Gina Roberts – Room 121Gina joined the staff in August of 2011. She has an Associate Degree inEarly Childhood Education and has enjoyed working in the field for thepast 17 years.In her free time she also enjoys salsa dancing and going to karaoke withfriends.
Chasidy Starlin – Room 121Chasidy received her Associate of Science degree from Ivy Tech in 2006. She hasover twelve years of experience working with children. She loves teaching childrennew things and enjoys hearing all the funny things children say every day.Chasidy was born and raised in Indianapolis. She married her husband, Sam, in2006 in Nassau Bahamas. They have one daughter, Paityn. They also have a catnamed Miss Kitty. In her free time she enjoys outdoor activities, especially in theFall season. They also enjoy watching movies and the Colts.Chasidy looks forward to being a special part of the childrens lives. She hopes toreturn to school in the future to receive her degree in Elementary Education.
Sashay Render – Room 121Sashay joined CYC in December 2012. Prior to joining us she worked for four yearswith children in a ministry setting.Sashay lives in Indianapolis and enjoys spending time with family and friends. Sheenjoys bowling and reading in her spare time.Sashay looks forward to completing her Associates degree in Early ChildhoodEducation and continuing to work with children.
Laura Prange – Room 131Laura Prange started working at the center in October of 2010. She hastaken Early Childhood Education classes at Ivy Tech. She has been themanager and lead teacher in a licensed in home center since 2001. Sheenjoys watching children grow and develop. She has a dog named Sadieand enjoys playing the piano.
Janine Huff (pictured on the right) – Room 131Janine has been with the CYC since September of 2010. She is majoringin Pre-Occupational Therapy (Exercise Science).She enjoys country music and her favorite color is orange.
Emily Mayer – Room 131Emily Mayer started working at the center in November of 2010. She iscurrently finishing up her degree in Psychology. She worked at a daycarecenter in Lafayette before coming here to Indianapolis and starting at JCPenny Portrait Studios taking pictures of families and young children. Sheloves being with the children and helping them grow. She just recentlygot married and enjoys photography.
Elaine Garard-McCracken – Room 133Elaine joined the Center for Young Children in 1987 after receiving her AA in Early ChildhoodDevelopment. She continued her education and received her BS in Kindergarten/PrimaryEducation with a nursery school endorsement. She is a long standing member of theNational Association for the Education of Young Children. Elaine worked with preschoolersuntil moving into the new building when she changed to the younger Weeschoolers.Elaine has seven grandchildren with whom she shares silly times. Her husband, Phil, isretired and keeps busy with many projects around the house that Elaine helps to plan. Hergardens keep her busy during the warm weather. She views her flowers like her children.They need care and nuturing as they will bloom in their own time.
Karen Guess – Room 133Karen joined CYC in December 2012. She graduated from St. Mary-of-the-Woods Collegeand holds an Indiana State Teachers License in Early Childhood Education with akindergarten endorsement and a concentration in special needs education. She has alsocompleted some graduate coursework at Indiana Wesleyan University. Her career as aneducator has spanned a variety of settings in both public and independent schools. She wasa preschool teacher working with two to four year olds at Valley Mills Preschool, taughtkindergarteners and preschoolers in Decatur Township Schools and created a pre-kindergarten program for St. Richards Episcopal School.Karen lives in Plainfield with her husband, and is near her daughter and two grandchildren.She enjoys the fact that each day is a new adventure for her young students. Away fromschool, she enjoy running, hiking, travel and writing books for young children.
Lori Baumgarten – Room 134Lori joined CYC in 2010. She currently lives in Historic Irvington with her sons Emmettand Duncan. She has been working with infants and preschoolers for over 14 years.Some of her many hobbies include bellydancing, sewing, embroidery, cooking, baking, drawing, painting and jewelry making.Lori is a breast cancer survivor and spends time helping the newly diagnosed as wellas being an advocate for the cause. She enjoys various kinds of music and attendingconcerts. She enjoys spending time outdoors and especially enjoys days that remindher of an Edward Hopper or Maxfield Parish painting.Lori is a parent who prides herself on trying to raise her sons well, so she works hardto give the parents peace of mind when they entrust their children with her.
