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

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!"

Erin Grothjan

Erin joined Magical Moments Preschool in 2017 and has loved every moment of getting to know her students and parents. She has worked with children in a teaching/coaching capacity for 12 years and graduated with her Bachelors from the University of Cincinnati.

Erin has loved working with such a supportive and experienced team at Magical Moments and loves the passion that her co-workers have for teaching.

Erin is committed to creating a safe space that aids in your child's development. "I love seeing each child be creative and gain confidence in their abilities. My goal is to guide them as they learn how to socialize, encourage them as they try new things, and spark their enthusiasm for learning! It is a true blessing to be a part of a child's early learning. Would love to meet you and you're family!"


Jackie Ragnacci

Jackie is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. She has worked for Procter & Gamble and Mason City Schools and is now working at Magical Moments Preschool.

Her primary responsiilities are administrative and she also will substitute in the classrooms and help out where she is needed.


Magical Moments has been such a nurturing place for my child. The staff is so personable and loving toward my child and it has been great!