Staff


Amanda Kulesza (Owner / Director) –
Amanda has worked in business for 5 years and childcare administration for 14 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.

Mehnaaz Farooq (Assistant Director) – Mehnaaz was the Director of a center in Columbus for 3 years prior to joining Kare-a-Lot. In addition she has a degree in Early Childhood Education from Columbus State.

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.

Kozeta Verija (Infants) Kozeta joined Kare-a-Lot in September of 2019 as an Infant teacher. Prior to coming to Kare-a-Lot she worked as a nanny. She has a degree in Chemistry.

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.

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.

Adelina Sadiku (Infant 3) –Adelina comes to us with a Bachelor degree in the French Language as a French Language Teacher. She has been with us at Kare-A-Lot since September of 2019 as our Infant 3 teacher. She has a daughter enrolled with us here.

Courtney Woods – (Tooddler 1)– 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 Toddler 1.

Mercedes Armstrong (Toddler 2) – Mercedes has 7 year of experience working in center with infants, toddlers and preschoolers. She has been with us since August of 2019. She is excited to work here with our children in our Toddler 2 room. She has 3 children enrolled with us here.

Natasha Frink (Toddler 2) – Natasha has over 8 years of experience at Kare-a-Lot with Toddler and Preschool Ages. In addition, she has some college classes. Natasha has a son in our infant classroom.

Keegan Ryan (Preschool) – Keegan has been with us here at Kare-A-Lot since October of 2019 as a teacher starting in our Toddler room and then moving to our Preschool room. She comes to us with 4 years of experience as a nanny. She also has a son enrolled here.

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.

Jackie Shaffer (PreK)- 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 a PreK teacher.

Jerico Cook (PreK) – Jerico has 9 years of experience working with toddler and preschoolers at her previous two centers as well as being a nanny for a few years.

Karen Lutz (School Age) – Karen has been with Kare-a-Lot since 2018. She works as an after school teacher as well as a summer school age teacher. Karen is an employee of Southwestern City Schools.

Breanna Howell (Floater/Toddler) – Breanna joined Kare-a-Lot in June of 2020 as a Floater with all age groups. She has experience working as a Floater at another center.