of Springboro
790 N Main St, Springboro, OH 45066 • (937) 748-1260

Our Staff

 

Owners - Ed & Bonnie Doczy

Ed and Bonnie live in Springboro and have been involved in the community for years. They have been the owners of Kids 'R' Kids Springboro since its inception on April 1, 2002.  They have two children, Jordan and Samantha.  Even though their children are grown, their love for young learners and passion for quality education has never ceased.  Ed and Bonnie are very involved in the center's daily operations and are thrilled to be able to walk the halls, giving out smiles and hugs to all the children.

Owners- Ben & Sam Blizzard

Center Director- Tyler Mayhugh

My name is Tyler Mayhugh. I live in Miamisburg, OH. I graduated from Kenton Ridge High School in 2006. From there I went to Urbana University and graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2011 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Early Childhood Education. I have worked at Kids R Kids Learning Academy of Springboro since January 2013. In my free time, I enjoy playing golf, spending time with my family and attending sporting events. I love the family, friendly atmosphere at Kids R Kids and everything that Kids R Kids International offers for their franchises, staff, families, and students.

Assistant Director- Misty Cronk

My name is Misty Cronk. I am originally from Kentucky, and I have seven brothers. I am the mother to an adorable son named Cooper Bailee and my two dogs Abby and Autumn. I have Certification in Medical Secretarial Science, Medical Transcription and an Associate in Accounting.  Working with children has been a passion of mine since I was tiny. In my over 13 years of working with children, I have taught in classrooms with kids from 6 weeks of age to high school.  I am so blessed that I now have the opportunity to assist the front desk with the daily operations of the school. I am excited to be a part of your child’s educational journey

Curriculum Coordinator- April Brown

Hello, my name is April Brown. I have worked in Early Education for nearly 19 years spanning ages from 18th months through 8th grade.  I began my teaching career after working as an Accounts Payable and Office Manager, wanting to help young children develop a love for learning, as my teachers had done for her.  My career has included work at various child care centers, as well as an excellent charter school serving Pre-K to 8th grade.  I served as an assistant briefly before advancing to Lead Toddler Teacher while earning my Child Development Associate early in my career.  Since then, I have led Preschool and Pre-K classrooms, as well as taught Art and Reading Intervention.  I earned an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education in 2017 and now work as a Curriculum Coordinator, ensuring corporate and state compliance.  Also, I support and empower the teachers within the center by holding monthly strategy meetings, providing supplies and materials needed for curriculum, publishing a weekly staff newsletter, and rewarding star effort.  I’m a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and wish to advocate for early education at the local level.

In my spare time, I enjoy reading, talking with my daughter that lives in Chicago, Illinois, and tutoring several at-risk students across multiple subjects.

Administrative Assistant – Ibi Thomas

Hi, my name is Ibi Thomas! I am the mother of two kiddos, Dominic, my 16-year-old son and Isabella, my five-year-old daughter.  We live in Englewood with our dog, Lucky.  I grew up in Beavercreek graduating in 2001. I have been in the childcare field since 2002 fulfilling many roles.  I have taught children from toddlers all the way through school age, as well as worked in administration.  I have completed multiple trainings throughout the past 15 years. I look forward to working with all your kiddos, helping them extend their learning beyond their regular classrooms.

Administrative Assistant- Amanda Warren

Hello! My name is Amanda Warren. I was born and raised in Carlisle, Ohio. I have worked at Kids R Kids since 2010. I am currently a student at the University of Cincinnati studying Early Childhood Education. During my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my friends, family, and daughter.

Early Infant Lead Teacher- Marie Reno

My name is Marie Reno. I live in Hunter, Oh. I have worked at Kids R Kids Learning Academy of Springboro since 2014. I graduated from Ridgeville High School in 2001. From there I attended Miami University of Middletown where I graduated with my Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education in 2006. I love spending time with my four children, Cadence, Colton, Cayleigh and Chloe. I enjoy getting to know all of the families here at Kids R Kids.

