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Tifani Harmon

Director

 

Tifani has a B.S. in Biblical Studies from Indiana Wesleyan University and a Masters of Divinity from Wesley Seminary. She is married to Rob and they have 3 children, Jacob, Bailey and Samuel. Tifani came to Westside in August 2014. In her free time she enjoys reading. 

 

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ASHLEY NELSON

assistant Director

 

Ashley joined the Westside staff in September of 2014, but has grown up at the church since she started attending as a baby. She loves working with children and has done so professionally for the last 4 years. She currently lives in Plainfield with her husband and two daughters. 

 

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ann stamps

ADMINISTRATIVE Director

 

Ann has been with Westside since May of 2012. She lives on the west side with her husband Greg, and has two grown sons that live in the Indianapolis area.  She loves camping and spending time with her family and grandchildren.

 

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ruth weber

office assistant

 

Ruth started teaching for Westside Christian School in August of 1981. She now works as the preschool office assistant in the afternoons and greets parents and students in the mornings. She has both a Bachelor's and a Master's Degree in Education from Olivet Nazarene University, as well as a Master's Degree in Religious Education from Nazarene Theological Seminary.

 

Mauricio Estrada-Solis

cook

 

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Laurie Dollens

Little Caterpillars

 

Laurie graduated from Olivet Nazarene University with a bachelors degree in Family and Consumer Sciences (Child Development). For the last 10 years she has been caring for infants and toddlers, both in a childcare setting and as a stay at home mom. She lives in Plainfield with her husband and two sons, and they attend Westside Nazarene Church.

 

Debbie Thompson

Little Caterpillars Assistant

 

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Shari Spry

Busy Bees

 

Shari joined the Westside staff as a relief teacher in April of 2016. She has worked with children since the age of 12 as a babysitter in her neighborhood. Shari graduated from DePauw University with a B.S. in Nursing. She worked as a pediatric nurse for over 25 years. "I have always loved working with children, watching them grow and discover new things in the world around them."  Shari and her husband Steve have two children, Nicholas and Kaylie.

 

Gina Atwood

Busy Bees Assistant

 

Gina joined Westside in August of 2019.  We are thrilled to have her with us.  Her love of children is so wonderful and contagious!

 

Dawn Valadez

Little Butterflies

 

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Jenny Saffel

Little Grasshoppers 

 

Jenny joined Westside in July of 2016.  She grew up on the west side and graduated from Ben Davis High School.  She has two young children, and loves spending time with her family and doing things outdoors.  Jenny attends Traders Point Christian Church.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katie Watkins

Little Grasshoppers Assistant

 

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Hannah Hurst

Little Guppies

 

Hannah joined us at Westside in September of 2017 to provide some extra art activities for the children. She is the youngest of 8 children, and absolutely loves art of all kinds. She is excited now to be working with the Little Guppies, helping them to grow and learn!

 

Makayla Siegrist

Little Guppies Assistant 

 

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Stephanie Resendez

Little Lambs

 

Stephanie joined the staff at Westside in May of 2015. She has lived in Indianapolis her whole life and has worked with children on and off her entire adult career. Her passion is photography and she has built a business in the wedding industry. She lives at home with her husband Doug, and their daughter Vivian.

 

Yovana Ortiz

Little Lambs Assistant

 

Yovana joined Westside in May of 2017 as an afternoon relief teacher. She is married with 3 children, and came to Indiana in 2011 from Los Angeles, California. She enjoys cooking and taking care of her family.

 

Beth Martin

Little Frogs

 

Beth joined our preschool staff in December of 2015. She has a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education, along with over a decade of combined experience in a daycare and public school setting. She is married with two children, Rose and Josiah. 

 

Nicole Hardesty

Fireflies

 

Nicole joined Westside in July of 2015. She is currently attending Penn Foster College to obtain a degree in Early Childhood Education, and is very excited to be on staff at Westside! Nicole lives in Danville with her son Kolten, and they attend Westside Nazarene Church.

 

Monique Aguirre

Little Sunshines

 

Monique joined Westside Preschool in October of 2018.  She has 13 years experience in the Early Childhood Field, and is currently attending Ivy Tech Community College working towards her Early Childhood Education degree.   Monique grew up on the west side of Indianapolis and still lives in the community with her son. In her free time she loves spending time with her family.  We are happy to have her here with us!

 

Ashley Nelson

Little Lions

 

Andrea Sherwood

Little Explorers

 

Andrea joined the Westside staff in August of 2017. She has worked with children from 6 weeks through 8th grade, and is excited to continue her career in childcare at Westside. "I have a fierce love for Christ and the way he uses little people in big ways!" Andrea lives at home on the north side of Indy with her husband, Christopher and her young son, Michael.  She has attended Westside Church since 1998.

 

Vicky Wood

Shining Stars

 

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Kara Weber

Adventurious Owls

 

Ms. Kara joined Westside Preschool in December of 2015. She is married to Michael, who is a teacher. They have two children and attend Westside Church. She graduated from Olivet University with an Elementary Education degree. She has been blessed to have the opportunity to stay home with their children for a time, but was excited to come back to the classroom. 

 

Kathy Hurst

Little Tigers

 

Kathy joined the Westside staff in February of 2017. She has worked with children in a childcare setting since she was a teenager. Kathy raised 8 children while traveling the world with her husband who was in the military. She has a wealth of experience and much love to share with the children in her care. We are very blessed to have her!

 

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Aubree Fox

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FLORA TOLLEY

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Konnor Anderson

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EMILY BATES

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Kiara Black

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Mara Wetter

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Kelsen Bartley

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Joe Hurst

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Jeff Deaton

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