Rebecca McCoy, Director
Rebecca has her B.S. degree in Early Childhood Development from Western Carolina University. She has over 10 years of experience working with children from birth through kindergarten age. She grew up in Asheville, North Carolina, but after getting married, she relocated to Auburn, Alabama where she was an Assistant Director for 3 years. A job transfer through her husband’s job allowed her family to relocate to Ohio in June 2014.
In her spare time she loves spending time with her family, enjoying the outdoors, and reading. She loves that children are excited about the world around them and has learned so much from their exploration. Rebecca is committed to supporting and growing with them.
Amy Schroll, Financial Manager
Amy has been with NBCC since November 2017 and manages all aspects of our finances as well as payroll and benefits for our staff. She holds a degree in Economics from UCLA and an MBA from the University of Southern California. She has previously held Financial Management positions with Starbucks, PeopleSoft and Cisco Systems. Prior to joining NBCC, she was also substitute teaching in classrooms ranging from Preschool to 8th grade. Amy is originally from California, and moved to Ohio (via Atlanta and Seattle) 8 years ago. She lives in New Albany with her two sons Cade and Blake. She spends her free time running them around to all of their activities (football, lacrosse, basketball tae kwon do and swimming).
Ashley Smetzer, Child Development Coordinator
Ashley began working at NBCC as an intern in the office in January 2017. She accepted a preschool teacher position in June, 2017. She enjoyed 3 years of teaching, 2 of those being a Wonder teacher. She has her degree in Early Childhood Education and 8 years experience. She lives in Hilliard, Ohio with her husband, son Maxwell and dog Moose.
What she enjoys most about working with children is being able to watch the process of children becoming more and more independent and being able to help support them by problem solving and taking risks!
Cara Valuckas, Staff Development Coordinator
Cara lives in Pickerington and has five children and one granddaughter. She has been in the early education field for 20 years. She started as a PreK teacher and then became a tutor at KinderCare. Next, she gained new skills by working in administration for 3 years at AcademyOne as a Curriculum Director and Center Director.
Denise Toms, Administrative Assistant
Denise has a BS degree in Family and Child Development, and an MA is Business Management. She has over 45 years in the field –20 years actively teaching, and has been at NBCC for 15 years. Denise is married with three grown children and two grandchildren. She loves reading and puzzles of all kinds. When asked about what she loves about children, Denise answered, “I love the ‘why?’ questions. Providing an answer they can understand but heighten their curiosity will challenge them to ask more questions.”
Bo Stevens, Kitchen Manager
Bo began working with NBCC about three years ago, after being the chef and kitchen manager at several restaurants, including the Red Brick Tavern on Rt. 40. He and Jen have two children, Karter and a new baby girl, Karleigh. He is always on a mission to find some new and unusual fruit or vegetable for the children to try out.