Early Infant Assistant- Ashley Turner

Hello parents! My name is Ashley Turner, and I am one of the assistant teachers in our Infant Classroom. I have been working with kids for the past eight years, ranging from 6 weeks to 12 years old. I enjoy working with all age groups, but infants have become my favorite place to be. I love watching children soak up knowledge like a sponge, and get to explore the world around them. I graduated from Franklin High School in May 2010 and got my Educational Aide Certificate soon after. I started as a long-term substitute in the MH room for Franklin City Schools. Then, I worked as a bus aide for the preschool kids on the MH bus. From there, I decided to go back into the classroom and took a full-time Aide position in another MH room. I then taught Pre-K and Preschool classes before making a move to Kids R Kids in April. I have two children of my own: Lukas Charles and London James. I enjoy spending time with my two handsome boys and the rest of my family. I also enjoy playing sports and mashing up music.  

Early Infant Assistant- Rani Saunders

My name is Rani Saunders. I was born in Alaska and now live in Waynesville. I have a two-year-old son and a baby girl due in July.  In my spare time, I like hanging out with my family and friends. I have been working at Kids R Kids since 2016, and I love working here.

Infant Lead- Libbie Schreiber

My name is Libbie Schreiber, and I am super excited to be the Lead Teacher in the Infant room. I have my Bachelors of Science in Education from Bowling Green State University, focusing on Early Childhood Education with a minor in Theater. In my free time, I enjoy reading, crochet, cross-stitching and watching my husband play video games. My husband and I have been married for a year, and we have no children as of yet.

Infant Assistant- Hannah Pennington

Hello, my name is Hannah Pennington, and I am the assistant teacher in the Infant room! I am from Carlisle, Ohio. Currently, I am a Senior at Miami University with hopes to pursue a career in the Criminal Justice field.  When the weather is nice, I love riding my horse and spending time out in the barn, but during the winter months I love staying inside and doing crafts.

Infant Assistant- Kimber Thomas

Hello, my name is Kimber Thomas, and I am the assistant teacher in the infant room! I have worked in childcare for a year and enjoy watching kids learn and grow every day.  Currently, I attend Sinclair community college with hopes to pursue a career in social work. Outside of work and school I enjoy going on runs, going to the movies, spending time with my family and babysitting. I look forward to getting to know all of the families here at Kids R Kids.

Infant Assistant- Shelby Leary

My name is Shelby Leary. I am from Waynesville and I just recently graduated from Wilmington College with an Animal Science Degree. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, as well as working with the various livestock that we have on our family farm. I love the challenge of nurturing both children and animals.

 

Early Toddler Lead Teacher- Brittany Tipton

Hello! My name is Brittany Tipton. I graduated from Miamisburg in 2008. From there I attended Fortis College of Nursing for my LPN. I have been working in childcare since the spring of 2009. I’ve worked with every age, but for the last five years, I have worked with toddlers. I am currently obtaining my CDA. I live in Germantown with my family. I have two tiny humans who call me mom. My daughter is in Kindergarten, and my son is in Pre-K.  I have two beagles, Coal and Banjo. During the spring I coach t-ball, and during the fall I coach soccer.  I love working at Kids R Kids. It’s a loving and caring environment, where it feels like home. I look forward to spending many more years here.

Early Toddler Assistant- Candie Crane

My name is Candie Crane. I’ve been a teacher for Kids R Kids since 2012. I started my career in the kitchen and I am now the assistant teacher in the Early Toddler Classroom. This is my favorite age group because they absorb everything even the things you might not plan on.

Early Toddler Assistant- Teresa Koppen

Hi! My name is Teresa and I am one of the Early Toddler assistants and I couldn’t be more excited. I am currently attending Sinclair and am hoping to further my education to get an elementary education teaching degree. I used to attend Kid R Kids when the center opened and my mom worked in the Early Infant room, I’m very happy to be here as now a teacher. I fell in love with this room on my first day and I am so excited to work with these toddlers throughout the summer. Each of these kids is very special to me and I feel very lucky watching and helping them grow!

