Ages 2 to 3 years
My name is Bonnie Ardrey and I am the lead teacher for the Cubs class. I am the mother of 8 including 2 sets of twins and the grandmother of 7 beautiful children. I have one dog, Fifi Mon Scheri. I have been a teacher with TigerSide for four years. My favorite moments as a teacher are when I get to see the "ah-ha" moments, when a child is working on something by herself and she suddenly "gets it."
The Jelly Bean Team
Ages 3 to 4 years
My name is Gina Haver and I am the lead teacher of the Jelly Bean Team. I am the newest staff member at TigerSide. I was a substitute teacher for TigerSide on and off for several years before accepting the full time teaching position. I am the proud mother of a 7 year old named Cameron. I am excited to be here. Not many people can say they like their job...but me, I can say that when I wake up I can't wait to go to work!
Ages 4 to 5 years
My name is Stehanie Ross and I am the teacher of the Pre-K class and the Director of TigerSide IGP. I have been married to a wonderful man, Christian, for 15 years and have three children, Lliam (13), Quinlyn (12), and Josie (7). I have been teaching in an early childhood setting for over 13 years. I have a Child Development Associate Credential and I continue to take courses at Columbia College because I am committed to being the best educator I can be.
September 2011 to present
My name is Amy Messner and I am the owner of TigerSide IGP. I have been married for 17 years to the love of my life, Rick. I have two children, Jaden, age 19 and Ricky, age 16, and one Great Dane, Bailey. I graduated summa cum laude in 2014 with a Bachelor's Degree from Columbia College in Psychology with minors in Education, Sociology, and Intergenerational Studies. TigerSide is a labor of love between me and my friend, Stephanie Ross. We were inspired by the beauty of Intergenerational programs and continue to work to have the best and most unique program in Columbia, Missouri.