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The Haynes Nursery School Staff

Alison Yonkers

Alison is an alumni of Bowling Green State University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. Previously Alison was employed as a substitute teacher for what was once called “Project 123” here in Lakewood. Project 123, now known as Public Preschool, is where she gained her experience working with preschool-aged children. She was employed with this program for 6 years as an Educational Assistant and has had the privilege of working with some outstanding teachers who taught her the preschool-age curriculum, Pre-Kindergarten Ohio Standards and the love of the young, learning child.  She adores the preschool age because of their thirst for knowledge and their willingness to learn.  Her enthusiasm, planning and organization skills are great assets to her Directorship.  Alison and her husband, Pete have two daughters who both attended Haynes Nursery School.


Susan Frost
Lead Teacher

Susan is the Lead Teacher for the 2-day-3 year old and the 3-day-3 year old classes.  Susan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Baldwin-Wallace College, and completed her graduate studies at Emory University. She taught pre-school, pre-kindergarten, and kindergarten for a number of years before starting her family. Susan was first a parent of Haynes students, then a substitute teacher at Haynes, and finally the Assistant Teacher for 3 year-olds, before becoming the Lead Teacher. Her creativity and engaging style are true assets to our school. Susan and her two daughters live in Rocky River.


Linda Bruno
Assistant Teacher

Linda is the Assistant Teacher for the 2-day 3 year old and the 3-day 3 year old classes. She holds her Masters in Education from Baldwin-Wallace College, as well as a reading endorsement. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and a K-8 teaching certificate from Muskingum College. Linda recently retired after 30 years of teaching in the Fairview Park City Schools. Her experience includes pre-school, kindergarten, an aide in the developmentally handicapped unit, and second grade. Linda and her husband, John, live in Westlake and have four grown children. She enjoys spending lots of time with her granddaughter, Brooklyn, who attends Haynes Nursery School.


Christine Hauck
Lead Teacher

Christine teaches the 4-day-4 year old class. Christine holds a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Ashland University.  She previously taught sixth grade for a number of years.  She has been a regular substitute teacher at St. Mark school in Westpark where she taught kindergarten through 8th grade.  She loves the energy and eagerness of the preschool age and shares her special art talents with them through out the classroom activities.  Her classroom pre-kindergarten curriculum focuses on preparing for elementary school through exposure to literacy concepts, phonics, math, science, dramatic play and art through the Story Book Approach.  Her students enjoy her sense of humor and warm encouragement.  Christine has four children with husband, Ben and continues to be a busy “mom-taxi” providing transportation for her active school-age children.


Roseann LaDue
Assistant Teacher

Roseann is the assistant teacher for the 4 day – 4-year-old class. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and was a former Research Assistant in the Department of Clinical Psychology at the University of Houston. No stranger to Haynes, Roseann has subbed and worked in Haynes’ classrooms since her own two children attended. She enjoys the wonder of the preschool age and takes great pleasure in sharing her love of music and singing with her students. Roseann and her husband Steve make their home in Lakewood with their two children, Grace and Eli. They are frequently found at hockey rinks and soccer fields across Ohio!


Maureen Gibel
Lead Teacher

Maureen teaches the 3-day-4 year old class and the January 3s. She holds her Masters in Education from William Woods University in Missouri and her Bachelors in Elementary Education from Miami University in Ohio. She has enjoyed a variety of teaching experiences including 7 years as an elementary school teacher in Ohio and Missouri, her home state. Over the last decade Maureen has been an active member of Fairview Park Early Childhood PTA. She participated in and helped organize a variety of programs for preschool children. Maureen looks enjoys sharing her love of books with her students and fostering their love for learning. She and her husband, Matt, live in Fairview Park with their two children.


Susan Olmstead
Assistant Teacher

Susan is the assistant teacher for the 3-day-4-year-old class and the January 3s. She has a bachelor’s degree from Case Western Reserve University. In the past she has been a substitute assistant teacher at Rocky River United Methodist Nursery School and a ballet and pre-ballet teacher at the Ballet Academy in South Euclid. She has also worked for a nonprofit group that funded professional development for teachers in the Cleveland public schools.

Susan has a special interest in children’s literature and has done graduate work in library science at Kent State University. She and her two sons live in Rocky River.