Teaching Staff

Director:

ICC Director: Anna LongAnna Long, Indianola Children’s Center Director

Anna Long has been the director at ICC since 2011. Previously, Anna worked at the Ohio State University’s Child Care Program in various roles, including toddler teacher, preschool teacher and administrator. Anna holds a degree in Child Development from OSU. While not working, Anna enjoys cooking, baking, reading and gardening.

Classroom Teachers:

ICC Lead Toddler Teacher: Valerie WhittonLead Toddler Classroom Teacher: Valerie Whitton

Valerie Whitton has a B.S. in Child Development from The Ohio State University. She retired from The Ohio State University Child Care Program after 30 years as a teacher and administrator. Valerie has been the Toddler Teacher at ICC since 2011. Valerie enjoys hiking, cooking and spending time with her family.

ICC Toddler Teacher: Manju JhaToddler Classroom Teacher: Manju Jha

Manju Jha was born in Bihar, India and moved to Columbus in 1994. Manju has a B.S. in Home Economics. Manju has worked in the Early Childhood Education field since 1997. She began here at ICC in 2012 and currently works in the preschool classroom. In her free time Manju enjoys cooking, reading and spending time with her family.

ICC Assistant Toddler Teacher: Rachel GlassnerToddler Assistant Teacher: Rachel Glasner

Rachel Glasner holds an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from Columbus State Community College. Rachel is from Hilliard, Ohio and enjoys listening to music and watching movies.

 

ICC Lead Preschool Teacher: Jessica MurnaneLead Preschool Teacher: Jessica Murnen

Jessica Murnen has been the lead Preschool Teacher at ICC since 2013. She graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in Child Development. Jess is an avid Buckeye and Cleveland sports fan and spending time in nature.