Oakley Staff Bios

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Audrey Beaver-

Hello, my name is Audrey Beaver and I am the Director of All About Kids of Oakley. I am from the eastside of Cincinnati where I live with my husband and three children. I earned my Bachelors Degree in Education from the College of Mount St. Joseph in 2011 and began working at All About Kids in 2015. I am passionate about early childhood education and I believe that a strong program like ours is necessary to lay a solid foundation for young children to be successful in school and in life. “Child development does not mean developing your child into the person you think they should be, but helping them develop into the best person they are meant to be.” I am so excited to be a part of your child’s educational journey and I look forward to building a partnership with you and your family to support your child’s growth.

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Gabrielle Swafford-

Hello! My name is Gabrielle Swafford and I am the Assistant Director here at the All About Kids of Oakley. I am a mother of 2 girls, Autumn and Ellie, and just recently married to my husband, Brandon. I grew up in Norwood and in 2012, my family and I moved to the east side area and currently live there with my little family. I started working in childcare in 2013. I worked at All About Kids in Kings Mills/Mason area and worked at another private preschool. After having my youngest, I took a break and worked in Human Resources for a few years. Something was always missing and realized I missed working with children. I worked with all ages, but my main classrooms were toddlers and school age. I am so excited to be back in childcare. Watching children grow brings joy to my life. I strongly believe that the early years are very important for a child’s learning development.

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Jeni Langenecker-

Hello, my name is Jeni and I have been with All About Kids for 10 years. I started as a teacher in our infant program, but I have worked with all age groups. I love watching all children grow and learn every day. I enjoy working with children and having the opportunity to see them flourish with all of their different personalities. I feel that they allow you to be yourself and to get in touch with your inner child. It’s my goal to make sure that each child feels loved and cared for which helps their social and emotional growth. In my free time, I love to travel and explore. I enjoy the outdoors and so do my two puppies, Minion and Frankenstein. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I am excited to meet your family and look forward to providing the best for all of our little ones!

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Ja’well St. Clair-

Hello! My name is Ms. Ja’well. I have been working with children for almost two years. My experience working in childcare has been exciting. I love teaching, playing, interacting and watching the children grow. A few fun facts about me is that I am 19 years old, I graduated the year of 2019 with an 4.5 GPA. I favor art, dance and so much more. I am delighted to tell you a few things about me but here it is, All About the Kids!

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Kenya Ison-

Hello! My name is Kenya. I have a 2 year old daughter who is my reason why. I love working with children of all ages, however, working with the infants is my favorite because I love watching them do new things and they are super squishy and cuddly. I graduated in 2015 from the University of West Georgia with my bachelors in Political Science. I am currently going back to school to get my nursing degree to become a labor and delivery nurse. Just know that here at All About Kid’s, your babies are loved and taken care of!

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Addy Anaya-

Hello! My name is Addy and I am very excited to get to know your toddler! I was born and raised in Pleasant Ridge but now reside south of the river in Newport, Kentucky. I attended Mount St. Joseph University with a focus in ECE and have been working with children for almost 15 years. I have a passion for children’s literacy and love to read with my class!

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Areon Andrews-

Hello! My name is Areon Andrews and I am very excited to be a part of the team here at All About Kids. I graduated from Colerain High School in 2018 and just started nursing school at the Christ College Health & Sciences. Growing up I wanted to work with Children and one day even become a Pediatric RN. I’m looking forward to work with all of our amazing families and help your child grow!

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Xiomara Iglesias-

Hello! My name is Xiomara Velazco. I am 19 years old and I am a mother to my 2 year old son. I graduated in 2019 and I go to UC Blue Ash and majoring in Early Childhood Education. I look forward to working with your children and can’t wait to watch them learn and grow!

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Damara Haynes-

Hello! My name is Damara and I have been working in childcare for almost 3 years now. One thing I like about working with children is helping with their development skills and getting to know them individually. In my free time I like making handmade jewelry and accessories!

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Annabel Stanley-

Hello! My name is Annabel and I am a nineteen year old Cincinnati Native who loves creating safe spaces for children to express themselves and learn. I am an environmental science major at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia but I am taking this year off due to the pandemic. I am very excited to bring some of my environmental science experience to our after school program. While I worked as a camp counselor at the Kennedy Heights Art Center. I had so much fun building strong connections with every kid I worked with. I love how much I learn about life just by hanging out with children. I hope I can pass on some positivity to all of the children in my class in the same way they each add sunshine into my life.

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Jessie Williams-

Hello! My name is Jessika but everyone calls me Jessie. I am 20 years old and have been working with children for 2 years. I went to Mother of Mercy High School. I enjoy watching the kids learn and grow day by day! My favorite thing about working with children is being able to do art projects with them. Some fun things I like to do outside of work is reading, babysitting and hanging out with my friends at the mall.

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Sarah Breidert-

Hello! My name is Sarah and I have been working with AAK for more than 7 years and have an additional 10 years in childcare. Working with infants/toddlers has always been a passion of mine. I love helping them grow and learn. I like in Northern Kentucky with my husband and daughter. I enjoy spending my time with my family and am an avid college basketball fan… Go UK Cats!

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Jennifer Lyons-Keefe-

Hello! My name is Jennifer Lyons-Keefe and I am thrilled to be joining the AAK team. I grew up in Terrace Park and graduated from Mariemont High School before earning a BA from Auburn University. I am the proud mother of two fabulous grown children. I spent more than 15 years as a substitute teacher for K-5 in the Howard County School System in Maryland before returning to Mariemont last year. I am passionate about the positive development of Children and look forward to partnering with you guiding your child’s growth!

