctions by Maggie. I was responsible for setting up a room for auctions that were held every week and also worked as a cashier. I worked there for about a year and a half until I received a job offer from All About Kids, which I’m excited to start! I think that this job is a good fit for me because I have always been around young kids and am really good with them.

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Maria Hessling- Toddler Teacher, Room 5

Hi! My name is Maria Hessling. I am 18 years old. I attended Seton High School for three years and then I transferred to Taylor High School, from which I recently graduated. I also play soccer for UC Clermont with an undecided Major.

I am the youngest of four children. I have two older brothers, Ryan and Jake. I also have a sister, Ashley, who currently works in Room 5 as well.  Jake used to be a school age teacher at All About Kids until he moved to Charleston, South Carolina.

I enjoy playing soccer and FIFA, reading and horse back riding in my free time. I look forward to working with your kids!

 

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Katie Nierlich- Older Toddler Teacher, Room 6

Hello, I would like to introduce myself as Katie Nierlich. I graduated in 2011 from Oak Hills High School and I recently received my associate degree in Computer Information Technology from Ivy Tech Community College. I love being outdoors-camping, hiking and fishing. I also love swimming and being in the warm weather, but I also love the snow. I have four dogs, two labs (a yellow and a chocolate), a dachshund, and a Saint Bernard named Maggie. Last year, I married the love of my life, Anthony. I have been babysitting since I was 15 years old and worked at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church for 4 years. At the church, I worked in the nursery and learned a lot from them. I hope that I can make an impact on your child’s life and can’t wait to build a relationship with you!

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Karen Colon- Older Toddler Teacher, Room 6

Hi, my name is Karen and I’m thirty five years old and I was born and raised in Puerto Rico. My first language is Spanish. I’m a mother of two children, Gian  and Ashley. I have 8 years of experience in early childhood and my experiences with children have been successful and positive. I’m looking forward to working with you and your children and I’m very excited and happy to be a part of the All About Kids team!

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Savannah Lee- Preschool Teacher, Room 7

Hi, my name is Savannah Lee and I am beyond excited to start working with your children. I am currently nineteen years old. I am the baby in the family and I grew up with 3 older brothers (TJ, Nick &   Brandon), crazy right?

I graduated from Oak Hills High School in 2016. I adore babysitting and watching children as they grow. They have such  personalities! My other hobbies are gymnastics and going on adventures and I love to travel as well!

 

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Rachael Lachtrupp- Preschool Teacher, Room 7

Hello, my name is Rachael Lachtrupp and I’m so excited to be able to build my experience in childcare at All About Kids!

I am twenty years old and an Early Childhood Education major at Mount St. Joseph University. I am looking forward to learning from your children and gaining valuable experience that will be useful in my future classroom.

During this past year, I have been tutoring at Cheviot Elementary. I also have previous childcare experience in babysitting. My sister is six years younger than me and just started high school. I love making time for family, friends, reading and Netflix.

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Roni Murray- Pre-Kindergarten, Room 8

Hello everyone! My name is Roni and I am very excited to be joining the staff at All About Kids.

I graduated from McAuley High School in 2014. After high school, I enrolled at Mount St. Joseph University for a degree in nursing. I spent two years going through nursing school and realized that it just was not for me. I switched my major, and in May of 2019, I will be graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.

I have almost three years of experience in a childcare setting, but many more years of experience with babysitting all different ages. Teaching has become such a huge part of my life and I am very thankful to be able to fulfill my dream of teaching by being a part of the All About Kids team.

When I am not at work or going to school, you can find me spending time with my family and my fiance. Along with spending time with my family, I love reading, being outside, and getting manicures! I am looking forward to meeting you and working with your children. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask.

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Lacey Sunderhaus- Pre-Kindergarten, Room 8

Hi, my name is Lacey Sunderhaus. I am currently 19 years old and graduated from Oak Hills High School. I currently attend Cincinnati State and am undecided on my major. I come from a family of four and have one sister. We have three cats; Jingles, D.J, and Bocca, and a dog named Peanut. I also enjoy music and art, and played violin in our high school orchestra. I have many years of experience babysitting children, ages newborn to 4 years old. I am looking forward to not only hanging out with your child every day, but helping them learn and grow. That is what makes the job very rewarding! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!

