Jessica Halter- I joined the Creative Fish Family in 2017. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family studies with a focus in Early Childhood Education. I began my Preschool teaching career with Head Start. I live in Uhrichsville with my Husband Cody and Son Elliot (A Creative Fish Graduate) and two dogs Buckeye and Skipper. Everyday here is truly a blessing and I am honored to serve our children and families. When I walk into our building each day “What if  this was our last day together?” Greet our children with “I am so glad that you are here!” Fill their day with singing, learning, fun, and joy. Interact with each child in a manner that if today was our last   day, they would go home feeling valued, loved, and knowing that Jesus lives in their hearts. Trust in the Lord that he put myself and my wonderful teaching staff here together with your children for a reason. Trust everyday that we are filling HIS purpose.

Sue Wottle–  I am excited to be a part of the Creative Fish Family. I am originally from Canton and my husband, Eric and I have lived in New Philadelphia for 31 years. We are blessed with three great children and two awesome grandsons. I studied early childhood education at Malone University in Canton. We belong to NewPointe Community Church and in my spare time, I enjoy reading, searching out vintage/upcycled items, and traveling—the beach is my favorite recharge spot! The scripture that guides me daily is Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.”

Christina Malachin– I’m super excited to be in the Creative Fish Preschool family. I have 3 years experience working with preschool aged children, previously at Harcatus Head Start for my teaching career. I hold my Child Development Associate Certification with additional certification to work with Trauma and Special Needs related situations. I have been married for 9 years, mother and step mother of 6 children. My family and I live in Dover and we love family time together. My favorite is camping, riding four wheelers, and watching my girls play softball.

Our staff are all licensed educational providers that understands that your trust is a vital component in your comfort of our program and invites your interest, questions, and participation. Get in touch with us at 330.339.6411 or by emailing