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Gabrielle Riley-

Hello! My name is Gabrielle Riley but I go by Gabbi. I am a proud graduate from STEM program at CPS school. My focus was on an engineering program with the intent of designing a gym for cheerleaders as well as tumbling to help children achieve scholarships. My goal right now is to not just make sure the gym is built but so it can stay open. Now I am majoring in accounting. I have been working in childcare for about 2 years now. I enjoy putting a smile on the kids faces because they are our future!

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Alayna Khoury-

Hello! My name is Alayna Khoury. I have been working with children and families for the last 10 years. I have maintained a focus in Early Childhood Education while expanding some interest in grade levels past pre-K. I graduated with a four year degree in education for ECE. My Favorite thing about working with children is their eagerness to learn and explore the world around them.

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India Montgomery-

Hello! My name is India. I am new to All About Kids of Oakley but I have two years of experience in a child care setting. I have worked with all ages of children but mainly infants. My background includes working at The Goddard and Childtime learning center downtown, also working alongside with my mom is her home daycare center for years. My favorite thing about working with children is being able to watch them grow and develop into tiny humans. I always had a passion to work with children whether it was in a daycare setting or healthcare setting.

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Florence Phinney-

Hello! MY name is Florence Phinney. I am 68 years old from Cincinnati, Ohio with two brothers and 4 sisters. My hobbies are knitting, needlework and scrapbooking. My education is Early Childhood Education (Associate in Science) at the University of Cincinnati. I was a preschool teacher for 41 years. My responsibilities included educating pre-K, coordinating lesson plans and projects with co-teachers and did their summer camp program. Received Teacher of the Year award (Good Neighbors) Enquire Paper. My favorite thing about teaching children is seeing the growth in their cognitive, social, emotional, physical and language skills. I also love seeing their eagerness for wanting to learn and explore the things that we have to offer them! They give me joy!!

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Emma Rausch-

Hi! My name is Emma Rausch. I am from Blanchester, Ohio. I got my bachelors degree in Marketing from Xavier University in 2017. In high school, I volunteered at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in multiple departments. I got to play with the patients and see them smile. I also babysat for a local family, 2 girls in elementary school. Both very energetic and excited to learn the next activity I had planned for them. I have a niece who is 6 and a nephew who is 2.5 years old. My favorite thing about working with children is watching them learn and grow. In my spare time, if I am not babysitting my nephew, you can find me watching sports, hanging out with my friends or being crafty!

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Camauri Cromwell-

Hello family and friends, My name is Miss. Camauri Cromwell. I have been in childcare since I was 16 years old, I am now 23 years old. I am a first-generation graduate from Mount St. Joseph University with an Educational Studies degree. I found my love for education from having a teacher that believed in me, with that I want to give back through education. I cannot wait to meet you all and excited about the journey we will embark on together.

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Shalonda Hopkins-

Hello! My name is Shalonda, I have been working with children since I was 18 years old. I enjoy working with children because it gives me a sense of purpose. Instilling love, confidence, and accountability in children is important to me. I aim to take more of an “older sibling” approach with my students; we can have all the fun and laughs that you want, but we can have the heart to heart conversations as well. In room 11 we play, we laugh, we talk; our motto is team work makes the dream work!

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Jillian Russell-

Hello! My name is Jillian Russell. I am from Northern Kentucky. I graduated from Morehead State University with a degree in child development. I have a lot of experience working with children. I have babysat, worked at a childcare center and did field experience hours in preschool and toddler age classrooms. I am so excited to be working with children everyday. I can’t wait to build relationships with the children and watch them grow and develop!

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Ms. Kenielle Young-

Hello! My name is Kenielle. I am the oldest of three. I have been raising and teaching children my whole life. I graduated high school in December of 2018 and have been working in childcare ever since. I love working with children!

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Ms. Debbie Green-

Hello! My name is Debbie. I’m the proud mother of twin boys who were preemies. My challenging experience raising and taking care of them has given me the tools I need to provide care for your childs needs. I graduated from Withrow High School. I’ve working for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital for 32 years. MY passion for children brings me to be a part of All About Kids. My mission is to help create a loving, safe, nurturing environment for your child. I want each parent to know that your child will be treated with love and patience and their needs met. I’m looking forward to go on this journey with you, ensuring that they are in good hands.

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Ms. Portia Reynolds-

Hello! My name is Portia and I have been at AAK-Oakley for a year. I graduated from Withrow International High School and have Associate degrees, one in accounting and the other in pharmacy. I am a mother of 2 boys, Adonis and Amari. I have been watching children since the age of 16. I also volunteered in a preschool classroom at my son’s school for about 3 years. I love working with infants the most because I love to watch them grow and learn new things each and every day. I am here to love on and take good care of each and every one of them!

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Anita Thomas-

Hello! My name is Anita Thomas and I’m very excited to be joining the All About Kids of Oakley. I am originally from Piqua, Ohio and lived with my husband for 37 years. I have three grown children, 17 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. I just recently moved to Cincinnati to further my adventures. I have an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Development. I’ve worked in this field for 22 years with preschoolers and thought I would like to challenge myself and work with toddlers. I enjoy outside walks with my grandchildren, taking vacations to Florida with my family and hanging out at home watching movies. I am looking forward to working with all of the toddlers and parents and also to get to know them.

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Ms Destinee Southerland-

Hello! My name is Destinee Southerland. I am majoring in Early Childhood in college. I have watched children in my Church from the time I was 13 years old until I was 18. I worked in Kids Crunch in Oakley. My favorite thing about working with kids is the energy I get when I get to play with them.

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Ms. Cassandra Watts-

Hello! My name is Cassie and I have been working with children for about 15 years. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education. Working with children is not just a job for me… it is my passion. I have four children of my own and treat each child like one of my own. My favorite color is purple and in my spare time I love to read.

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