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Amy Anticoli – 4 Year Olds
 
Mrs. Amy has a Bachelor of Arts in French from Wright State University.  Both of her children are Bright Beginnings alumni so she has been involved with the school since 2010.  After years of being a stay at home mom, she began substitute teaching here in 2014 and joined the Bright Beginnings staff full time in the 2015-2016 school year.  She loves being with the kids and being a part of the Bright Beginnings family.  Her interests include spending time with her family, listening to music, watching sports and reading.
Jen Bostick – Stepping Stones
 
Miss Jen graduated from the University of Dayton with a Bachelors Degree in Accounting. She also earned a Masters of Taxation Degree from Capital University. After working in public accounting for 10+ years, she decided to stay home to raise her children. While at home, she started an in-home daycare. After 14 years of caring for kids in her home, she joined the Bright Beginnings family. Jen absolutely loves seeing the children everyday and watching them grow. Miss Jen lives in Springboro with her husband and 3 children. She loves spending time with her family, running, biking, gardening and watching sports.
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Gina Elking – 3 Year Olds
 
Mrs. Gina graduated from Ohio State University with BA in Sociology and minor in Human Development and Family Services.  This is her sixth year at Bright Beginnings and seventh year teaching pre-school.  She loves getting to know each child.  “I feel honored to spend time with each of them and help them grow and develop the important building blocks for their future education.”  Outside of work, she loves spending time with her husband and three sons.  They like to take long bike rides, go hiking, watch movies or just play games at home.  Mrs. Gina also has two dogs she adores!

Cheryl Harrison- 3 Year Olds

Mrs. Cheryl has Bachelor degree in finance from the University of Dayton.  The 2017/2018 school year is her fifth year at Bright Beginnings.  However, all three of her children attended Bright Beginnings and had such great experiences.  She is so excited to be a part of the learning, nurturing and fun that occurs here.  When not teaching the 3 year old class or working with our morning A.C.E. students, she enjoys boating with her family and watching her kids play lacrosse.
Michelle Reilly – Stepping Stones Extension 
 
Mrs. Michelle has an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and has completed many early childhood education training classes.  The 2017/2018 school year is her ninth teaching at Bright Beginnings.  She is excited about being the assistant teacher in the Stepping Stones class this year.  Previously, she was children’s librarian for ten years in the Cooperstown, NY area.  Her favorite teaching moment is seeing the joy on a child’s face when they succeed at something new.  She enjoys spending time with her husband and son and going to movies, crafting and vacationing at Disney.
Lauren Robinette – Kids Morning Out, 3, & 4 year olds
 
Miss Lauren has lived in Springboro for 7 years with her 3 sons and husband. She graduated from Beavercreek High School and attended Wright State University and Sinclair. All three of her boys attended preschool at Bright Beginnings and we all fell in love this wonderful school. Miss Lauren enjoys running and swimming. If you don’t see her at the soccer fields with her boys, you might run into her at Kings Island, the zoo, or hiking at Caesars Creek. 
Kelly Ronyak – 4 Year Olds
 
Kelly has a Bachelor of Science. in Occupational Therapy from Ohio State University and a Master of Human Relations from University of Oklahoma.  She has been teaching here since 2010 after both of her children attended Bright Beginnings.  Her family settled in Springboro after being a military family and traveling all over the world.  Kelly is also a multi-talented musician as a vocalist, pianist, and a violinist for the Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra.  She loves being able to apply her OT knowledge and share her passion for music with our developing young minds.
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Joni Sullivan –  Stepping Stones
 
Mrs. Joni is a native of Dayton, graduating from Centerville High School and the University of Dayton.  She has lived in Springboro for the past 17 years.  This is her eleventh year teaching the Kids Morning Out program at Bright Beginnings and her third year with the 3 year old class.  Mrs. Joni has three children of her own.  “I absolutely love children and truly believe that God has given me a heart and compassion for the care and being of His little ones.”
Julie Virtue – Kindergarten Exploration
 
Mrs. Julie has a Bachelor in Management Information Systems from the University of Dayton.  The 2017/2018 school year is her third with Bright Beginnings.  She thinks a crucial component of successful teaching is a willingness (of both the teacher and the students) to learn and try new things.  She enjoys running, reading, gardening with flowers and listening to music of all kinds.

 

Leigh Ann Yerrick – 3 Year olds
 
Miss Leigh Ann has a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics from Baylor University. As an Air Force spouse, she has traveled from one end of the country to the other and held a variety of jobs, most of which involved teaching children and serving their families. Those positions include A.V.I.D. High School Tutor, Director of Nursery & Preschool Ministry at Grace Point Church (Las Vegas, NV), and private math tutor.  She has served as a Sunday School teacher and AWANA leader as well. She was a stay-at-home mom for 10 years while her 4 children were young and returned to the classroom as a preschool teacher in 2017.  The Air Force brought her family to Ohio in 2019 and her daughter started at Bright Beginnings. This is her first year working at the preschool. When not in the classroom or juggling the lives of a family of 6, Leigh Ann can be found exploring the great outdoors, serving at Wright-Patt AFB and her church, or channeling her inner HGTV decorator.