Ministry

Kari Falk

Lead Teacher 
I have been a part of Little Schoolhouse for many years as a parent and am excited to be on staff.  My background is elementary education and I spent six years teaching kindergarten and first grade.  I have always loved working with children and watching them learn new things.  I'm thrilled be back in the classroom.  In my free time, I enjoy making photo books, volunteering at church, and spending time with my family.

Hilda Ramirez    

Assistant Teacher 
I have been in education since 2013 and am so grateful to have joined the LSP staff. It is such a wonderful environment and I really enjoy working with children. When I am not teaching, I enjoy watching movies with my family, baking with my children, and doing crafts! 

Kristine Craig 

Lead Teacher 
I first began working in the field of early childhood in the year 2000 and have held a few teaching positions throughout the years.  My family & I moved to Cincinnati in 2011 at which time my youngest child attended LSP. I have recently joined the Little Schoolhouse team and am thrilled to be working with young children again.  

Darcy Maney 

Assistant Teacher  

I started teaching in 2008. I took a few years off to be home with my kids who are now in school full time. I’m excited to be here at LSP and working with young kids again!  My favorite part about teaching is watching kids grow and develop as learners. 

Debbie Ruegsegger

Lead Teacher
I have been teaching and working in the field of early childhood since 2001, and have been on staff at Little Schoolhouse Preschool since 2007. Working with young children is always exciting as they are active, enthusiastic learners.  I enjoy learning with young children and seeing the world through their eyes.

Sharon Angstadt

Assistant Teacher 
I am excited to have rejoined LSP staff in 2016 after working here from 2000-2010. What I love most about working with children is their natural curiosity to learn things.  Many times I have been shown a new perspective on something by seeing things through their viewpoint. In my spare time I enjoy being creative with cooking, painting, playing the piano and time with my family.

Lisa Donofe 

Assistant Teacher 

I am very excited to be back in the classroom!  I started my career in elementary education, but have taken a “break” from teaching over the last 16 years, spending time raising my 3 daughters…and moving multiple times along the way.  I am grateful to be part of the Little Schoolhouse Preschool staff.  I have put my plan into God’s hands, and now I’ve been provided this wonderful opportunity to be back teaching children.  I am looking forward to meeting all of the parents and of course, my new students.  Please stop in to say Hello!
 
 
 

Cheri Branham

Lead Teacher
I have been teaching preschool age children since 2007, and have been teaching at Little Schoolhouse Preschool since 2012.  I found my passion for children after working in the business field and after I had my own two children.  I was inspired and led to study Early Childhood Education.  I’m thankful God placed me at The Little Schoolhouse Preschool where I am surrounded with wonderful co-workers who have a heart and joy for children.

Candy Lamb 

Assistant Teacher 
I have been teaching preschool since 1994. I taught at Little Schoolhouse Preschool from 2006 until 2012, when I took a five year hiatus to watch my grandson, Adam. I live in Lebanon with my husband, Bob and have three grown children. Being able to teach children about God and his love for them is the most rewarding profession of all.

Vicki Fair

Lead Teacher
I have been in the field of early childhood education since 2003, and have spent my teaching career at Little Schoolhouse Preschool.  Initially I began assisting in a classroom as a way to be useful while my own children attended preschool.  I quickly discovered how much I enjoy being in the classroom and sharing God’s love for each child with them.  I love watching young children as they learn new things.

Carol Grenko

Assistant Teacher
I have been teaching since 1995, and have been here at Little Schoolhouse Preschool since 2006.  I began teaching because I love to learn myself.  Now I get to enjoy watching children “blossom” as they discover new concepts and ideas.

April Spetz

Lead Teacher 
I have been working with children  in classroom settings for many years and here at Little Schoolhouse Preschool since 2016. I am so excited to have joined the LSP staff as an assistant teacher! I simply love all children & truly enjoy working with them. I can't wait to see what God is going to do with my Special Education degree here at LSP!

Liz Farmer 

Assistant Teacher
I began working with young children in 2002, and have spent my teaching career at Little Schoolhouse Preschool.  My love and appreciation for young children led me to teaching.  Watching children’s wonder as they discover God’s world around them is a joy I will never tire of experiencing.

Angela McCoun

Lead Teacher 
I have been with Little Schoolhouse Preschool since 2012. I have an Early Childhood degree and have been working with preschoolers since 2005. My favorite part of teaching is watching the children learn and building relationships with them and their families.                      

Chris Ewing

Assistant Teacher 
I have been at Little Schoolhouse Preschool since 2015.  I just love the preschool child and how they embrace life and experience it with every sense.  It is such a joy to see children grow and learn through play and new experiences.  I am married with 6 children.  When I'm not working, I enjoy watching my kids sporting events, riding bikes and taking long walks with my husband.

Mandy Allender 

Floating Aide
I have been leading young children with Hope Church since 2008, and on the Kids Ministry leadership team since 2012. I previously worked at Little Schoolhouse from 2012-2014. I am a homeschool mom with three great kiddos and a wonderful husband. I love watching children learn and grow. I like to see how kids learn and process information, and how when they make a connection, their face just lights up! 

Melissa Hart    

Assistant Teacher 
God is doing big things through Little Schoolhouse and I am so excited to be a part of the staff! I have a degree in Early Childhood and Early Childhood Intervention from Ashland University, Go Eagles! I've had the opportunity to teach children ages preschool through third grade over the years as we moved for my husband's career. My favorite part of teaching is seeing children discover their ability to be successful. I look forward to meeting you! 

Mendi Worth

Director
I have been working in the field of early childhood since 2000 either in ministry or formalized teaching.  Since 2003, I have been with Little Schoolhouse Preschool.   Young children are simply amazing!  One of the greatest joys in my life is the privilege of getting to observe, engage, and interact with children as they gain knowledge and understanding of the world around them.  In my free time I enjoy reading, working out and living life with my husband and children!

Trisha Meece

Assistant Director
I have been at Little Schoolhouse Preschool since 2014. I believe that children learn & grow the most when they are in a nurturing, interesting, & fun environment! It is such a joy to watch them develop as the year progresses. I truly love my position as Assistant Director which allows me to spend time in the office as well as in the classrooms! In my free time I enjoy exercising, cooking, & camping with my family.