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My name is Lisa Cortez.  I am so very excited to be teaching the 4s and 3s class this year, and am looking forward to getting to know each of you.

My husband, Ben, and I have been married for 12 years, and our family moved to Ohio about 3 years ago.  We have three children, ages 6, 8, and 10. Our youngest, Oliver, is a recent alumn of the 3s and 4s classes. 

I graduated from Purdue University with a K-12 Special Education teaching degree and spent 8 years working with children in both primary and secondary settings.  For the past 6 years I have been busy planning fun and educational activities at home for my own children.

We have thoroughly enjoyed being part of the WCCNS family and I am eager to get back in the classroom and embark on a fun-filled year of learning experiences with you!

‚ÄčMrs. Lisa


Mrs. Leah 

Mrs. Stacy 

My name is Stacy Strousse, and I'm so excited to be teaching the five's class.  Teaching is my passion, and watching my students learn and grow throughout the year is the most rewarding part of being a teacher


I have a Bachelor's of Music degree in Music Education from Suny Potsdam (Potsdam, NY), and I'm currently a piano teacher at The Cincinnati School of Music in Mason. My 25+ years of teaching experience includes both preschool and school-aged children, as well as children with special needs.


My husband, Justin, and I have been married for 23 years, and have lived in Mason for almost 20 years.  We have two amazing daughters - Ameila, 13 and Lydia, 11, along with our two goofy Boxers, Dozer and Bubbles.


My Name is Leah Sharpshair and I am super excited to be teaching the Toddler's Class!


My Husband, Michael, and I have been married for almost 28 years and have 7 children.  All seven have attended WCCNS and now I have the amazing opportunity to continue working with the students and families in a place I truly love.  Five of my seven kiddos were in the Toddlers class, so I have a good feel for the classroom and am looking forward to implementing a lot of new activities. My granddaughter will be starting her 1st year in Three's class this year, continuing in her mama's footsteps, and I am excited another generation will be at WCCNS.


I am looking forward to helping each of the children learn and grow.  I want nothing more than to see your child excited about spending the morning with Mrs. Leah and having their first experience at preschool an awesome beginning in their education.