Staff

    Jami Baker– I have been in the Early Childhood Education field for over 19 years, working at Head Start, Day Cares, Even Start, and Strasburg Elementary.  I am a member of First United Methodist and a Co-Director of the Lighthouse Youth Center.   When I am not teaching, I enjoy being creative at home with my 2 children.  You could say Pinterest is my best friend, I’m sort of an addict.  When I became a member at the church 9 years ago, it was a passion of mine to create a preschool.  The process was tedious, but incredibly rewarding.  I am getting to grow in my faith with each child and do what I love at the same time.  My favorite part of teaching is hearing the interactions between the children, hearing them laugh, watching them make new friends, and getting to be a part of that moment when they have learned something new.  As an administrator, I enjoy creating an environment that is safe, fun and a place they can come to grow, learn, and be creative.

Jessica Halter– I have been in early childhood education for the past 12 years working at daycares, Head Start, and Claymont Primary. I am a graduate of Bowling Green State University receiving my bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies with a background in early childhood education. My teaching philosophy is that children learn best when they are enjoying what they are doing. I work diligently to make learning fun. Every day is an adventure in the classroom! When I am not at work, I love spending time with my son, husband, and two dogs. I enjoy cooking, reading, and films.

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.”

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 creativefish@npfirstumc.org.