Annette Nowlin – Room 134Annette joined the CYC staff in 2011. She resides on the northwest sideof Indianapolis with her two children Aysia and Aleia, and their dogPuddles. She began working with children about 1 years ago in thekindergarten room of Fort Harrison and has been enjoying working withthem ever since.She enjoys traveling, reading, shopping, listening to music and collectingteddy bear figurines. Her goal is to find that perfect balance betweenwork and family so she could spend more time with her children. Whenshe has time in her busy schedule she truly enjoys a good inspirationalbook and a glass of sweet tea.
Samantha Gillespie – Room 134Sam has been working in child care since her senior year of high school in2007. She is a senior now at IUPUI and is studying psychology. After shegraduates in December 2012, she plans on staying in school for nursing.In her (very little) spare time, she enjoys reading, baking, bicycling,spending time with family and friends, and playing with her two cats,Tigger and George.For the last 2 ½ years she has most enjoyed watching the children of theCYC develop, grow, and learn while seeing the theories she has learned inschool applied in a practical setting.
Sabrina Haughn – Room 136Sabrina has been with the center since October of 2010. As the aunt to 11 niecesand nephews, and the daughter of a teacher, Sabrina has many years of experienceworking with young children in both a social and educational setting. She has workedfor Wee Wonders Childcare (a home-based center) and has completed several classesin Elementary Education at IU Bloomington. She most recently comes to CYC fromthe banking industry and is fulfilling her passion for inspiring young minds as avolunteer with Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis. She enjoys collecting children’sbooks, movies and popcorn, attempting new recipes and spending time with friendsand family.
Michelle Hotseller – Room 136Michelle joined the center in 2011. She currently lives on the Eastside ofIndianapolis with her cat, Stinky. Before joining CYC she worked at Kindercare forsix years.In her free time she likes to collect dolphins, read and watch NASCAR. She alsoenjoys camping, hiking, and dinner with friends.One of Michelles goals is to finish her Bachelor degree in Early ChildhoodEducation.
Kim Taylor – Room 136Kim joined CYC in January 2013. She has worked with infants for the past three years.Kim is the type of person who always sees humor in life. She enjoys animals, going tothe movies, and enjoying family time.She would like to go back to college and help children with special needs.
Janet Rawson – Room 141Janet received her BS in Early Childhood Education/Elementary Educationfrom Indiana University and joined the Center for Young Children in 2006.Before coming to CYC, she taught for Head Start in Indianapolis, as wellas preschool and first grade in Washington, Massachusetts and Kentucky.Janet is married and has 3 children and a dog named Kody. Janet wasexcited to welcome her first grandchild, Caden, in 2010.
Danielle Williams – Room 141For the past five years, Danielle has worked with all age groups at the Centerfor Young Children as an Assistant Teacher. She is currently pursuing herdegree at IUPUI and says that the love of children and their development haskept her in the field of childcare for fifteen years!Danielle is a wife and the mother of two wonderful boys. Her hobbies arereading, spending time with her family, shopping, staying healthy andexercising.
Megan Davis – Room 143Megan joined CYC in January 2012 after spending the past two years as a leadteacher in a preschool. Prior to the preschool she spent three years as a Spanishteacher in an elementary school.Megan lives in Indianapolis with her husband Chris and her two children Dominic andRowen. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, bowling, takingpictures, and scrapbooking. She also enjoys foods, especially cheeses, scarymovies, and meeting new people.Megans goals are to be a great parent and to make a difference in the lives of thechildren that she teaches.
Carolyn Kratowicz – Room 143Carolyn joined CYC in July of 2012. She has been working around children since she was12 years old. She is originally from Chicago but now lives in Indianapolis with her twodaughters, two cats, two birds and her fish.In her free time she enjoys gardening, and crafting items such as cameos, cards andmagnets on Facebook. One of Carolyns goals is to complete her degree in nursing.She believes every child has his own unique way of learning and looking at the worldaround them. They also have the ability to teach. In working with children she haslearned how to enjoy each moment and she believes this is helping her to be a bettermother.
