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Here for Community

Our People Are The Foundation
We are led by people who believe that strengthening community is at the core of the YMCA. Our team constantly seeks opportunities for service to others in enhancing the quality of life for young people, in helping others live healthier and longer lives, and by creating a responsible society.

 

Innovators. Leaders. Thinkers and Doers. 

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Tashia Norman

Associate Executive Director (Program Director)

Tashia has led the YMCA’s Child Care program since 2014, and has expanded her role as our Associate Executive Director starting in 2022. She oversees all of our child development programs, which have grown to include three school age sites and 7 toddler and preschool classrooms. Tashia graduated from Ohio University in 2012 with a bachelors degrees in Early Childhood Education. She has worked as a preschool teacher through Head Start and the YMCA. When she’s not serving our YMCA, she is a Board Member at the Majestic Theatre and volunteers for numerous community events. She is the proud mother of her son Andrew, a student at Zane Trace. 

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Brianna McIntosh

Administrative & Enrollment Specialist (Site Administrator)

Brianna has been leading our child care administrative services including program enrollment and site management since 2022. She lives Jackson, Ohio with her boyfriend and two dogs, Wilbur and Langston. She enjoys reading, cooking, and playing her dogs. She also has a twin sister who is a Lead Teacher at the YMCA. 

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Olyvia (Lyv) Mercer

Lead Teacher

Lyv has taught at the YMCA since 2022 and currently teaches early preschool aged children. She enjoys books, painting, crocheting, and gardening. She also enjoys involving nature in her teaching including learning about plants, bugs, taking nature walks, and learning all about science. Lyv was awarded her Child Development Associate (CDA) certification in 2023. 

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Sierra Stuckey

Lead Teacher

Sierra has taught at the YMCA since 2022 and currently teaches early preschool aged children. Sierra is a graduate of Greenfield McClain High School. Sierra was awarded her Child Development Associate (CDA) certification in 2023. She enjoys taking the children on adventures around the community and keeping them active and laughing. 

Carrissa Grigsby

Lead Teacher

Carrissa has taught at the YMCA since 2022 and currently teaches pre-K children at the YMCA. She recently was awarded her Child Development Associate (CDA) certification. She has taught for 4 years and is married to her husband Alan. They have a daughter Blaire, two cats (Echo and Oliver) and a dog (Griffey). Carrissa hopes that every child in her class enters kindergarten ready to thrive!

Brenna McIntosh

Lead Teacher

Brenna has been at the YMCA since 2018 and currently teaches toddlers at the YMCA. She recently was awarded her Child Development Associate (CDA) certification. She is from Nelsonville, Ohio and currenty lives in Jackson. She has three sisters (incluidng her identical twin who also works in our child care program) and one brother. She loves books, coffee, fall, and all of the children in our program!

Montana Wood

Lead Teacher

Montana has been at the YMCA since 2023 and currently teaches toddlers at the YMCA. She is enrolled in the Child Development Associate (CDA) certification program. She is from Frankfort, Ohio where she graduated from Adena High School. She loves all things about Christmas, Bengals football (Who Dey!), and poetry. 

Lisa Cline
Lead Teacher

Lisa has been at the YMCA since 2024 and currently teaches preschool aged children at the YMCA. She has received her Child Development Associate (CDA) certification program. Lisa has taught for 12 years in her career. She graduated from Fairfield High School. She has two sons, Clayton and Bryson, a dog named Buddy, and a cat named Callie. She loves reading and gardening in her spare time.

Shannon Graves
Nutrition Lead

Shannon has been with the YMCA since 2017 and currently provides for all of the nutrition needs of the children. Shannon meal plans, orders, and prepares breakfast, lunch, and snack for all of our students. She has also served in the classroom since 2017 for toddlers and preschool aged children. She enjoys camping and spending time with her grandchildren. 

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Miranda Smallwood
Classroom Assistant

Miranda has been at the YMCA since 2023 and helps with children in the preschool classroom. She is the mother of four children and has one grandson. She loves candles, coffee, and making kids smile!

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Hannah Rinehart
Classroom Assistant

Hannah has been at the YMCA since 2023 and assists with toddler and preschool classrooms. She graduated from Chillicothe High School in 2023 and went to Pickaway Ross Joint Vocational School for Early Childhood Development. She enjoys time with family, coffee, and country music. 

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Maddie Sturgell
Classroom Assistant

Maddie has been at the YMCA since 2023 and assists with toddler classrooms. She enjoys spending time with her dog, Milos sweet tea, and working with children!

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Taylor Clark
Classroom Assistant

Taylor has been at the YMCA since 2023 and assists with toddler and preschool classrooms. She has four cats and four dogs, and 11 siblings. She enjoys painting and crafting when she's at home, and her favorite food is BBQ chicken. 

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