Meet the Staff

Meet the Hoosier Courts Staff

Early Childhood Education Services prides itself on its caring, qualified, and experienced staff. Our staff consists of nurturing individuals who have a passion for Early Childhood Education and serving young children and families. We work hard to ensure every child is comfortable, engaged, and learning to the best of their abilities.

Administrative Staff

Joanna Cichocka, Director

Joanna Cichocka
  • PhD in Education, York University, Toronto, Canada
  • Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education, York University, Toronto, Canada
  • M.Ed. in Second Language Education, OISE-UofT, Toronto, Canada
  • M.A. in Philosophy, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland
  • Early childhood education experience since 2004
  • Director of Hoosier Courts Nursery School since 2020

Angie Bowen, Office Assistant

Jennifer Addleman
  • B.A. in criminal justice from both Northern Illinois University and Indiana University
  • 25+ years of experience working with children and families in criminal justice, child services, and counseling fields
  • Hoosier Courts Nursery staff member since 2007

 

Teaching Staff

Paige Halliday, Co-Teacher

Paige Halliday
  • B.S. in elementary education (in progress), Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
  • Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education, Ivy Tech College, Bloomington, Indiana
  • Early childhood education experience since 2014
  • At Hoosier Courts since 2014


Amy Lovins, Co-Teacher

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  • B.S. in elementary education from Indiana University
  • Experience in early childhood education with Head Start and Bloomington Montessori
  • Hoosier Courts Nursery staff member since 2012

Other interests: spending time with her family, gardening, rock collecting, and reading



Joyce Oden, Co-Teacher

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  • M.S. in education, specializing in infant and parent development, from Bank Street College of Education
  • B.A. in family and child development from the University of Akron
  • Hoosier Courts Nursery staff member since 2015

Other interests: enjoying nature and spending time with her children and grandchildren, traveling and cooking



Xinrui Song, Co-Teacher

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  • M.S. in communications design and multimedia from Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences
  • B.S. in graphic design from Tsinghua University
  • A.S. in early childhood education from Ivy Tech Community College
  • Hoosier Courts staff member since 2015

Other interests: art, nature, spending time with children, traveling and teaching art and the Chinese language



Staci Walter, Co-Teacher

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  • B.S. in elementary education with a minor in special education from Indiana University
  • Hoosier Courts Nursery staff member since 1992

Other interests: spending time with her family, gardening, traveling, camping, and shopping



Christina Younghans, Co-Teacher

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  • B.S. in early childhood education from Indiana University
  • Hoosier Courts Nursery staff member since 2006

Other interests: gardening, spending time with her husband, and playing with her dogs