Alyssa Del Toro – Room 143Alyssa joined CYC in January of 2013. She is currently a student at IUPUI and hopes tobecome a registered nurse.Alyssa spends her free time with her three children. She also enjoys riding bikes,making crafts and scrapbooking.Alyssa really enjoys working with all the students in the classroom and feels proud tobe part of the CYC.
Jennifer Bohannon – Room 144Jennifer joined CYC in May of 2012. She recently worked at Jeremiah Gray EdisonElementary as an ISTEP Interventionist. She has also taught first grade at a charterschool and preschool at the Goddard School in Avon.Jennifer lives in Fountaintown with her husband Ryan and their two miniatureDachshunds, Shorts and Gretchen. In her free time she enjoys walking herdogs, reading, and having bonfires at their house in the country. She also enjoysvisiting the zoo and going to various restaurants.Jennifers goals include being the best teacher possible and to start a family.
Karen Crawford – Room 144Karen has worked in the Early Childhood field for a number of years. Shehas worked at the CYC since 2004 as an assistant teacher. She recentlycompleted her CDA and likes to attend Indiana Early ChildhoodConferences to learn fresh ideas & activities for the children.She is the mother of three wonderful children and her mission is to helpeducate, love and provide for all the children who are in her care.
Laney Blaine – Room 146Laney joined CYC in December of 2011. She has spent the past 10 years using herElementary Education degree by working in the education field with children in differentcapacities. Some of her experiences have included being a substitute teacher, working inthe education department of the Fort Wayne Childrens Zoo, and working at the YMCA insummer camp and before and after care. She has also worked in preschool for over 5years and has taught twos, preschool, and kindergarten.Laney currently lives on the South East side of Indy, in the Franklin Township area, withher husband Terry and her daughter Mackenzie. She enjoys spending time with herfamily and friends and her beagle named Twinkie and multiple kitties.In her free time she enjoys reading, cooking and baking, decorating cakes, trying newrestaurants, photography, visiting zoos and museums.In the future Laney hopes to continue learning and growing in the field of education, andeventually pursue a master degree. She is also interested in taking classes to becomecertified in SCUBA.
Alexis Ferrell – Room 146Alexis joined CYC in May of 2012. Prior to joining us she worked atMonkey Joes, the Hilltop Child Care Center and La Esqulita. She alsocompleted an internship at Disney World.Alexis lives on the eastside of Indianapolis with her husband Casey. In herfree time she enjoys singing, dancing, and playing the violin. She alsoenjoys family time, watching movies and writing.Alexis has the goal of one day opening a center for teenage mothers.
Vikki Tucher – Room 151Vikki received her degree from IUPUI in Elementary Education in 1995 andcompleted her Masters degree in Elementary Education with a focus in EarlyChildhood. She began working for the Center for Young Children in 2000 andprior to joining the CYC staff was a Kindergarten teacher at another school forfour years.Vikkis hobbies include reading, listening to audio books, gardening and crossstitching. She has been married since 1998 and has two step daughters.
Shaila Melanta – Room 151Shaila received her B.S. in Chemistry and Zoology from Bombay University in 1984.She has earned her B.G.S. degree from Indiana University with focuses in Biology andEarly Childhood Education. She also received her Human Resource Management fromPurdue in 2009. She joined CYC in 2006 and before coming to CYC she taught as anassistant teacher for Washington Township Elementary school for four years. Prior tothat she was a professional volunteer for two years in Carmel Clay schools.Shaila grew up in Bombay and moved to the United States in 1999. She is the motherof two wonderful children and her hobbies include drawing, painting, cooking andgardening.
Linda Orr – Room 153Linda graduated from IUPUI with a BS in Elementary Education andjoined the Center for Young Children in 2006. Prior to joining CYC, Lindaworked with children at Little People Prep #1, MSD Warren Township andNorth Central Childcare.Linda is married and has two daughters and one cat. Her hobbies includespending time with her children, cooking, scrap booking and reading.
