Team Members


Krista Doherty
Interim Program Director
I have been teaching for about 8 years, and have taught infants through pre-k, and am excited to be the Program Director at Open Minds! I have my Bachelors in Early Childhood Education from Ashford University. I am a mother of two wonderful kids, Kevin and Kaelyn Belle. They are nerdy, funny and sweet kids that are in 2nd and 5th grade. I got married about a year ago to a great guy named David. We have two dogs named Zelda and Leia that are a lot of fun. I love Disney, comics and coffee!I love to read fantasy/fairy tale stories with a nice cup of coffee. I also love being creative by drawing and painting. I just bought a new home so I’ve had a lot of fun taking old furniture and making it new. Favorite Things: (Fairytale) Beauty and the Beast (Comic Hero) SpiderGwen (Drink) Caramel Soy Chai (Color) Yellow (Hobby)Painting/Coloring (Food) Queso and Chips
The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what to see. -Alexandra Trenfor
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Ann Turner
Coordinator
I have worked in the field of early childhood education for over 11 years at local and regional child development centers. My teaching style is definitely hands on!!! I love getting messing and doing fun hands on learning activities. We sing, laugh, and of course have fun!!! My husband and I have been married for 16 years and together we have 6 children ranging from ages 15-28 years old. I am a Cheer Mom and Band Mom in my spare time. I love watching my kids do what they love!!!!
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Samantha Ashcraft
Lead Teacher/Infants
Andrea Ashley
Lead Teacher/Infants
Danielle Assefa
Floater Teacher
Abby Bell
Teacher/Toddlers
Lindsey Brunson
Floater Teacher
Amber Corliss
Teacher/Twos
Marisol Garcia
Floater Teacher
Tiffaney Grimes
Lead Teacher/Preschool
Liz Hannoun
Floater Teacher
Kelsea Holloway
Teacher/Toddlers
Lauren Ingram
Lead Teacher/Toddlers
Caroline Jacobs
Floater Teacher
Liz Lindsey
Lead Teacher/School Age
Alisa Monroe
Lead Teacher/Twos
Sandy Ryan
Teacher/Preschool
Kyia Shepherd
Floater Teacher
Kylie Turner
Floater Teacher
Xavier Wallace
Floater Teacher
Summer White
Floater Teacher
Jessica Wisely
Lead Teacher/Infants
Rissy Yahaya
Culinary Staff/Teacher