“My name is Marcia and I have been the director here since 1982. I love to come to work every day! I have two adult children. My daughter Jenn is my co-director here at ICP, and my son Jeff works for the 3M Company. When I am not at the preschool, I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I also love working in my yard. I am a member of Trinity United Church of Christ.”
“I have worked at our preschool since 1986. I have an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Care and Education, and a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. In my spare time, I volunteer with a number of events during the ProFootball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival, and I am a member of the HOF Grand Parade Committee. In addition, I volunteer with Guardian Support Services and am a court appointed guardian for nursing home residents. I am a huge Cavs fan, and also love my Cleveland Browns! I attend Jackson Friends Church.”
Lead – Infant 1
“Hi! My name is Stacey. I have been at Campus preschool since 1999, and I work in the infant room. I have a niece named Emma, a dog named Peanut, and a cat named Jaspurr. Joe, my better half, and I have been together for several years. I am beginning my CDA classes to earn my certification in Child Development. In my free time I like to knit and read.”
Co-Lead –Infant 2; Program Specialist
Hello! My name is Rachael Parent and I am the Co-lead teacher of the Infant 2 classroom and also Program Specialist! I have worked here for 6 years in the infant department and have my bachelors degree in education. I am very excited to take on a new age group and see how much we all learn and grow this year. I live in Louisville with my husband Mike and two sons Breck and Dean. We also have 1 dog, 2 cats, and 2 fish.
Co-Lead –Infant 2
Hello! My name is Tammy and I am the lead teacher in the Infant 2 classroom. I have been married for 26 years. I just became a grandma on August 24 at 9:37am to a baby boy named Landon. I also have two German Shepherds at home. Their names are Brutus and Chanel. I am looking forward to watching your children grow and learn new things. We are going to have a great year!
Lead - Toddler 1
Hi, my name is Missie. I recently joined the team in March 2019, after coming out of recovery following a kidney transplant. Previously, I attended Stark State College of Technology and obtained an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. I worked at RiverTree Christian School for 11 years - needless to say, I have a lot of experience with each age group. I believe the reason parents should trust me with their children is because I will take care of them like they are my own. I am a very dedicated and reliable employee, and I strive to give parents the reassurance they need to continue their daily routines. My belief is that every child can learn as long as they are given the right opportunity. My boyfriend Joe and I have been together for quite a while. When I am not working, I like to spend my free time with my family. I attend John Knox Presbyterian Church, and I am looking forward to my new journey here at Interfaith Campus Ministries. I believe God called me here to be a servant of Christ and that's what I intend to do.
Lead - Toddler 2
I am Alysia! I am the lead teacher in the Toddler 2 classroom. I recently became a mother to a baby boy named Landon. He was born on my birthday, August 24. I am looking forward to this semester and teaching your children new things and watching them experience new things. (You might want to pack extra play clothes). This teacher enjoys playing in the sandbox and painting outside and sometimes even looking for bugs!
Lead - 3s
Hi, my name is Alexa. I recently graduated from Kent State University with a bachelor's degree in Psychology. I have one son named Liam, who will be three month's old soon. When I'm not at work I like to stay home and relax with Liam. During baseball season we are always watching the Cleveland Indians. We never miss a game! I am excited to learn and grow with all of the children here!
Lead- 4 year old
My name is Eric Whetstone and I am 37 years old. I went to Fairless High School and also to R.G. Drage Career Center for Early Childhood Education. I graduated in 2001. In 1999- 2001 I worked with ages: Infant, Toddlers, Preschool, and School Age. I have worked at several different Child Care Centers over the years as a teacher in various classrooms: Toddler, Preschool , Float and as an Assistant Director. I worked at Stark MRDD for 2 years : with Age 3 until age 22. I worked in retail for 17 years and 7 of them I was a Manager. I have worked for 10 years in Early Childhood Education. I am currently working toward my CDA in Preschool.
Lead – Pre-K
My name is Emily Kress and I am so excited to be the Pre-K teacher this year. I live with my husband Don and 3 children: Audrey (2nd grade), Robbie (Pre-K class), Charlie (3-yr-old) and my old dog Cinnamon. I have taught Pre-K for more than 10 years. I am looking forward to getting to know all of these wonderful children this year!
Lead – School Age
Hello! My name is Madeline or Ms Maddie in the classroom. I am the lead teacher in the school age classroom. I currently attend Stark State College for Education. When I’m not in class or in the classroom I enjoy spending time with my friends and family as well as my pet ferret, Oliver. I also like to spend time outdoors, snowboarding and swimming. I look forward to spending time with the children this year!!