Megan Guptill is the Preschool Director. She grew up in Indianapolis and graduated from Cathedral High School. She majored in Elementary Education with a History minor from Hanover College. Upon graduating with honors she moved to Plainfield. She traveled the country for two years as a National Consultant for her sorority, Chi Omega. She then taught sixth grade, fifth grade, and five years of Kindergarten at St. Susanna School. This is her ninth year at SSGNL and eighth as the Director. She has 5 children; Caroline is 12, Benny is 10, Alex and Nick are both 8 years old, and Oliver Zane (“Ozzy”) is 3. Caroline is a Level 8 on the Flip Zone’s competitive gymnastics team. She lives in Avon with her husband Josh and dog Amos. Life is crazy at their house but she loves it!!
Michelle Gentry is our Tumbling Tykes Lead teacher. She grew up in Indianapolis, IN. She moved to Plainfield in 1999. She attended Vincennes University and studied Early Childhood Education. Michelle married her high school sweetheart and they have four kids. Harper (10), Jax (8), Knox (5), and Londyn (3 months). Michelle and her family live in Plainfield and also work at the family business, Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home.
Lauren Gentry is our Tumbling Tykes assistant teacher. She grew up in Plainfield and still resides here. Lauren graduated from Plainfield High School in 2002. When not working at The Flip Zone she is always busy with her nieces and nephews. This is Lauren’s fifth year at SSGNL.
Heather Weber is our Young 3s Assistant teacher. She grew up in Lafayette, Indiana. Heather received her bachelors degree in English from IUPUI in 2005 while also working at the Old Farm Market in Avon, Indiana. After ten years working in Retail Management she gladly traded roles to become a stay at home mom in 2012. Heather and her husband Aaron have been married for 7 years and live in Plainfield with their two sweet girls, Lilah (6) and Mya (3). They enjoy summer weekends at the lake and neighborhood walks with their cat Rosie.
Shannon Lerch is our PreK Lead teacher. Shannon grew up in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and moved to Avon, Indiana in June of 2013. She attended Rose State College with a major in Secondary Education. Shannon has a wonderful husband Jonathan who works in the aviation industry and has two children Terrin (20) and Emily (16). They both attend Avon schools. Shannon taught K4 (4 years) and Kindergarten (2 years) at Destiny Christian School before moving to Indiana. Between taking care of her family and her sweet bunny Chester. Shannon says “There is never a dull moment!” in her house. This is her 6th year at SSGNL and 12th year teaching.
Becca Cai is our Young 3s Lead teacher. She grew up in Wisconsin and moved to Indiana after meeting her husband Steven. She has a BS in Accounting from Carroll University as well as her realtor’s license. She worked in the supply chain management field specializing in international sourcing, including working in Shanghai China for 2 years. Besides being a preschool teacher, she stays at home with Benjamin – 9 and Madison – 7. In her free time she enjoys traveling with her family especially to China to visit family and friends. This is Becca’s third year at SSGNL.
Rebecca Stinnett is our Older 3's Lead teacher. Rebecca grew up in Brownsburg Indiana where she graduated high school in 2009. I’m currently majoring in early children education and development. Hoping to get my degree in the next couple of years. This is her first year at the Flip Zone and is very excited!
She’s been married for almost 9 years and she and her husband have two children, Cameron (8) and Baylee (5). They have 4 pets: 2 cats Tigger and Molly, a dog named Lily, and a gecko named Spike. Her hobbies include painting, singing, dancing and spending time with family.
Deanna Gross is our Older 3’s assistant teacher.
Amber Hitch is our PreK assistant teacher. Amber grew up in Terre Haute and she attended Purdue. Amber graduated with a B.S. in Wildlife Science. She worked as a veterinary assistant for almost 12 years before becoming a stay at home mom. She lives in Clayton with her husband and her eight year old daughter. This is her 4th year at SSGNL.
Erin Jessup is our Gymnastics Instructor. She grew up in Plainfield and attended Ball State University where she was a gymnast and cheerleader. She has been teaching/coaching gymnastics and cheer for 25 years. Erin and her husband Ty have 5 children. Bailey 22, Camden 18, Reagan 16, Maddox 5, and Miller 3.