Toddler Lead Teacher- Shena Pruett

My name is Shena Pruett. I have been working with children for thirteen years, and I truly love it! In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. My hobbies include; singing, walking and traveling. I am the mother four grown adult children; two boys and two girls. I am excited to spend each day in the classroom and treating your child with love and understanding.

Toddler Assistant- Hayley Smith

My name is Hayley, and I am the toddler assistant teacher here at Kids R Kids. I moved to Ohio in February 2018 from a small town in Pennsylvania.  I grew up with a brother and three step-siblings. I graduated high school in June of 2016. During high school, I participated in many community service activities while also babysitting throughout high school.  I plan to start college in August of 2018 for Early Childhood Education and psychology. That is a little about me, and I am so glad to spend my days with your children.

Early Preschool Lead Teacher- Carly Luken

My name is Carly Luken. I have worked at Kids R Kids since June 2015. I graduated from Monroe High School and from there attended college at Miami University where I studied Child Psychology. I take immense pride in my job, and I love getting to know all of the kids and their families. In my free time, I am an avid reader. I think that literacy is a huge part of learning.

Early Preschool Assistant- Stacey Walston

Hello! My name is Stacey Walston. I am the assistant in the early preschool room. I have my associate’s degree in Medical Assisting. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, listening to all types of music, watch movies and spending time with animals. I have two children of my own. I am excited to work with your children on a daily basis.

Preschool Blue Lead Teacher- Kirsten Hoke

Hi! My name is Kirsten Hoke. I grew up in a little, one stop light town – South Vienna, Ohio. MY kids are Abel (two years old) and Olive (one-year-old) – they are 11 months apart in age. When the kids are in bed, and I get some free time, I enjoy reading and writing. I am a third year nursing student with the aspirations to get a Master’s Degree in Midwifery after I finish my BSN. I enjoy teaching, and was originally working on a degree in Early Childhood Education, but changed my major after having my son. Preschoolers are my favorite age because they are learning so much and are developing their personalities every single day. Getting to build a bond with the kids in my class is my favorite part of my job.

Preschool Blue Assistant- Ashley Tipton

Hello, my name is Ashley. I am the assistant Preschool Blue teacher. I grew up in Houston, Texas and then moved to Kettering, Ohio. I have worked in childcare for almost three years. I am currently working on my CDA and going to school for Early Childhood Education. I am very excited to be working with the child (ren) in preschool, and I am ready for a great year.

Preschool Gold Lead Teacher- Kelly McKnight

My name is Kelly McKnight. I was born in Philadelphia, PA but raised in New Jersey. Shortly, after high school, I moved to Florida to earn a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and currently pursuing my Masters of Education in Instructional Design. I started working at Kids R Kids in November 2017, and I am motivated to become the best teacher I can be.

Preschool Gold Assistant- Veronica Greer

My name is Veronica Greer, and I am the assistant in Preschool Gold. I was born and raised in Franklin, Ohio. I have three children and three dogs. I am currently engaged and looking forward to getting married. I have worked in childcare since 2011. In that time I have learned a lot and have been through numerous training. I enjoy listening to music, scrapbooking, the outdoors, and watching my children play sports. I am looking forward to getting to know everyone in the Kids R Kids family.

Pre-K Blue Lead- Ophelia Wade

Hello! My name is Ophelia Wade. I am from the windy city of Chicago. I earned a Master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati. I have been in the education field for over twenty-five years. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, listening to music and going to sporting events.

Pre-K Gold Lead- Kim Norris

Hello! My name is Kim Norris, and I am the lead teacher in Pre K Gold! I am married and have one daughter. I have been working with children the past twenty-five years. A lot of those years I have been here at Kids R Kids. Kids R Kids has been such a blessing to me. It is a great place to work. I am enjoying learning new practices and watching children prepare for their next big step. I hope that I can teach here for many more years.

Pre-K Gold Assistant- Carolyn Kay

Pre-K Gold Assistant- Sue Williams

My name is Sue, and I just celebrated 15 years with Kids R Kids in August! I have worked in the AM/PM Kindergarten and the Pre-K Gold Classes within my 15 years. For 44 plus years I have lived in the same house in Springboro. I have a married daughter and a married son and five adorable grandchildren. In my free time, I love to crochet, read mysteries, be with dogs, and enjoy time with my family.

