Polaris/Lewis Center Staff Bios

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Greg and Gail Davis- Owners

Greg and Gail Davis were married in 1980. They have four children five grandchildren.

Gail graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a bachelors degree in education and later with her masters degree plus 45 hours in educational leadership. She has her certificate in vocational education and educational leadership (principal certificate). She has been in the teaching industry for 30 years. Prior to retirement in December of 2014, she was an Assistant Principal at Colerain High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. Gail’s role in the business will be to oversee the budget, curriculum and monitor with the director to make sure that All About Kids standards are maintained.

Greg graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a bachelor’s degree in construction management and has been self employed through G. Davis CCM since 1999. G. Davis CCM has been the contractor for thirteen All About Kids locations. Greg has played an important role in developing the franchise model and intends to use this location in Columbus to further develop the market for All About Kids.

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Ms. Becky- Director

Hi, My name is Becky Ressler and I have the privilege of being the center Director here at All About Kids. I have grown with this center since May 2017 where I began my journey as the Kindergarten teacher. Within that year I learned a lot about our philosophy and developed a strong connection with parents, staff and of course everyone’s pride and joy our children. May 2018 I took on the role of the Assistant Director for the past year.

I am originally from Massillon, Ohio where I grew up with three brothers and one sister. I then met my husband in 2005. I am passionate about early childhood education and advocating for children and their families. I absolutely love working with and learning from children. I began studying early childhood education in high school completing over 900 hours of hands on training with children of all ages from 6 weeks through 12 years of age. After high school, I continued studying early childhood education and a minor study in abnormal psychology for a year and a half before moving to Columbus. I am currently working on finishing my CDA at Ashworth College. I have also taken the lead with developing our Creative Curriculum here at All About Kids and the full training of our staff.

My Goals are to give children the chance to create great memories, experiences, and to give your children someone they can trust. I want students to learn to use the resources around them. I am passionate about helping your children open their minds to new surroundings and challenges.

Thank you for accepting me into the AAK family. I look forward to getting to know each and every one of you. HAPPY LEARNING! Feel free to stop by and say hi!

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Ms. Krissy- Assistant Director

HI, my name is Krissy. I live in Delaware with my 3 children, Joselyn, Katherine and Anthony. I have lived in Delaware most of my life. I have a couple  years of experience working at All About Kids as a preschool teacher and look forward to many more years with All About Kids. I have always had a love for working with children and will begin school in the Spring of 2020 for my CDA.

I have advanced within the center along the way,  from a preschool teacher, to a lead peered teacher, to my  position as Administrative Assistant. I am very excited and pleased to now have the role as your Assistant Director here at All About Kids.

I look forward to heading up our 2020 Summer Camp, and helping to mold our teachers and assist with any task.

We are very positive about the 2020 year and are very excited continue growing. We have a strong team and welcome all families to stop by the front desk and say Hello!!

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Ms. Renee Thompson- Front Office Assistant

Hi, my name is Renee Thompson. I live in Gahanna with my husband, Kyle, and my Scottish Terrier, Sherlock Bones. I was born and raised here in Ohio and I’m a buckeye for life. I attended The Ohio State University of Newark where I received my Associates of Arts as well as my Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education.

I have worked with children since 2011. From retail to childcare, I knew I absolutely loved working with children and wanted to make a career out of it. It is both fun and rewarding. Working with children motivates me to be a better person. Now I have the honor to work with the All About Kids family as the Front Office Assistant where I can say hello to all the children!

I am really looking forward to getting to know our families and to assist both the director and assistant director with any task. Feel free to stop by the front desk and say hello!

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Ms. Sandy- Kitchen Manager

Ms. Sandra
My name is Sandra, I am the Kitchen Manager here at ALL ABOUT KIDS. I was a Co-Owner of a MRDD (DODD) group home for 27 years and worked with my mother in the home for 11 years. I loved working with the clients and taking care of them. Now I can share my love and passion for making others feel welcomed and loved. I love interacting with every child and parent. You will find me in our kitchen or the hallways at times. Feel free to say!

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Ms. Samantha- INFANT ROOM 1

I am so excited to have joined the All About Kids team.  This is my first job working in childcare and I am looking forward to learning and growing along with the children.  I love working in the baby room. It allows  me the opportunity to really develop a bond with the babies at the very beginning of their journey here.

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Ms. Hannah- Infant Room 2

Hi there! My name is Hannah and I have worked with infants going on 10 years now. I love being around young children and watching them start the beginning stages of understanding the world around them. In my spare time I love hanging out with friends and family, as well as spending time with my boyfriend of 10 years. I look forward to watching your young one grow. Feel free to stop by and say help anytime!

