Staff

Management Team





Kari Boetcher

owner & administrator





Jade Christiansen

academic advisor

STAFF






Stephanie Grooms

STAFF SUPPORT

Hello!  My name is Ms. Stephanie and I have been apart of The Teaching Tree family since 2017!  I love working with all ages and watching the children grow and learn about the world around them.  I have worked in every classroom and I also ran the kitchen for almost 2 years.   I also drive the bus for all the children to school and the fun field trips that goes on at The Teaching Tree.  I live in Powell with my husband, daughter Aubree and newest addition Brantley.  In my free time I like to play golf, hiking with the family, camping and reading.






Jimmy Schmittauer

Administration Assistant and Schoolage Teacher

My name is Jimmy Schmittauer.  I am 23 years old and a recent graduate of CSCC with an Associates in business administration.  I am currently part of the administration here at The Teaching Tree Preschool and Early Childhood Education Academy where we strive to be the best early learning center in Central Ohio.







Angie

DUCKLING/INFANT TEACHER

Hello! I am Miss Anxhela, more known as Miss Angie. I am married to my husband Julijan and we are expecting a little boy in November. I am from Albania however, I moved to Dublin in 2019. I studied to be a professional master of economics and received my Bachelor’s degree in Albania. I worked in that field for six years but shortly after found my passion was truly in teaching young children. I have been with the Teaching Tree since August of 2019 working with infants and I couldn’t see myself anywhere else. Outside of teaching my hobbies include exploring different places, reading, traveling, and spending time with family.






Marsha

Preschool Teacher

Hi! I’m Miss. Marsha! I have more than 11 years experience in child care. I love working with kids and teaching them many different ways to communicate. American Sign Language is one of my favorites because it opens a bridge of communication with young children. I also enjoy jogging, reading and writing poems and stories.






Kalee

chipmunk/toddler Teacher

Hey guys! My name is Miss Kalee and I teach toddlers in the Chipmunk classroom here at The Teaching Tree Preschool. Kids have always been a big part of my life. I come from a big family. I have 7 siblings and I’m the second oldest. I’ve always felt like a kid at heart and now I get to come to work everyday to be a kid! It’s pretty great!! Other things I enjoy outside of teaching include playing with my kitty cats and singing. My life also revolves around a little boy named Asher who is always keeping me on my toes!






Shontea

Chipmunk/toddler teacher

Hello Families! My name is Shontea but all of the kiddos call me Miss Tea. I’ve been working with children since I was 13 years old and I absolutely LOVE it!! I’ve always known that I wanted to work with children as it has always been a passion of mine, I just wasn’t sure in what way until I found The Teaching Tree. Being able to watch your children grow and develop knowing that I played a part in it warms my heart! In my free time, I enjoy reading books, watching Grey’s Anatomy and spending quality time with my family and friends. I look forward to working with your children! 🙂






Jennifer Ohrstedt

Pre K Teacher

Hi! My name is Miss. Jennifer. I have over 20 years experience teaching Pre K in both Early Learning Centers and Headstart Centers. I have a degree in Early Childhood Development and its my passion. Shaping young minds and watching them learn and grow is one of the worlds greatest blessings.






Emily

preschool Teacher

Hello! My name is Miss Emily! I have been working in education for ten years and it is my absolute passion in life! I am a Registered Behavioral Technician through the state of Ohio and have my associates in Liberal Arts. In the fall I will be returning to school to complete my Bachelors in Social Studies. My husband Eric and I recently moved to the Delaware area with our two dogs, Lulu and Stella, and our cat Finn! I cannot wait to know all of the amazing families and work together to provide these kiddos with the best possible education!






Heather Fischer

Kindergarten Teacher

Hi!  My name is Heather Fischer and I am the kindergarten teacher at The Teaching tree.  I grew up in Pittsburgh and moved to central Ohio for college.  I received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Otterbein University.  I have always had a passion for teaching and wanted to continue my education and eventually teach at the college level but when I graduated from college, I started working in childcare and quickly realized that one of the greatest joys in life is to be a part of the young child’s early development.  There is nothing better than seeing the smile on a child’s face when they learn or accomplish something new.  I have had years of experience in childcare as a toddler teacher, in administration, and now as a kindergarten teacher.  

In my personal time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.  I have friends in Cleveland and friends and family in Pittsburgh, so I spend a lot of time in those two cities.  I love to spend time outdoors; hiking, kayaking, gardening, running, or trying a new adventure.   I also enjoy watching all my favorite Pittsburgh sports team in person on tv.






Ardita Fejzulla

PreSCHool Teacher

Hi!  My name is Ardita Fejzulla and I am the Hedgies teacher at The Teaching Tree Preschool and Early Childhood Education Academy.  I studied Early Childhood Education along with Psychology in Albania for three years before moving here.  I have been in Early Childhood since 2015 and couldn’t see myself anywhere else!  In my free time I love to cook, read, craft, take walks, enjoy nature and spend time with my husband and son Amellio.  






Enisa Bregasi

Preschool Teacher

Hello!  My name is Enisa Bregasi and I am the Chicks teacher at The Teaching Tree Preschool and Early Childhood Education Academy.  I have a bachelor’s degree in psychology.  I have been in Early Childhood Education since 2016 and won’t look back!  I love shaping the minds of children and it truly is my passion.  In my free time I love to enjoy time with my husband and daughter Fatjona, cooking, shopping, going on nature walks and going on vacation.  y!






Tammy

cubs PreSCHool Teacher

Hello, I am Miss Tammy and I teach in our Cubs classroom. My husband and I live in Lewis Center. We are newly empty nesters. My youngest son just left to attend West Virginia University, his twin brother is in the Air Force and my oldest son is a senior at Kent State. I received my B.S. from the University of Cincinnati in Early Childhood Education. I have worked in child care for over 20 years. I have taught every age group and have been a director and an assistant director of schools in the past. This has been such a great journey at the Teaching Tree, teaching your children and watching them grow.






Hannah

Patriots/School-Age teacher

Hi, I am Hannah Bresse! I am currently a special education major at The Ohio State University. I have known working with kids is what I want to do for as long as I can remember and I absolutely love it! In my free time I love being crafty, playing with my dog, adn loving on my nieces and nephew!






Amber Chaffin

Hi! I’m Amber 🙂 I grew up in a small town in Kentucky and moved here 7 years ago after high school. I have been a hairstylist for 6 years and I’m currently in school studying social work because I want to help people and be a positive influence on those who need it. I am blessed with 8 siblings. I realized after my younger sisters were born that I had a passion for teaching children and watching their faces light up when they learn something new. I’m so excited that I get to live my passion daily here at The Teaching Tree.






Presley Thomas

PRESCHOOL TEACHER

Hi!  My name is Miss Presley Thomas!  I have been in Early Childhood Education since 2016 as well as a background of three years in intervention for children with Autism.  My love for children and teaching started when I was 8 years old when my cousin Murphy was born with special needs.  During my free time, I enjoy being a mommy to my son Hunter, earning M-Perks at Meijer, and being surrounded by my family!






Linda Fejzulla

Hi! My name is Linda. I am 26-years old, married, and I have a 2-years old son. I was born and raised in Albania, and I moved to Dublin Ohio almost 4-years ago. I love cooking, travelling, reading and spent time with my  family.  I have studied Psychology and I have over 3-years experience working with toddlers. I currently work at “The Teaching Tree” and  am so happy being part of this center. I absolutely love my job and working with kids is so much fun for me. I love that no single day at work is the same. I am dedicated  to the social and emocional development of children and make it my goal to make sure that each child receives the best care and love that they all deserve.

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