Powell Staff Bios

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Diana Sopko- Director

Hello! My name is Diana Sopko and I am the new Director.   I reside in Hilliard with my husband, Mike of 22 years. I have 4 children ages 19, 17, 15 and 12.  We are part of the Hilliard Darby school district.

I have a BS in Early Childhood Education from Ohio University. After graduating from OU I was a Director of a daycare in Cleveland for 7 years.  I was fortunate enough to start the center from the ground up and develop an age appropriate curriculum while meeting high quality standards. The center is still thriving today.

After 7 years of Directing I chose to stay home and raise my 4 young children. While home I still stayed engaged by volunteering in the classrooms, PTO, home child care, crossing guard and most recently the President of the Hilliard Darby Gridiron Club. I also did part time jobs that included networking, marketing and sales.  I recently was an administrative assistant and staffing coordinator for Cameron Mitchell Premier Events. I enjoyed working for such a high quality restaurant chain and truly enjoyed supporting on memorable events such as weddings and the Memorial Golf Tournament.

Now that I have children at college and in their teenage years, I am excited to get back with the younger generation. I am eager to be part of the AAK family and part of the Powell community. I look forward to meeting all of you and your families.

 

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Mrs. Theresa- Assistant Director

Hello! My name is Theresa and I am the Assistant Director. I graduated from St. Francis Desales. I have spent the last 10 years working in a Preschool setting. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, and reading. I am excited to be a part of the All About Kids family and get to know your children.

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Mrs. Kendra (Room 2)- Early Toddler Teacher (Room 3)

Hi! My name is Kendra and I am one of the Infant Teachers. I graduated from Buckeye Valley High School and started working in childcare in 2005.  I have worked with different age groups but I discovered my true passion is working with the infants.

I love spending time with my husband and our two boys.  We enjoy watching Cleveland’s professional sports teams, but we really love the Cleveland Browns!

The thing I love most about my job is watching the children grow,  learn new things, and watching their face as they accomplish new milestones!

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Ms. Mackenzie (Room 3)-

Hi my name is Mackenzie!  I graduated from Dalton High School in 2014.  I attended The University of Mount Union College from 2014-2016 studying criminal justice.  I  am also a Licensed Ohio Insurance Agent.

I have worked with kids for ten years.  I am a former camp counselor and camp ranch hand at Wanake Camping Retreat Center, where I also taught pony lessons for three to seven year olds.  I love spending time with my family and my dog, Brutus!  I like to go fishing, camping, and hiking.  I am a big fan of Ohio State sports.

I love spending time with my little ones and watching them grow.  I look forward to getting to know your children and your families!

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Mrs. Carrie (Room 4)-

Hello! My name is Carrie and I am the Toddler 1 teacher. I graduated Monterey High School in 1998. I worked as an Infant and Toddler Teacher in Texas before becoming a stay-at-home Mom where I took care of my 4 sons. I am excited to be working with children in a toddler room again! I would like to eventually go back to school and earn a degree in Early Childhood Education.  In my spare time, I love reading, watching movies and listening to music.

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Ms. Miranda (room 5)-

Hello, my name is Miranda and I am a Toddler Teacher.  I  graduated from Big Walnut High School in 2016.  I started my childcare career a year ago here at All About Kids and have enjoyed every day.

This has been my first experience working in childcare but I have taken care of all five of my siblings since I was ten and babysat since I was thirteen years old.  I love arts, crafts, and music.

What I love about my job is being able to teach the children and watching them learn and grow.  I am excited to come to work everyday so I can spend time with each child!

 

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Ms. Julie (Room 5)-

Hi my name is Julie! I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education and Human Ecology from the Ohio State University. I also obtained a Bachelor’s Plus from Ashland University in Early Childhood Education.

I am the youngest of two brothers and a sister.  I have two dogs that I love and adore, as well.  I enjoy swimming, bowling and in my free time going to the movies.

I began working in this field since I was in high school in 2004.  Everyday is different and fun because you never know what the day is going to bring.  I love seeing the kids learn and grow each day!

