Mrs. Shannon Gerbershagen, Administrator
Prior to joining forces with Rise and Shine to create a kindergarten program in 2013, and then teaching kindergarten for five school years, Mrs. G served for nine years as a third and fourth grade teacher, and worked as a Literacy Specialist for the Reading First Grant in Youngstown City Schools. Mrs. G holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education, is a certified teacher through the State of Ohio, and earned a Reading Endorsement for her experience as a Literacy Specialist on a K–3 reading initiative. Mrs. G sees Kindergarten as the foundation for a child’s academic future, and loves the opportunity to help children gain the confidence and knowledge they need to begin their educational journey. She now enjoys overseeing the program!
Mrs. Ashlee Menear, Teacher
Mrs. Dodson began her employment at Rise and Shine began in 2006 when her youngest daughter attended pre-K. Marie has worked as a teachers aide , co -teacher and lead teacher during her years at Rise and Shine. She currently lives in Medina with her husband David, daughter Grace, and Brittany Spaniel named Teddy. She is a mother of four daughters and grandmother to five grandchildren, number 6 is coming soon!
Marie is delighted to begin a supportive role in the kindergarten classroom this year in addition to providing weekly art instruction. She values creating an inspiring learning environment where students develop their curiosity, creativity a life long love for learning. She is grateful for the opportunity to work with the kindergarten this year as serve with a wonderful team.