Our Teachers and Staff

Nicole (Ms. Nikki)

Assistant Director
Joined LifeSpan in 2008Nikki
My name is Nikki Bryan and I am the Assistant Director here at LifeSpan School & Daycare in Quakertown. I joined the LifeSpan team in April 2008 and began working as the preschool teacher and have worked my way up to the Assistant Director position. I have my Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Specialized Diploma in Leadership for Early Childhood Directors from Northampton Community College. I am married to my amazing husband Derek and we just had our first child, Nathan, in December 2014. We also have a pitbull named Charlotte who loves to go for walks and play at Lake Nockamixon. In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors whether it’s hiking, camping, fishing or playing a round or two of disc golf.

 

Ms. Leanne

Family Coordinatorleanne-2
Joined LifeSpan in 2016
Leanne is our Family coordinator here at our Quakertown Location. She graduated from Upper Perkiomen School in 2004. She was at home raising her three wonderful children before she started working at LifeSpan. Prior to that, she worked 5 years in the customer service field. During her spare time she enjoys spending quality time with the family, outdoors, sports, playing board games, and photography.

 

Mr Hunter

Music, Spanish and Sign Language instructorhunter
Joined LifeSpan in 2011
Mr. Hunter is the Music, Spanish and Sign Language instructor at all of our LifeSpan Child Care facilities. Hunter attended Lebanon Valley College with a BS in Music Education and Vocal Performance. He has been working in child care since 2009.

 

 

Ms. Cindy

Currently teaching in our Infant Room
Joined LifeSpan in 2016cindy-2
Ms. Cindy joined LifeSpan in 2016.I have 4 years experience prior to LifeSpan working as a teacher’s aide in the Pre-K room, an assistant teacher in the toddler room and most recently as the infant teacher.  I also earned my Infant Toddler Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential in 2015.  Early in my career I worked as a teacher’s aide in the Souderton Area School District after serving for a number of years on the Home and School Association.

I live in Quakertown with my husband of 37 years.  I have two grown sons and six grandchildren, have loved raising my boys and enjoy spending time with grandchildren whenever I can.  Both of my boys and their families live locally and we vacation together every summer at the Jersey shore.   I enjoy taking family photos, cooking, crafting, outdoor adventures, and spending time with my family and friends.

I am excited to begin helping the little ones develop positive self-esteem, make friends, solve problems, use language, and to discover and learn through play and educational activities.  I believe that “Our children are our future” and that we all need to do our part to make the world a better place.

 

Ms. Katrina

Currently Teaching in our Infant Roomms-katrina
Joined LifeSpan in 2016
Hello, my name is Katrina. I have an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master’s in Psychology. Prior to joining LifeSpan, I worked several years with children under the age of 5.In my free time, I enjoy being outside enjoying the weather, be it the mountains or the beach, a paved trail or uncharted territory, or a pool.  I try to live my life as it comes to me and go with the flow. I don’t have plans set in stone for my future, but rather a list of things that I would love to accomplish, visit, and experience. I follow this same ideation when it comes to taking care of children and educating them. Life is all about enjoyment and fun and that’s the way I think children prosper the most and learn the best.

 

Ms. Ginny

Currently Teaching in our Infant Roomginny
Joined LifeSpan in 2017
Hi! My name is Ginny Klein. I have recently moved from New Jersey to Pennsylvania and I’m very excited to be a part of the LifeSpan team! I have 3 grown children, Jimmy, Eric and Kate, but I’m still waiting for grandchildren. I love to spend time with my children, shopping, and going to the beach. I attended Camden County College and received my Associates degree. I have been working with children for over 13 years. Ever since I was a little girl it was my dream to be a teacher. I am very thankful for this opportunity and I am looking forward to caring and nurturing your precious babies.

 

Ms. Alyssa

Currently in our Walker 1 Room
Joined LifeSpan in 2000121737466
Ms. Alyssa started at LifeSpan in 2000. She has her CDA and is currently enrolled in a program to obtain her AA in Early Childhood Education from Bucks County Community College. Ms. Alyssa’s flexibility and go with the flow attitude is a valued characteristic for an early childhood educator. She is able to enter any classroom with confidence and care! She is currently in our Infant class. Ms. Alyssa said her favorite book as a child was Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss and that her dad read it to her every night! She also loved to play “Sorry” with her brother and sister!

