Our Teaching Team

Connie French, Director / Pre-K Teacher

Connie French has been the director of the school since it's opening in 2011. She attended the Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati, and finished her accreditation with a CDA (Child Development Associate). Prior to working at Magical Moments Preschool, she worked at Pooh's Corner Preschool for over 15 years. She has been teaching Pre-K Students for the past 10 years and loves every minute of it. She loves the children and seeing them grow throughout the year, both socially and academically. She feels very privileged to work with the children, parents and the staff. The environment at our preschool is a very loving and warm place where children can learn. The staff is great to work with and great with the children.

Sara Kelley / Junior Pre-K Teacher

Sara is grateful to be working in an environment with such a supportive team that provides high quality care.

She has been working in a preschool setting for 8 years - the last 4 years at Magical Moments. She holds a Child Development Associate degree.

Sara is committed to creating a classroom atmosphere that is stimulating and encouraging for her students.

Leslie Kennedy

Leslie has taught preschool since 1997. She attended Winthrop University for 2 and a half years. She finished her accreditation by earning her CDA (Child Development Associate). She taught 2 year olds for 15 years at Christ Church of Mason and taught preschool for the YMCA at UC Blue Ash for 2 years, then assisted preschool at Liberty Bible for 1 year.

Leslie began teaching Extended Day at Magical Moments in 2013. She loves being part of such a caring, exciting program. The children and families are always eager and involved. She loves teaching and could not imagine having any other career. "Children's minds are little sponges, and I am honored to be a part of their learning!"

Wanda Petrey / Bright Beginnings Teacher

I am grateful and excited to be a part of a supportive, nurturing, caring team that loves children.

I have been teaching in one aspect or another for the last 39 years. I have taught all ages and believe that we can learn as much from them as they can us. I enjoy watching the children grow academically, socially, build friendships, and mature. I love watching their faces light up when they accomplish something they didn't think they could.

I am committed to having a hands on, stimulating, enriching classroom that fosters the child's growth.


Jill Williams / Teacher Aid



What I like about the preschool is that it is small, teachers communicate well, weekly emails, daily information board, and parent involvement.