Brionna Morris – Room 153Brionna joined CYC in 2012. She has a diverse background of working with children,including five months at another child care facility. She is a co-writer/co-editor of AsanteChildrens Theatre. She also created a mentor program for at-risk youth. She has put herstudying of multiple languages to use by working with teaching African refuges English.In her free time she enjoys spending time with her two younger brothers, and her threecats, Mooney, Pepper and Daisy. She also enjoys writing, volunteering, amusementparks, Zumba, Water aerobics and hip hop ab classes.Brionna hopes to complete her degree in Occupational Therapy with specialties inPediatrics and Neurology and use these degrees by moving to Africa.
Betty Holmes – Room 153Betty joined in 2011. She and her husband, Robert, moved to Greenwood about fouryears ago from Michigan. While she was in Michigan, Betty operated a licensed childcare center for eleven years and was also was involved in foster care.Betty is the proud mom of five children; Lori, Andy, Cheri, Crystal and Stacy. She alsohas seven grandchildren, and a cat named Princess. Besides spending time with herfamily Betty enjoys sewing, camping, cooking, traveling and four-wheeling in themountains.One of Bettys long term goals is to retire and move to a warmer climate with herhusband.
Beth Steward – Room 154Beth graduated from IUPUI with a BS in Elementary Education andConcentration in Special Education. She worked at the Center for YoungChildren for several years as a classroom assistant before becoming aLead Teacher. She has also worked at Little Bear Daycare and Kids CornerDaycare as well.Her hobbies include reading, crafts, scrap booking and music includingsinging and playing the piano.
Resa Underwood – Room 154Resa been working with the Center for Young Chidren since 2003. Shebegan as a Classroom Assistant and is now an Assistant Teacher. She iscurrently enrolled in the CDA course and hopes to receive her Child CareCredential.Some of her hobbies include reading, drawing, painting and doing crafts.
Jennifer Warren – Room 156Jennifer joined the Center in 2011.Jennifer joined the staff of CYC in November of 2011. Prior to joining usshe taught preschool for 6 years and was a paraprofessional with theSpeedway School system for 9 years.In her free time she enjoys cake decorating, baking, scrapbooking, andreading. She currently resides in Speedway with her husband Barry andher two children Adam and Maggie.Jennifer has two simple goals. She wants to be the best parent possibleand be a great teacher to the children she works with daily.
Norene Robinson – Room 156Prior to joining the Center in 2011 she worked 4 years as a kindergartenaide and 7 years at Wayne Township Library.Norene is the proud mother of three children, Mikella, Kyle and Jevon.She currently lives on the west side of Indianapolis. In her free time sheenjoys running, rowing, challenge courses, biking, crafts and cooking.Norene believes in living life to the fullest and loves new experiences.One upcoming goal for herself is to finish her degree.
Kim Garnett – Front desk/KitchenKim Garnett has been a valued member of the Center as the KitchenManager since 2001. Since her employment, she has been awarded acertificate by the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration forsuccessful completion of the Food Bourne Illness Prevention Program.In her spare time, Kimberly enjoys reading, listening to Gospel music, andspending time with her two children and grandson.
Ann Lekse – Front desk/Business officeAnn was born and raised in Northern Indiana and attended PurdueUniversity. She has been with the Finance and Administration office ofthe University since 2004.A long-time Speedway resident, Ann is divorced and has one growndaughter, Corey and a Siamese cat, Stella. She enjoys movies, golf,shopping and time with friends and family.
Barb Howe – Business ManagerBarb came to IUPUI after nearly ten years of service in Central Indiana not for profits. Duringthis time she was involved in the administration of childrens programs, budgeting, humanresources and fundraising.Barb was raised in Madison, Indiana, and currently lives with her husband Michael and theirtwin sons Mike and Matt on the Southside of Indianapolis. In her free time she enjoys camping,hiking, reading, golfing, and gardening. She also enjoys spending time with her dog Max, a Lab-Shepherd mix.Barb graduated from University of Indianapolis with a Bachelor degree in Business and minorsin Health and Safety and Early Childhood Development. She received her Master Degree inManagement and a certificate in Human Resources from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Linda Bohannon – Assistant DirectorLinda has been involved in the Early Childhood Education field for the pastthirty years teaching preschoolers and administering early childhoodprograms. She graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in HomeEconomics and a Nursery School Teaching major. She also received herElementary Education and Early Childhood Education degree from CentralWashington University.Linda has a variety of interests including playing the piano and organ, sewingfor church humanitarian projects, stitchery, traveling, and stock car racing. Herhusband is retired and she has a son and a grandson.