 

 Ms. Linda

Currently in our Walker 1 Roomlinda
Joined LifeSpan in 2012
Ms. Linda joined LifeSpan in 2012. She has her Master’s in Childcare Management from Nova University. Ms. Linda is currently working in our Infant room. She is very lovable and is great with this class! Her calm presence is comforting to all around her. Ms. Linda loves to read and she says as a child she read anything that didn’t move! One of her favorite memories as a child was her father teaching her to water ski at age 7!

 

Ms. Melissa

Currently in our Walkers 2 Roommelissa
Joined LifeSpan in 2007
Ms. Melissa joined the LifeSpan team in 2007 and is currently working towards her CDA. She has worked in many of the classrooms in our school, with her main focus on infant and toddler education, always sharing her patient and caring heart with her class. Ms. Melissa loves to sing and dance with the children! Her favorite activity as a child was dancing to music on the record player with her mom and dad after breakfast on Saturday mornings!

 

Ms. Kristin

Currently in our Walker 2 Roomkristin-3
Joined LifeSpan in 2016
Ms. Kris began her adventures in early childhood education back in 1991 as an assistant in my mother’s three year old preschool room. Since then I have completed my Associate’s degree in ECE as well as a Bachelors degree in Human Services.  When she is not at the center, she can be found enjoying family time with my daughters Emily and Kadelyn. While she has worked with children of all ages, she feels there is something special with the 1-2 year range, which she finds very fulfilling. She looks forward to meeting you and your children and discovering the endless possibilities that will come their way.

 

Ms. Janice

121737458Currently in our Toddler 1 Room
Joined LifeSpan in 1999
Ms. Janice started working at LifeSpan School and Day Care in Quakertown in 1999. She holds her CDA. Ms. Janice is shy, yet very loving and funny! The children in her care are always lucky to have her dependability and patient, loving care. She is currently teaching in our Toddler 1 class. Ms. Janice jokingly says she’s too old to remember her childhood, but is enjoying participating in her grandchildren’s. One of their favorite activities is reading! After some prompting, Ms. Janice also said she was nicknamed “Janny Bananny” because she ate so many bananas!

 

Ms. Hajnal

Currently Teaching Toddler 1hajnal3
Joined LifeSpan in 2015
My name is Hajnal Kovacs. I joined the LifeSpan team in October 2015. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Hungary. I have over 7 years working experience in daycare. I am very interested in arts and crafts. I am married to my beloved husband Brian and we have two wonderful children, Sebastian (2001) and Regina (2008). I love to spend my free time with my family doing outdoor activities with them such as hiking, camping, biking and traveling.

 

 

Ms. Megan

Currently Teaching in Toddler 2megan
Joined LifeSpan in 2014

 

 

 

Ms. Joanna

121737454Currently in our Toddler 2 Room
Joined LifeSpan in 2008
Ms. Joanna started working at LifeSpan in 2008. She has her MA in Early Childhood Education from Poland. Ms. Joanna is very patient and creative! She is currently working in our Toddler 2 class and often shares her native language with the children! When asked what she enjoyed most about her childhood, she said, “Wspinaczka po drzewach!” (That’s climbing trees!)

 

 Ms. Heather

Currently Teaching in our Preschool 1 Classroomheather
Joined LifeSpan in 2011
Ms. Heather joined LifeSpan School and Day Care in Quakertown in 2011. She has her BS in Education from Eastern University. She also holds her PA Teaching Certificate. Heather is patient and caring, allowing children to explore and learn to express themselves in her Preschool 1 class. Ms. Heather’s parents and grandparents say that she always had her nose in a book as a child. When she wasn’t reading, she was singing, playing the flute or listening to music!

 

Ms. Nicole

Currently Teaching Preschool 2Nicole A2
Joined LifeSpan in 2015
Hello! My name is Ms. Nicole and I joined LifeSpan in January 2015. I have my Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and Special Education from Bloomsburg University. In my spare time I enjoy reading and spending time with my wonderful family and friends. I have ran two marathons and plan to run my third in the near future! My favorite childhood book is Rainbow Fish.

 

Ms. Oceya

Currently Teaching Pre-Kindergarten 1Oceya McQuillian
Joined LifeSpan in 2016
Hello, I am Ms. Oceya.  I joined the LifeSpan teaching team in 2016. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Chestnut Hill College and a PA teaching certification.  I went back to school for a Masters in Special Education and live with my family on a farm in Quakertown.  My daughter is finishing First Grade and we love to read together, feed the fish in the pond, and go to the playground.

