Tiny Tots Staff

Meet the Teachers

Stephanie Chufar


is beginning her 15th year as one of our four year old teachers. She graduated from Kent State University with an Early Childhood degree. She taught at Barberton for a year. She has three children. All three have attended Tiny Tots Preschool.

Meghan Swank


Meghan has been teaching at Tiny Tots since 2012. After her daughter attended preschool here and moved on, she stayed to teach! Meghan previously taught the 4's class and is now the 5's/Pre-K teacher and is a co-administrator. Meghan graduated from the University of Akron with a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and holds a Reading endorsement. She has worked with a variety of ages, from infants to school-agers and has found preschool to be her home. What she loves most about Tiny Tots is the community feeling that exists here and the way the parents and teachers work together to help the children grow and flourish. She lives in N. Canton with her husband and two children. 

Michelle Adelman


Michelle began teaching at Tiny Tots in 2004. She is one of our 4's teachers. She graduated from the University of Akron with a bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education. Michelle taught for 11 years in Plain Local Schools. She lives in Canton with her husband and together they have four children.

Amy Porter


Amy has been teaching at Tiny Tots since 2010. She has previously taught the 4's and is currently one of our 3's teachers. She graduated from the University of Akron with a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. Before coming to Tiny Tots she worked with children with special needs, and has also taught preschool and Kindergarten. What Amy loves most about teaching at Tiny Tots is the family involovement. She lives in N. Canton with her husband and four children. 

Lesley Hynd


Lesley has began teaching at Tiny Tots in 2015 and is loving it! She is one of our 3's teachers. She graduated from Mount Union College with a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. Lesley has eight years of experience teaching in public schools, including teaching pre-kindergarten, third grade, and has worked with under-resourced children. She also served as a Director of Education. Lesley lives in N. Canton with her husband, who is also a teacher, and together they have two beautiful children. 

Sonnie Hendrus


is beginning her 13th year as our Big 5’s teacher’s aide, her 15th year as the director of the Stay-n-Play program and 6th year as Membership Director. Her two children are Tiny Tots Preschool graduates.

Melanie Snedeker


Melanie joined Tiny Tots in 2013 as a Stay and Play aide and in 2014 became a teacher's aide in our 4's classes. Melanie has been married to her husband for 18 years and together they have three children, who are all Tiny Tots Preschool graduates. She served as Board President for 4 of the 6 years they attended. 



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