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Teacher Bios

The Center for Early Learning at Piqua Catholic:

Erin Luring

Lead Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Erin has been in the early childhood field for 7 years and in the past has worked as a lead teacher in a preschool classroom in Chicago where she lived after college. Erin is currently achieving her Master’s Degree in early childhood education from the University of Dayton. She has a passion for early learning, especially enriching young minds through play and mindful experiences. In her free time Erin enjoys traveling, reading, and enjoying life with her husband Andy and their two cats, London and Artemis.

Erin Luring

Tabitha Jackson

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher Assistant

This is Tabitha’s second year as the pre-kindergarten teacher assistant at CFEL Piqua Catholic. She is a military wife and is a mother to a 10 year old daughter. She graduated with her Associates degree in Early Childhood Development in 2015 and in the past has volunteered in preschool, kindergarten, and second grade classrooms. Tabitha has a passion for teaching and loves seeing smiles on the children’s faces when they learn something new.

Tabitha Jackson
Tamara George

Tamara George

Lead Preschool Teacher

“Ms. Tammy” has been a part of the CFEL Piqua Catholic family for 5 years as the lead preschool teacher. Tammy has her Associates degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Cincinnati. She loves teaching because she can impact children’s lives and watch them grow and learn. In her free time Tammy enjoys spending time with her husband, Chris, and their two sons, Noah and Nathan. She loves Cincinnati sports, listening to music, and hanging out with her three cats, Laverne, Ruby, and Francis.

Anita Polakowski

Preschool Teacher Assistant

This is Anita’s 5th year at CFEL Piqua Catholic in the preschool classroom. Anita brings patience and joy to the classroom and is very passionate about helping children grow and learn. Anita has two daughters, Karolina and Aga. In her free time Anita loves to travel and practice Zumba.

Anita Polakowski
Jacqueline Harvey

Jacqueline Harvey

After Care Teacher

Jacqueline, or “Ms. Jacquie”, is in her second year at CFEL Piqua Catholic teaching the after care program. Jacquie has worked in the early childhood field for over 10 years and has an Associate’s Degree in early childhood education from Sinclair Community College. Jacquie brings many enrichment activities into the after care program including art, baking, and song and dance.

Andrea Bey

Andrea Bey

After Care Teacher

Andrea has worked as an after care teacher at CFEL Piqua Catholic for 3 years. She is currently enrolled at Edison Community College where she is earning her Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Andrea enjoys working with children and especially loves laughing and watching the children enjoy their childhood and school experience.

The Center for Early Learning at St. Patrick:

Mary Neumeier

Mary Neumeier

Lead Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Mary has worked for the St. Patrick preschool program for 10 years as director, preschool teacher, and now the lead pre-kindergarten teacher. Mary earned her Bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Dayton. Mary has lived in troy with her husband, Sam, for 24 years. They have three children who all went to St. Patrick School. Mary loves seeing a child’s face light up when they learn something new! She especially loves teaching the children about France and the French Language.

Mary Ann Bick

Mary Ann Bick

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher Assistant

Mary Ann is in her 9th year as a teacher assistant for the St. Patrick preschool program. She and her husband, Tom, have two children, Adam who is a sophomore at the University of Toledo and Abby who is a freshman at Eastern Michigan University. Mary Ann loves watching her students grow within the classroom. She loves the children’s smiles and receiving hugs and artwork.

Kyrie Kellner

Kyrie’ Kellner

Lead Preschool Teacher

Kyrie’ has been teaching preschool at CFEL St. Patrick School for 2 years. She received her Associate’s degree from Edison Community College in 2016. She has spent many years working in preschool classroom, volunteering for early learning centers, and substitute teaching. Kyrie’ has a natural love of teaching and she enjoys watching children reach milestones.

Katie Jenkins

Preschool Teacher Assistant

This is Katie’s first year at CFEL St. Patrick School. Katie loves the hands on experience of learning through play with young students.

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"Children are a gift. Each one is unique and unrepeatable, and at the same time unmistakably linked to his or her roots." - Pope Francis
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“Children are a gift. Each one is unique and unrepeatable, and at the same time unmistakably linked to his or her roots.” – Pope Francis