Our Staff

SYC Staff Photo 2021Top Row:
Chinatsu Glass, Jen Steele, Dawn Nauman, Laura Hansen, Holly Adams, Chris Crannell

Bottom Row:
Alicia DiMarco, Susan Roscigno, Jenifer Bojanowski, Jordan Main, Amy Rudawsky, Gudrun Herzog, Ellen Cook

Teacher Qualifications

The most important criterion we use in selecting SYC teachers is their rapport with children and their respect for children’s ideas and feelings, but all have training as required by Ohio Daycare Licensing and are qualifed as teachers and assistant teachers by the NAEYC Academy for Early Childhood Program Accreditation.

Co-Directors (we teach, too)

Susan Roscigno 
I hold a BA in Elementary Education and a MS in Human Development and Family Sciences. I taught grade school in NC for a few years, stayed home with my children  for a bit, and have been at SYC since 1993. Outside of SYC, I love to knit, travel and read. I am honored to share in the leadership of SYC as a co-director with Amy, and look forward to maintaining the special combination of play, joy, and learning that has come to mean “SYC”. Little known fact: My favorite number is 87.
Amy 2014
Amy Rudawsky 
I’m a graduate of The Ohio State University with a B.S. in Early Childhood Education and Development. Since, 2000 I have been involved in the early childhood field, as a teacher and administrator, research assistant, contributing writer to Ohio’s Infant and Toddler’s Guidelines, a consultant to Ohio Child Care Resource and Referral Agency (O.C.C.R.R.A.) and as Mom to Nate and Natalie (both SYC Alums). Little Known Fact: In my spare time I enjoy running, CrossFitting, and spending time outdoors with family.


Jenifer Bojanowski
I have been teaching at SYC since 1992 (with the exception of 6 years when I was in California- too long of a commute). I hold a Bachelors of Science from Bethany College in West Virginia. SYC has been a part of my life since I was a young child.  Not only has it provided a safe place to grow, but it is a place of nurturance and sustenance.  I have been so fortunate to have spent the time I have at SYC and with the children in our classes. Little known fact: When I am not at SYC I can be found amongst my many beads creating jewelry.
Ellen Cook
Ellen Cook
I graduated from Xavier University with degrees in Elementary Education and Montessori Preschool Education. I have worked in the field of early childhood education as a teacher, parent mentor and a trainee at The Ohio State University’s interdisciplinary leadership program. My husband, Dave and I have four children: Tori, Drew, Mitchell and Noah. Little known fact: I am the youngest child of five, all of us born within three and half years.

Chris Crannell
I received my undergraduate degree in psychology, with a minor in art, from Fairmont University in West Virginia. I went on to earn a Masters degree in counseling from Marshall University. I met my husband on New Year’s Eve in 1996, and I have two wonderful stepchildren: Kyle, and Keara. I love to read, read, and read some more, walk, bicycle, knit, make art, and spend time with my family and friends. Little known fact: I won best of show for my art in a show during my undergrad years in college. 

Alicia DiMarco
I received my undergraduate degrees from the University of Dayton in Special Education. After doing a year of service at a women’s homeless shelter in Boston I realized that Social Work was my true calling. I received a Masters of Science in Child Development from the Erikson Institute and a Masters of Social Work from Loyola University Chicago. After graduation, I moved back to Columbus and worked as a Social Worker at Nationwide Children’s Hospital before becoming a Therapeutic Preschool Clinician at St. Vincent Family Center. I left this organization to be a stay-at-home parent. I live in Clintonville with my husband (Greg), kids (Leo & Vivi) and pup (Nazza). In my free time (whatever that is 🙂 ) I enjoy traveling, eating delicious foods, listening to podcasts, and spending time with friends and family. Little known fact about me: I was a coxswain for the University of Dayton’s Women’s Rowing team during undergrad.

Chinatsu Glass
My name is Chinatsu (Chee-not-sue) and I am from Japan where I lived until 2013. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Japanese language and literature from Jogakuin Women’s University in Hiroshima. I have taught at The Columbus Japanese Language School for 5 years. My husband and I have three children, two of whom are SYC alumni. We fell in love with SYC from the start and I am so excited to be a part of the community!
Little known fact: I make some mean sushi!

Laura Hansen
I am a Certified Wonder Based Educator and kids yoga and mindfulness teacher. I have been teaching for 7 years. I am passionate about mental health, advocating for children, nature and play based learning. I am an avid researcher and love to learn. Ever since I learned of SYC, I have hoped for an opportunity to work here and learn from this incredible team of educators. I look forward to getting to know the SYC families! I am a mom to four adult children, who I had the opportunity to homeschool, and I am a grandma to four. I enjoy reading, journaling, hiking, crafting and spending time with family.  Little known fact: I am a licensed cosmetologist and worked at Cookie Cutters for 5 years 

Gudrun Herzog
I was born in Graz, Austria, a city about a 2 hour drive from Vienna, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy and the Alps.  This is also where I spent the first 28 years of my life, met my husband Rudi. I have two children, who are both SYC alumni and a dog named Banjo. I have met more wonderful people than can be named at SYC, both children and adults.  At SYC we help children grow, but it is also a place where children, parents and teachers help me grow – for many more years, I hope! Little known fact: I once studied law and worked for IBM and liked neither one of them! 

Jordan Main
I graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Environmental Science and from the University of Maine with a Masters in Elementary Education. I taught elementary school for 7 years and then stayed home with my two kids, both of whom are SYC alumni. I am thrilled to be at SYC playing and learning with children and their families! I enjoy biking, running, gardening, reading, hiking, and spending time with my family – Steve, Naomi, and Alec. Little known fact: I was a lifeguard during high school and college!

Dawn Nauman
I have an Associates degree in early childhood education. I have been teaching at SYC since 2011. I am married, have two children and a dog. In my spare time, I love to read, watch movies, exercise, travel, cook, bake and volunteer at church and hang out with my family and my silly dog Stella. Little Known Fact: My last career was in local government. I am reminded each day that City Council members and preschoolers can be surprisingly alike!
Jen Steele
I graduated from Ohio University with a degree in early childhood education. I taught elementary school for Columbus City Schools for 10 years before becoming a stay-at-home mom. My husband, Tyler, and I have three kids and a pup—Paisley, Finley, River, and Ozzie. Two of them have been lucky enough to attend SYC (not the dog!). I enjoy traveling with my family, taking care of my plants, reading, and going to the gym. I’m looking forward to learning and playing at SYC!
Little known fact: My first concert was to see New Kids on the Block, where I went up to the stage and gave the security guard a necklace to give to Joey.

Office Manager

Holly Adams
I have a BA in Music from OSU. I play the flute, piano and sing! After college, I worked as an assistant manager at a housewares store and at a major health insurance company before having kids and becoming a SAHM. I’m so happy to work in the office at SYC where my two kids spent a total of six years. Little known fact: I was once on the Reynoldsburg Tomato Queen Court.