Meet Our Leadership

Interim Director

Courtney Budd

Courtney has Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education with an Early Childhood concentration. She has two years experience with early childhood where she taught ages 1-5 and has taught as a teacher in the Elementary School setting for the last 7 years. She is excited to get back into childcare after all these years where she will help teach life skills through social emotional situations as well as prepare teachers to create a love for learning with a STEAM atmosphere throughout classrooms at Maple Leaf Academy!!

She really enjoys interacting with every classroom at a new level outside of the teaching role and creating a relationship with all families at pick-up times!

Pre-K Lead teacher

Anna Finley

Anna was born in Wisconsin where she got her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. She's been working with kids since 2006. She got married in 2011 and moved to Kentucky but then moved to Indiana in 2015. She's worked with all age ranges, although she's been working with 2 year old's since 2011. She loves seeing the kids learn and grow through play. When the children learn something and the spark in their eye when they make the connection is the best feeling that she's had reaching all children.

EARLY Pre-K Lead teacher

Hannah Berger

Hannah has worked in childcare since she was 17 and has always loved work that involves developing a child’s mind. She is now going back to school to earn her CDA at Ivy Tech and is excited for this Journey! Her plans for early pre-k include the basics of writing, ABCs, numbers, shapes, and colors! Her daily usage of S.T.E.A.M. Helps prepare her class for kindergarten and elementary readiness, both academically and in the community!

Two's Lead Teacher

Britta Bindner

Britta has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish with a minor in psychology and is currently working towards a Masters in Education. She has two years experience as an early childhood Montessori teacher where she taught ages 2-6. She continues to use a Montessori approach to teaching and is excited to utilize her knowledge of early childhood development and education.

TODDLER Lead Teacher

Momoko Maki

Momoko (Momo) was born in the US, but moved to Japan when she was in 3rd grade. She came back to the US for college and graduated with a bachelor of degree in Child Development. She has been working in childcare for about 4 years now, all in different age ranges. She loves her job and loves making a difference in the children’s lives at Maple Leaf Academy.

Infant lead teacher

Lisa Wood

Ms. Lisa has three years of experience in Early Childhood Education, and also has four kids of her own (Fun Fact: her middle kids are twins). She is nearly complete with her CDA. She is a firm believer that hands on learning and learning through play is the best method of teaching, and also believes that reading to our children at an early age is important as well. Her weekly lesson plans will be based on what each child likes to do and likes to play with. She is very excited to have the opportunity to be part of Maple Leaf Academy and even more excited to get to teach the Seedlings.

STEAM Coordinator

Polly O'Bannon Zoeller

Polly O’Bannon Zoeller is a semi-retired kindergarten teacher of 18 years. Before teaching kindergarten, Polly owned and taught at Hoosier Preschool for nine years. She graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington, in 1982 majoring in Elementary Education with a Reading Minor. In 1989, Polly completed her Masters in Elementary Education.

At Maple Leaf Academy, Polly is the STEAM teacher. She brings many activities from her 18 years experiences in kindergarten centers. She is excited and proud to be part of a new venture with Maple Leaf Academy.

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Board of Directors

Jan Finch

MA. Ed
Retired Science Educator

Jackie Brown

BA, MBA

Benjamin Sapp

Board Treasurer
Enrolled Agent/Tax Advisor

Sandra Posey

Board Secretary
Real Estate Broker

Rev. Phil Schultz, MDiv


Dr. Danielle Bundrent

DNP, FNP-C

Vicki Conlin

Community Representative

Rev. Dr. Sheiler Stokes

Board Chair