Meet The Staff

 

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Jennifer Hock

Director

Family: Married to Keith – two children Kelly-16 and Matthew- 13
Favorite thing about working with children: Watching their faces light up when they learn something new
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, walking, watching my kids sporting events
Favorite Movie: When Harry Met Sally
Favorite Song: Love Take Me Over by Steven Curtis Chapman
Favorite Food: Ice Cream
Favorite Sports Team: Cincinnati Reds
Education: BS in Elementary Education (Miami University), Masters in Education (Wright State University)
Experience:  Taught for 10 Years at Indian Hill Elementary School
Bet you didn’t know: I worked at an ice cream shop during high school and college and served ice cream to Steven Tyler and Joe Perry from Aerosmith!


Ann Ann Hamilton

                               Teacher

Family: Married, three grown children-two boys and a girl, two grandchildren-Ben and Scott
Favorite thing about working with children: The joy they bring
Hobbies/ Interests: Reading, painting, cooking, flower arranging, gardening and babysitting my grandson
Favorite Sports Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Bet you didn’t know: I am a licensed Ohio Nursery Technician and have spent some time working at Bloomin Garden Center.
Education:University of Kentucky and Xavier University (master’s degree)
Experience: I worked at a state hospital for children for 5 years, worked off and on for Indian Hill Schools as a learning disability tutor and substitute teacher, worked for Sycamore Schools teaching special education full time for almost twenty years. I also taught at St. Thomas Nursery School and Indian Hill Nursery School when my children were small.

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Amy Rippe

Teacher

Family: Three children: daughter – Addyson- 11, and sons Aidan-8  and Grayson- 4
Favorite thing about working with children: I love to see how much the children grow both academically and socially over the course of the school year and how proud they are of themselves.
Hobbies/Interests:  Shopping, scrapbooking and watching my kids play sports
Favorite Movie: Elf
Favorite Song: Can’t say I have a favorite song but I enjoy listening to country music
Favorite Food: I am a VERY picky eater but I LOVE Chick-Fil-A!!!!
Favorite Sports Team: Butler University Bulldogs – go DAWGS!
Bet you didn’t know: I have an uncle who played on the 1954 Milan basketball team that inspired the movie “Hoosiers”.  He was also a part of the movie filmed at the fieldhouse of my Alma mater…Hinkle Fieldhouse.
Education: Butler University and Masters from University of Dayton
Experience: I taught Kindergarten for 5 years in Springboro, Ohio.


Susie Montgomery

Assistant Teacher

Family: Married to Adam, two children-Luke (9), Joel (6)
Favorite thing about working with children: I love watching how excited they get as they discover something new or as they realize they can do something that maybe was once a challenge. They truly understand what it means to live each moment and find simple joy and we can all learn from that.
Hobbies: Photography, spending time with friends and family, watching sports both of my children and professional, being outdoors, camping and baking
Favorite Food: Nachos
Favorite Movies: PS, I Love You; Father of the Bride; Elf…I like comedy and drama
Favorite Music: I really do listen to such a wide range of music…country, 80s, pop, classic, Christian music. There is always music playing in our home.
Favorite TV Show: Parenthood, Castle
Work Experience: I was an educational assistant in the Sycamore Schools for 10 years before having our boys. I worked with children that had special needs who needed an extra hand to get through their day.
Fun Fact: I’ve been to Mexico once on a missionary trip. I’ve also gone to Italy twice to visit some very dear friends. I even got to be at St. Peter’s Square on a day when the Pope did a blessing and he drove right by where I was standing in his special car.


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