Dianna NolanDiana Nolan – Lead Teacher Two-Year-Olds

Years at Lakeside: Began teaching in 2004
Family: Husband, Larry; Children, Christina, Ken, Samantha, Josh and Liz; grandchildren: Jason, Ethan, Maryann, Makayla
Why she likes working with children: Caring for two-year-olds may be challenging at times, but it is the age where I see explosions in development. I am privileged to work with these amazing children!
Hobbies: Drawing, simple wood working, enjoying grandchildren, writing poems
Favorite Quote: “Bless the Lord, O my soul, And all that is within me, bless his holy name.” Psalm 103:

 

Emily BuschEmily Bush - Lead Teacher Preschool

 Years at Lakeside: Began teaching in 2005
Family: Husband Larry and two daughters; Adyson and Madelyn
Why she likes working with children: It is a very rewarding experience watching the children learn and grow each day.
Hobbies: Being a mom, soccer and photography
Favorite Quote: “Don’t cry because it is over, smile because it happened.” Dr. Seuss

 

Annie RiordanAnnie Riordan - Lead Teacher Preschool (4s)

Years at Lakeside: Began teaching in 2011
Family: 2 sisters, Jayme, and Jenna
Why she likes working with children: I love how children always make me laugh. As a teacher, you develop a special bond with the children and you watch how children are impacted.
Hobbies: Biking, mountain biking, and being outside
Favorite Quote: “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” Fred Devito

 

 

Joe FischesserJoe Fischesser – Lead Teacher School Age

Years at Lakeside: Began teaching in 2002
Family: 1 sister, brother-in-law, 1 nephew; dog,
Why he likes working with children: It is an adventure! Every day is fun watching them learn!
Hobbies: Fishing, sports, watching the Cardinals on TV or going to games!
Favorite Quote: “You can accomplish anything if you think positive and put your mind towards it.” Joe Fischesser

 

Assistant Teachers:

Judi ParrJudi Parr

Years at Lakeside: Began teaching in 2009
Family: Husband, Steve; Children: Jacob, Alison, Samuel, James; Grandson, Emilio
Why she likes working with children: I like watching their personalities emerge and knowing that I play a small part in their development.
Hobbies: Reading, arts and crafts
Favorite Quote: “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Eleanor Roosevelt

 

 

Kevin MaloneyKevin Maloney

Years at Lakeside: Began teaching in 2014
Family: Mom, Patricia, Dad, Paul and a brother, Tim.
Why she likes working with children: Children have the ability to always make me smile. I love teaching them new things and their openness to learning. Working with children is a rewarding job and everyday brings something new.
Hobbies:  Softball, golf, biking, hiking, camping, fishing…pretty much anything that allows me to be outdoors.
Favorite Quote:  “Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” John Wooden

 

Jennifer JezewakJennifer Jezewak

Years at Lakeside: Began teaching in 2008
Family: Son, Sebastian and 1 daughter, Savannah; 1 granddaughter, Ava
Why she likes working with children: It is very rewarding! Children are all wonderful.
Hobbies: Photography
Favorite Quote: “Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” A.A. Milne

 

 

Christa  HillChrista Davis

Years at Lakeside: Began teaching in 2012
Family: husband, Nathan; brother, Tim and his wife Silby; sister, Marisa and her husband Dave.
Why she likes working with children: I love working with children because they are very unique. Each child has their own creative ideas. I love watching what they do daily and listening to what they say!
Hobbies: Scrapbooking and needlepoint
Favorite Quote: “The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation.” Ray L. Wilbur

 

Elizabeth DotsonElizabeth (Beth) Dotson

Years at Lakeside: Began teaching in 2015
Family: Daughter, Amanda and son-in-law, Sean. Son, Jaycen and granddaughter, Alaina
Why she likes working with children: I love watching the babies learn now things as they explore their surroundings
Hobbies: Anything that involves family and friends!
Favorite Quote: “A person’s a person, no matter how small.” Dr. Seuss

 

Ashley Baker

Years at Lakeside: Began teaching in 2015
Family:  I have an older brother, Brian, my mom and dad. My boyfriend, Keith, and his daughter, Holly. We have three ferrets; Luna, Sky and Casper.
Why she likes working with children: I love watching them learn and discover new things every day. They always have new and different ways of looking at things in ways we may not see as an adult.
Hobbies: Swimming, hiking, coloring and playing with my ferrets.
Favorite Quote:  “Everybody wants happiness and nobody wants pain, but you can’t have a rainbow without a little rain.”

 

Carol PateCarol Pate

Years at Lakeside: Began teaching in 2012
Family: Widowed; 2 daughters; 5 grandchildren; 3 brothers, 2 sisters; 8 nephews; 6 nieces
Why she likes working with children: Ever since I was a young girl, I hoped one day I would be able to work with children. I enjoy helping them learn and grow. They are our future!
Hobbies: Playing with my grandchildren, gardening, watching sporting events, movies, concerts, and spending time with friends
Favorite Quote: “Find the good. It’s all around you. Find it, showcase it and you’ll start believing it.” Jesse Owens

 

 

Pam HuntPam Hunt

Years at Lakeside: Began teaching in 2014
Family: Parents
Why she likes working with children: It is a two way learning experience. They teach me as I teach them.
Hobbies: Reading, walking, and watching sitcoms
Favorite Quote: “The 5 P’s – Prior Planning Prevents Present Problems”