Cas Chermer: Toddler Teacher I have a BA in Literature and Philosophy from Eugene Lang College, and have been teaching at BCP for five years. Early childhood is a challenging time for both children and parents, and I am honored to have the opportunity to play a part in meeting those challenges.  I learned quite a lot from watching the teachers my own children had at the School for Young Children, Burbank Early Childhood School and Wickliffe Elementary, and I strive each day to live up to their example.  My areas of interest are language acquisition, dual language learners and outdoor classrooms.  My husband, Dave and I have three children: Hannah, 22; Isaac, 17; and Greta, 14 and we all enjoy a good joke and a game of trivia.  Little known fact: I did not see the ocean until I was 29 years old.

Cas Chermer: Toddler Teacher

I have a BA in Literature and Philosophy from Eugene Lang College, and have been teaching at BCP for five years. Early childhood is a challenging time for both children and parents, and I am honored to have the opportunity to play a part in meeting those challenges.  I learned quite a lot from watching the teachers my own children had at the School for Young Children, Burbank Early Childhood School and Wickliffe Elementary, and I strive each day to live up to their example.  My areas of interest are language acquisition, dual language learners and outdoor classrooms.  My husband, Dave and I have three children: Hannah, 22; Isaac, 17; and Greta, 14 and we all enjoy a good joke and a game of trivia.  Little known fact: I did not see the ocean until I was 29 years old.

Udhaya Duraisamy: Preschool  Teacher This is my 2nd year teaching Preschool Pals at BCP. Loving early childhood education was not my original plan. I grew up in India and attended College at Anna university, Chennai, India where I studied Manufacturing Engineering. After graduation I joined an IT company as an assistant system engineer for 3 years. My husband and I have one boy, Franlin. He attended BCP for two years which pulled my interest in early childhood education. I started as a assistant in Preschool pals and later found this is where I should be. I'm eager for this school year and excited to watch your little ones grow and flourish.   

Udhaya Duraisamy: Preschool  Teacher

This is my 2nd year teaching Preschool Pals at BCP. Loving early childhood education was not my original plan. I grew up in India and attended College at Anna university, Chennai, India where I studied Manufacturing Engineering. After graduation I joined an IT company as an assistant system engineer for 3 years. My husband and I have one boy, Franlin. He attended BCP for two years which pulled my interest in early childhood education. I started as a assistant in Preschool pals and later found this is where I should be. I'm eager for this school year and excited to watch your little ones grow and flourish. 

 

Andrea Niewiesk: Preschool Teacher I have earned my degree in hotel/business administration in Germany. Due to my husband’s job, I moved to the US in 2003 and started teaching at Bethel in 2006. I have taught the Pre-K-class for six years and also work part-time in a childcare center for the City of Dublin. I am also a substitute teacher for both children and adult classes at the Ohio German Language School and until recently taught classes for senior citizens for the City of Dublin. Little known Fact: I volunteer at the homeless shelter every month and in my spare time I love to meet my adult children, to read, bake/cook, and work out.

Andrea Niewiesk: Preschool Teacher

I have earned my degree in hotel/business administration in Germany. Due to my husband’s job, I moved to the US in 2003 and started teaching at Bethel in 2006. I have taught the Pre-K-class for six years and also work part-time in a childcare center for the City of Dublin. I am also a substitute teacher for both children and adult classes at the Ohio German Language School and until recently taught classes for senior citizens for the City of Dublin. Little known Fact: I volunteer at the homeless shelter every month and in my spare time I love to meet my adult children, to read, bake/cook, and work out.

Jill Soungpradith: Toddler Teacher

I have been working in early childhood since 1997, just after getting an A.A. in Social Services from the University of Toledo.  After taking a break to stay home with my own children, I found myself drawn back in to the field when they began attending BCP.  I returned to early childhood with the same passion, but the new perspective of having also been on the parent side, with all the concerns, hopes and worries.  All told, I have thirteen years of experience, and the last eight have been here at BCP.  My boys are now 14 (Caelan) and 11 (Liam), and together with my husband, Monty, we enjoy spending time with our extended family and close friends.  Little known fact: My children are convinced that I know every song ever written, because I can sing  the lyrics to just about anything that comes on the radio.  

Melissa Barker: Preschool Teacher I have a BS in Biology and a BA in Psychology from Wittenberg University and a master’s degree in Health Administration from The Ohio State University.  After a career at a state agency, I was reenergized about teaching by volunteering in my own children’s elementary classrooms.  I’ve taught preschool for three years and am pursuing my PreK-3 teaching license through Notre Dame College.  I live in Hilliard with my husband (and 1997 prom date), Jim and our children, Seth (10) and Sydney (8).  I’ve coached Upward basketball and cheerleading for five years at SRUMC and enjoy reading, gardening, dancing, and taking long walks around my community and Central Ohio.  My fun fact: I was a member of the Future Teachers of America in high school.  Little did I know that being a teacher would in my very, very distant future but I live by the quote: “it is never too late to be what you might have been.”  I’m delighted to join the teaching staff at BCP!    

Melissa Barker: Preschool Teacher

I have a BS in Biology and a BA in Psychology from Wittenberg University and a master’s degree in Health Administration from The Ohio State University.  After a career at a state agency, I was reenergized about teaching by volunteering in my own children’s elementary classrooms.  I’ve taught preschool for three years and am pursuing my PreK-3 teaching license through Notre Dame College.  I live in Hilliard with my husband (and 1997 prom date), Jim and our children, Seth (10) and Sydney (8).  I’ve coached Upward basketball and cheerleading for five years at SRUMC and enjoy reading, gardening, dancing, and taking long walks around my community and Central Ohio.  My fun fact: I was a member of the Future Teachers of America in high school.  Little did I know that being a teacher would in my very, very distant future but I live by the quote: “it is never too late to be what you might have been.”  I’m delighted to join the teaching staff at BCP!

 

 

Ha Na Cho: Preschool Teacher I was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea and obtained a Ph.D. degree in Early Childhood Education in 2014. I have worked for 10 years at several institutes related to young children. My positions include a lead kindergarten teacher, a museum educator for children, and a researcher in Korea. I currently volunteer at The Korean American Community School of Central Ohio as a lead teacher every weekend. Play-based education is interesting to me and I have published a book about block play and seven articles about teaching methods and education curriculum. The reason I am back in the field of teaching preschool, is to explore the importance of practice in early childhood education. I would love to share my ideas and experiences with parents and children. I live in Upper Arlington with my wonderful husband who is a researcher at OSU and our son who is six years old. It is my pleasure to work with my neighbors and community. Little known fact: I enjoy spending a time with my family in new places. So you can find me at many events in Columbus on weekends.

Ha Na Cho: Preschool Teacher

I was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea and obtained a Ph.D. degree in Early Childhood Education in 2014. I have worked for 10 years at several institutes related to young children. My positions include a lead kindergarten teacher, a museum educator for children, and a researcher in Korea. I currently volunteer at The Korean American Community School of Central Ohio as a lead teacher every weekend. Play-based education is interesting to me and I have published a book about block play and seven articles about teaching methods and education curriculum. The reason I am back in the field of teaching preschool, is to explore the importance of practice in early childhood education. I would love to share my ideas and experiences with parents and children. I live in Upper Arlington with my wonderful husband who is a researcher at OSU and our son who is six years old. It is my pleasure to work with my neighbors and community. Little known fact: I enjoy spending a time with my family in new places. So you can find me at many events in Columbus on weekends.

Elizabeth Reynolds: Toddler Teacher

Elizabeth Reynolds: Toddler Teacher