Tiny Tots Staff

Meet the Teachers

Stephanie Chufar - 4


is beginning her 16th year as one of our three's and four's year old teacher. 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.


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 was one of our 3's teachers and now is teaching the 5s class. 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 our Big 5’s teacher’s aide since 2001,  our the Stay-n-Play program coordinator since 1999 and as our Membership Director since 2010. Her two children are Tiny Tots Preschool graduates.

Melanie Snedeker


Melanie joined Tiny Tots in 2013 as a Stay and Play aide, in 2014 became a teacher's aide in our 4's classes and in 2016 became a teacher's aide for our 3's and 4's classes. Melanie has been married to her husband for 20 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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