Meet Our Staff

Almost Home is owned and operated by a Registered Nurse. We are proud to hire teachers with advanced education and training and experienced parents.  Most importantly, our staff are chosen for their positive attitude, sense of humor and sheer joy of childhood. 

Toni Poling

Toni Poling, RN, BS

Secondary Education, Owner,  Critical Care RN, Certified: ACLS, PALS, TNCC. Instructor of:  First Aid/ CPR/ Communicable Disease.  Mom of 2
Jennifer Stump

Jennifer Stump, BA

Child Dev/Psychology
Administrator
Certified: First Aid/CPR, Child Abuse, Communicable Disease, Mom of 2
Jenny 2019

Jenny Burnett, BS

Early Childhood Education
Administrator
Certified: First Aid/CPR, Child Abuse. Communicable Disease, Mom of 1
elizabeth t

Elizabeth Turner, AD

Early Childhood Education
Lead Teacher PreK 2 
Certified in First Aid/CPR, Child Abuse, Communicable Disease
madison 2019

Madison Young, AD

Early Childhood
Lead Teacher PreK 1
Certified: First Aid/CPR, Child Abuse, Communicable Disease
ashley g 2019

Ashley Geckle, AD

Early Childhood Education
Lead Teacher Jr. PreK
Certified: First Aid/CPR, Child Abuse, Communicable Disease
shelly v 2019

Shelly VanAtta

Lead Preschool Teacher
Certified: First Aid/CPR, Child Abuse, Communicable Disease, Mom of 1
haley 2019

Haley Kersting

Lead Toddler Teacher
Certified in First Aid/CPR, Child Abuse, Communicable Disease
ana 2019

Anastasija Pratt

Lead Toddler Teacher
Certified in First Aid/CPR, Child Abuse, Communicable Disease, Registered Foster Parent
julia 2019

Julia Sondergeld, BS

Early Childhood Education
Lead One Year Old Teacher
Certified in First Aid/CPR, Child Abuse, Communicable Disease
michelle h 2019

Michelle Hoffman

Lead Newborn Caregiver
Certified: First Aid/CPR, Child Abuse, Communicable Disease, Mom of 2