Meet the Staff

Care-A-Lot Learning Center employs caring, qualified and trained teachers.

All teachers continue their education by taking safety courses, such as First Aid, CPR, Communicable Disease Management and Child Abuse Prevention Classes. They also attend workshops and conferences on the advances and changes in the field of Early Childhood Education. Here at Care-A-Lot, we work as a team and are all here to serve you and your child in any way possible

Miss Julie

Julie Schmerge attended Lima Technical College where she 
earned her degree in Early Childhood Development and Education in 1985. She then founded Care-A-Lot and it is now in it's 34th year. She is the director of the center and also teaches Pre-Kindergarten classes. Julie and her husband, Leo, reside in Botkins and have four grown children and recently became grandparents to twins, Camden & Carly.  

Miss Lori

Lori Boyd also received her degree in Early Childhood Development and Education from Lima Technical College in 1985. She too, teaches Pre-Kindergarten and has been a member of the Care-A-Lot teaching team since 1989. Lori is a vital part of our teaching team!  Lori and her husband, Jon, have three grown children and three lovable grandchildren, Easton, Everett, and Evelyn. They have their home just outside of Botkins.


                        Miss J

Julie Limbert received her degree in Early Childhood Development and Education from the University of Toledo in 2003.  She teaches our preschool class (3's & 4's).  We feel blessed to have had her join Care-a-Lot in 2018. This is her 2nd year teaching with us.  Julie lives in Minster with her husband, Scott and their daughter, Makaylee.  Julie  comes to us with a few years experience already as a preschool teacher.  As having another Miss Julie could be quite confusing to the kids(and us teachers                                  as well) we will be referring to her as Miss J.

Miss Jeanne

Jeanne Brown joined Care-a-Lot in 2007.  She recently "retired" from being our office manager but has agreed to help us out a bit to get the new year started. Jeanne is Miss Julie's sister and while we will miss her, we are hopeful that we will see her around often! She lives with her husband, Jeff, just outside of Wapakoneta. They are parents to one daughter and three sons.

                              Miss Christie
                       We are excited to have Christie Larger join us this year at Care-a-Lot!  She come to us with many years experience in Preschool teaching and office help.  She will be taking over many of Miss Jeanne's responsibilities and will also be teaching a Pre-K class on Monday & Wednesday afternoons.  Miss Christie will be joining us a week late in the year as she will be busy welcoming her first born son, Briggs into the world.  We wish her the best and are anxious to have her join us!  

                                Miss Becky

                        Becky Fullenkamp is joining us this year to aid Miss J in our newly added Tuesday & Thursday afternoon class.  She will be an extra set of hands that we welcome as part of out team.  I think Miss J will enjoy having her here as it is her mom!