Dawn Josselyn, Sonshine Preschool Director
It is my belief that God has called me to work with preschool age children and their families.
I am a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Specialist degree in School Psychology. I am a long time resident of Northern Kentucky where I have been employed by the Kenton County Board of Education as both a school psychologist and a substitute teacher. I have also worked as an abstinence educator through the New Hope Center.
My husband, Tony, and I have three children and love spending time with our family. Currently I hold the position of P.T. A. Vice-President, Fund Raising at R.C. Hinsdale Elementary School.
Come visit us at Sonshine Preschool – where the “Son” is always shining!
I am Mrs. Draper the Pre-K teal teacher. I have a BA in Elementary Education (K-8) certification and a MA in Education. I have taught for twenty-five years. My husband Bob is an architect. We have two married sons Rob and Matt. Penny is Rob's wife and Stacey is Matt's wife. We have three American Eskimo dogs: Ariel, Aladdin and the newest is Tinkerbell. Family, teaching and doing short term mission work is my passion.
My name is Laura Long, and I am excited to be teaching one of the 3 Year classes at Sonshine Preschool. If I had to pick one word to describe my preschool room, and my style of teaching, it would be “fun”. Each month my preschool room will transform into a different theme. I love teaching 3 year olds because you never know what they are going to say. They keep me laughing all day long, and they even teach me a few things along the way.
I attended Georgetown College, where I received my B.S. in Child Development. I have been working with children for over 15 years. I live in Erlanger, Kentucky with my wonderful husband and 3 children.
I am Tara Shepher. I am so excited to be a part of Sonshine Preschool. I am the Teacher Aide for the three year class. I am married with three beautiful babies of my own. I have a Masters Degree in Molecular Biology and I love science. I look forward to watching the children at Sonshine Preschool blossom and grow.
My name is Betty Pratt. This is my 21st year at Sonshine Preschool and my 15th year teaching the 2 year old class. Introducing the art of learning to these young children, is what makes my job so rewarding. I'm very blessed to be a part of this wonderful school.
My name is Donna Dietz. This is my 13th year at Sonshine Preschool and I have been Mrs. Pratt's assistant for most of the time. We are lucky enough to teach the 2 year olds. I live in Villa Hills and have 3 grown children. Because of my children, teaching Sonshine School is very special to me.
I am Nancy Wildt, “Ms. Nancy” to my wonderful kids at Sonshine Preschool. I teach two classes, a young two year old class and a combined older two/younger three’s class. I am in my first year as a full time teacher at Sonshine Preschool, however, I have been a part of Sonshine for over ten years as a parent volunteer, and as an assistant. I am married and have two children who are Sonshine Preschool alumns. I am blessed to be a part of so many children’s lives and to have the opportunity to teach the word of God to the smallest of his kingdom.
I truly enjoy working with preschool age children. I am originally from Connecticut but have lived here for nearly 16 years. I graduated with an Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts from Becker Junior College in 1984. My husband, Glenn, and I have 3 children: William (age 16), Olivia (age 13), and Ian (age 8). We share our 115 year-old house with a dog and four cats. Glenn and I spent our first four years of marriage living in Bristol, England, where William was born. I am happy to be Nancy Wildt's assistant.
ALL ABOARD! I am Mrs. Cindy Mauer the Art Express Teacher. I have always enjoyed art, and am excited to have the opportunity to explore art with your children.
I grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and am a graduate of Oak Hills High School. I am a member of Immanuel United Methodist Church and have been with the Sonshine Preschool program for 11 years. My hobbies are scrapbooking, mixed media art and gardening.