JCLC Board President
Hello! My name is Linda Haddock and I am a member of the JCLC board. I am a licensed teacher in special education and elementary education. I have 34 years of teaching experience with 24 of those years spent in early childhood special education. I have five years of volunteer experience at ELC providing literacy enrichment and classroom assistance. I am married and have three adult sons and four grandchildren. Although I am now retired from teaching, I still want to have an opportunity to work with young children and help them develop a love of learning.
JCLC Board Secretary
Hello! My name is Anne Guthrie and I am a member of the JCLC board. I have a BS in Elementary Education from Kent State University and I have my MLS from Indiana University. I am a certified ECRR trainer for early literacy from ALA. I spent a year as a teacher’s aide to 3-5 year olds in Concordia Lutheran Preschool and I also spent 11 years as a children’s librarian/preschool early literacy specialist. I have been married to my husband Larry for 35 years and together we have three, home-educated children. Our daughter Alyssa has a masters from Notre Dame and works for the Ohio Judiciary at the Ohio Supreme Court. Our son Andrew graduated from Purdue and is a helicopter pilot and captain in the Marine Corps. Andrew’s wife Ting recently finished her doctorate in early childhood development and they have our only grandchild, Alexander, who is 5 months old. Our other daughter Abby graduated from Hanover and taught kindergarten in South Korea for a year and is now a freelance tutor for kindergarten through adult there. I strongly believe that the first five years of a child’s life is crucial for his or her intellectual, psychological and social development. I also believe that society should do everything possible to foster optimum environments for all children.
JCLC Board Member
Greetings! My name is Karen Geaben. My degrees are in Elementary Education and counseling. I have taught in various places in Indiana as well as with the Department of Defense in Okinawa and Germany. The last 28 years I have worked in social services with not-for-profit organizations such as Youth Connections and United Way of Johnson County. My daughter is a nurse and her husband is a pastor. They have two girls; a 7 year old in second grade and a very active 2 year old. I am a very proud “Nana” and love my involvement in their lives. My main concern is that all children receive the opportunity for early childhood education so that they may experience success in school and beyond.
JCLC Board Member
Hello! My name is Julie Brummett. I earned a Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education and have been working special needs preschoolers for 17 years. Over the years, my work has allowed me to work in the developmental preschools, partner with community preschools and consult with other early childhood agencies and families. I am married to my husband Mark and he has added to my life, two children, three grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. I am excited to be working with ELC, where we share a common vision that early learning matters.
JCLC Board Member
Hello! My name is Crystal Huffman and I am so excited to be part of the JCLC board! I am a proud wife and mother of 2 awesome children. Mason, my oldest attended ELC for 2 years and my youngest, Harper will attend ELC as well. I have an Associate’s Degree in Medical Assisting and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Care Administration. Most of my medical experience has been spent in pediatrics. I whole heartily believe preschool sets the foundation for learning; teaching our children in a structured environment where they can learn to share, follow instructions, make friends and develop social and emotional skills. ELC made a tremendous difference in my son and prepared him for Kindergarten in a way that we would not have been able to accomplish on our own.