Meet Our Staff

Hannah Ashton
Hannah Ashton 


Hannah is a fourth grade teacher at Cowan Elementary School where she has served since 2007. She is a graduate of Maranatha Baptist Bible College where she majored in elementary education and minored in early childhood development. Hannah and her husband, Tim have four children who have or will be attending Corinth Step Ahead Preschool. Hannah is an active member of Tabor Church in Muncie where she has served in ministries with children for many years. We are thrilled to have Hannah as our director and feel sure that you will find her to be highly professional and deeply caring.

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Lori Perry

Lori Perry is a graduate of Cowan High School. She is married with 2 children. Lori has been with Corinth Step Ahead Preschool since 2004. She worked at Cowan Elementary School for the 5 years prior. Lori is the lead teacher at Corinth-Step Ahead Preschool. In her own words, “I love working with children and truly love my job.”

Lisa Whittenburg
Teaching Assistant: Pre-K Class

Jill Masters has been with Step Ahead since 2016, working with all the classes. She absolutely loves her job and says the kids keep her young! Jill married Jeff in 1994 and has lived in Cowan since 1999. She is the mother of two grown children and two grandbaby boys, with another due in January. Jill is an animal lover in addition to children. She has two dogs, one cat, four chickens, a rabbit, and a rat.

Becky Garrison has been working in childcare for over 20 years. She has been the lead teacher in the 1-3yr old class since it’s inception in 2017. Becky was born and raised in Richmond, Indiana; but Ball State University brought her to Muncie. She has a son who attends Cowan Elementary. They have no pets, but she loves penguins! Becky enjoys reading to young children and singing silly songs with them. Her favorite joy is hearing young children  “reread” books that have been read to them!

Whitney Gaskill has been working in the 1-3 yr old class since 2017. She is the mother of 4 attending Cowan Elementary. Whitney and Aaron are very involved in their children’s activities so don’t be surprised when you see them at the ball park, soccer field, water park, or PTO function.

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