Little Friends Preschool is staffed by state certified professionals who desire to see your children grow in all areas of life. We are a Step Up To Quality award winning preschool and we educate your children using the Creative Curriculum. Here are some short bios to help you get to know our staff members.
Paula has an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Kent State University. She has worked at Little Friends Preschool since 2012. Paula helps to get our children successfully prepared for kindergarten and she places an emphasis on literacy skills. She is also a graduate of our preschool! Paula has one son Noah, a husband Mark, and lives in Salem. In her spare time she enjoys watching her son play basketball and baseball, shopping and spending quality time with her family.
Mandy is excited to provide hands-on learning opportunities for our youngest students! Mandy is a licensed social worker in the state of Ohio (B.A. Social Work, Malone University), and is state-credentialed as an Early Childhood Mental Health Professional. She has been working with children and families both professionally and with First Friends Church for almost 18 years. Mandy and her husband, Pastor Pete Fowler, have two beautiful children, Rachel and Nathan, both of whom are Little Friends Preschool alumni! Quality time for Mandy includes volunteering at Salem First Friends Church, reading, gardening, baking, and spending time with her family.
Sara is looking forward to supporting our teachers and students in daily lessons this school year. Sara, a graduate of Salem High School, has been married to her husband, Chris, for nine years, and they have two amazing children, Wes and Cara. She has served countless volunteer hours in the Greenford Christian Church nursery and children’s department, as well as eight years as a student ministry volunteer. In her spare time, Sara enjoys reading, singing worship songs and serving as the flagline advisor for the Salem High School marching band! A dream of hers is to one day live by the ocean.