Dave Sandrick – Director"Mr. Dave" began his career in Early Childhood Education in July of 2003 as one of the leadteachers in the infant room at Campus View Child Care Center on the campus of IndianaUniversity in Bloomington. Prior to this initial early childhood experience, Dave spent severalyears in the field of Elementary Education both as a full-time classroom teacher and asubstitute teacher. He has earned both a B.S. in Elementary Education and an M.S. in Historyand Philosophy of Education from IU - Bloomington. His passion for working with youngchildren started as an undergraduate, but after the birth of his first daughter, Kate, that passionskyrocketed, and led him to the lead infant teacher position. After two-and-a-half years atCampus View, Dave became the director of the Hoosier Hills Career Centers Child Care Centerwhere he also served as the teacher in the one-to-three-year-old classroom. He had thewonderful opportunity to work with his second daughter, Claire, at that particular center. Hethen went on to start the infant program at the Salvation Army of Monroe County before takinga position at the University of Southern Indiana as an instructor where he worked prior tocoming to the CYC.
Adria CrawfordAdria started working at the CYC after she finished high school inSeptember of 2010. She enjoys her time working with the children andplans to stay for awhile.Outside of work, she loves spending time with her family (her churchfamily as well), playing basketball, dancing, and writing poetry. Her plansfor the future include opening her own physical therapybusiness/childcare center for both the employees and the patients. Shewants to travel the world as well.
Brittaney HarleyBrittaney has been with the CYC since September of 2008. She ismajoring in Exercise Science – Pre-Occupational Therapy.She enjoys basketball and shopping.
Brooke ScheumannBrooke has been with the CYC since September of 2011. Her major is Nursing, and her minor isSociology. She is from Decatur Indiana. She has received the following honors: ALD/PESHistorian, Historian of Phi Mu, Highest Deans list at IUPUI. She is involved with Phi Mu and ALD/PES. Herinterests are: Scrapbooking, Soccer, Showchoir, Hanging out with friends and family, working withchildren.After college she wants to specialize in pediatrics or OB nursing!She has always loved children! She enjoys entertaining and taking care of them. She has taken classes ontaking care of children. She has babysat for many families in her community and still babysits now whenneeded. Working at the IUPUI Center for Young Children has made her realize how much she wants towork with children in her future professional life. She comes home with stories from the kids all the timeand really enjoys working with them every day.
Christina RatneyChristina has been with the CYC since January of 2010, and is a senior atIUPUI majoring in Elementary Education. She is from Gary, Indiana.When she isn’t at work she loves spending time with family &friends, dancing, playing basketball, going to church, and having a goodtime. She is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. She loves to laughand being a blessing unto others.
Elise DarlingElise has been at the CYC since August of 2010. She is a Social Workmajor, and is currently a junior.She enjoys basketball and is a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan.
Jessica Montalvo (pictured on the right)Jessica is a sophomore at IUPUI and is majoring in Psychology. She plansto become a child psychologist. She started at the CYC in Spring 2011.She is a proud big sister of a 14-year-old brother and a 4-year-old sister.She is a member of the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority and is also involved inCollege Mentors for Kids.She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and gettinginvolved in activities that can better her as a person.
Stephanie MurrayStephanie has been with the CYC since August of 2008. She is a seniorat IUPUI majoring in Sociology and plans to go on to graduate schoolto earn her Masters in Social Work. She is originally from Memphis,Tennessee, and has a little brother who is 14. She enjoys singing.Her favorite color is pink.
Bill LowryBill Lowry has been working at the CYC since September 2010. Hegraduated from Ben Davis High School in 2009 and is majoring inElectrical Engineering. His hobbies include working on cars, hanging outwith friends, and sports.
