Meet Our Staff

We have a great staff who love working with the kids!  They are our Educational Rock Stars!

Use these links to jump to the class section you'd like to see - Food Service, InfantsToddlers, Pre-school/Pre-K, School Age


Jill Hammer

I’m Jill Hammer, the Executive Director for Children Inc. Learning Center.  I have been in the position since August of 2017.  I have been working with children in some capacity since I graduated from Butler University (Go Dawgs!) in 1992. 

I have always had a passion for education as I think it levels the playing field for all of us regardless of our backgrounds.  I want care and learning to be high quality where ever I go because it is a privilege for me and all of us at Children Inc. Learning Center to be entrusted with the care and development of other people’s children. 

One of the greatest compliments I received from a child was and I quote “Miss Jill you’re crazy.”  My favorite compliment because I think learning should be fun and it doesn’t hurt to get a little silly and playful if the children are learning and enjoying it.  I always try to put a little humor and levity into everything I do. 

I was born and raised in Shelbyville and have lived in Greenwood since 2003.  I have commuted to Columbus for work since 1998.  Although I was not blessed with my own children I helped raise my younger brother, my nieces and nephew and a few other now adults who were important in my life.  I love dogs; my partner, Brad, and I currently have 4 dogs --- Jasmine, Max, Lucy, and Tater.

Beth Lehman

I'm Beth Lehman, the Assistant Director with Children Inc Learning Center. I have my BS (Bachelor of Science) degree in Elementary Education from Indiana University. 

I am no stranger to Children Inc Learning Center, having spent the last 31 yrs as part of this ever-important team.  I started as a before and after school teacher then moved into the School Age Program Manager position before moving into the current Assistant Director position adding infant, toddlers and preschool care to my resume. 

I enjoy doing agency fairs and community events promoting the agency and being a positive asset to both children and parents in our community.  

I was born and raised in Columbus, IN., married my High school sweetheart and we have 2 awesome adult boys. I love animals, the beach/ocean, and bonfires.

Food Service


Elizabeth Vance

My name is Elizabeth Vance. I am 22 years old and I work as an assistant teacher in the toddlers, twos and infant rooms . I enjoy having the chance to see development in action and the way the children’s faces light up when they finally understand what we have been working on!

Johnathon Willis