Meet the Staff

Administrative Staff

Dawn Berkenstock, Director

Jennifer Addleman
  • M.S. in early childhood education from Indiana University
  • B.A. in speech and hearing sciences from Indiana University
  • CCC staff member since 2000

"Serving as the assistant director at CCC has given me more opportunities to support and work with our excellent teaching staff and our community of families, as well as to spend time with the children in classrooms throughout the center."


Sara Rush, Assistant Director

Jennifer Addleman
  • Graduate certificate (2006) in elementary education from Indiana University
  • CCC staff member since 2002

"Working with children is enlightening, interesting, and challenging. I love that each day is different and that each child brings something new and special to the group. I enjoy working at CCC. The environment is supportive and collaborative among all of the teachers and staff."


 

Sandra Porter

Jennifer Addleman
  • B.A. degree in Psychology from Indiana University
  • CCC staff member since October 2018

"I appreciate the opportunity I have to support the teachers, staff, and families in providing a safe, stimulating and positive environment for the children."


Preschool Staff

Lauren Geiss
Jennifer Addleman
  • B.S. (2014) in education and human development/family studies from Indiana University
  • CCC staff member since 2018

"I love working with children every day because every day is different and I love to watch them grow into wonderful human beings. I very much enjoy building those strong relationships with the children and then families."


Karen Hahn
Jennifer Addleman
  • M.S. in early childhood education from Indiana University
  • B.A. in elementary education from Hanover College
  • CCC staff member since 2008

"I enjoy working with young children because I have the privilege to watch children grow and make discoveries early."


Samantha Kimbro
Jennifer Addleman
  • B.A. (2015) in elementary education from Ball State University
  • CCC staff member since 2017

"I have worked with children ages 3, 4, and 5 upon my graduation and have loved working with this age since I have started. I love being able to see the growth every day through play and exploration. The idea that children learn so much through play and literally create the world around them is the most rewarding part of working with this age. Outside of school, I like to spend time with my husband, Daniel, and my dog, Milo, through being outside in nature or laying on the couch watching movies. I also enjoy finding new books for the classroom, including my favorite authors Mo Willems and Eric Litwin."


Michiru Oleson
Jennifer Addleman
  • M.S. (2009) in early childhood education from Indiana University
  • B.S. in education from Glenville State College
  • A.S. in social work (child welfare) from Shukutoku Junior College in Japan
  • CCC staff member since 2003

"I love helping children develop their social and emotional selves. I also enjoy studying about our Bloomington community with our children."