Springboro Preschool Discovery

Springboro Preschool Discovery is an early learning school for children from 2 1/2 years of age through Kindergarten.

Staff

Mary Binning   Email
Owner
Teaching Experience:  14 years
Favorite thing about working with children: The opportunity to make learning fun.
Family: Married, son (age 13, SPD graduate), daughter (age 9, SPD graduate)
Hobbies/Interests: playing tennis, writing songs, playing guitar, watching HGTV
Favorite TV Show: Call the Midwife
Favorite Bible Verse: "Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don't try to figure out everything on your own.  Listen for God's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he's the one who will keep you on track." - Proverbs 3:5-6
Favorite Band: Skillet


Amy Schuck   Email
Executive Director
Teaching Experience:  11 years
Favorite thing about working with children: I love seeing the expression on a child's face when they learn something new. I love to watch a child grow throughout the year and see them become confident and successful in their abilities.
Family: Married, son (age 9, SPD graduate), daughter (age 7, SPD student)
Hobbies/Interests: Working in my yard.
Favorite Musician: Bob Marley
Favorite TV Show: Grey's Anatomy
Favorite Food: Lasagna 


Debbie Trick   Email
Program Director
Teaching Experience:  30 years
Favorite thing about working with children: Being there for each child to help them see that if they try anything is possible.
Family: Married, grown son (SPD graduate), grown daughter (SPD graduate), four grandchildren (one SPD student, two SPD graduate)
Hobbies/Interests: music, the beach, family-related activities, cooking, gardening
Favorite Sports Team: Ohio State
Favorite Quote: "It's not our job to shape children, but to nurture who they really are." - Naomi Aldort
Favorite Movie: City of Angels 


Jaime Bell   Email
Assistant to the Directors
Teaching Experience:  3 years
Favorite thing about working with children: Watching children grow and accomplish things they thought were impossible.
Family: Married, daughter (11, SPD graduate), son (7, SPD graduate)
Hobbies/Interests: Family and outdoors
Favorite Food: Mexican
Favorite Sports Team: Ohio State Football
Favorite Movie: City of Angels


Michelle Bailey   Email
Teacher
Teaching Experience:  10 years
Favorite thing about working with children: Watching a child dive into something new and different.
Family: Married, son (6, SPD graduate), daughter (3, SPD student)
Hobbies/Interests: canoeing, Reds games, dancing
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Bible Verse: "Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you." - Ephesians 4:32
Favorite TV Show: Dancing with the Stars


Kristine Buten  Email
Teacher
Teaching Experience:  2 year
Favorite thing about working with children:   Their excitement for learning.
Family:  Married, 2 sons (11 & 7, SPD graduates), daughter (9, SPD graduate)
Hobbies/Interests:   Spending time with my family, Girl Scout leader
Favorite Food:   Pizza
Favorite Book:  Outlander


Beth Clayton  Email
Teacher
Teaching Experience:  14 years
Favorite thing about working with children:   When they learn something new and their facial expressions when they "get it".
Family:  Married, daughter (17, SPD graduate), daughter (12, SPD graduate)
Hobbies/Interests:   spending time with my family, scrapbooking, being outside, watching my kids play sports
Favorite Movie:   Finding Nemo
Favorite Subject in School:  Language arts, science


Julie Hobbs  Email
Teacher
Teaching Experience:  6 Years
Favorite thing about working with children:  I enjoy the curiosity and excitement they find learning new things.
Family:   Married, daughter (13, SPD graduate), daughter (9, SPD graduate)
Favorite Food:  Chocolate
Favorite TV Show:  Scandal
Favorite Singer:  Luke Bryan


Michelle Huber
Language Teacher/Assistant Teacher
Teaching Experience:  1 year
Favorite thing about working with children:  Their excitement and enthusiasm for the world.
Family: Married, daughter(9), daughter (6), son (4, SPD student)
Hobbies/Interests: Traveling and reading
Favorite Food:  Roasted cauliflower and beets
Favorite Bands:  Switchfoot and Paper Route
Favorite Quote:  "Excellence is doing something other people think is crazy."


