Meet our Teachers

The ECC is staffed with an amazing set of teachers with many years of experience. They are incredibly passionate about their roles here. Scroll down to meet them!

  • Chris Stone

    Director of ECC and 2 1/2 Year, 1 Day Class Teacher

    Chris has been running the Early Childhood Center since 2006. She lives in Cuyahoga Falls with her husband and two daughters. In her spare time she enjoys camping, watching her girls in their activities, and reading!

  • Stacy Baker

    Young 5 's Class/Music Teacher

    Stacy's been on ECC's staff for over 10 years.  When not teaching, she's at home spending time with her husband Jim and their 3 boys. Stacy likes reading and cheering on her sons in the C-Falls Marching Band.

  • Diann Sparr

    2 1/2 Year Old Class, 3 Year Old Class, and Young 5's Class

    Diann started 7 years ago as a substitute at ECC and now teaches everyday.  Diann and her husband live in Stow with their two sons who keep them very busy these days. Outside of work, Diann enjoys taking walks and spending time with her family.

  • Carol Groves

    3 Year, 2 Day & 4 Year, 3 Day Classes

    Carol has been at the ECC for 15 years where she currently teaches one of our 3 year old classes. She lives in Stow with her husband and three sons. When not at school, Carol usually watching her boys' baseball games or other athletic activities.

  • Susan Fanta

    3 Year, 3 Day & 2 1/2 Year Old, 2 Day Class

    Susan has lived in Hudson over 20 years, and has been teaching preschool for 24. She has been blessed with a wonderful family who she loves to vacation with at Disney World. When not teaching, Susan is an avid reader & enjoys scrapbooking.

  • Laura Speakman

    4 Year, 4 Day Class

    Laura has been on ECC staff for 10 years working with the 4 year olds and teaching the after school program for the 4's. She lives in Hudson with her husband Eric & their two daughters. When not working, Laura enjoys exercising, walking the dog, and hiking.

  • Carol Monaco

    4 Year, 3 Day Class

    This is Carol's third year teaching at the ECC in the 4 year old class although she has been teaching preschool for many years. Carol lives in Hudson with her husband Rick and their two sons, Tyler and Tony.  

  • Leslie Becka

    3 Year, 3 Day Class

    Leslie joined the ECC 3 years ago as the 3 year old, 3 day class assistant. She lives in Hudson with her husband and 2 kids. When not at preschool, Leslie enjoys walking the dog, helping with her daughters volleyball team, and spending time with family.

  • Kathy Ashurst

    2 1/2 Year, 2 Day Class

    Both of Kathy's kids attended ECC & she began as a sub, then joined as the 2 1/2 year, 2 day class assistant last year. She lives in Hudson with her husband & their two kids. When not working, Kathy likes walks and helping at her children's school.