 

Ms. Julie

JulieCurrently Teaching Pre-Kindergarten 1
Joined LifeSpan in 2015
My Name is Julie and I have been teaching since 2011. Before joining LifeSpan, my field experience was primarily teaching Preschool and Kindergarten. I am a graduate from Kutztown University with a degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education. I also hold my teaching certification for Early Childhood and Elementary Education. In my free time I enjoy attending sporting events and spending time with my son Chase.

 

 

Ms. Sharon

Currently Teaching in our Pre-K 2 Classroomsharon-2
Joined LifeSpan in 2008
Ms. Sharon joined the LifeSpan team in 2008 with her BS in Elementary Education from East Stroudsburg University. She also holds a PA Teaching Certificate. Ms. Sharon is a very popular teacher at our school. Former students and their parents love to visit with her long after they’ve left her class. Ms. Sharon always knew she wanted to be a teacher; always playing “Teacher” with her siblings and neighbor!

 

Ms. Tiffany

Currently Teaching in Pre-K Countstiffany
Joined LifeSpan in 2015
Hi, my name is Ms. Tiffany! I joined the Lifespan team in September of 2015. I graduated from Kutztown University in 2004 with a B.S.Ed. and teaching certificate in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. I am about to start working towards my Masters of Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in Children’s Literature. I taught at a child care center on an army base for eleven years before starting here at Lifespan. My future husband and I recently bought our first home in Frederick, Pa. We reside there with our two daughters; Alexis and Eva, and two dogs; Sophie and Oreo. I love painting, drawing, and most anything else artistic or creative! I absolutely love the people and children that I work with here at Lifespan!

 

Ms. Gaynell

Currently Teaching in Pre-K Countsgaynell
Joined LifeSpan in 2016
Hello, my name is Gaynell.  I am so excited to make memories here at LifeSpan. My family and I moved here to Quakertown  a couple of years ago.  I am married with 4 kids and 10 grandchildren. I have been working in this field of early childhood for 28 years.  I attended Delaware County Community College where I obtained my CDA, an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, along with my Director’s Credential.  I love spending time with my family, vacationing, arts and crafts, sports and watching my grandchildren. I am looking forward to providing the students with a well-rounded quality education while at the same time providing them with a safe, nurturing and healthy environment.  My goal is to “touch the heart of a child.”  Every day is a learning experience, whether it is “me teaching them or them teaching me”.

 

Ms. Alex

Currently Teaching in our Private Academic Kindergarten Classroomalex
Joined LifeSpan in 2014
My name is Ms. Alex and I am the kindergarten teacher at LifeSpan.  I joined the LifeSpan team in fall 2013 as a preschool teacher.  In May 2013, I graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and a minor in public health.  In addition, I have earned a Pennsylvania teaching certificate in Early Childhood Education PK – 4.  In my spare time I love to read, travel, and spend time with my family.

 

Ms. Jill

Currently in our Kindergarten Enrichment Room
Joined LifeSpan in 2016jill
Ms Jill started working with Life Span in 2016. She is graduate from West Chester University with a Bachelor’s degree in Early Grades Preparation. Her previous field experiences is in preschool, kindergarten, first, and second grade classrooms as well as working as a camp counselor for Lower Providence Township. She enjoys going to the beach, traveling, and spending time with her family. Some of her hobbies are reading, watching movies, baking, and playing with her pets.

 

Ms. Chelsea

Currently a Program Floaterchelsea cp
Joined LifeSpan in 2013
Ms Chelsea joined the LifeSpan team in 2013 while still at DeSales getting her undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education. She also holds a PA Teaching Certificate. She hopes to get her Master’s Degree soon. Since becoming a LifeSpan teacher, she has worked as a Summer Camp Counselor, a Kindergarten Teacher, and has helped in the Nursery and Toddler classes. Her passion is working with and studying children.   Her favorite thing about children is talking to them; especially toddlers. She loved to observe the different stages of language! Ms Chelsea’s hobbies include cooking, yoga and reading.

 

Ms. Kayla

Currently a Teacher’s Aide in various roomskayla
Joined LifeSpan in 2016
Hello, my name is Ms. Kayla. I am currently a student at East Stroudsburg University, working towards my degree in early childhood education and special education. Outside of my educational experiences I enjoy volunteering in various organizations on and off of campus; a few include special Olympics, best buddies and tutoring 2nd graders! In my free time I love spending time with my amazing friends and family. I also enjoy playing intramural soccer and softball and hiking!

 

 

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