Teaching Staff

 

Heavenly Askew-Infant Teacher

Hello!  My name is Heavenly.  I am 21 years old and I was born and raised in Columbus, OH.(Buckeye life!).  I’ve been in the childcare field for almost three years.  My main hobbies include drawing and sewing(since I was 5!).  I’ve also been playing the violin since 5th grade.  My interests include language/culture.  I’ve always  been interested in learning about other cultures.  I’ve taken four years of Spanish and two in Italian.  I’ve also always been interested in psychology  and how the brain works and develops throughout different stages in life.

 

Joe Ware- Toddler Teacher

Hello!  My name is Joe  and I was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio growing up on the north and east side of town.  I got into Child Care around April 2016.  I have a little brother stationed in Hawaii with the Navy and 2 sisters that still live in Columbus.  I have an Aunt that retired from the Army after 40 years of service and lives in North Carolina.   I am a fan of the Blue Jackets, Celtics, Patriots, Red Sox, Bowling Green State University and Michigan.   My favorite foods are pizza, banana pudding,and Cookies N Cream ice cream.

 

Theresa Stahl-Toddler Teacher

Hello!  My name is Theresa and I’m from Canal Winchester.  I have over nine years of experience working with children.  I grew up with a family of 8 children, 5 brothers and 2 sisters.  I played 3 musical instruments (Alto Sax, Piano and Flute) and also sing.  I know American Sign Language and love to teach it.

 

Mari

Mariam (Mari) Bochoradze-Preschool Teacher

I am from Georgia-Tbilisi.  I graduated from the Faculty of Primary Preschool Teacher and Aesthehetic Education.  After my graduation,I worked in Greece at the School of Orfeas Peraias for 6 years as a Teacher.  In April 2015, I started working at Arlington Children’s
Center.  I have a daughter her name is Eleni-Anastasia and I love spending time with her and my family. I am a happy person and I love and enjoy  working with children. I believe it is the best work in the world.

 

Sherry Barker-Preschool Teacher

Hello!  My name is Sherry and I’m from Orient Ohio..  I have been in the Child Care field since 1995.    I have a degree in Early Childhood Education from Columbus State.  I have a strong background in knowledge-literacy with young children and mentoring teachers.  I love bringing Community projects into my classroom, and social activities through play,

 

Diana Cunningham-School Age Teacher

Hello!  My name is Diana and I was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio and have attended both The Ohio State University and Columbus State Community College. I have over 7 years working in Childcare.   I’m currently working to complete my Associates of Arts at CSCC, and plan to attend OSU again for my Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Development.  I have two children, one of whom attends ACC and loves it.  In  my free time I enjoy playing with my kids, reading, doing Yoga, and spending time with my two cats.

 

La’keea Henderson- School Age Teacher/Floater

Hi!  My name is La’keea and I was born in Columbus, Ohio.  I have worked in Child Care for 2 years and Adult Day Care for 5 years.  I have 2 little girls that also attend ACC in the toddler room and infant room.  When I’m not working at ACC I love to travel to the beach, Toronto and to festivals with my Fiance and our girls.

 

Brenda Delong-Infant Teacher/Floater

I was born in Portsmouth Virginia.  I lived in Portsmouth,West Virginia and North Carolina.  I moved to Columbus when I was 5.  I have 3 children.  A daughter named Sandy, a son
named Brian and another son Sam that I lost to cancer when he was 13 years old.  I have over 3 years of experience working with children.  I’ve been working at ACC for over 4
years as a floater in the Infant, Toddler, Preschool and School age rooms.  I also worked at McDonalds for 25 years and was a manager at Bioscrip Pharmacy for 5 years.  I love working with children and drawing pictures together.

 

Mei

Mei Chen-Floater

Hello!  My name is Mei and I’m from China.  I taught Biochemistry at a College in China before moving to Columbus, Ohio in 2010  .Now I am enjoying my new life here with my Family, and I like my new job, working with children.  I enjoy sharing some of my Chinese
heritage and language with the children and my co-workers here at ACC. On my off hours, I like to cook and write the Chinese Calligraphy.