Meet Our Teachers

Our teachers are the heart of the BUMP program.  Please take a moment and get to know them!

Happy Face Room:  Mrs. Jayna Davidge (Mrs. J)  & Miss Sara Stepp (Miss Sara)

 

Jayna Davidge is originally from Oxford, Ohio – home of Miami University.  She and her husband Bill have a blended family of 6 children.  With the kids and their significant others, they all love to get together during the holidays, but they especially enjoy gathering for a week in the summer to golf, fish, shop, cook and eat!  This past year, she has been blessed with 2 grandbabies, in which she enjoys spoiling them in every way possible!  Upon moving to Columbus, Jayna worked at a pre-school in Dublin where she assisted in the infant, 2, and 3 year old classrooms.  Jayna has many hobbies – a few of her favorites are gardening, reading, and biking.  She and her husband Bill are also avid sports fans…especially hockey, as Bill is the Fox Sports TV Analyst with the Columbus Blue Jackets.  Sunday mornings you will find Jayna and her family in Church at the First Baptist Church in Grove City and then brunching at various local restaurants.  She is excited to be a part of the BUMP program and looks forward to meeting the kids and parents!

Sara Stepp is from Ashville, Ohio and a recent graduate of Ohio University where she obtained her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education.  She enjoys cheering on the Ohio State Buckeyes and spending time with family.  She is very excited to be joining the Happy Face Room this year!

Sunshine Room: Mrs. Virginia Newby (Miss Gin) & Mrs. Beth Mattes (Miss Beth)

 

 

Virginia Newby is a retired Columbus City Schools teacher.  She chose to teach preschool because she thinks this is the most important time to develop a love for learning and school.  She has been married for 30 years and has a daughter who is 25 and a son who is 27.  She loves to read, cook, and spend time with her family.

Beth Mattes is in her second year of teaching at BUMP, but she has been a part of the BUMP family since her daughter started preschool in 2011.  She truly enjoys teaching preschool as it is a fun age to help teach them that learning can be exciting.  She has been married to Mike for 11 years and has a daughter, Lucy who is almost 8 and in the 2nd grade, son Peter, who is 5 and just started kindergarten, and son Joseph who is 3 and a BUMP student!  She enjoys cooking, playing outside, and having family time!

 

Rainbow Room: Miss Ashley Alexander & Mrs. Leigh Dixon

 

 

Ashley Alexander is a busy mother of twins and  a preschool teacher with a passion for early literacy. She graduated from the University of Toledo with a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education.  She has taught in both a public and private preschool setting prior to joining BUMP.  She looks forward to helping the children of BUMP further prepare for kindergarten!

Leigh Dixon is a BUMP Parent as well as a BUMP Teacher!  She lives in Bexley with her husband, 5 children, and their giant dog, Berkeley.  She attended the Ohio State University and previously taught preschool at Riverside Child Care Center.  She has also volunteered as an elementary school art teacher.  She likes being outdoors and camping with her family during the summer.  She likes to boat and fish.  You may see her riding around Bexley on her small Vespa scooter!  She loves to listen to all kinds of music and enjoys sewing.

 

Balloon Room: Mrs. Anissa Cashdollar and Mrs. Jill Bisping

 

Mrs. Anissa Cashdollar has been teaching pre-k students in the Balloon Room since August of 2012 when she moved back to Ohio.  She enjoys spending time with family, hiking, and taking motorcycle rides with her husband, Jason.

Mrs. Jill Bisping is entering her second year of teaching here, but is also a BUMP Parent as well as a former BUMP Specials Art Teacher.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree from St. Olaf College and her Masters in Art Education from the University of Minnesota.  She previously taught Elementary School Art in Minnesota until moving back to Bexley.  She and her husband, Jason live in Bexley with their two little boys.

Meet our Administrators!

Katie Moerch is our BUMP Director.  She joined the preschool in 2004 as one of our wonderful teachers and held that position for seven years before moving into the preschool office.  She holds a BA in Psychology from Ohio Dominican University and is passionate about the importance of Early Childhood Education.  She lives in Etna with her husband Shawn and their blended family of 6 children.

 

Amy Robinson, Assistant Director – BIO Coming Soon