Teaching Team

Dawn Underwood

Director

Hello! My name is Dawn Underwood. I have had the opportunity to serve preschoolers and their families in Johnson County since 2007. In 2010, I started the nonprofit, Johnson County Learning Center, in order to provide programming for all families regardless of their income. We have had preschool programs in Greenwood, Franklin and Edinburgh School Corporations. I have a B.S. in psychology and my background is in education and social work.

I have been married to a wonderful and supportive husband for over 30 years. We have 2 children. Our daughter, Erika and son, Hunter, live in NYC. Erika works with a tech startup company and Hunter is a doctor in his second year of residency.

I am blessed to lead an early childhood program with a wonderful group of teachers. It is a privilege to work with young children and their families at the time when they are most active in their growth and brain development. My goal is to provide a positive learning and social environment that will benefit each child’s future learning and impact our community as a whole.


Breanna Hogan

Teacher

My name is Breanna and I absolutely love being a preschool teacher! I am happily married to my husband Nick, we have two amazing sons; Sam and Max.

This is my fifth school year with ELC! Before ELC, I was worked with senior citizens at Home Instead Senior Care, and prior to that I was a stay-at-home Mom. I am taking classes toward my degree in Early Childhood Education. I have always enjoyed children! I started volunteering at ELC when my son was part of the program. That volunteer work soon opened my eyes to my passion for early childhood education! I am blessed to work with ELC, and to have a career that I completely love! Preschoolers are so much fun!


Julie Welling

Teacher

Hello! My name is Julie Welling. I have my Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Indiana State University. I have been working with preschool age children for 28 years. I am blessed to be a part of ELC. It is a joy to come to work and watch children grow, develop and learn. As a teacher and staff member of ELC, we are partnering with you, the parent,to ensure your child reaches their full potential socially and cognitively. I truly have the best job in the world!

I have been married to my husband Glen for 25 years. We have two children. Our daughter, Kalie graduated from Indiana State University with a degree in special/elementary education. Our son, Andrew is attending IUPUI.



Karianna Gonzalez

Teacher

Hello, my name is Kari! I was born in Texas, but raised in Ohio. I am happily engaged and have a 1year old son. When I am not at school, I love to spend time with family and friends.

I have 3 years experience teaching preschool and am currently attending Ivy Tech Community College and have my CDA. I have a personal interest and passion for helping young kids, and watching them learn and achieve. This is one of the most heartwarming benefits of being a preschool teacher.



Ashley Deavers

Teacher

My name is Ashley Deavers. I have 3 years experience teaching preschool. I started out with ELC by volunteering & subbing for two years. I love being a part of ELC and am looking forward to furthering my education.

I live in Greenwood with my 2 kids. My youngest is an ELC graduate. I spend most of my free time with my family! We love being outside, baking, and crafting!