Lia Baker

Owner and Director

I have owned The Prep School since 1996 – twenty three years – WOW! – what memories! I have my Masters’ degree in Educational Leadership from IU and plan on getting my Doctorate in the same area of study. I reside in FLORIDA and enjoy playing tennis, reading, and dancing/listening to live local bands/having fun with friends (and my main squeeze – Mike Baker)! We are BIG football and sports fans – Go COLTS and IU! 

info@theprepschool.net

Cassie Oliver

Site Director

I have been a part of the Prep School since April 2007. I was born and raised in the Bloomington – Unionville area and currently reside in Bloomington with my husband Matt, our 2 1⁄2 year old daughter Lucy, our bun in the oven, and our dog Ringo. I earned my Associates degree in Early Childhood Education through Ivy Tech State College. I have worked in all grades/ ages at The Prep School and have worn many hats over these past 12 years. I am your “go to girl”- so if you need anything at all please ask. Looking forward the 2019-2020 school year! 

cassieo@theprepschool.net

Jen Posson

5’s Teacher

I am originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Go Steelers!) but moved to Indiana in 1997. I graduated in December of 2012 from Indiana University with my Bachelors’ degree in Elementary Education. I started substitute teaching at The Prep School in August 2006 and here I am today! My son Jacob and my daughter Hailey are both graduates of the Prep School. I enjoy music, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

jenp@theprepschool.net

Jessica Jacobs

5’s Teacher

I am originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Go Steelers!) but moved to Indiana in 1997. I graduated in December of 2012 from Indiana University with my Bachelors’ degree in Elementary Education. I started substitute teaching at The Prep School in August 2006 and here I am today! My son Jacob and my daughter Hailey are both graduates of the Prep School. I enjoy music, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

jessica@theprepschool.net

Brittany Chastain

4’s/5’s Teacher

I have been a part of The Prep School since 2017. All the students I have gotten to know and the families I have met are absolutely wonderful. I live in Bedford with my husband, two daughters, three dogs and one pig – yes, I said pig! On the weekends you will find me out on the lake fishing and swimming, but at school you may find me going down the slide and playing with the kids – they keep me young! I have my Associate’s degree in Elementary Education and will complete my Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (K-8th grades) this Fall. 

brittany@theprepschool.net

Susan Williams

4’s/5’s Teacher

I have been a part of the Prep School for eight years! I am originally from Arkansas where I graduated from Lyon College with Bachelors’ degrees in Early Childhood Education and Psychology. My husband and I moved to Bloomington 10 years ago and love it here. We have one son, Miles. In our spare time we enjoy traveling, cooking, baking, and spending time with friends.

susanw@theprepschool.net

Cat Guillquist

3’s/4’s Teacher

I’m Catherine, but I go by Cat. I moved to Bloomington, Indiana in 2013 after being born and raised in Eagle River, Alaska. Family means everything to me and I treasure being close with mine. I have loved working in childcare settings for the past 5 years. I earned my CDA technical certificate through Ivy Tech. When I’m not working, I love music and concerts, baking, babysitting, traveling and adventuring, Netflix binging, watching Hallmark movies with my Gram and anything Pinterest related.

 catg@theprepschool.net

Stephanie Schipp

3’s Teacher

I have had a life-long passion for teaching young children and aiding in their development. I have worked at The Prep School since October 2010. I grew up here in Bloomington and attended Indiana University, where I obtained a Bachelors’ Degree in Elementary Education. My husband Nathan and I love to travel and enjoy spending time with family and friends. We also enjoy hiking, camping, and boating on the lake. We have a one year old daughter Vivian who brings us so much joy. 

stephanies@theprepschool.net

Amy Mason

Art and Music

I started my tenure at The Prep School in 2000. I have worn many hats at the school including teaching in each POD as well as Kindergarten. I have been the director, music teacher, and art teacher as well! I have a degree in Education and Theatre from Wittenberg University. My husband Rob and I have 3 children who have all graduated from The Prep School. Our family wouldn’t be complete without our sweet dog Lilly. We keep very busy with hockey, baseball, and show choir. I absolutely love teaching and truly enjoy being a part of our Prep School community!

amym@theprepschool.net

Megan Jerrells

French

I have been at The Prep School subbing in classrooms for two years now. Although it may seem that I am “newbie” I am actually a proud former student of The Prep School. It is great to be back! I am currently a student at Indiana University studying English secondary education and French. I love dogs, tea, traveling, and puns! I am looking forward to teaching the students French this school year. 

mnjerrells@gmail.com

Paige Chitwood

After School/ Substitute

I have been subbing at the prep school for about five months now and absolutely love it! I am currently a sophomore at Indiana University majoring in Psychology in hopes to go to grad school to become a Developmental Psychologist. I love sports, planning, helping others, and of course spending time with my family and friends. I can’t wait to continue to work with the prep school students!  

Teannah Kolby

Substitute

My name is Teannah Kolbe, and I am studying Elementary Special Education at Ivy Tech Community College! I enjoy reading books, I love painting and my favorite thing to do during the summer is visit the local Farmer’s market for sunflowers!

Hope Grange

Substitute

My name is Hope and I’m a substitute teacher here at The Prep School. I am from Terre Haute, IN and now reside in Bloomington. Currently, I’m student at Indiana University studying Fitness and Wellness. I am a former Indiana Softball player and love being active and interacting with people, especially youth. I have always enjoyed being involved with youth sports because they’re always active and energetic like me! When I’m not working, you can find me at a gym, with my family, or playing with my dogs!

Whitney Stacy

Substitute

I was born and raised in Bloomington, Indiana. I just graduated from Ivy Tech with my Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education (December 2019). I am planning on obtaining my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. My passion for teaching came from my teachers who helped me and made a difference in my life. I enjoy working with children and helping them grow and learn. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. During the warmer months I enjoy being outside soaking up the sunshine.