Judi Piccolo: Director

Judi graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education.  Early teaching experience was at the first-grade level.  After moving from Ohio, Judi’s younger two children attended The Children’s Corner.  During those years she was an active board member. When her youngest child started kindergarten, Judi started working at The Children's Corner first as an assistant; then as a lead teacher; and subsequently became Director in 1986 while continuing her teaching. Judi and her husband, Dick, have three children - Erin, Rachel (Chad) and Kevin (Cristina) and 5 grandsons, Lucas, Owen, Alessandro, Leo and Giorgio.  When not at The Children’s Corner, she can usually be found in her garden or looking for a bargain at an antique shop. (since 1981)

2's and 3's Teachers

Susie Coogan

Susie is an IU graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, minoring in Art. She studied at Jordan School of Dance as well and, also, has her real estate license.  She previously worked in property management for her family business and taught dance lessons at local schools for several years. She and her husband, Jim, have three children, Shannon (Matt) and Grandson, George; Tyler (Diana) and Shane. Tyler and Shane are TCC alumni. Susie enjoys music, dance, reading, animals, her horse, Joey, and is an artist in her own right. She is a lead in the 2’s and 3’s (Monday and Tuesday).   In addition, she  teaches Creative Movement at the Corner and has led an Art Camp in our Summer Program. This is Susie’s 22nd year with TCC.  (since 1999)

MaryClare Hasbrook

Maryclare grew up in the Meridian Kessler neighborhood. Both she and her husband, Patrick attended The Children’s Corner.  She attended San Diego State University and studied communications. Maryclare worked in Orange County for Pacific Life in Meetings, Marketing as well as Event Planning.  Patrick and Maryclare reconnected in Chicago after college and were married here in Indianapolis. They now have three children, two of whom are TCC graduates and Gwen who will be in the Pre-K this school year. Maryclare will be the assistant (Monday) and lead (Wednesday/Friday) in the 2’s and 3’s. (since 2020   

3's and 4's Teachers

Suzanne Johnson

Suzanne graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in SpecialEducation. She has taught Kindergarten through eighth grade in New Albany and Westfield, IN; Nashville, TN and Blackrock, Ireland.  Suzanne and her husband, Jay, have been married 27 years. They have three children. Jack (21), Kate (20) and Anna (18), all TCC graduates. In her free time, she enjoys teaching yoga, going hiking, reading. She will be sharing her yoga teaching expertise with the 3’s and 4’s. In Suzanne’s words “I am so excited to be teaching in the 3’s and 4’s program. Suzanne leads in the 3’s and 4’s morning and afternoon programs. (since 2016)

Nicole Masoudi

Nicole graduated from the University of Milwaukee Wisconsin with an Elementary Education degree. The next ten years she worked in the mortgage banking industry with JP Morgan Chase relocating to Tampa, FL. She and her husband, Hani, have been married for 13 years and happily moved to Indianapolis for his job in 2013. Nicole has stayed home the last almost 6 years with their two daughters. Both TCC graduates Leila and Miriam attend IHM school. Beside spending time walking and running she loves  swimming with the family at the Rivera Club, reading books and traveling to visit family and friends. Nicole will be a lead in the 3’s and 4’s morning program and the assistant in the Extended Day program. (since 2018)

Meg Schamp

Meg is a proud Butler University graduate (go Dawgs!) who worked as an HR consultant stateside and in England before returning to Indianapolis. She and her husband, Aaron, just celebrated 26 years of married bliss and have three children Henry (19), Lydia (16) and Amelia (14) who all attended TCC.  In fact, Meg loves TCC so much she’s happy to return (without the kiddos) to work the 3’s and 4’s program this year.  Aside from being a “Muber” driver (Mom uber) for kid activities, Meg also enjoys being creative, spending time at the lake, taking family vacations, knitting and Pilates.  (since 2016)

Erica Long

Erica has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University. She returned to school and earned her MS in Early Education from Marian University. She taught 2nd and 3rd grade in Pike Township. Erica has been happily married to her husband, Erik, for fifteen years. They have three children: Sara (12), Reese (10) and Brendan (8). All three are TCC graduates and love to come back and visit whenever they can. After her first daughter was born, Erica left teaching to stay at home full-time with her children. Erica enjoys spending time at her family’s lake house and spend the summer tubing, skiing, kayaking and swimming with her family. She likes to cook and entertain for family and friends. She also loves DIY projects and her home is full of pieces that exhibit her personal touch. Erica and her children love crafting and biking together. Erica is excited to work with the staff and families at The Children’s Corner and will be working as an assistant in the 3’s and 4’s morning program. (since 2017)

Pre-Kindergarten Teachers

Page Gomez

Page graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education as well as a Kindergarten endorsement.  After completing her student teaching in Indianapolis and England, she taught 1st and 2nd grades in Lawrence Township. After her second son was born, she stayed home with her boys. Page and her husband, Ed, have 4 children – Jack, Charlie, Stuart and Benjamin, ranging in age from 17 to 25.  The three youngest are all graduates of The Children’s Corner.  Page enjoys running, cooking and traveling.  This is Page’s 12th year at TCC.  Page will be working as a lead in the Pre-Kindergarten program.  (since 2010)

Angela Foutty

Angie graduated from IU with a degree in Elementary Education. Her first teaching Position was in Washington Township as a teacher’s assistant for a Developmental Kindergarten and then for Second grade. She then moved to Michigan with her husband, Matt, where she taught Kindergarten and then First grade. After their time in Michigan, they moved back to Indianapolis where her first daughter was born.  Matt and Angie then had 3 additional children: one boy and two more girls.  Their children range in age from 23-16. The oldest two attended TCC and were in Cathy Johnson’s 2’s and 3’s class who is their Great Aunt! Angie is very excited to join this wonderful community again and when she is not headed to soccer games or practice, she enjoys walking her dogs, reading and she is beginning to learn to quilt. Angie is a lead in the Pre-Kindergarten program. (since 2020)

Alissa Prather

Alissa is originally from Anderson, Indiana and attended Indiana University on a Track and Field/Cross Country scholarship. After school, she moved to New York City and worked for an advertising agency for 7 years before moving to Indianapolis in 1995. She and her husband, Tom, have been married 25 years and have two sons. Weston, an IU grad and Wyatt a Sophomore at Hanover. They love living in Broad Ripple close to parks, the Monon and the canal. This is Alissa’s fifteenth year at The Children's Corner.  She is an assistant in Pre-Kindergarten and works in the Pre-K Extended Day Programs and the Friday Fun & Lunch program.  (since 2006)

Bethany Bockrath

Bethany is a lifelong resident of Indianapolis, minus the 4 years she spent at Drake University in Iowa studying public relations. She and her husband, Chad, have one daughter, Ellie, a graduate of TCC. Ellie is currently a fourth grader at St. Luke Catholic School. Bethany has served TCC on the Evening of Art committee as a committee chairperson and as a past board member. She is excited to start her second year as part of the Pre-Kindergarten staff. (since 2020)

It is important to know that teachers at The Children's Corner have experience with young children and are eager to learn through reading and attending workshops and conferences. They are able to work with other teachers for the benefit of the children and the school. Our teachers are warm and affectionate without sentimentality or favoritism. They are firm, as well as gentle; consistent, as well as flexible. They treat children with dignity and respect. Our teachers accept children as they are, with their own special growth rate and capacity for physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development. In years past, our teachers were selected as mentors for IUPUI, working with their associates degree or kindergarten endorsement candidates. Lead teachers have degrees in education, as do some assistants and aides.

Meet Our Teachers