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Courtney Young
Gahanna, Director

Hello! My name is Courtney Young. I am the Center Director at The Emilia School on Johnstown Rd. in Gahanna. I started with The Emilia School in October of 2019. I have held many positions at the center including Floating Teacher, Lead Toddler Teacher, Assistant Director and now Director. I obtained a Child Development Associate in 2021. I was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. I attended and graduated from Fort Hayes High School where I met my now husband, Brad, during my freshman year. My husband and I have four children: Brayleigh, Waylon, Peyton, and Memphis. Our children attend The Emilia School as well. We currently live in Gahanna, but are planning a move to the Plain City area in the near future. I love to travel with my family. Our favorite place to travel is Florida. We love Disney! My husband and I recently visited Tennessee and the mountains are just breathtaking. Outside of traveling, I like crafting, making home decor and t-shirts and spending time with my family, especially Girl Scouts with my oldest. I look forward to building an everlasting bond with your family.

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Sarah Powers
Powell, Director

My name is Sarah Powers and I am the Director at The Emilia School in Powell. I have been with the Sunny Day/ Emilia School family since 2013 where I started out as the Pre k teacher. I became the Assistant Director of Dublin in 2014 and am now the Director at The Emilia School.

I have my Associates Degree from Columbus State in Early Childhood Development and my Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Urbana University.

I married my wonderful husband, Chris, in 2007 and we have two children Lelah and Matthew. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and quilting.
Brooke Potts
Powell, Assistant Director

Hello! My name is Brooke Potts, I have been with Sunny Day Academy/The Emilia School since November of 2018. During my time I have been an Infant teacher at our Dublin location, I then obtained my Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education Administration at Ashford University. After obtaining my degree I started as a floating administrator for our schools and transitioned over to Assistant Director for the Emilia School in Powell. When I am not working I am spending time with my family. My husband and I have been married for almost 8 years, we have 2 daughters and 1 on the way. I absolutely love working with children and their families, and supporting my teachers in their classrooms.
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Kendra Clark
Regional Director

Hello! My name is Kendra Clark and I began as an infant teacher at SDA-Dublin in September of 2012. I was promoted to Assistant Director of the Dublin location in October of 2013 and then promoted again to Director of the Dublin location in September of 2014. I was most recently promoted to Co-Regional Director in August of 2019. I have a passion for children and leadership as well, so what better profession to have?! I currently have a Child Development Associate and many hours of child development and management training. My goal is to learn something new each day and the children often help me fulfill that goal. In September of 2013, I married my best friend and now husband, Chuck. We currently live in a very small town, Woodstock, located in Champaign County.  We have two beautiful children, Ella and Charlie, one cat, Demo, a rottweiler, Impala, and a golden retriever, Chevy. Our son, Charlie, currently attends SDA Dublin and daughter, Ella, attends grade school in our local school system. I have been a volunteer firefighter and EMT-Basic since 2009. I love helping others in any way possible. In addition, I am also a Girl Scout Troop Leader of my daughters Girl Scout Troop 2053. In my free time I enjoy camping, riding our Harley Davidson with my husband, exploring the outdoors, spending time and laughing with family and friends, and especially pranking those who are close to me.

I look forward to creating memories with the children I meet and making a positive impact on all those who I have the pleasure of meeting.
Marie Brown
Assistant Director of Emilia School - Gahanna

My name is Marie Brown. I am the Assistant Director of The Emilia School-Gahanna. I lived in Ohio as a child until the 3rd grande and then moved to Alabama. I moved back to Ohio in 1995. I have always had family in Ohio so we visited frequently until I moved back. I graduated from Brookwoods High School in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. I obtained my Child Development Associate in 2021. I started working in childcare in 2016. I've always had a passion for teaching young children. I started working at The Emilia School-Gahanna in August 2019 as the Lead Infant Teacher. I was promoted to Assistant Director in September of 2022. I have 5 children of my own; Victoria, Cassy, Leanna, Dallas, and Morgan. I also have 3 grandchildren, whom I  adore. In my free time I like to go down to my parents farm and help gather eggs and feed the cows. I love being outdoors. I look forward to building a strong bond with you and your family.