Linworth Children's Center Staff
Miss Natalia has been teaching in the Pollywog room since May 2008. She really enjoys working with the babies and seeing them grow. She and her husband have two daughters that attend LCC. Miss Natalia comes from a large family and hopes to have a large family of her own one day.
Miss Amanda has been with LCC since June 2011. She grew up in Toledo, Ohio and attended Eastern Michigan University. She received her Bachelors in Science and has her teaching license in PreK-5. Miss Amanda and her husband, Sean, have two dogs, Peyton and Carmen.
Miss Venessa has been teaching in the Pollywog room since 2012. She loves working with the infants! She received her Bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University in Speech and Hearing Science. In her spare time she loves to cook and do crafts. Miss Venessa and her husband Jordan have been married since September 2012.
Miss Jennifer has been teaching in the Turtle Room since June of 2007. She received her Bachelor's degree from The Ohio State University in Early Childhood Education. While she is not at LCC she and her husband spend time at The Crew games and playing with their chihuahua, Layla. She enjoys cooking, reading and fixing up her house.
Miss Christina is a teacher in the Turtle Room and has been with LCC since 2009. She finds the toddler age to be very exciting and a lot of fun to work with. Before coming to LCC Miss Christina received her Associates Degree and nannied for two years. She and her husband, Jake, have a son and a daughter that attend LCC. They are excited to have them in their lives and hope to have a lot more children someday. Miss Christina is the second youngest of six children and loves spending time with her family.
Miss Katrina has been teaching in the Bear Room since 2005. She graduated from Columbus State Community College with an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education. In Miss Katrina’s free times she enjoys watching old movies and musicals or cooking and baking for her brother.
Miss Sandy is the teacher in the Bear Room and has been at LCC since 2003. She received her Child Development Credentials from Columbus State University and has been an Early Childhood Teacher for over 20 years. Miss Sandy also has a background in retail and as support staff to The OSU Medical Center. The teaching field has allowed Miss Sandy extra time to raise her 3 children and time to spend with her five wonderful grandchildren.
Miss Hannah is a float and can be found all around LCC. She loves working with children of all ages, Miss Hannah has been with LCC since 2012. Miss Hannah and her husband have two little girls. In her spare time she loves to cook and read.
Miss Sareena teaches in the Whale Room and has been with LCC since 2001. She received her degree from the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka. Miss Sareena and her husband have two children. She loves spending time working with children at LCC, but also enjoys traveling, shopping, and spending time with friends and family.
Miss Brenda teaches the Mouse and Minnow Classes and has done so since 2002. She earned her BA in Education from Ohio Northern University. Working with children is one of her greatest joys. Miss Brenda has been married to her husband Tim for over 30 years. They have three daughters. In her spare time Miss Brenda loves spending time with her family. She also enjoys reading and baking, and is a huge Buckeye fan!
Miss Deb has been with LCC since 2010 and teaches the Mouse and Minnow classes. She received her Associates Degree from Columbus State Community College in 1989 and has extensive experience working with children, ranging from toddlers through elementary school age. Miss Deb has been married to her husband for 18 years and they have one son. She is also a fused glass artist in her free time and can be found doing various art shows throughout the Columbus area.
Miss Teri has been at LCC since 2004 and teaches the Duck, Lamb, and Penguin classes. Before working at LCC, Miss Teri was a therapist and worked with children in treatment foster care. She graduated from The Ohio State University and received her Master's Degree in Counseling Education from The University of Dayton. Miss Teri and her husband have two children, who both graduated from LCC.
Jennifer, or Miss Jenni as the children call her, teaches the Duck, Lamb, and Penguin classes. She has been working at LCC since August of 2007. Miss Jenni received her B.A. in Psychology from Greenville College, with a focus on childhood and educational psychology and a minor in Philosophy/Religion. Miss Jenni and her husband Aaron have been married for 12 years and have two wonderful boys, one of which attends LCC.