Steven KryderSteven is 22 years old and is currently a student at IUPUI pursuing adegree in mechanical engineering. Before coming to IUPUI, he spenttwo years at Ball State University double majoring in education andhistory.He is the youngest of two children, and his sister has a son who helooks after from time to time. He likes to play outside, especially withhis dog, Titan. His hobbies include basketball, baseball, design, andcamping.
Chelsey AxlineChelsea has been with the CYC since October of 2011. She is fromPendleton, Indiana. She is a freshman at IUPUI majoring in BusinessMarketing. She is half Italian and loves her mom’s spaghetti. She hasone sister, Ashley.
Karley Johns (pictured on the right)Karley is a freshman at IUPUI and is majoring in Social Work. She hastaken several education classes and hopes to someday be a school socialworker.When she is not in class or at work, she enjoys spending time withfriends and family, reading, hiking, fishing, and boating in the summer.She is from Princeton, a small town in southern Indiana which is close toEvansville, Indiana. Her family has a farm with three horses, a minipony, a mini donkey, a goat, and several chickens.
Ashley McLainAshley is a freshman at IUPUI. She is majoring in Social Work and plan topursue a career in Child Protective Services. Before working at theCYC, she worked for two years at the Shoe Carnival in Merrillville, Indianaas a sales associate. Surrounded by many cousins and a youngersister, she has grown to love and work with children. She enjoys her timeworking at the CYC and intends to be a positive influence on the childrenhere.
Jasmine SinghJasmine has been working at the CYC since December of 2011. She is a freshmanmajoring in Nursing, and will apply this summer to IUPUI’s Nursing School. It hasbeen her goal for a long time.She enjoys getting involved and working with others on campus. She is currentlyin the National Honor Society and is trying out for the OTEAM at IUPUI.Jasmine enjoys spending time with friends and family. She hopes to use theexperience she is gaining working with children when she fulfills her dream ofbecoming a pediatric nurse practitioner.
Emma RichardsEmma is a sophomore at IUPUI and is studying Exercise Science/Pre PhysicalTherapy. She is hoping that working at the CYC will help her learn more aboutchild development and apply that when she becomes a physical therapist forchildren.Emma is from South Bend, IN, and provided after school care for a young manwith Downs Syndrome for 4 years. In her free time, she enjoys playingbasketball and spending time with her twin. She has a two-year-old poodlenamed Mia. She always enjoys a great Pacers or Colts game, and really likes toget involved with the community.
Katie Ripperger (pictured in the middle)Katie is a freshman at IUPUI and is majoring inelementary education. She plans to finish school in fouryears and then teach overseas She started at the CYC inFebruary of 2012. She is one of five brothers and sisters.She enjoys traveling, sports, outdoors, friends, andchildren.
Sarah FarmerSarah has been with the CYC since February of 2012. She moved toIndianapolis recently from Anderson, Indiana, and is a pre-nursingstudent. She is an EMT in her hometown. She has one older brother,Michael.In her free time, she enjoys working out and playing soccer.
Tori Crosby (pictured on the left)Tori has been with the CYC since February of 2012. She is a freshmanmajoring in Nursing. She has a little sister and is from Anderson, Indiana.She enjoys running, and her favorite color is green.
Jahleia ChievesJahleia is twenty-years-old and a junior at IUPUI. She is a ForensicsScience major, and in her spare time she likes to sing and dance.Originally from Detroit, Michigan, she came to Indiana to pursue acollege education. Her goal is to graduate with a Bachelors degree andeventually a Masters and Doctorate if possible. Her long term goal is towork for an accredited state crime lab and eventually have children ofher own.
Maria HuizarMaria has been with the CYC since February of 2012. She is a freshmanat IUPUI. She is from East Chicago, Indiana. She has been helping takecare of her 5 siblings since she was four-years-old. She has had a payingjob since she was 15-years-old.In her spare time she likes to listen to music and hang out with friends.Her spare time is limited, however, with all of the child watching shedoes.
