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

Our Staff

 

Owner- Bonnie Dozcy

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- Teresa Koppen

Hi, My name is Teresa, and I’m the lead in the Early Infant classroom. I have worked at Kids R Kids for almost two years. I started in the Early Toddler classroom and still carry relationships with the children through preschool and forward, which is one of the reasons I love my job.

I live in Kettering, Ohio with my boyfriend, Jake, and our best friend, Clayton. I am also certified in Advanced Esthetics, while that is very different from childcare, I love working with people to give skin care advice/treatment and managing as well as taking care of children. I appreciate the opportunity to care for these children and to ensure their growth and happiness every day.

Early 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 Infant Assistant- Bonnie Gross

My name is Bonnie Gross.  I started working with children in middle school.  During the school year, I worked one on one with third graders, and during summer I would tutor them. I recently started college for early childhood education. I moved to Ohio in 2012 for a change of life. My daughter Marley was born in 2014. I was able to stay home with her until 2016. Some life changes caused me to get a job. I worked at Bright Beginnings for almost two years. After, I worked at Safe Haven Farms with autistic adults. I missed working with children a lot, so Marley and I came to Kids R Kids. She absolutory loves the school, and I adore working with Early Infants.

Infant Lead- Kimber Thomas

Hello, my name is Kimber Thomas, and I am the Lead 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- Barbara Murphy

My name is Barbara Murphy. I am 37 years old. I was born and raised in southern, Ohio. I have been a Buckeye fan my entire life. I have four kids of my own. I have many jobs in my life but taking care of children is by far my favorite. I have helped out in many different rooms but working in the Infant Room is my favorite.

I look forward to continuing my education in childcare as well as watching these little people grow up!

Early Toddler Lead Teacher- Jessica Weaver

Hello! My name is Jessica, and I am the lead teacher in Early Toddler. I have a four-year daughter, and she is my only child. I started to attend college to obtain my Early Childhood education degree and begin taking classes to work towards my CDA. I have worked in childcare for over two years, as well volunteered at my church nursery. I have also babysat children for over ten years in my spare time. I love children, and I love this field.

Early Toddler Assistant- Mitaly Goel

I am Mitaly, and I am the assistant teacher in Early Toddler. I am from India and moved to the United States seven years ago. I have two children of own,  one daughter and one son.  My husband is a software engineer at Lexis Nexis. This is my first year working with such awesome kids, and I enjoy working with them daily. It's such a joy to see these little ones grow and learn every day.

Toddler Lead Teacher- Veronica Greer

My name is Veronica Greer, and I am the lead in the Toddler Classroom. 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.

Early Preschool Lead Teacher- Alex Worthy

Hello! My name is Alexandria Worthy. I am 24 years and have been in childcare for about one year. My favorite food is steak and pizza, while my favorite color is pink and blue. I love reading, writing, drawing, riding my bike, hiking but most all teaching. My goal in life is to have a positive impact on our future generation while developing their needs mentally and creatively. The best part of my day is watching the children get excited about learning.

Preschool Gold Lead Teacher- Danielle Lewis

My name is Danielle Arleen Lewis. I am 25 years old. I was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California and recently relocated to West Carrollton, Ohio. I have been happily married for two years. No kids of our own yet, but we do have a pug named Kimmy! I am 1 of 5 siblings. I have two older sisters and two younger brothers. My favorite thing to do in my spare time is going to the movie theater (especially the ones with the comfy seats.) What I love the most about childcare and teaching is the fact that I get to help and watch kids grow into amazing little humans. I love to see kids learning, laughing and having a great time in the process!

I look forward to getting to know you and your kids here at Kids R Kids Learning Academy.

Preschool Gold Assistant- Sarah Fisher

My name is Ms. Sarah, and I am a Floater who will be working with your child in the classroom.  This is my first year at Kids ‘R’ Kids, and I am looking forward to an exciting year. It is my goal to provide all students with an educationally challenging, yet fun, experience in the classroom.  I believe that exploration leads to discovery which leads to insight. 

Early childhood education is my passion.  My drive and desire to engage myself in the field of education fueled my decision to teach in America, Asia, and Africa. I have taught art over the past six years in various settings such as schools, orphanages, and museums.  I am confident of my ability to meet your child’s specific learning requirements and provide a nurturing and safe environment for him/her.

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

My name is Carolyn Kay. I have worked with Kids R Kids since 2005. I have taught Pre-K for about 22 years. I have a BA from Wright State University and a NAEYC. I also attended Grad school in Mexico. This is my favorite group to teach because this age group is beginning to enjoy learning. They're so proud of themselves when they grasp new concepts. Every day I enjoy the challenge of preparing your children for Kindergarten

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 Kindergarten 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.

AM/PM Kindergarten Teacher- Chelsea Fitzwater

Hello! My name is Chelsea Fitzwater. I'm 24 years old and fro Franklin, Ohio. After high school, I went and graduated from Miami University with a Bachelor’s degree in Middle Childhood Education. This is my first job in child care since I graduated. I have a passion to educate young minds, and I am excited to have this opportunity to learn with these amazing children. Kids are our future!

School- Age Lead Teacher- Cody Buffenbarger

Hello! My name is Cody Buffenbarger, and I am the School-Age Lead Teacher. 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.

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- Hannah Pennington

Hello, my name is Hannah Pennington, and I am the floater for Kids ‘R’ Kids! 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.

Floater- 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 a floater for Kids ‘R’ Kids. This is my favorite age group because they absorb everything even the things you might not plan on.

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- Stephanie Zinsle

Hello, my name is Stephanie Zinsle, I graduated from Clinton-Massie in 2010. In the past six years, I have been employed working in direct care with adults who had developmental disabilities in a home and day program setting. I do not have children of my own, but I love the energy and curious nature they radiate. I am very excited to be a part of the day-to-day development that occurs at Kids R Kids, and in my time thus far I have learned just as much if not more from the children as they have from me.

Floater- Mary Stewart

Hello my name is Mary Stewart, I graduated Middletown high school in 2017 and currently a sophomore at Cincinnati state. I have a three year old son named Elijah and he is one of the main reasons I fell in love with working with children. Working here at kids r kids has really been a beautiful blessing in my life. I enjoy watching the kids grow and become smarter every day. The kids here bring a smile to my face every day and I look forward to continuing my journey here at Kids R Kids

Floater- Michele Davis

Hi, my name is Michele Davis and I’m a floater at Kids r Kids. I started working here at the end of June of 2018 and love it. I am originally from upstate New York and moved here 24 years ago and became a stay at home mom until my children started school. I then started volunteering at their school until I was hired full time working with children with disabilities at their high school. I’m lucky enough to experience working with children of all ages and seeing their smiling faces as I walk into their room. 

Cook- 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.  

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