Management Team

Kari Boetcher


Jimmy Schmittauer

Operations Manager/Billing Specialist

My name is Jimmy Schmittauer.  I graduated from CSCC with an Associates in business administration in 2018.  I am currently the Administration Assistant here at The Teaching Tree but you can also find me hanging out with our School Age Class, Playing basketball on the playground with different classes,Helping Mr. Dan in the kitchen, and some say I even look like Superman, who stops by The Teaching Tree from time to time! I love being apart of a school that strives to be the best early learning center in Central Ohio! 

Cyndi Zanard

Enrollment Specialist

Hi, I’m Cyndi and I am the Enrollment Specialist here at The Teaching Tree. I recently moved to Ohio from Connecticut where I got my bachelors in Early Childhood Education and Child Psychology. I also have my teaching certification for PreK-3rd Grade. I have done administration in childcare for about a decade and have done pretty much every job in a center. I love building relationships with the children and just as importantly the families enrolled at the school. I have two dogs who I love taking for hikes in my free time.

Allie Stanley-Lowers

Academic Advisor
I am so thrilled to start this school year at The Teaching Tree! I have been involved with early childhood education for years and am very happy and excited to be here. I am so excited to get to know you all! I graduated from Bowling Green State University in Intervention Specialties. I also have my Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education with a concentration in Trauma Studies.  My husband, Brad, is an aviation flight student at Ohio  University.  Reading is my favorite hobby. I love books, movies and musicals. I have 2 crazy cats, named Ophelia & Ovechkin.



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.


Hello! My name is Angela and I’m currently a teachers assistant here at The Teaching Tree. I have one year experience in a preschool setting, plus 5 years as a nanny.  Before, I was a stay at home mom for 13 years. I’m delighted to be part of such strong supportive and kindhearted team, as well as help shape and build these little minds.  It warms my heart to come in everyday and see these big beautiful smiles, ready to start their day.  In my spare time you’d more than likely find my husband and I at a softball or baseball diamond.  We love supporting our two kiddos, Maddie and Cam. As a family we enjoy rooting for The Ohio State Buckeyes and The Cincinnati Bengals. 


Hi!  My name is Heather 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.


Hi, I’m Mrs. Mykelle! My husband and I have relocated back to Columbus. We just moved from Savannah Georgia. I was born and raised in Columbus. I have been working with kids since I was 12 and professionally since I was 19. Being around children has always been a huge passion of mine. Watching them grow into their own individuals is the most rewarding and amazing experience! In my free time I love to read, shop, travel, day trips, and  hang out with my husband, friends and family!! 

I’m so excited to meet all of you and work with your child!! 


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.  


Hi, I’m Ms. Jessi and I’m so excited to be working as the lead in The Chipmunk Room! I’ve been teaching in early childhood for 3 years and my favorite part is watching children grow and sharing my love with them! In my free time I enjoy singing, dancing, and spending time with my family! I have a 5 year old who just started Kindergarten with Dublin Schools! A fun fact about me is that I speak FIVE languages including English, Spanish, Italian, Turkish, and Albanian! I am so excited to meet you all and work hand in hand with your child!



Hi my name is Amerlinda and I’m 24 years old! This is my first experience in childcare but I do have a 5 year old daughter. I am so excited to work with your child and family. My favorite thing about working with child is watching them grow and learn new skills daily! I enjoy music, dancing, reading. My life time goal is to travel and see different parts of the world!


Hi there! I’m Ms Jenny and I’m 28 years old.  I was Born in Albania, grew up in Italy and moved to New York 5 years ago. In New York, I was operating a home daycare and recently moved to Dublin, OH with my husband and my 2 years old daughter Aurora. We all love it here, cause here I found my second family, my second home, The teaching tree. I love to work with my babies in the chick’s room. On the weekend I love to hang out with my family and I also like to cook and bake cakes.