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Jamie Kaun  Email
Teacher
Teaching Experience:  1 year
Favorite thing about working with children:  Observing a child's joy and excitement as they learn new things and discover the world around them; its an amazing feeling that will never "get old". 
Family: Married, son (8), daughter (6), daughter (3, SPD student)
Hobbies/Interests:  Our military family recently moved closer to family than we have been in 10 years so we're super excited to spend time with family.
Favorite Food:  Chocolate
Favorite TV Show:  Something my husband and I can watch together on HGTV
Favorite Movies:  Fried Green Tomatoes and Beaches


Sherree McClung
Assistant Teacher
Teaching Experience:  
3 years
Favorite thing about working with children:  I love their sense of humor and honesty.
Family:  Married, son, 2 daughters
Hobbies/Interests:  Walking, decorating, cooking
Favorite TV Show:  Gilmore Girls
Favorite Song:  Landslide by Stevie Nicks
Favorite Food:  Spinach and Artichoke Dip


Andrea McDonough  Email
Teacher
Teaching Experience:
 3 years
Favorite thing about teaching/working with children:  Children are an absolute joy to be with.  I love watching the light bulbs light up when they understand a new concept or idea.  Passing on knowledge to the next generation is both fun and rewarding.
Family:  Married
Hobbies/Interests:  I love to read books of all genres, watch movies, garden, bake, write, decorate my home and shop!
Favorite Food:  Does coffee count?  If not, then I would have to say Chipotle!
Favorite TV Show:  Gilmore Girls
Favorite Book:  Pride and Prejudice


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Amy Smith  Email
Teacher
Teaching Experience:  
5 years
Favorite thing about working with children:  Helping to make each child feel included and important.
Family:  Married, daughter (12, SPD graduate), daughter (9, SPD graduate)
Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with my family and friends and reading
Favorite Food:  Fettuccini alfredo
Favorite Book:  O The Places You'll Go, by Dr. Suess
Favorite TV Show:  Wheel of Fortune


Rebekah Tilley  Email
Teacher
Teaching Experience:  3 years
Favorite thing about working with children:  Watching them grow and flourish.
Family: Married
Hobbies/Interests:  Hiking, camping, traveling
Favorite Quote:  "I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety." - Psalms 4:8
Favorite Food:  Tacos
Favorite TV Show:  Parks and Rec


Page Walker  Email
Teacher
Teaching Experience:  1 year
Favorite thing about working with children:  Watching children gain confidence and independence as they learn.
Family: Married, son (9), daughter (6, SPD graduate), son (3, SPD student)
Hobbies/Interests:  Crocheting and reading
Favorite Quote:  "Why fit in when you were born to stand out?" - Dr. Seuss
Favorite Food:  Blueberries
Favorite Movie:  Sweet Home Alabama


Michelle West  Email
Teacher
Teaching Experience:  10 years
Favorite thing about working with children:  I love watching children discover the world around them and witness the excitement of experiencing something new. Its an honor to be a part of that learning process.
Family: Married, son (21), daughter (18), son (9, SPD graduate)
Hobbies/Interests:  Reading, scrapbooking, going to the beach, time with family
Favorite Bible Verse:  "I can do all things through Him who gives me strength."  - Philippians 4:13
Favorite Subject in School:  Math
Favorite Vacation:  Beach 


Charise Wilson-Hammond
Assistant Teacher
Teaching Experience:  2 year
Favorite thing about working with children:  I love watching children learn and grow.
Family: Married, son (16), son (14), daughter (8, SPD graduate), daughter (6, SPD student)
Hobbies/Interests:  Photography, travel, spending time with family, reading, crafts and anything Disney
Favorite TV Show:  NCIS
Favorite Singer:  Stevie Nicks


Tara Zatarain  Email
Teacher
Teaching Experience:  19 years
Favorite thing about working with children:  Everything!  The smile on their face when they learn something new.
Family:   Married, daughter (9, SPD graduate), daughter (6, SPD graduate)
Hobbies/Interests:  Shopping, time with family, home improvement, dancing
Favorite Movie:  A Christmas Story
Favorite Quote:  "Tell me and I'll forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I'll understand."
Favorite Sports Team:  Ohio State 

1150 South Main Street  -  Springboro, OH 45066  -  Phone:  (937) 689-2576  Fax:  (937) 716-2310