Our Staff

The staff at Imagination Station sets us apart in so many ways. We love what we do! All of our employees pass two background checks, a physical, a TB test, and a full drug screen. We are all certified in CPR, first-aid, Universal Precautions, and Safe Sleep. All of our leadership team and lead teachers have a Childhood Development Associate Credential at a minimum, or are in the process of completing it. We have an amazing team in place to educate and care for your children.
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Jessica Hampton

Ms. Jessica founded Imagination Station in 2010 as a licensed in-home child care. Soon after, it grew into becoming only the third Paths to Quality Level 3 registered ministry in the history of Indiana with more than 120 students enrolled. Imagination Station is now a fully licensed center with NAEYC Accreditation and Level 4 status through Paths to Quality. Ms. Jessica graduated with an associates degree in Early Childhood Education from Ivy Tech and is passionate about teaching and training others in the field.

Joscelyn Farmer

Ms. Joscelyn transitioned from a career in pharmacy in 2013 after the birth of her second child and joined the Imagination Station team. She realized her passion for working with children and quickly achieved her Child Development Associate Credential. Ms. Joscelyn graduated from Indiana Tech with a bachelors degree in Criminal Justice and is working now toward a second bachelors degree in Child Development with a minor in Psychology. Ms. Joscelyn works closely with all of our families to ensure that their needs are met and they are given the best possible experience at Imagination Station. When not serving our families at Imagination Station, she enjoys spending time antique mall and thrift store shopping with her fiancé Michael, and relaxing at home with their four children.

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Danielle Wolfe

Academic Engagement Specialist

Danielle@ImaginationAvon.com

 Ms. Danielle (a.k.a. Ms. Dee) joined Imagination Station in 2015. She has achieved her associates degree in Business and her Child Development Associate Credential. Ms. Dee has always been an educator at heart! She especially enjoys planning field trips and fun events for our school. She served on our Food Service team and taught in our preschool classes before working on our front office team. As a part of our administrative team, Ms. Dee enjoys seeing all of our children everyday while forming close relationships with all families and working closely with our teachers to support them in the classroom. In their spare time on the weekends, Ms. Dee and her husband Robert enjoy exploring nature with their four children. 

Alyssa Spillman

Ms. Alyssa originally joined Imagination Station in 2015 with several years experience in early childhood education. She achieved her Child Development Associate Credential and plans to continue her education in the spring. She would like to achieve her bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education and become a director eventually. Ms. Alyssa has a four year old son, Coltyn, and a puppy, Cooper. Her hobbies include playing softball and spending quality time with her family. She chose early childhood education because little people are our future and to know she gave them the best tools that she could to be great, is very rewarding. 

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Elisabeth Takacs

Lead School Age Teacher

Elisabeth@ImaginationAvon.com

Ms. Elisabeth is an early graduate of Avon High School who attends the Area 31 Career Center for Early Childhood Education. She has joined our team at Imagination Station to fulfill her dream of working with children. Ms. Elisabeth is an innovative teacher who is skilled in all areas of the field. She works hard to ensure that each student is made to feel special by going above and beyond to spend one-on-one time with each child. We love having Ms. Elisabeth as part of our team!

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Lindsey Phillips

Lead Jr. Kindergarten Teacher

Lindsey@ImaginationAvon.com

Ms. Lindsey joined Imagination Station with previous experience in the Early Childhood field. She is currently finishing her bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Lindsey is a mother of two girls and is a very creative teacher. Her passion is giving her students guidance and structure to prepare them for their journey into kindergarten. There is never a lack of learning in Ms. Lindsey's classroom!

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Danielle Wolfe

Academic Engagement Specialist/Lead Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Danielle@ImaginationAvon.com

 Ms. Danielle (a.k.a. Ms. Dee) joined Imagination Station in 2015. She has achieved her associates degree in Business and her Child Development Associate Credential. Ms. Dee has always been an educator at heart! She especially enjoys planning field trips and fun events for our school. She served on our Food Service team and taught in our preschool classes before working on our front office team. As a part of our administrative team, Ms. Dee enjoys seeing all of our children everyday while forming close relationships with all families and working closely with our teachers to support them in the classroom. In their spare time on the weekends, Ms. Dee and her husband Robert enjoy exploring nature with their four children. 

