Our Leadership Team

Hours of Operation 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Powell location 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Quality care is available for infant, toddler, preschool, kindergarten and school-aged children from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Our Powell location hours are 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Sunny Day Academy offers quality care and education for infants through kindergartners as well as before- and after-school care for children ages six to twelve.

Our highly-qualified staff teaches a well-balanced curriculum that supports the learning of young children in a caring and comfortable environment that is conducive to the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional growth of each individual child.

Our state-of-the-art facilities feature warm, inviting classrooms along with imaginative indoor and outdoor play areas. Our high standard of excellence translates into everything we do, down to our advanced security system so that you have peace of mind knowing that your child is safe and secure.

Through hands-on learning experiences in an atmosphere of support, children at Sunny Day Academy actively learn, develop, and achieve.

Sara Miller
Founder & President of Sunny Day Academy

Hello, my name is Sara Miller and I am so glad you found Sunny Day Academy! I’m the Founder & President of SDA and I had always dreamed of starting my own company that focused on early childhood education.

Alicia Yourkiewicz
Executive Director

Hi! My name is Alicia Yourkiewicz and I am the Executive Director for Sunny Day Academy. I have been a part of the Sunny Day staff since February 2011 and am so proud of our fantastic reputation in Central Ohio.

Kendra  Clark
Dublin Director

Hello! My name is Kendra Clark and I am the Director of SDA Dublin. I obtained my Associate Degree in Child Development in 2010, but I have been working with young children since 2008.

Sarah Powers
Dublin Assistant Director

Hi, my name is Sarah Powers and I am very excited to be a part of Sunny Day Academy! I am a graduate of Urbana University where I majored in Early Childhood Education.

Natalie Krell
Gahanna Director

Hello! My name is Natalie Krell and I’m the Director at SDA Gahanna. I have been working in child care for 12 years.

Elena Laird
Gahanna Assistant Director

My name is Elena Laird and I am the Assistant Director at SDA Gahanna! I started at SDA in September 2014 as the Lead Pre-K teacher before becoming the Assistant Director in 2015.

Linda Trimble
Hilliard Director

Hello, my name is Linda Trimble, and I am excited to be the Director at SDA Hilliard! I have an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from Columbus State Community College, and am in the process of obtaining my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.

Shawna Grove
Hilliard Assistant Director

My name is Shawna Grove and I am pleased to be the Assistant Director at our Hilliard location! I started my career here at Sunny Day Academy in 2012.

Caitlyn Meek
Powell Director

Hi, my name is Caitlyn Meek and I am the Director at SDA Powell. I have been with SDA since March of 2013, and I obtained my Associate’s in Child Development in ages birth through 36 months.

Katie Miller
Powell Assistant Director

Hi, my name is Katie Miller and I am the Assistant Director at SDA Powell. I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Family Studies from Urbana University and have been working with children for several years

Jerianne Gooding
Curriculum Coordinator

Hello, I am Jerianne.  I joined Sunny Day Academy as the Education Coordinator in January of 2013.  My career in early childhood education can be traced back to my family’s child care center that opened in 1973.

Ronatta Campbell
Director of Billing & Compliance

Hi, my name is Ronatta Campbell and I am the Director of Billing & Compliance for Sunny Day Academy. I have been a part of the Sunny Day team since February 2011.