LEAP Meet the Staff


Miss Kierstin


Hello LEAP Families! My name is Kierstin Hale and I am the new LEAP site Coordinator this year. I am 23 years old and just recently graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s of science in public health and a minor in Human and family developmental studies. I was born and raised in Bloomington and even attended the RBBCSC School district from first grade on! In my free time I like shopping, boating on Lake Monroe, spending time with my dogs, traveling, and cooking. I am so excited to be a part of LEAP this year.  I love seeing the kids every day and enjoy working for the YMCA!

Miss Brittany


My name is Brittany Crawford. I am 20 years old and a junior at Indiana University studying elementary education with a minor in recreational sports administration. I enjoy the outdoors, arts and crafts, and being around kids. This is my first year working at LEAP and it’s already one of my favorite programs to be a part of!

Miss Gallagher


My name is Meg Gallagher. I am a kindergarten teacher at Edgewood Primary School. This is my second year with LEAP. I enjoy being outdoors, shopping and working with kids! I’m looking forward to another great year!

Mr. Jake


Hi! My name is Jake Roberts. I am a senior at Indiana University. I am majoring in physical education with a minor in sports management. I love playing sports and being active. This is my first year at LEAP and it has been an incredible experience!

Miss Kendall


My name is Kendall Begle. I am a senior at Indiana University studying Speech-Language Pathology and planning to attend graduate school in fall of 2016. I love dogs, baking and decorating cupcakes, and doing Pinterest crafts. This is my second year working with LEAP!

Mr. Dane


Hi! I am Dane Van Paris and I am a senior at Indiana University pursuing a Bachelors of Kinesiology, Health Fitness Specialist. I am 21 years old and enjoy weightlifting, rec. sports, and hanging out with friends in my spare time. I have been with LEAP nearly a year and I love having a positive impact on young kids' lives in Monroe County.

Miss Andrea


Hi! My name is Andrea Foll. I am 21 majoring in Human Developmental and family studies. I am from Jasper, Indiana and I have yet to realize for sure what I would like to do with my future but I know I want it to involve families in some way. I am really enjoying LEAP so far. I like getting away from the college atmosphere for a few hours to work with the kids. I enjoy spending time with them and helping them with their homework.

Mrs. Miller


Hi! My name is Jaime Miller. I attended DePauw University for undergrad, then earned a Master’s degree from Indiana University in Elementary education. This is my 7th year teaching at EIS. I enjoy being outside in any way possible with my husband, our kids, and our dog.

Mr. Casey


My name is Casey Miller. I am 21 years old and a senior at IU studying Physics with a minor in Mathematics. In my free time I enjoy playing sports and hanging out with friends. I also enjoy music and have been playing the guitar and piano for ten years.

Miss Cheyenne


Hello! My name is Cheyenne Ledford, and I am a junior at Indiana University. I am studying Exercise Science with a minor in Psychology, and I plan to go to grad school for Physical Therapy.  I have always enjoyed working with kids, one of my first jobs was as an assistant coach for cheerleading and gymnastics programs. I enjoy the outdoors, just about any sport, and spending time with my friends and family!

Miss Shelby


My name is Shelby Tappy. I am 22 years old and a senior at Indiana University majoring in Youth Development. In my spare time I enjoy baking, playing with my dog, and hanging out with friends. This is my first year at LEAP and I'm really excited to work with all the kids!

Miss Brooklinn


Hi! My name is Brooklinn Waller! I'm a senior at Edgewood High School. I'm going to go to college for child care and this is a great program for me and the kids as well. I enjoy seeing the kids every day and talking to them about the day they had.