Hobby Horse Preschool > Staff


We are blessed, at Hobby Horse Preschool, to have a professional staff that is dedicated to nurturing and educating the whole child.

Our Director, Mrs. Jennifer R. Vilimonovic, has a Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education.  She has previously taught at Hobby Horse Preschool for 5 years, and the 2020-2021 school year will be her first year as Director.

Our Teachers and Assistant Teachers have degrees in Education, CDA’s (Child Development Associates) or are qualified by the State of Ohio to teach preschool.

All staff update, yearly, their certification in Child CPR, First-aid, Communicable Disease Training and Child Abuse Recognition.  We also take Continuing Education classes throughout the year.

We have a very low staff turnover which provides us with continuity in staffing and produces a secure environment for our children and their families.

Pictures by Ashley Pesata Photography

Mrs. Linda Ruggieri
Lead Teacher, MWF AM 3s class

Mrs. Krista Carpenter
Lead Teacher, TTh AM 3s class

Mrs. Michele Grubbs
Lead Teacher, TTh AM 4s class

Mrs. Stacie Yates
Lead Teacher, All 5s classes

Mrs. Elise Shenefield
Lead Teacher, MWF AM 4s class

Mrs. Laura Garcia
Assistant Director

Mrs. Vanessa Butsko
Assistant Teacher, TTh AM 4s class

Assistant Teacher, MWF AM 5s
Lead Teacher, MWF PM and TTh PM 4s

Assistant Teacher, MWF AM 4s