Danielle Dunaway
 
Danielle has been a sub for Bright Beginnings since the fall of 2019. She has an associates degree in Liberal Arts and Science from Sinclair Community College. Danielle is originally from West Chester, Ohio, and and she moved to Springboro with her husband five years ago. They have 4 children; Landon (7), Luke (5), Liam (2), Liliana (5 months). Some of her favorite things do is read books, go to the ocean, and findcool new places around Ohio to explore with her family.
Catherine Eng
 
Miss Catherine was born and raised in Miami County, Ohio. She graduated from The University of Cincinnati with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration. Catherine has lived in Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, but Ohio is definitely her favorite! Miss Catherine started subbing at Bright Beginnings in 2013, and she absolutely loves it!
 
Denise Jenks
 

Miss Denise was an elementary school teacher for 38 years.  She taught 1-5 graders during that time.

She lives in Germantown but is often seen in the Springboro and Centerville areas to attend activities of her 3 grandchildren.

Denise decided to substitute at Bright Beginnings because she is very familiar with the school since 2 of her grandchildren went here.  She knows many of the families who send children here and knows the teachers and staff.  

She loves to be around children and watch them grow and learn. 

Denise Jenks
Patti Hammett
 

Mrs. Patti has a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts with a minor in Secondary Education and Psychology from the University of Central Florida.  She taught at Brevard Achievement Center in Rockledge, Florida for 18 years, helping disabled adults reach their full potential physically and mentally. After visiting Warren County, Ohio for the past ten years, she and her husband Bill decided to move to Springboro, Ohio in  2016. Upon moving to Ohio, Patti was hired as the Lead Teacher for KMO and worked in that capacity for four years.  She has two grandchildren who graduated from Bright Beginnings “I’m excited about being a part of Kids’ Morning Out and having the opportunity to help start the educational development of these little ones.  It is such a joy to watch young children learn and grow.”  Miss Patti is now retired but substitutes often in other classes when needed.  Patti enjoys reading, gardening and watching college football with her husband, Bill.

Julie Minogue
 

Miss Julie’s started working with Bright Beginnings in the spring of 2018. This year will be her second full year with Bright Beginning  preschool. She has been in Springboro for 30 plus years and comes from a large family. Julie graduated from the University of Dayton with a Bachelors of Science in Marketing and a minor in communication. Julie works as a caregiver to an elderly woman with Alzheimer’s and a single mother to a 7 year old daughter who is in Kindergarten . She loves being active outdoors, sports, exploring new places together with her daughter, and Ohio State football. “I enjoyed seeing the happiness Bright Beginnings brought to my daughter that I feel so blessed and inspired to become apart of the Bright Beginnings family.”

 
 
 
Heather Saloom
 
Miss Heather graduated from Wright State University with a Bachelors in political science. She has previously worked at R+L Carriers in the IT department before becoming a stay-at-home mom. She lives in Springboro with her husband Joe and their three children, Grace (9) Julia (7), and Nicolas (4). All of her children attended the preschool, and left preschool with a solid foundation that has and will carry them throughout their lives! She loves being a part of the Bright Beginnings family! Some of her hobbies include ballet and soccer. She started taking an adult ballet class a few years ago and she absolutely loves it! She grew up playing soccer and this is her fourth year coaching girls soccer for Clearcreek Youth Soccer Association. She also loves to read and there is a good chance you might see her at Starbucks or Target in her spare time!
 
Molly Webb
Mrs. Molly has 20+ years of experience working with children.  She started an in-home daycare when her children were small, taught at Oakcreek Preschool in Kettering for 4 years and has been with Bright Beginnings for ten years.  She is also licensed to provide foster care in her home.  Mrs. Molly loves to watch the kids develop throughout the year they are with her.  “These early years in their development are so joyful to watch.  They learn so quickly and absorb so much.  But what I love the most is the hugs they give me.”   Mrs. Molly is good at realizing children grow at their own rate and feels she can bring out the best in each of them during the early years in their life with her patience, compassion and love.  When not teaching, Mrs. Molly is active volunteering at the BOGG Ministries, playing tennis and exercising.  She has also recently begun volunteering at the Hospice of Dayton.  She and her husband and two children have lived in Springboro a little over 20 years.  Mrs. Molly LOVES being a Gogo to her two granddaughters!
Angela Maciukiewicz
 
Angela has lived in Springboro since 2010, she has been married since 2008 with three kiddos, two who went to Bright Beginnings.  Angela has a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science and Sport Studies from the University of Evansville where she was also a member and 2-year Captain of the Women’s Swim Team.  She has a Master’s Degree from Eastern Kentucky University with a degree in Sports Management and Adapted P.E.  She worked for the YMCA for 15 years before starting her own safety training business in Springboro.  She now teaches safety courses to youth and adults around our community.  Angela is a sub at BB and at Springboro Schools; she is also a summer swim coach in Centerville in the summer time.  Angela is passionate about safety and physical activity; she loves children, especially the littlest ones who have so much passion for learning and fun.    
 
 
Kayla McCall
 
Miss Kayla was raised east of Cincinnati in the small town of Bethel Ohio where family life revolved around school and sports activities. She was part of the first Teacher Academy class at Grant Career Center where she was exposed to lessons on teaching styles and child psychology and served internships in area schools. She married her husband, a Marine, and moved to Jacksonville NC where her two children were born. At his retirement, they returned to Southwest Ohio to be near family and his job at Wright Patt Airforce Base. Kayla says, “I was blessed to be able to be a stay-at-home mom until my daughter and son began school fulltime, and I felt the draw to return to work with children. I have always believed in guiding them to nurture their talents and strengths to achieve their possibilities. Having had both of my children attend Bright Beginnings, I knew I wanted to be part of that encouraging atmosphere.”
 
Melissa Pauley
Roberta Brandon
Melanie Calcaterra
 

Melanie has been a part of the Bright Beginnings family since the preschool opened in 2003, first as a parent, then as a staff member. She has served as an assistant teacher in our 3-year-old and Kindergarten Exploration classes and as both an assistant and lead teacher in Kids Morning Out. Her favorite part of working at Bright Beginnings is seeing how much the children grow and learn from the beginning of the year to the end. Melanie is originally from South Carolina and has a B.A. degree in political science from Furman University in Greenville, SC. A 19-year resident of Springboro, she recently moved to Waynesville with her husband, Jeff. She has 3 children: Bobby (25), Mark (22), and Catherine (20). When not working, she enjoys reading, walking with friends, and watching Michigan sports (Go Blue!).

Amanda Spellman
 
Miss Amanda has worked in education for the last 17 years. She lives in Centerville with her husband, and four children and two dogs.