Private K Lead- Robin McIntyre

Hello! My name is Robin McIntyre. I am honored to teach the private kindergarten program here at Kids R Kids. I graduated with my bachelors in Early Childhood & Elementary Education from Southeast Missouri State University. I was born and raised in Missouri along with my husband and our two children. We recently relocated to Ohio in 2016. My husband and I have two children that attend Centerville Schools. In my spare time, I enjoy being with family and friends, traveling, and all things Disney.

School- Age Lead Teacher- Quinn Gray

Hi, my name is Quinn Gray, and I am the lead teacher in the School Age classroom. I am a semi-professional musician. I have a ten-month-old daughter, Novalee Paige.  I love coming to work every day and calling this my job. Helping to make a difference in the world is what I have always wanted to do. I love getting to know each child and working with them individually, learning their strengths and weaknesses, and helping them to overcome struggles. I look forward to getting to know all of the families here at Kids R Kids.

School- Age Assistant- Javoni Hill

Hi! My name is Javoni Hill. I am 18 going on 19, and I attend college. I go to Sinclair for Network Engineering and plan to be there for two years. I play organized basketball and enjoy other sports as well. Although, I want to be an engineer I enjoy teaching kids. I have two young nephews and one niece. So, I have a lot of experience with kids. This is my second time working in childcare. Working here is bringing a positive experience and more knowledge early childhood education. I look forward to getting to know all of the families here at Kids R Kids Learning Academy.

Floater- Tammy Sherrill

Hello! My name is Tamara. I’ve been here at Kids R Kids for a year, as a floater. I love being a floater because I get to step into all of the classrooms and be welcomed by every student. It is so rewarding to watch all of the Kids R Kids students’ progress and grow. I love to read to the students, watch them play, and teach them respect. All of the children, staff, and management hold a special place in my heart. I love coming to work every day knowing I can make a difference in each of their lives.

Floater- Stacey Day

Hello, my name is Stacey Day. I have three children, Maddie- 20, Landen- almost 19 and Delaney-14. I have been married to my husband Paul for 22 years. I have a dog and a cat. I am here as a floater, which I enjoy every day. Each day is a new adventure, and there is always something new to learn.

Floater- Andrea Van Brunt

Hello, my name is Andrea Van Brunt. I have been working as a floater at KRK since May 2017. I have ten years’ experience working in childcare as a nanny and in licensed child care centers. I have completed many Early Childhood Education courses and also hold a certificate focusing on child growth and development, health and safety, literacy, and other areas. In the future, I hope to complete my early childhood associate degree or CDA. I greatly enjoy working with the children and staff at KRK!

Floater/Bus Driver- LaTonya Hill

Hi, my name is LaTonya, and I am the bus driver for Kids R Kids. I have been blessed with a wonderful and loving husband of 26 years and counting. I have three grown children and three grandchildren. I attended Napier Truck Driving School in West Chester in 2004 to obtain A CDL-A including all the endorsements. I have experience driving a variety of different vehicles through the years. On top of obtaining my CDL-A, I was also a driving instructor for D & D Driving School.  I love what I do for a living, and I am thankful for the opportunity to be a part of the Kids R Kids Family.

Floater/Bus Driver- Cody Buffenbarger

Hello! My name is Cody Buffenbarger, and I am the new assistant director. I am from Franklin, Ohio. After high school, I attended and graduated from Wright State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership. During the springtime, I coach high school boy’s tennis at Franklin high school. In my spare time, I am extremely passionate about all sports, reading and spending time with my family and friends. I am very excited about joining Kids R Kids, and I already began to love the family environment.

Cook- Rachel Jones

Hello! My name is Rachel, and I am the cook here at Kids R Kids Learning Academy. I reside in Dayton, OH and I have three kids. I have been a cook for over fourteen years and cooking for the kids here is my favorite part of my day. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my kids and exploring the outdoors. I look forward to getting to know all of the families here at the Kids R Kids Learning Academy.   

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