Skye LeasureSkye started working in childcare in 2007, babysitting for a few families on her block.Since then, she has worked in her church’s nursery and have cared for many children.Since coming to IUPUI this past year, she has been involved with a tutoring program atGeorge Washington and has also been involved with other community events.Skye plans to have her own classroom someday. Working at the CYC has been a greatexperience for learning the ins and outs of running a classroom.In her free time, she enjoys watching movies and making art. Although she doesn’tget to see her family much, she absolutely loves the time they have together! In thefuture, she plans on always making time for the important things in life, such as herrelationships with loved ones, even when things get stressful.
Kiana KleinKiana is in her second semester of Freshman year at IUPUI. Her major is ElementaryEducation and she plans to get a license in Special Needs education. After graduating,I would love to continue to work at a childcare center or become an elementaryschool teacher around Indianapolis. She has worked previously as a nanny and as acamp counselor at Kamp Kaleidoscope. For fun, she likes to study films, go for longwalks around Indianapolis, and spend time with her little sister.
Kayla RaineyKayla is a sophomore at IUPUI and is studying Exercise Science/Pre-OT. KaylaLOVES video games and also loves to spend time with her four youngerbrothers. She also has a German Rottweiler named Rajah.In her spare time she enjoys reading, playing the violin and spending time withher family and friends.
Nicole AmbrogiNicole is a sophomore at IUPUI majoring in Elementary Education. She enjoysspending time with my friends and family, including her dog, Frazier. She has onebrother, Dan, who will be a sophomore in high school.She loves to be creative! She enjoys reading, writing, and dancing!
Lindsey FordLindsey is a junior at IUPUI. Her major is Social Work. Lindsey was a former employee of CYCin 2005. Her schedule has changed and has allowed her to come back. Lindsey has workedwith children of all ages. She likes building relationships with the children and helping tomake a safe environment.Lindsey’s favorite color is blue. She loves many things: butterflies, reading, wearing heels,poetry, and music.Lindsey attends Purpose of Life Ministries church where she has been a member since 2007.
Sheila JeevanI am from Terre Haute with a B.S. in Biology and a Masters in Secondary Education. Iam currently finishing up my Masters in Public Affairs and starting a Masters in PublicHealth. But really, I just like to play with kids.
Katie HamerKatie has been at the CYC since August of 2012. She is a nursing student at IUPUI. Shehas two younger brothers and is from Valparaiso, IN. She has prior work experiencerunning a sports summer camp for elementary aged children. She is involved in PhiMu helping raise money for the children of Riley hospital. She would like to work inpediatrics someday.She enjoys hanging out with friends, boating, spending time with family, playing withher dog, and playing tennis.
Mariah MossMariah is a Sophomore at IUPUI and is majoring in elementary education. She plansto become an elementary teacher in a public school or daycare. She enjoys spendingtime with her nieces and nephew and other family. She also loves to spend time withher friends and have fun.
Megan LungMegan is majoring in social work and she plans to be a mental health and substanceabuse counselor.She grew up in Kendallville, IN. She loves watching and participating in live theatre.She enjoys hanging out with friends and trying new restaurants, as well as going toChicago Cubs baseball games with my grandpa. She has a boyfriend namedBrandon, who also goes to IUPUI. Theyve been together almost four years :)
Jordy Rush (pictured on the right)Jordy is a junior and is majoring in art education. She plans on teaching levels of kidsfrom K-12 wherever she can but would like to work in a different state at some point.She keeps very busy with work and school. When she does have free time, she enjoysmovies, reading, going to dinner with friends, and obviously art.
Emily HarleyEmily is a sophomore here at IUPUI.Major: Pre-Radiography, then Medical Imaging Technology for a Bachelors degree.She wants to be an Ultrasound Technician specializing in Sonography.Favorite color is blue. Favorite movies are The Lion King and The Avengers.She loves listening to music, watching movies and gameshows, drawing, reading, photography, swimming, being outside (when its warm ofcourse! (: ) animals, spending time with family, friends & her boyfriend.
Micheala BryantMicheala is a Psychology Major and has been with the CYC since September.She enjoys shopping, singing (she loves all kinds of music), traveling and tryingdifferent tasty foods!