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Jessi Griffith

Assistant Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Ms. Jessi goes above and beyond when it comes to making sure her class is having fun while learning. She enjoys being creative and building relationships with the children in her class. She is very hands on and is always keeping our pre-kindergartners moving.

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Elisabeth Takacs

Lead Preschool A Teacher

Elisabeth@ImaginationAvon.com

Ms. Elisabeth is an early graduate of Avon High School who attends the Area 31 Career Center for Early Childhood Education. She has joined our team at Imagination Station to fulfill her dream of working with children. Ms. Elisabeth is an innovative teacher who is skilled in all areas of the field. She works hard to ensure that each student is made to feel special by going above and beyond to spend one-on-one time with each child. We love having Ms. Elisabeth as part of our team!

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Alyssa Spillman

Team Leader/Lead Preschool B Teacher

Alyssa@ImaginationAvon.com

Ms. Alyssa originally joined Imagination Station in 2015 with several years experience in early childhood education. She achieved her Child Development Associate Credential and plans to continue her education in the spring. She would like to achieve her bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education and become a director eventually. Ms. Alyssa has a four year old son, Coltyn, and a puppy, Cooper. Her hobbies include playing softball and spending quality time with her family. She chose early childhood education because little people are our future and to know she gave them the best tools that she could to be great, is very rewarding. 

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Taylor Thompson

Lead Preschool C Teacher

Taylor@ImaginationAvon.com

Ms. Taylor graduated high school in 2010 and is working toward her Child Development Associate Credential. Her goal is to become more knowledgeable and learn from the children she teaches. It is important to her to let each child know they are loved, that education is the key to success, and that you never stop learning. Ms. Taylor has three boys of her own who keep her on her toes at all times. Her hobbies include cooking, baking, DIY crafts and fishing. She also loves to sing and dance. Ms. Taylor believes that the field of early childhood education chose her because "When I became an employee at Imagination Station, I knew I was meant to be here. I never second guessed it. Each child has taught me something different and I have bonded with so many families. This is my calling!"

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Cari Smith

Lead Early Preschool A Teacher

Cari@ImaginationAvon.com

Ms. Cari joined our Imagination Station team in 2015. She has been involved in early childhood education and business management since 2000. She has achieved her Child Development Associate Credential. She would like to continue in the early childhood education field and move into an administrative role eventually. She loves spending time with her husband, James, and their four children and granddaughter. She loves supporting her children in football, marching band, and basketball. She also loves taking family vacations. Ms. Cari enjoys working closely with all of our families to make sure their child is receiving the best education. "Children will not remember you for the material things you provide, but for feeling that you cherished them".

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Kenzie Sanburn

Lead Early Preschool B Teacher

Kenzie@ImaginationAvon.com

Ms. Kenzie is a graduate of Avon High School with Academic Honors and is currently working to achieve her Child Development Associate Credential and Equine Assisted Learning License. It fulfills her to see the children grow educationally and cognitively. In her free time she likes to take care of her mules, cat, and spend time with family.

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Carley Berry

Lead Twos Teacher

Carley@ImaginationAvon.com

Ms. Carley starting working in the early childhood education field in 2018. She achieved her Child Development Associate Credential in April 2019. She also has an associates degree in Baking and Pastry Arts. She loves being outdoors and spending time with her family and three dogs. She chose early childhood education because she loves working with children and seeing them develop their own personality towards learning. 

Lauren Carlisle

Assistant Twos Teacher

Ms. Lauren joins our team with Early Childhood experience. She has found a career field that she is passionate about and absolutely loves being a part of. She is a team player and is happy to help in anyway possible. We are excited to have Ms. Lauren on our team!

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Lead Toddler A Teacher

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Assistant Toddler A Teacher

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Bri Prevost

Lead Toddler B Teacher

Bri@ImaginationAvon.com

Ms. Bri joined Imagination Station in 2019 after working for four years as a teacher in Rhode Island. She is the oldest of three and has a wonderful daughter, Hazel. Ms. Bri has earned her Child Development Associate Credential and is passionate about teaching. Ms. Bri's favorite toddler classroom activities are free art and sensory exploration. In her free time, she loves to be outside with her daughter and their dog JuJu. 

