Our Staff

Megan Guptill, Preschool Director / Gymnastics Instructor

Megan Guptill is the Preschool Director and the gymnastics instructor for the school. 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 seventh year at SSGNL and sixth as the Director. She has 4 children, Caroline is 9, Benny is 6, and Alex and Nick are both 5 years old. She lives in Avon with her husband Josh and two dogs. Life is crazy at their house but she loves it!!

Michelle Gentry, Tumbling Tykes Lead Teacher

Michelle Gentry is our Tumbling Tykes Lead teacher. She grew up in Indianapolis, IN. She moved to Plainfield in 2000. She attended Vincennes University and studied Early Childhood Education. Michelle has been married to her high school sweetheart for five years. When not working at the preschool she stays at home with her three kids, Harper (5), Jax (3) and Knox (1). Michelle and her family live in Plainfield and also work at the family business, Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home.

Lauren Gentry, Tumbling Tykes Assistant

Lauren is our Tumbling Tykes assistant teacher.


Mary Michael is our Older 3's Lead teacher. She grew up in Joliet, IL and moved to Indiana on 2008. She attended Governors State University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She worked with individuals with disabilities for 15 years before moving to Indiana. Once in Indiana she decided to stay at home with her children. She has six boys ranging in age from 18 to 3. Cameron (18), Ryan (17), Alex (16), Noah (15), Ethan(5) and Skyler (3). She lives in avon with her husband, Wayne and the team of children.

Shannon Lerch, PreKindergarten Lead Teacher

Shannon Lerch is our PreK lead teacher. Shannon grew up in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and moved to Plainfield, 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 (15) and Emily (11). They both attend Avon schools. Shannon taught K4 (4 years) and K5 (2 years) at Destiny Christian School before moving to Indiana. Between taking care of her family and her beloved English Bulldog Mellow, Shannon says "There is never a dull moment!" in her house.

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