Uloma NwakaMy name is Uloma Nwaka. I started working at CYC in September 2012. I am currentlya double major sophomore majoring in Social Work and Physician Assistant. I haveenjoyed working with and helping kids. I plan to specialize in a social work and PAcareer that deals mostly with children.I love exercising, shopping, spending time with friends and family, watching movies,trying new things, and being involved in helping others in the community. I love KobeBryant and the L.A. Lakers.
Chelsea GeesaChelsea is a sophomore at IUPUI and is majoring in Elementary Education. She planson being either a kindergarten teacher or an elementary art teacher. She has alwaysloved working with kids and watching them grow.She enjoys running, spending time with family and friends, scrapbooking, art, baking,traveling, shopping, and soccer.
LaShata GraysonLaShata has worked in an elementary school setting in Gary, Indiana for 4 years. Shehas three brothers and two sisters. She is a sophomore at IUPUI studying HealthService Management with a minor in Business.LaShata enjoys singing, dancing, and drawing. She loves working with children,especially making them smile.
Paige Billings (pictured on left)My name is Paige Billings, I am a Sophomore at IUPUI majoring in ElementaryEducation in hopes to one day become a 1st or 2nd grade teacher. I am fromMonticello, IN and am the youngest of 3 siblings, two being brothers. In my sparetime I love to watch old tv shows and spend time with friends. I also work at St.Elizabeth Hospital.
Chelsey BuddChelsey is a freshman at IUPUI and is majoring in Psychology. She would like tobecome a child life specialist when she is done with school. She started at the CYC inOctober of 2012.She enjoys playing softball and volleyball. She also likes to go shopping.
Cece SanchezCece is a Freshman at Ivy Tech and is majoring in General Studies She plans to becomea nurse at Riley Hospital. She started at the CYC in October of 2012.She enjoys listening to music and spending time with her family and friends back athome.
Audrey Lukasheay (pictured on the right)Audrey is a freshman at IUPUI and is majoring in psychology. She plans to become atherapist. She started at the CYC in January of 2013.She enjoys reading and baking.
Rachel MathesMy name is Rachel Mathes and I just started at CYC in December 2012. Currently I ama sophomore at IUPUI, studying Exercise Science Pre-OT. I have always enjoyedworking with kids and helping them learn, and plan to specialize in pediatrics duringmy career.I love exercising, spending time with my family and friends, watching movies, andbeing involved in helping others whether it be at school, church, or in the community.I am currently a part of the Golden Key Honor Society through Indiana University andhope to become as involved on campus as I can.
Andrienne TaborMy name is Andrienne Tabor and I just recently started working at the CYC in January2013. I am a freshman at IUPUI and my major is Pre-med biology. I have alwaysenjoyed working with and helping young children, which is why I want to be apediatrician. I enjoy hanging out with friends, spending time with family, watchingmovies, especially Disney movies, and being involved in SAPB (student activitiesprogramming board) where I have met a lot of wonderfully interesting people who Ihave become really good friends with.
Prensis McClainPrensis is a sophomore at IUPUI and is majoring in Health Service Management. Sheplans to become a Health Services Coordinator. She started at the CYC in January of2013.She enjoys volunteering at her church.
Jessica Chichester (pictured on the right)Jessica is a junior at IUPUI and is majoring in Elementary Education with a minor inSocial Sciences. She plans to become a teacher in the Indianapolis area. She started atthe CYC in January of 2013.Jessica is a member of Phi Mu Fraternity and ESAC on campus. She enjoys coaching,playing volleyball, and being with family and friends.
Erin TepeErin Tepe joined the center in January of 2013. This is her first year at IUPUI. She is anElementary Education major and plans to graduate in four years. She would like toteach first grade when she graduates. She grew up in Elkhart, Indiana where she livedwith her mom and brother.Outside of school and work, Erin loves spending time with her family and friends. Shealso loves shopping and movies. In Elkhart, she lives on the river and enjoys takingboat rides. She also played volleyball for two years in high school and six years prior tothat. Shes been babysitting for many years now and loves working with children.