Hello! My name is Raj and I am so excited to be a part of The Teaching Tree Team. More importantly I am THRILLED to be with your child in their classroom and spend time with them and help in their exciting journey of learning. I was born and brought up in Jodhpur, India. I graduated from JNV University of Jodhpur, India with a Master of Arts. I love Yoga and meditation. In my family I have my husband Jaideep and two kids Ani (14 years old) and Yashi (7 years old). My hobbies are cooking and reading books. Fun fact about me is that I love to travel and I have never stayed in the same place more than 3 years since my birth but I would be happy to stay longer in Powell!


Hello! My name is Miss Abbie! My boyfriend and I are expecting a little girl in January! I have been working with kids since I was 12. Being around young children is where I love to be! Their little personalities amaze me and bring me so much joy! I love watching them grow into their own little person. Being around young children is truly a passion of mine. Outside of teaching I love to explore new places! I love to go on road trips and just being outside. I really look forward to meeting and working with you and your child!


Hello!  My name is Enisa 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. 


Hello there. My name is Taylor. I have honestly never worked with children. However I’ve been around children my whole life and I helped raise my god son from the time he was 3 months until he was 4 years old. I have worked in healthcare since I graduated from high school in 2015. I worked in nursing homes for 5 years and in a hospital setting for 2 years. I am extremely excited to spend time with all of the kiddos here and I can’t wait to see where The Teaching Tree takes me.


Hi there, I’m Miss Sierra! I love working with children and have about five years experience working with kids ages 3-5 in childcare centers, and am starting my journey towards obtaining my CDA, and I just simply couldn’t see myself doing anything else as happily as I do what I do now. I am a former Teaching Tree teacher from the Cubs room where I taught for the 2018-2019 school year, and I am absolutely ecstatic to be back in the school. There is something so special to me about this age group and being part of the environment that helped them grow and develop such key, fundamental parts of themselves to help them navigate the world around them. In my free time I love to draw and paint, make music and play my ukulele, spend time outdoors hiking and camping, and hang out with my partner and our two cats at home. I’m so looking forward to getting to know all the families and kids here, and am so grateful for the opportunity to work alongside these incredible teachers and kiddos!


My name is Danielle and I am so happy to be a part of The Teaching Tree family. I am a mom of two boys who both attend school here. I love children of all ages and I am very excited to be a part of teaching young kids. I love that everything is a learning opportunity for young minds and each day is a new and exciting adventure!


Miss Hayley I’m so excited to be working in the raccoon room! I’ve been working with kids for about a year and its been so much fun! My favorite thing about teaching is seeing the moment when a child fully understands a new concept and knowing that I played a part in that.  In my free time, I enjoy walking my dog, doing crochet, baking, and working on puzzles. I’m so
excited to get to know all the children and their parents and work with such a great team.


Hello, my name is Mattee! I am 23 years old and this is my first job in a childcare center. I have over 5 years of nannying experience, and I also coached gymnastics for children ages 3-5. I absolutely adore working with kids! My favorite part is seeing a child’s face light up when they learn something new or gain some independence. I am currently working to finish my Early Childhood Education degree at Otterbein University. In my free time I enjoy working out, playing with my french bulldog Frankee, and doing arts and crafts of all kinds. I am so excited for my new job in the Chipmunks classroom and can’t wait to build loving relationships with your children!


Hi, my name is Sierra! This is my first job in childcare. I am ecstatic for this new opportunity at The Teaching Tree. I have done in home babysitting since I was 14 years old. Working with children brings me so much joy. I love being able to watch them learn and grow! In my free time I enjoy being outdoors, doing crafts, and spending time with my two nephews- Nolan and Ryker. I am so excited for this new adventure


Hi my name is Abby Bock, I’m 21 years old and originally from Bowling Green Ohio and have only been here for a few weeks! While in high school I played and coached volleyball along with helping run a youth sports program. I “graduated” via parade from Bowling Green High school in 2020. I then attended Mercy College of Ohio and graduated from their Emergency Medical Technician program. While in school I was also the lead Pre-K teacher at a Bowling Green Daycare. Upon completion of school I worked in the Wood County Emergency Department up until my move to the area! I like to spend my free time doing lots of painting or hanging out with my dog and cat. I am super excited to be back working with kiddos again and can’t wait to see where the year takes us!

Chef Dan

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