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Meet the Staff

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Kori has been with BCDC for 15 years, and director of BCDC for 2 years.  She has her bachelors in Early Childhood Education. She enjoys spending time with her husband Travis, family, and friends. 

Director
Kori Phipps

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Linda has been with BCDC for 21 years. She was the cook for many years, then retired. She now helps out subbing for us when needed. She has her bachelors in Elementary Education. She lives in Lima, Ohio.

Sub
Linda Mitchell

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Katie has been with BCDC for 10 years, and assistant director for 8 years. She has a bachelors in Human Development and Family Studies. She enjoys spending time with her Fiancé Kyle and two kids.  

Assistant Director

Katie Peth

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Olivia has been with BCDC for 6 months and has previously helped at the Bluffton YMCA where she worked with school age children. She is working on getting her Child Development Associates. 

Infant Teacher
Olivia Parker

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Donna has been with BCDC for 2 years. Donna enjoy  crafting in her spare time and is always creating new artwork for others to enjoy. Donna also enjoys spending time with her family.  

Preschool Teacher
Donna Baker

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Allyson has been with BCDC for almost 1 year. 

She previous brought her children here when they were younger. She enjoys spending time with her three daughters. 

Teacher
Allyson Schackelford 

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Jessica has been with BCDC for 6 years. She has many years of experience cooking. In her free time Jessica enjoys helping on their family farm and spending time with her two children Caiden and Alana and her Fiancé Jonathan.

Cook
Jessica Brenneman 

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Kennedie has been with BCDC for almost 1 year. She has three children Hunter, Chase, and Savannah that all attend BCDC. Kennedie also has her cosmetology licenses.  

Infant Teacher
Kennedie Kistler 

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Lauren has been with BCDC for 1 year. Lauren attends Indiana Wesleyan University for biology and a minor in Environmental Science.

School-age Teacher
Lauren Speicher

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Tiffini has been with BCDC for 7 years. She has two daughters Julie, who previously attended BCDC but has now aged out of our program, and Willow who currently attends BCDC. 

Teacher
Tiffini Mitchell

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Teresa has been with BCDC for 20 years. In her free time Teresa likes finding auctions to go to with her husband Mike, to find the next piece of treasure. 

Preschool Teacher
Teresa Zimmerly

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Toddler Teacher
Andrea Bourassa

Andrea has been with BCDC for 2 years. Andrea was recently engaged and is getting married to Kirby  in August 2024!

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Mikayla has been with BCDC for 1 year. Mikayla attends Ohio University for Early Childhood Education. 

Teacher
Mikayla Simons

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Angeleca has been with BCDC 4 years. Angeleca enjoys spending time with her husband Brian and her two children Gwendolyn, and Theodore. 

Pre-K/School age Teacher
Angeleca Hager

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Teacher
Ashley Stoup

Ashley has been with BCDC for almost 1 year. Has a son named Levi that attends BCDC. In her free time she spends it with her husband Will, son Levi, and their animals. 

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Amanda has been with BCDC for 2 and a half years. Amanda enjoys spending time with her friends and family. 

Preschool Teacher
Amanda Reigle

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Sandy has been with BCDC for 12 years. Sandy has worked in the daycare setting for many years. She even had Ms. Kori as a young child at one of her previous jobs. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family.

Toddler Teacher
Sandy Leedy

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Harlie has been with BCDC for almost a 1 year. Harlie attends Walden University for Business and Finance. 

Preschool/Infant Teacher
Harlie Wood

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Kara has been with BCDC for 2 years. Kara received her bachelors degree from Ohio Northern University this past fall for Exercise physiology. Kara was recently engaged to her fiancé Nathan.

Pre-K/School age Teacher
Kara Schmidt

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Kaelyn is a new hire for BCDC. She recently just graduated from Bluffton High School. This fall she will attend Ohio Northern University for biology/ pre-dental. 

Teacher
Kaelyn Hart

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Jada is a new hire for BCDC. Jada attends Owens Community College for Early Childhood Education/Special Education. She will soon be transferring to Bowling Green State University.  

Teacher
Jada Steinmeyer

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Alyssa is a new hire for BCDC. Alyssa attends Indiana Wesleyan University for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL Education). 

Teacher
Alyssa Speicher

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Allison has been with BCDC for 3 years. Allison is attending Mount St. Joseph University for Early Childhood Education. 

Teacher
Allison Burghaze 

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Avery is a new hire for BCDC. She has her CDA from Apollo Career Center and is attending The Ohio State University for Early Childhood education. 

Teacher
Avery Smith

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