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Deanna Mayberry

Assistant Toddler B Teacher

Ms. Deanna is a college student studying to become a veterinarian. She began her journey in early childhood education at Imagination Station. She is a dog-mom to a beagle and she loves singing and dancing. Ms. Deanna loves working with children of all ages and helping wherever needed. She chose early childhood education as a career field because she feels it is important that children begin their education early and teachers play a vital role in their young lives.

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Megan Hudson

Lead Infant Teacher

Megan@ImaginationAvon.com

Ms. Megan has achieved her Child Development Associate Credential and is now continuing her education at Ashworth College to earn a bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Megan always knew she wanted to work with young children. She enjoys watching them learn and grow. She spends her free time at home with her husband, Adam and their two dogs, Sophie and Daisy. She enjoys shopping, watching Disney movies, organizing and planning. She looks forward to growing as a teacher and learning more herself each day.

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Rhiannon Strahl

Assistant Infant Teacher

Ms. Rhiannon started her career in the Early Childhood field at Imagination Station. She has consistently had a passion for working with children all of her life and wanted to explore the education environment that Imagination Station offers. The first thing you will notice about Rhiannon is her outgoing personality. She is always smiling, helping others, and playing right along with the children.

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Allie Tolan

Resource Teacher

Ms. Allie recently moved to Indiana from Florida where she spent three years in the early childhood education field. She joined the Imagination Station team excited to continue her journey as a teacher. Ms. Allie is a very hands-on caregiver and is so nurturing.

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Kristen Myrick

Resource Teacher

Ms. Kristen has earned her Child Development Associate Credential and a technical degree in Early Childhood Education. She is now continuing her education at WGU to earn a bachelors degree in Elementary Education. Ms. Kristen loves having a positive impact on the lives of children. Watching them pick up new information and excel makes her job meaningful. She especially loves art and sensory related activities. Ms. Kristen has a 3 year old son, Hunter and a dog, Eevee.  Outside of work and school, she loves to spend time with her son, take her dog on walks, read books, watch movies, play soccer, and go fishing. 

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Bri Spillman

Resource Teacher

Bri joined our team with experience in the Early Childhood field and her Child Development Associate Credential in 2018. She began with us as a lead teacher in our Toddler classroom. Her energy and thoughtlessness makes her stand out among others. She is always there to help anyone in need and to encourage whenever possible. Bri now works as an afternoon Team Support Teacher.  You will often see her buzzing around in the afternoon, helping where needed.

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Ashley Canniff

Resource Teacher

Ashley recently moved to Indiana from Washington. She joined our team with experience in working with children in youth camps and teaching horseback riding. Ashley is excited to start her adventure in Indiana and at Imagination Station. When you meet Ashley, you will love her outgoing personality and the excitement she brings to any room.

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Elizabeth Shepard

Early Childhood Education Student Teacher

Ms. Elizabeth is a home-school and Area 31 Career Center for Early Childhood Education student. She has joined our team to gain more knowledge about the the profession of her dreams before going to college. Ms. Elizabeth's goals are to act as a child’s guide at their youngest and most vulnerable age, to encourage children to love learning, and to make learning fun! She lives at home with her loving, supportive parents, and is the only girl out of five children. Ms. Elizabeth's hobbies include reading, drawing, coloring, singing, napping, and being goofy with her friends. She chose early childhood education because she wants to get to know children at their youngest stages to see how they develop. She strives to provide love and encouragement to them because that’s what they really rely on- praise and acceptance. Their first experiences in life shape how their life will turn out and she would love to be one of the people that they can look back on and know that she loved and supported them through everything.

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Ashlee Plummer

Early Childhood Education Student Teacher

Ashlee is one of our fabulous Early Childhood Education Student Teachers. She joins us from Avon High School where she has been very involved in her school and their child development opportunities. Ashlee is a great addition to our team and we are excited to see her grow as a teacher in the field.

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Bianca Thomas

Early Childhood Education Student Teacher

Bianca is an Area 31 Early Childhood Education Student. She joins us from Ben Davis High School and Area 31's Career Development Center. Bianca is a great addition to our team and we are excited to see her grow as a teacher in the field.

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Joy Wise

Substitute

Joy has been a part of our team for awhile. She was a full-time Assistant Teacher and a Food Service Specialist, who now joins us as one of our substitutes and helps us as needed. She loves our Imagination Station family and loves helping where needed when possible.

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