Staff


Amanda Kulesza (Owner / Director) –
Amanda has worked in business for 5 years and childcare administration for 11 years. She has her BA from St. Bonaventure University in Mass Communication and an Early Childhood Certificate from Columbus State University. In addition she has 4 children of her own.


Melinda Kincaid (Director) –
Melinda received her BA in Human Ecology from Ohio State University. Melinda has been a Director at Kare-a-Lot for 4 years and a Director at another program prior to joining our center.

Merita Myzyri (Infants)- Merita has worked in the early childhood industry for the past several years. She has worked at Kare-a-Lot since 2011 and most recently as a teacher in Infant room.

Ina Anastasi (Infants) Ina worked at Mill Run Care prior to joining Kare-a-Lot however her passion is working with infants. She joined Kare-a-Lot in June of 2018.

Cherie Chanzani (Infants) – Cherie has her Child Development Associate in Early Childhood. She has worked at Kare-a-Lot since 2006 in the infant classroom.

Sherie Kumani (Infants)- Sherie has her BA in Nursing. She has worked at Kare-a-Lot since July 2015 in the infant room. She has two daughters of her own.

Gladys Lopez (Infant 2)- Gladys has training in Early Childhood Education from Dewey University. She has worked at Kare-a-Lot since 2012 in many different capacities.

Courtney Woods – (Infant 2/Floater)– Courtney has worked at two other childcare centers as a toddler teacher and floater. She has worked at Kare-a-Lot since 2017 and most recently as a teacher in Infant 2.

Alda Mbrakukulli (Infant 3)- Alda has her Masters degree in Music Education and has taught in an elementary school school for 3 years prior to joining Kare-a-Lot. Alda joined Kare-a-Lot in October of 2017 as a Toddler teacher. She has a daughter enrolled here.

Jasmine Hankins (Infant 3)- Jasmine started at Kare-a-Lot in February of 2019. She had previous experience teaching Infants and Toddlers at another center. She is excited to be part of our team.

Teuta Habilaj (Toddler 1)- Teuta has a Chemical Technology degree however teaching is her passion. She has worked at Kare-a-Lot since 2016 and most recently as a teacher in Toddler 1 room.

Antoneta Resula (Toddler 1)- Antoneta worked as an assistant preschool teacher for 2 years at Secret of Dreams. She has worked at Kare-a-Lot since March 2018.

Shia Hill (Toddler 2)-  Shia has worked at Kare-a-Lot since January of 2017 as a floater before taking a permanent role as a Toddler 2 teacher.

Elda Rista (Toddler 2) – Elda started Kare-a-Lot in April of 2019. She comes to us with a Masters Degree in the Medical field.

Holly Bowman (Preschool)- Holly has her BA degree from Capital University. She has worked at Kare-a-Lot since 2000 in the preschool classroom. She has two boys of her own.

Mayra Flores (Preschool)- Mayra has training in Early Childhood Education from Ohio Dominican University. She has worked at Kare-a-Lot since 2013 in many different capacities and most recently as a teacher in Preschool.

Samantha Burgett (PreK)- Samantha has her Child Development Associate Degree from Columbus State. She is currently working on a Bachelors degree in Education.

Jackie Shaffer (PreK/School Age)- Jackie has her BA degree from Hiram College. She has worked at Kare-a-Lot since 2012 as the school age teacher as well as helping out in the other classrooms.

Shiesa Hill (Floater)- Shiesa Hill is a student at Columbus State in the Early Childhood Program. She has worked at Kare-a-Lot since June of 2018 as a floater on her days off.

Emma Haupt (Floater)- Emmal is a student at Columbus State in the Early Childhood Program. She has worked at Kare-a-Lot since November of 2018 as a floater on her days off.