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Ms. Misti (Room 6)-

Hi, my name is Misti!  I have a Bachelors of Social Work and have obtained a LSW.  I worked as a tap and tumble instructor.  I became an early preschool teacher a year and a half ago and have been a lead teacher for a year at AAK.

When I am not working I like to spend time with my family or my most adorable pup. We love soaking up the sunshine and breeze!

I have a very creative mind and I love to utilize it when working with my students.   I ensure they are having fun while they learn so they retain every bit of information.  It’s just as entertaining to me as it is to them in the classroom!

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Ms. Shaina (Room 7)- Early Preschool (Room 6)

Hi my name is Shaina!  I went to to Tolles Career Center for two years studying Early Childhood Education.  I was also on the Board of Education for Tolles for about five years.

I am a mom of two kids, a four year old girl and an eight year old boy! I enjoy drawing, going to the park with my kids, watching movies, and going swimming. My absolute favorite thing to do is go hiking at Hocking Hills.

I have been in the childcare field since 2008 and have been able to work with every age group.  What I love most about my job is the creativity I can put into it for the kids to have fun every day.   You never know what new adventure awaits everyday in Preschool!

 

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Ms. Amber (Room 7)-

Hi my name is Amber!  I graduated from Buckeye Valley High School in 2008. I also a graduate of Aveda where I studied Cosmetology and graduated in 2015.

I am married with two boys. I also have three dogs, two bearded dragons, and a crested gecko. My family loves to camp and fish. We are Marvel and DC fans. I love crafts, Eeyore, I’m a huge Disney fan and I sell Scentsy.

I am looking forward to coming in each morning and seeing each child’s smiling face. I look forward to watching each child grow and learn.  n

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Ms. Brooke (Room 8)-

Hi my name is Brooke! I previously worked at a center as a preschool aide and as a toddler teacher for three years.

I love to paint, play soccer, hang out with my family, and hike near a new cabin my family just bought.

What I love about my job is spending time with all of the kids!  Every day is different and you just do not know what a new day will bring into the classroom.  Watching each and every child grow is amazing to me and I am excited to be their teacher!

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Mrs. Rashmi (Room 8)-

Hi my name is Rashmi!  I completed my Bachelor’s of Engineering in information of Science and Technology.  I volunteered at a childcare center  working with elementary kids and worked for a learning center as a math tutor.

I am a wife and a mom of twins.  I like to do arts and crafts, cooking, listening to music, and spending time with my family in my free time.

I like being around kids because they are honest and refreshing.  I like teaching them new things.

I believe in;  No legacy is so rich as honesty

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Ms. Danielle (Room 8)-

Hi my name is Danielle!  I attended Oakstone Academy and graduated in 2017.  I also interned at my High Schools Pre-K building in 2016.  My family did foster care for awhile, so I learned quite a bit from having so many kids come and live with us!

I love to read, write, and sketch. I like foxes, cats and I am a huge fan of Disney!  Autism is a topic that I am very passionate about.

I love coming to work and getting to laugh with the kids. This job makes me feel like I can and do make a difference in a child’s life.  It shows me I am capable of something great!

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Ms. Diane (School-Age)-

Hi my name is Diane!  I graduated from High School in Upstate New York with high honors.  I have been caring for children for over ten years and this is my second center to be teaching.

I have five kids of my own, four girls and one boy. I enjoy writing, drawing and spending time with my husband and children. My favorite color is yellow, which is why I think I’m a happy person!!  Oh and I LOVE Coffee!

One of my favorite parts of the job is connecting with the children and being able to be a positive role model for them!

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Ms. Jordyn (Floater)-

Hi my name is Jordyn!  I graduated from Westland High School for general education in 2014. I graduated from South-Western  University Career Center for dental assisting in 2014.

I have two years experience working in the daycare field. I also have a three year old son named Julian.  I enjoy spending time with my son and husband watching movies or baking with my son.

I honestly love being at work!  I enjoy interacting with the kids everyday in different classrooms and working with my co-workers. I never leave work without laughing and having a smile on  my face!!

 

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