Early Childhood Support Staff

Hilary Anselmi

Hilary Anselmi
Early Childhood Secretary

I'm a wife and mother to two beautiful children and a Goldendoodle. I enjoy crafting, traveling, shopping and spending time with family and friends. My favorite sport teams are the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Chicago Cubs and Bears.

I love working in a school, especially Early Childhood, because I enjoy being around
young children. Their energy and excitement bring me such joy!

Lindsay

Lindsay Schlicksup
Masters Degree of Occupational Therapy

I was born in Knoxville, TN. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have three kids. I love to bake, run, drink coffee and chat with friends and co-workers and I love my job where I get to play all day!

Maggie Johnson

Margaret Johnson
Early Childhood EL Teacher

I have been teaching for over 20 years and still learn many new things every day. I love to ask questions and read about topics I do not know or understand.

One way I relax is watching movies with my husband and two dogs. I also love to shop for shoes and anything sparkly.

Fawn Russell

Fawn Russell
Speech Language Pathologist

I am a mother of four wonderful children and a 1 year old chihuahua. I enjoy spending my free time with my children and teaching them baking. I love all the children I get to spend time with in the preschool and seeing their eyes sparkle when they learn something new or master a skill they struggled with!

Jade Swinehart

Jade Swinehart
Speech Language Pathologist

I enjoy spending time with my family, doing arts and crafts and interior decorating. I love coffee, watching movies and sitting by the fire on winter nights. I enjoy sitting around the campfire and having cookouts in the summer while being surrounded by good family and friends. I enjoy being a speech-language pathologist because of how rewarding it is. Helping and working with children lightens up each day. It’s exciting to watch them grow and progress with their skills. At the same time, teaching children lightens up the day and reminds me to keep having fun in life and remember to not take life so seriously all the time. It’s important to have fun and laughter in your life!

Melissa Cruse

Melissa Cruse
Physical Therapist

I have 3 children, 2 in high school and one in 4th grade. I enjoy watching my kids play soccer and compete in swimming. I also enjoy doing Crossfit to keep in shape. I love working with the kids and helping them develop skills that they previously could not complete. I love that I get to play with the kids every day so it doesn't seem like work at all.

Angelica Ochoa

Angelica Ochoa
Early Childhood Paraprofessional

I have 3 kids and 1 grandchild
I love to hang out with my family and friends. I love to play soccer I have been teaching for almost 16yrs. I love the little ones because you learn different things everyday from them and they brighten your day up just seeing their little faces and smiles.

Abby Ill

Abby Ill
Early Childhood Paraprofessional

Lived in three states: Illinois, Indiana and Oregon
Enjoys being outdoors and hiking.
Loves to Craft.
Likes to travel.
I love to teach empathy to children and enjoy being silly with them.

Dana Sue Sharpe

Dana-Sue Sharpe
Early Childhood Paraprofessional

Love spending time with my family and friends.
I love playing euchre.
I love doing all types of puzzles, word and putting together.
Watching Netflix and Hulu.
Reading
I absolutely love coloring.
I collect lighthouses

Bouchra El Maliani

Bouchra El Maliani
Early Childhood Paraprofessional

Meghan Bristol

Meghan Bristol
Early Childhood Paraprofessional

I have been working in Early Childhood since 2002. My favorite thing about teaching is when I get to see the children experience those "aha" moments. I also love watching them grow developmentally, socially, and emotionally. My favorite thing to do outside of working in Early Childhood is spending time with my family. I love attending various sporting events and concerts.