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  1. Christy Jennings, Owner.  Christy was born and raised in Lebanon, graduating from LHS in 1987.  She is a 1992 graduate of MSU with a bachelor’s Degree in psychology.  Christy worked for the Division of Youth Services for 16 years.  She is married to Michael Jennings (Owner) and they have four children; Lindsey, Christian, Cory and Lucas.

 

  1. Casey Gregory, Assistant Director:  Casey is a graduate from LHS and received her CDA through LTCC.  She has spent the last 10 years working with children in education and childcare settings.  She is a kid herself most times and helps to create a fun environment in our PreK room.  Casey is married to Ethan Gregory and they have three children; Hunter, Emma and Kaylyn. 
  1. Ashley Mansker, Director:  Ashley has been the director at Building Blocks since 2015.  She has an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education from OTC.  She is a member of MOPS and is very active in the community.  Ashley is married to Justin, and they have four children; Natalie, Ryan, Andrew, and ..................to be named

 

  1. Nicole Elersic Childcare Specialist:  Nicole is a native of Lebanon and a graduate of LHS.  She currently attends OTC, working on a degree in Education.  She has a daughter, Brayleigh, and is engaged to Austin White.  Nicole enjoys working all ages of children at Building Blocks, however her favorite room is Nursery A with our youngest. 
  1. Daisy Varady Childcare Specialist:  Daisy has lived in Lebanon most of her life.  She graduated from LHS in 2017.  She received her CDA from LTCC.  Daisy enjoys artwork and music and loves to share her abilities with our kiddos.  Daisy works with all ages at Building Blocks, however her favs are the infants and toddlers. 

 

  1.   Tammy Phillips Childcare Specialist.  Tammy was raised in the Warsaw area, where she graduated high school.  After moving to Lebanon, she started as a volunteer at Building Blocks in 2015.  When a position became available in the nursery’s Tammy was glad to join our team.  She has one son, Eli, and enjoys spending all her free time with him.

 

  1. Vickie Bowman Childcare Specialist.  Vickie is from Mack’s Creek Mo and moved to Lebanon 15 years ago.  She has three children Emily, Tanner, and Dakota.  Vickie works with all ages of children at Building Blocks.  She has been part of our team since 2014.  She enjoys spending time outdoors with her children during her spare time, floating, swimming, and fishing.

 

  1. Rebekah Cranmer Childcare Specialist:  Rebekah has lived in Lebanon most of her life.  She has been part of our team since 2014.  She loves working with infants and toddlers.  She takes great pride in her work with her kiddos.  Rebekah is very active in her church Lebanon First Assembly and in the community. 

 

  1. Phylicia Cullen Nursery Childcare Specialist:  Phylicia is from Colorado.  She moved to Lebanon after marrying her husband, Tim Cullen.  Phylicia has worked with children in the gymnastics field, as well as the school setting.  She enjoys spending time with her family.  She works with our youngest infants in Nursery A.  We call her the “Baby Whisperer”. 

 

  1. Veda Everett Nursery Childcare Specialist:  Veda is from Lebanon and is an amazing mother to 6 children.  She works with our youngest babies in Nursery A.   Veda loves working with the infants and provides excellent care in the Nursery.  Veda enjoys spending her time with her better half, Richard and their children. 

 

  1. Trinity Harris Childcare Specialist:  Trinity is a native of Lebanon.  She is a graduate of LHS, class of 2015.  She currently attends OTC working towards a degree in Education.  Trinity works with all ages of children at Building Blocks.  She is very energetic, and the children gravitate towards her. 

 

  1. Halie Howlett: Childcare Specialist.  Halie is also one of our afterschool team members.  She will graduate in May 2018 and plans to attend MSSU in the fall of 2018.

 

  1. Kalissa Taylor Childcare Specialist.  Kalissa Taylor is one of our afterschool team members.  She currently attends LHS and will graduate in 2018.  She works mostly with our afterschool children.  Kalissa plans to attend MSSU in the Fall of 2018. 

 

  1. Kourtney Tipton Childcare Specialist:  Kourtney was raised in Lebanon and is a 2015 graduate from LHS.  She is engaged to Josh Montague, and has a daughter Pavin, and soon to be step daughter, Brayli.  Kourtney is currently attending OTC, working towards a degree in Education.  She works with all ages of children at Building Blocks but spends most of her time working with our two-year old’s.