Princeton Children's Center

Michelle Kueser

Michelle is a business owner/operator and the Center Director for Princeton Children Center since 2014. She has 36+ years in child care experience and training along with a BA in Early Education and AD Social Sciences. Michelle is a mother of three children, grandma for two with one on the way and recently adopted a cat. She also enjoys traveling and leisure activities along with gourmet cooking.

Sue Finley-Evans

Ms. Sue has been our Music Teacher since 2010. She also provides lunch breaks for our full-time staff. She is a retires USD 497 Music Teacher, and has 30+ years of teaching experience. Sue has a Bachelor of Music Education, a Master of Music in Organ and has an Education Specialist Degree. Ms. Sue also enjoys performances and playing with her 3 grandchildren during her time off.

Hannah Jones

Ms. Hannah is our 2-3 year old teacher and has been working with us since spring of 2020. She has 1 year of previous experience in childcare at Little Angles Childcare.

Nell Schmidt

Ms. Nell is our Kindergarten/School Age teacher and has been working with us since 2018. She enjoys hiking, camping, photography, and music. She is also a Free State High Graduate.

Tiffany Wilde

Ms. Tiffnay has been working as an Infant teacher at PCC since fall of 2020.

Breannon Griffon


Athena Jordan

Athena is the Assistant Director and has been with PCC since 2014. She has 20+ years of working with children. She's earned a BA of Psychology, Minor Child & Adolescent Development, Exception Needs Children & Special Education; an AS Business Management and 18 years in HR and Office Management combined. Athena is a mother of  3 children and has 3 dogs, 2 cats, and a bearded dragon. She also enjoys camping, festivals, and concerts.

Claire Morris

Ms. Claire has been with PCC since 2017 teaching our Preschoolers who are 3-4 years old. She has over 20 years in Early Childhood Experience and was an Owner/Director at a Child Care Center for 15 years. In her spare time, she likes to go to concerts and singing with local bands.

Shannon Hsufler

Ms. Shannon is an Infant/Toddler Lead Teacher and is currently the Room Teacher for our one-year-old’s. She has been with PCC since January 2019 and has been trained through KCCTO courses. Shannon is currently working towards her CDA for Infants and Toddlers. She enjoys reading and the great outdoors.

Savannah Leocher

Ms. Savannah is our Infant/Toddler room teacher and has been working here since spring of 2020.

Emma Johnson

Ms. Emma 

Mercedes Mitchell


Zoy Fernandez

Zoy is the Infant/Toddler Manager and Room Lead Teacher for PCC You can also catch her doing administration and office management duties. She is currently working towards a CDA for the Infant/ Toddler Programs and has 3+ years of experience working in a child care setting. Zoy has 2 cats and also enjoys cooking, drawing and working with makeup artists.

Joshua M. Cuffe

Mr. Josh is our PreKindergarten teacher and joined our staff during the summer of 2019. During the last 4 years, he was a para-educator for the Eudora school district working with autism and behavior students and a Life Skills Para for (BES) Burlington for 3 years. Josh earned his Associate of Arts degree in 2007. While he is on his time off; he enjoys community theater, painting, drawing, and coloring. A few of his performances include: “The Little Mermaid”, “Beauty & the Beast”, “Newsies” and “Momma Mia”.

Ariana Fernandez

Ms. Ariana is an Infant/Toddler Lead Teacher and is currently the Room Teacher for our Sharks Room. She is a skilled potty trainer. Ariana has been with PCC since 2019 and has been trained through KCCTO courses. Her passion is to become a makeup artist.

Jaymia Howard

Ms. Jay is a Toddler/Preschool teacher and has been working with us since 2017.

Teagan Harrel


Meet the Staff

Highschool Staff

Tanner O'conner
Payton Bradley
Lexi Willams
Ryan Brown
Mikyla Williams
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