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Ms. Lisa- Infant Room 2

Hi everyone! My name is Lisa and I am excited to be a prat of the All About Kids family. I have worked in childcare for awhile now and love watching students grow and learn. I have been married for 16 years and have 6 wonderful children:5 boys and 1 girl. We have a small petting zoo at our home, including rabbits and chickens. My children and I go to a lot of concerts. Music has always been a big part of our lives Feel free to stop by and say help anytime! I can’t wait to get to know you and your wonderful children!

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Ms. Valerie- Room 3

Hello! My name is Valerie and I am extremely excited to be part of the ALL ABOUT KIDS team! I have had numerous years of experience in child care and I am currently in school at Columbus State to obtain my degree in Early Child Care Development. In my free time I enjoy playing with my daughter, Yasmine, reading and watching true crime documentaries. I cannot wait to grow with your children!

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Ms. Kendra- Older Infants Rm 3

Hi, my name is Kendra. I have a son and daughter and 3 grandchildren. I have a 2 year degree in Early Childhood Education. I’m so excited to be working in the 12-18 month old classroom. They are so eager to learn and enjoy making lots of pretty art projects.

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Ms. Sherie- Toddlers Rm 4

Hi, My name is Sherie and I am so excited to have joined All About Kids. I worked for many years in the lunch room with Olentangy Schools and was ready for a change but still wanted to be around children. I ran my own in home childcare for 6 years prior. I have 3 grown children, 2 of which are serving in the military overseas. My other child is in Portland Oregon and I have a grandchild on the way. I have been married for 37 years to my best friend.

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Ms. Melissa- TODDLER ROOM 4

Ms. Melissa
Hi Families, my name is Melissa and I am one of the Room 2 teachers. I live In Morrow County with my little Irish twins. I have always had a passion for educating and loving children. Certainly, after the passing of my son. I know I had a lot of love to give. I studied at Tri Rivers Career Center in Marion, majoring in ECE. I believe children learn from hands on engagement and experiences.
My goal for Room 2 is to help each child individually accomplish their milestones and develop into their own little personalities. I promise to be that inspiring teacher and give your little pride and joys the best care possible. Happy learning!

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Ms. Wendy- Floater

Hello!  My name is Wendy, I was born and raised in New York City and went to school in New York and Brooklyn.  I attended the SUNY in Old Westbury, LI and Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC majoring in the Arts.   I was married for 20 year and have lived in Worthington Ohio for 28 years.  I have 3 adult children, the youngest being 25 and all leading their own  productive lives away from home.  So now my numerous companions include my pets whom I can say are my beloved family members too.

I have worked at preschool and daycare centers in NYC and OH and while my children were attending the Worthington Schools, I frequently volunteered in many of their classes and field trips.  Being a floater at All About Kids I see I am a part of a great team of caring people.  I value the time I share with everyone assisting the children to have an enriched and accomplished day.

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Ms. Kenzie- Room 6 - Young Preschool

Hi everyone, I have been in childcare for several years working for the YMCA. I have had the opportunity to work in all age groups. I am so excited to be a part of this wonderful school and look forward to developing relationships with both children and parents.

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Ms. Denisha- Room 5 teacher - Toddlers

Hello, I’m Ms. Denisha and I’m very excited to be part of the All About Kids Family. I have been working in childcare for over 9 years. I started in high school, studying at the career center for early childhood education. This led me to my first job working along side my mom at a childcare center. Finding my love for children and educating, I have never left the field. I am married to my best friend and we have two beautiful children which attend here at All About Kids. I am looking forward to growing with you and your family. Feel free to stop bye and say hi!

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Ms. Teri- Early Preschool

I have been working with children for 10 years. I a currently working on getting my Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education, from Grand Canyon University. My favorite part about being a teacher is when the child has that “light bulb moment”. When they finally figure out how to do something. That is the best part. I have worked in many different centers starting in North Carolina and never wanted to do anything else. I knew working with children is where I belonged. I come from a family of teachers. I am the oldest of 3 children. I am a step mother to two wonderful and bright children ages 22 and 18. they are my pride and joy. I have been with my fiancé for 6 years and very excited for our wedding summer of 2020.
I am very excited at the journey ahead with All About Kids. You will find me in room 6. Come say hi!

