Our Staff


Megan Guptill, Preschool Director

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 eighth year at SSGNL and seventh as the Director. She has 5 children; Caroline is 11, Benny is 9, Alex and Nick are both 7 years old, and Oliver Zane (“Ozzy”) will be 2 in December. Caroline is a Level 7 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, 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 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 fourth year at SSGNL.

Heather Weber, Young 3s Assistant Teacher

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, 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.

Becca Cai, Young 3s Lead Teacher

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 just finishing 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 assistant, she stays at home with Benjamin – 8 and Madison – 6. In her free time she enjoys traveling with her family especially to China to visit family and friends. This is Becca’s second year at SSGNL.

Jennifer Schuch, Older 3s Lead Teacher

Jennifer Schuch is our Older 3's Lead teacher. She was born and raised in Muncie. Jennifer graduated from Ball State University with a degree in Human Resources. Jennifer and her wonderful husband Sam have been married for 11 years. After living in Georgia they decided to move back to Indiana in 2008. After 10 years in the HR field Jennifer was happy to become a stay at home mom. Sam and Jennifer have 3 children, Samuel VI (watching them from heaven), Samantha (6) and Joseph (4). The Schuch family lives happily in Coatesville with their dog Rocky.

Abbie Hovis, Older 3s Assistant Teacher

Abbie Hovis is our Older 3’s assistant teacher. I grew up in Avon, graduated from Avon High School in 2016. I currently attend Ivy Tech and I am studying business and criminal justice. When not working at The Flip Zone I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. This is her second year working at the preschool.

Amber Hitch, PreKindergarten 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 seven year old daughter. This is her 3rd year at SSGNL.

Erin Jessup, Gymnastics Instructor

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.



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