Meet the Team

Since our founding in 2000, Little Promises Preschool has developed and grown in a positive direction. We’re very proud of the diversity of our staff, and their abilities to contribute their own unique experience and skills to our success. Find out more about some of our team members below.

Candace Rhoill


Candace Rhoill is a passionate advocate for equal access to quality early childhood education. She has been the administrator for Little Promises Preschool since 2020. She has over 12 years’ experience in early childhood education as both a teacher and director. Candace has earned an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education, an Early Childhood Director Certificate, as well as as Early Childhood Education Trauma Credential. In her free time, she loves to read and be in the city exploring new things. She is married and has 9 children and 2 dogs.


Erin Grasty

Mango Room Teacher

Erin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Educational Studies from Mount St. Joseph University, has more than 6 years of experience in special education. Erin speaks French as well as American Sign Language. Erin is passionate about learning languages, volunteering, theatre, dogs and epilepsy awareness. Erin’s favorite part of being a teacher is inspiring an early love of reading and watching little minds bloom. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé and dog, volunteering for local nonprofits, and karaoke. She also may or may not be a Disney Princess!


Michaela Patrick

Mango Room Assistant Teacher

Michaela is a graduate of Mount Vernon Nazarene University with a degree in Youth Ministry. She interned with Cincinnati Urban Promise in 2019 before coming to work full time with the Little Promises program. Michaela has two cats: Lilo and Stitch. She is passionate about traveling, enjoying a good cup of coffee, and showing the love of Jesus to all people - especially kiddos of all ages.


Maya Addison

Huckleberry Room Teacher

Maya is a student at the University of Cincinnati pursuing a major in Psychology and a minor in Early Childhood Education. Maya enjoys time with her brother, 2 sisters, and her cat, Nala.
Her passions are spending time with friends, mental health awareness, movies, and traveling.


Abbey Witzgall

Huckleberry Room Assistant Teacher

Abbey graduated McAuley High School in 2010 and studied Classics at the University of Cincinnati for 2 years. Abbey is currently working on completing her CDA. Abbey enjoys life at home with her partner (Pete) her dog (Kona - Psychiatric Service Dog), many fish. Abbey's passions are: FC Cincinnati, Ohio Junior/Senior Classical League, and enjoying silly knock knock jokes and puns. Abbey and Kona love teaching in the Huckleberry Classroom.


Amanda Allen

Elementary After School Lead Teacher

Amanda is passionate about her faith and her family. As a mom to boys she knows how to operate in a high energy environment and thrives as the elementary after school lead teacher. She is passionate about her faith and living it out each day.