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Ms. Jessica- EARLY PRESCHOOL ROOM 6

Hello, my name is Jessica Rush. I’m so happy to be a part of All About Kids. I’ve been working in Early Childhood since my junior year of high school. I have a 7 year old beautiful daughter named Katelyn. I enjoy being a part of this team and I love working with children. I look forward to help educate your child/ren.

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Ms. Sydney- Toddler Floater

Ms. Sydney
Hello! My name is Ms. Sydney Leckie and you can find me in room 6! I am originally from Medina, Ohio, and have recently moved to Columbus. I will be graduation from Ohio University in May with a BS in Child and Family studies and will be pursuing my masters in school for Psychology this upcoming fall. I played soccer collegiately at OU and absolutely love sports! I enjoy spending my time with family and friend and love to travel. Happy learning Family’s.

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Ms. Christina- Room 4 - Toddlers

My name is Christina and I am honored and humbled to be a teacher at All About Kids. I am a single mother of 3 beautiful children. I have worked in child care for 13 years. I absolutely love and enjoy teaching children and watching them grow. I plan to grow with All About Kids and further my education in teaching as well.

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Ms. Kate- Infant teacher

Hi, I’m Kate. I’ve been in childcare for about 13 years. I have 2 step kids and a Pekingese named Phil. He tends to take up most of my not at work time. I was a little worried coming to All About Kids at first because I’ve never worked at a center before, but I can’t imagine being anywhere else: it truly feels like home. I love being in Room 1. Watching the little ones adventure into their own little personalities and coming out of their shells. I’m so happy to be part of a dedicated teaching staff and part of a great family.

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Ms. Brittany- Preschool

Ms. Brittany
Hi Folks, I am Ms. Brittany from room 7. I have two wonderful kiddos of my own and have been married to my absolute best friend for almost 2 years. I grew up in a big family and have been babysitting for as long as I can remember. I have worked in childcare for 9 years now and am thankful for the opportunity to do so every day.
Working with children as an educator has made me a better wife, mother, and better person overall. Guiding children’s curious minds has made me evaluate my work in a different light. While I teach them, I learn something new every day. I am always the teacher making big messes so we can work together as a team and clean it up. I believe Children learn better hands on and make every moment a teachable one! Please feel free to contact me or stop me in the hallway.

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Ms. Pari- Pre-K

Hello!  My name is Parimala.  I am from India living in the United States for the past 14 years.  I have 2 daughter’s, my oldest daughter Sandy is working in Michigan and my younger daughter Priya is a junior at Oxford Miami University!

I have worked with ALL ABOUT KIDS for over 2 years. I have 11 years of daycare experience working with children, I find a peace and passion working with kids. Working with children is fun and rewarding. No single day is the same or boring. I admire the children’s endless energy, honesty, and creativity. Children motivate me to be a better person. They also ask questions that keep me on my toes, I am constantly learning to answer their challenging questions (hehe) Helping children is the most important and rewarding part of my job. You will find me in room 8 our Pre-K room.

  I love working with kids.  I have worked with all age groups from Infants through School age children.  My hobbies are cooking, working out, Zumba and Shopping.

I love being part of the All About Kids family.  I love it and am excited to work here.

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Mr. Michael- Room 9 and 10 School Age

Hello, I am Mr. Michael and I am so excited to be here.  I came to All About Kids so I could be closer to home and spend time with my family.  I was born and raised in Columbus Ohio and I’m a Buckeye for Life and love the Central Ohio Area.  I went to school here and raised my daughter here as well.    I am really looking forward to teaching the children here at All About Kids. This is a big and beautiful school with all the resources needed for kids to learn and grow and its a dream of mine to work at a school like this.   I look forward to being a positive influence on the lives of the children I work with every day.

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Mr. Justin- School Age

Hi, my name is Justin Cunningham. I am the school age Room 9 newest teacher. I found a love for teaching children through working at the North YMCA for four years as a camp counselor while attending the Ohio Dominican University. During my four years of college I played football for ODU. Where I developed good leadership skills and team building. I have a passion for coaching football, currently coaching at the McCord Middle School. I look forward to being a part of your child’s development. Stop by and say hi.

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Ms. Courtney- Room 6 - Young Preschool

Hello! My name is Courtney, I’ve been with All About Kids for a little over 2 years now. I love working with children and am currently enrolled in classes at Columbus State Community College. I will graduate in May with an associates degree in Early Childhood Education! I plan on furthering my education at Ohio State. When I’m not here I’m at home with my family and reading a book or painting. I believe that young children learn the best through play and being creative. Looking forward to my journey with All About Kids.

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