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.

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.

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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.

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. 

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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 three 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. 

ElisabethTakacs

Lead School Age Teacher

Elisabeth@ImaginationAvon.com

Ms. Elisabeth is an Avon High School Student who attends the Area 31 Career Center for Early Childhood Education. She has joined our team at Imagination Station to learn from some of the best teachers in the early childhood field.

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Bri Prevost

Lead Jr. Kindergarten 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 classroom activities are working on sight words and word building. In her free time, she loves to be outside with her daughter and their dog JuJu. 

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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

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Abby Everling

Lead Preschool A Teacher

Abby@ImaginationAvon.com

Ms. Abby achieved her Child Development Associate Credential after graduating high school and graduating from Area 31, a local program that helps students achieve future career goals. She has six siblings and two nieces!  She enjoys photography, kayaking and going on adventures with her dog. She chose early childhood education because "HOW COOL is it to teach little minds?! I love to watch them grow"! Ms. Abby loves this verse, “Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from Him!” Psalm 127:3

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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 three 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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Kristen Myrick

Lead Preschool C Teacher

Kristen@ImaginationAvon.com

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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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. 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. 

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Jordan Dean

Assistant Twos Teacher

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Alexa Peterson

Lead Toddler A Teacher

Alexa@ImaginationAvon.com

Ms. Alexa is currently working on achieving her Child Development Associate Credential and pursuing a degree in Elementary Education. In the future Ms. Alexa would like to become a kindergarten teacher. She has a puppy, named Bryzzo, who is like her child. Her hobbies include playing with Bryzzo, outside adventures, knitting, and scrap-booking. She chose a career in early childhood education because she loves working with our littlest humans and watching them grow everyday! Ms. Alexa looks forward to seeing you in our Toddler A Classroom!

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Assistant Toddler A Teacher

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Anna Hinders

Lead Toddler B Teacher

Anna@ImaginationAvon.com

Ms. Anna joined the Imagination Station team in 2016 as a student teacher while participating in the Area 31 Career Center for Early Childhood Education program. She has earned her Child Development Associate Credential and is currently working toward a bachelors degree. Ms. Anna is fluent in American Sign Language and feels that she is a true advocate for all children, especially those with special needs. In her free time, Ms. Anna enjoys spending time with friends exploring and soaking up the sun. 

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Beth Bravis

Assistant Toddler B Teacher

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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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Taylor Thompson

Assistant Infant Teacher

Ms. Taylor graduated high school in 2010 and has plans to further her education. 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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Joy Wise

Food Service Specialist

Ms. Joy is a mom of four children and a Gee-Maw to fourteen grandchildren! Outside of caring and teaching little ones, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, camping, fishing, and motorcycle riding.

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Deanna Mayberry

Team Support 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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Paige Hampton

Team Support Teacher

Ms. Paige began her journey at Imagination Station after completing high school. She helps wherever needed and loves coaching gymnastics and cheerleading!  Ms. Paige is working toward a degree in Business Management. She loves working with children and hopes to continue her career as a coach.

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Bri Spillman

Team Support Teacher

Ms. Bri joined our team with her Child Development Associate in 2018. You will often see her buzzing around in the afternoon, helping where needed.

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Jae Johnson

Team Support Teacher

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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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