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Staff Overview


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Mrs DeDeMrs DeDe

DeAnna White, Director, has worked with families and children since 1984.  She is a graduate, Summa Cum Laude, from Ashford University in Clinton, Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science with Education Concentration and a minor in Child Development.
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Ms CindyMs Cindy

Cindy Bowers, assistant to the Director, has been teaching preschool since 2002. She teaches 4/5 year olds. Cindy holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Kent State University.


Cindy and her husband, Rob, have been married since 1990 and have three children.



Ms HannahMiss Lisa

Lisa Hazel is our Culinary Specialist. She holds certificates of completion from the Western Reserve School of Cooking where she successfully completed courses Foundations I – III and Cooking Techniques II.




Ms KianaMs Kiana

Hello, my name is Kiana Koning, also known to the children as Ms. Kiana.   My husband Chris and I both grew up in Aurora and remained in the area. We have two boys who are an absolute blessing to have in our lives.


I enjoy being a preschool teacher and look forward to making a difference in the children’s lives and watching them grow every day. I hold a Preschool Child Development Associates Degree.



Ms HannahMs Karen

My name is Karen Tyler and I am the lead 3/4 teacher. I have been married to my husband Paul since 1985 and have three grown children. I enjoy working with children and watching them grow and learn. Working with young children keeps me young!


I hold a Preschool Child Development Associates Degree.



Ms NicoleMs Nicole

Hi, my name is Nicole Gribik. My family moved to Ohio in 2015 from a small town in Pennsylvania. My husband and I have been married since 1989 and we have five kids; three girls and twin boys.


I went to the University of Pittsburg and have held various jobs; but, my favorite place to be is in a school working with the kids. I was involved for many years with a school in my hometown and I am very happy to have been given the opportunity to join Beautiful Blessings Preschool Academy as the assistant 3/4 teacher.



Ms KristaMs Krista

Hello, my name is Krista New, teacher's assistant on Tuesday and Thursday. I have lived in Aurora since 1996 which is the same year I married my husband Jeff. We have two great children.


I graduated from Baldwin-Wallace College (now University) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. In 2001, I graduated with a Master in the Art of Teaching degree from Marygrove College.


When I am not thoroughly enjoying my time at Beautiful Blessings, I am subsitute teaching in Aurora, Crestwood or Kenston schools. Going on walks with my husband and crazy dog, talking with my teenage daughter, watching my son play soccer and baseball and going to the beach are some of my favorite things!



Ms KristaMs Sirisha

Hello, I am Ms. Sirisha and I am a 3/4 teacher here at Beautiful Blessings. 


My husband Sam and I have been married since 2008 and we have two wonderful boys. I enjoy spending time with children and I have been working with children since 2008 through various children’s ministries. I believe each child is unique and special in their own way.


I graduated from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University in 2006 with a Bachelors of Computer Science and Engineering. 


I look forward to working with the children and families here at the preschool.