“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.”
Lead – Infant 2 (Head of Infant and Toddlers)
"Hi, my name is Rachael Parent! I have the privilege to be the lead teacher of the Infant 2 classroom as well as the Head of the Infant/Toddler Department. I graduated from Kent State in 2006. My husband’s name is Mike and we have 2 sons; Breck, who is in the 4-year-old classroom, and Dean, our newest little addition. We live in Louisville with our puppy, Scrappy Doo. I have had the wonderful experience of traveling to Italy and France and I hope my next trip is somewhere tropical. I love kids and I am looking forward to another year here at ICP!"
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
Hi there, I'm Carlie! I currently have my associates degree in education, and after this semester it will be in early childhood education. I care deeply about children and want to help those at Interfaith Campus Preschool learn and grow in a safe environment. I love coming into my classroom and having all of the children run up to me and give me the biggest hugs; it just warms my heart! In my spare time, I have a hobby of crafting. I also enjoy being outdoors; fishing and hiking with my dog are my favorites!
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 – 4s
Lead – Pre-K (Head of Preschool and School Age)
“I have been teaching here since 1993 and have enjoyed every second of it! I live in Jackson Township with my husband Michael and our 5 children. I attended Walsh University where I majored in education, with a specialty as an Intervention Specialist and a Reading Endorsement. I enjoy running, reading, and spending time with my family. My Pre-K classroom is decorated with my favorite character, Dr. Seuss. My favorite color is purple and my favorite food is PB&J sandwiches. My lucky number is 5 and my favorite quote is “Only you can control your future” by Dr. Seuss. I attend River Tree Christian Church and assist in the Treehouse Kidz Classroom (K-2) on Sundays. I am passionate about teaching young children and see every child as a unique individual. I look forward to a fantastic school year!”
Lead – School Age
My name is Mark Lehman. I am so excited to get to know and work with your kids. I have been in education for over 7 years in various capacities. It is my passion. I am a Massillon alumni, and a graduate of both Stark State and the University of Phoenix. I have also completed graduate level coursework in Education through Liberty University.
I have a wife, Kimberly, of 20 years and we have two kids; Shiloh (15) and Kendallynn (8). We live in Perry Township with my mom and our dog, Charlie. Both kids are enrolled in Perry schools and I also serve on the Whipple Heights Elementary PTO Board.
Again, I'm so excited to be here!