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Barb Muenchen- Pre-Kindergarten, Room 10

Hi! My name is Barb and I have lived in Cincinnati my entire life. I have over thirty years of experience in Early Childhood Education. I have a degree in Child Development and Early Childhood Education from the University of Cincinnati, and I specialize in Kindergarten readiness.

My daughter is a graduate of The University of  Cincinnati, with a Communications degree, and a certificate in Public Relations. My wonderful husband, Ed, and I live in Dent. I am also an artist and enjoy gardening and traveling.

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Karen Fay- Pre-Kindergarten, Room 10

Hello my name is Karen Fay. I graduated from McAuley High School in 2010. After high school, I went to Mount St. Joseph University to pursue my passion of working with children. I have my Bachelors Degree in Special Education. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I look forward to meeting you and working with your children.

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Debbie Fuson- School Age Teacher, Room 9

Hi, my name is Debbie Fuson and I am very excited to be a part of the team here at All About Kids. I have worked with children of all ages for over 34 years. My experience includes working at Cincinnati Public Schools as an assistant for Special Ed children, working with The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati as a Program Leader, and also working as a GED instructor for non-profit organizations. I am a proud mother of 4 and Mamaw of 5. My passion in life is to be able to help put a smile on a child’s face and to further their education with my experience. My favorite past time hobbies are going to flea markets, yard sales, and auctions. I have dedicated my life to working with children by helping them further their education so they can be successful in whatever path they may choose to follow.

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Laura Bickers- School Age Teacher, Room 9

Hello, my name is Laura Bickers and I am so excited to be here at All About Kids! I am a mother to one little girl, who isn’t so little anymore. She just started attending Bridgetown Jr. High this year. Time flies, and they grow up so quickly. I am so happy that I get to be a part of your children’s lives and to help them grow and encourage them as they become amazing human beings!

Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I am the oldest of 6 children! I was 17 when the youngest was born. Bre, who also works here, is also my sister. I was like a second mama to the youngest ones! We are all very close and I give credit to them for the love and dedication I have for children. I also have a husband, Will, and we have been married for 13 years. For the first three years of our marriage he was in the Army and our first duty station was in Germany. This is also where our daughter was born and where I first started working with little ones. We had a very small housing area with one daycare center and this is where I worked. The kids I worked with so long ago have left a lasting impression on me. With my husband deployed, and having a newborn by myself, I decided it was time to take a break and cherish every day I could with my daughter.

Until recently, we lived in Clarksville, TN near Ft. Campbell, KY. This was our second duty station. During deployments and raising my little one, I began attending Paul Mitchell the School in Nashville. I became a licensed cosmetologist and I do that on the side! It’s such a fun and creative outlet for me! In my spare time I love to crochet and make things. Anything crafty is right up my alley.

Again, I am so excited to be working with your children! If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask. I can’t wait to meet you!

 

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Sydney Bigner- School Age Teacher, Room 9

Hi! My name is Sydney and I am so excited to being my journey at All About Kids.

My interest in child care began when I started babysitting for families a few summers ago in addition to being a crew leader for kids at a Vacation Bible School Camp hosted by my former grade school.

I am currently enrolled at Northern Kentucky University with an undeclared major, but I’m considering a potential interest in teaching. I’m looking forward to meeting and working with your children!

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Samantha Oder- Substitute Teacher

Hi, my name is Samantha Oder. I am 24 years old and I currently work at LaRosas’s on the weekends. In my spare time I enjoy babysitting, hanging out with friends, shopping, watching movies, going to the library and listening to music. Since graduating from Colerain High School, it has been my career goal to work with children. I am so excited to work at All About Kids! I look forward to getting to know all of the children, their families, and my co-workers!

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Lindsey Watters- Substitute Teacher and Floater

Hi, my name is Lindsey Watters! I graduated from Oak Hills High School in 2017 and am currently studying Psychology at Northern Kentucky University. I’ve always had a love for kids, and I have been babysitting/nannying for many years now. I cannot wait to form relationships with your children, hang out with them every day, and help them learn and grow! Besides children, my other passions include traveling, hanging out with friends and family, and playing with my three puppies! I’m so excited to be a part of the All About Kids team!

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Jillian Godar- Substitute Teacher and Floater

Hi, my name is Jillian Godar and I am 18 years old. I graduated from Seton High School and I am continuing my education at The University of Cincinnati studying psychology. I would like to have a career as a child life specialist one day. I have been babysitting for around six years and I’m so excited to start working at All About Kids because I truly enjoy being around children. I also enjoy running and being with family and friends.

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