Miss Becky teaches the Lion and Alligator classes with Miss Shelley. She has been with LCC since it opened in 2000. Miss Becky graduated from Morehead State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education (specialization in Learning Disabilities) and her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has had the opportunity to teach in a variety of settings, including Kindergarten, first grade, third grade, preschools, and with children that have emotional, behavioral and developmental disorders. Miss Becky has been married for over 38 years and has two grown sons. She has also been a life long member of Linworth United Methodist Church.
Her educational philosophy is expressed in the song lyrics:
"When she looks at the children, she is trying to teach, she is spellbound with giving them something to reach. They are just starting out, and how far they will go, Depends on the loving to learn that they come to know. If they are spellbound with loving to learn, then the dream of a child will make the whole world turn."
Miss Shelley has been with LCC since 2001 and teaches the Lion and Alligator classes. She is the mother of 2 daughters. Originally from Pennsylvania, she graduated from Lock Haven University with a BA in Psychology.
Miss Diane has been a substitute teacher at LCC since the fall of 2006 and can be found in any room at LCC, from the Pollywogs to Kindergarteners to Funtastic Fridays. She graduated from The University of Akron with a B.S. in Education (K-8), a minor in science, and taught second graders for seven years. Miss Diane has also taught the Stevenson Reading Program and Semple Math Program for several years to adults with learning problems. She enjoys the out of doors - hiking, biking, and kayaking. Miss Diane and her husband, Tom, have two children, one of whom she is privileged to work with, Miss Katrina of the Bear Room.
Miss Alison teaches Kindergarten Bound and has been with LCC since 2002. She attended West Virginia University and graduated with a B.S. in Elementary Education and then received her Master's in Early Childhood Education at Marshall University. Miss Alison has been teaching Pre-K and Kindergarten for over 15 years. Outside of LCC, she and her wonderful husband enjoy spending time with their son, who attends LCC.
Miss Marci teaches Kindergarten Bound and has been with LCC since 2001. She graduated from Worthington High School and The Ohio State University. Outside of the classroom, Miss Marci is the head coach for Thomas Worthington gymnastics team. She and her husband have two boys that are active in athletics.
Miss Theresa began working at LCC in 2012. She provides small group enrichment for the Kindergarten Bound students and teaches After Care. Miss Theresa graduated in 2009 from California University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. In 2010, she earned her Master's Degree as a Reading Specialist. After getting married in 2011, Miss Theresa moved to Columbus from Pittsburgh, PA. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Brandon, and her puppy, Penny.
Mrs. Beymer is back teaching Kindergarten at LCC. She graduated from Miami University with a degree in Early Childhood Education. Mrs. Beymer has two beautiful children that attend LCC. In her spare time, Mrs. Beymer enjoys spending time with her children and husband.
Miss Loar is excited about her first year teaching Kindergarten at LCC. She graduated from Miami University with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She has worked at LCC since 2005 with the summer camp program. In her free time, Miss Loar loves spending time with her family and friends and is a huge Ohio State Buckeye fan!
Miss Andrea has been with LCC since 2002 and has taught or substituted in almost all of the classrooms. She is the Kindergarten Aide, teaches Kindergarten Specials, and Enrichment Fridays. Miss Andrea has been happily married for over 15 years and has two children. Before working at LCC, Miss Andrea stayed home with her children and had experience working at a summer camp for under-privileged children. She is currently pursuing her early childhood teaching certificate.
Miss Anna is the Director of LCC and has been with LCC since 2001. She started as a Teacher and then was the Program Coordinator prior to becoming the Director. Miss Anna graduated from Wittenberg University with a degree in Sociology. She has many years of experience in early childhood development and programming. She and her husband have two beautiful daughters that attend LCC.
Miss Susan is the Business Manager at LCC and has been with LCC since 2001. She graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Business and previously worked in Human Resources. Miss Susan works closely with Anna and manages the business end of the children’s center. Miss Susan is married and has two children that have been through our full-day and Kindergarten programs.