My name is Heather Beachy and I have been with Bright Beginnings since the beginning. I have taught Kindergarten Exploration for the past 6 years. I graduated from Miami University with a Bachelor of Science in Education. I have lived in Springboro for 20 years and am blessed to be the mother of 4 wonderful children. I am looking forward to sharing this year exploring God’s wonderful world with your children. Please feel free to contact me with any questions and concerns. The best way to reach me is through the DOJO app, but feel free to leave a message for me at the school as well. Thank you for trusting us with your precious children, we know they are a gift from God.

My name is Julie Virtue, and this is my fifth year with Bright Beginnings.  I will be teaching in the afternoons with Mrs. Heather. I will also be driving the bus that will transport our kindergartners and preschoolers from Clearcreek Elementary to Bright Beginnings for our afternoon classes.  I have lived in Springboro since 2005, and I have 3 boys who range in age from 18-12. I graduated from the University of Dayton with a bachelor degree in Management Information Systems (business and computers). After graduation, I worked for 9 years as a technology consultant with Capgemini and Ernst & Young Consulting before staying at home with my kids, and now teaching.   Thank you for sharing your child with us. We’ll have a great time exploring the world and its countries together!

My name is Jennifer Hinkel and I have been with the morning Kindergarten Exploration for the past 3 years.  I have worked in various other classrooms over the last 8 years. I will be driving the bus to transport the morning KE children to Clearcreek for afternoon kindergarten.  I have a Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering and love to use my past skill set for developing STEAM ideas for the classroom. My husband and I have lived in Springboro for 27 years and have 5 children ranging from age 14-26.   Once our children were all in school full time, I decided to return to the workforce as an assistant teacher. I enjoy watching the excitement and creativity of the children as we explore God’s world together!   

My name is Angela Keister and this is going to be my 7th year at Bright Beginnings. I have a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Dayton, and I have been blessed to be an assistant teacher for classes of all ages. I have a special place in my heart for children going into Kindergarten. I love to watch their growth spiritually, emotionally, and cognitively during this amazing year. I look forward to spending time with your wonderful kids and helping them develop confidence and faith that will work towards building a strong foundation for their life. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my four children, photography, doing art with my daughter, and watching my kids play sports.