Our Teachers and Staff

Ms. Jocelyn

Assistant Director
Joined LifeSpan in 2011
Ms. Jocelyn joined the LifeSpan team in 2011 with her BS in Business Administration. She also holds a PA Teaching Certification in Elementary Education. Ms. Jocelyn’s favorite hobbies include going to the beach, being in the sun and traveling to historical places. Ms. Jocelyn, what do you love about teaching young children? “I love how cute they are to talk to and I love how everyday is something new. It’s great to see them grow and learn while you work with them.”

 

 

Ms. Erin

Family Coordinator
Joined LifeSpan in 2010Miss Erin
Ms. Erin has her BS in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Temple University and is working towards her Director Credential from Northampton Community College. She also holds a PA Teaching Certificate. As a child, Ms. Erin loved to stay at her Mom-mom and Pop-pop’s house. Her Mom-mom made THE BEST peanut butter and fluff sandwiches and her Pop-pop was often caught sneaking her out of the house for road trips and to feed the ducks!

 

 

Ms. Jennifer

Currently Teaching in our Pre-K Classroom
Joined LifeSpan in 1993Ms. Jennifer
Ms. Jennifer joined the LifeSpan team in 1993 with her BS in Sociology and Masters of Education Reading from East Stroudsburg University. She also earned her CDA from Lehigh County Community College. Ms. Jennifer’s favorite hobbies include photography, hiking, travel and reading! Ms. Jennifer, what do you love about teaching young children? “I love that every day is different and it provides me with new challenges. It is great to watch the children change, grow and develop during the time that they are with us.”

 

 
Ms. Adela

Ms. AdelaCurrently Teaching in our Pre-K Classroom
Joined LifeSpan in 2008
Ms. Adela joined the LifeSpan team in 2008 with her AA in Early Childhood Education and AA in Elementary Education. She also has a BA in Art. Ms. Adela’s favorite hobbies include dining out, traveling, arts and crafts, and spending time with family. Ms. Adela, what do you love about teaching young children? “Teaching young children is one of the hardest, but most rewarding areas of education. To encourage a child to develop and watch the dawning realization of the child as they achieve and reach their potential is fantastic.”

Ms. Laurie

Currently Teaching in our Infant Room
Joined LifeSpan in 1999
Ms. Laurie joined the LifeSpan team in 1999 with her BS in Nursing from Misericordia College. Ms. Brittany’s favorite hobbies include reading, Zumba classes, spending time with her 9 year old daughter, Madison, and watching the Dallas Cowboys. Ms. Laurie, what do you love about teaching young children? “Seeing how the children react to new experiences. Also the expressions on their faces are priceless. Seeing how the children grow and mature. I have had many babies in the nursery that are now in Pre-Kindergarten!”

 

Ms. Lisa

Currently Teaching in our Infant Room
Joined LifeSpan in 2006
Ms. Lisa joined the LifeSpan team in 2006 with her AA in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Lisa’s favorite hobbies include antiquing, scrapbooking, country decorating and drag racing. Ms. Lisa, what do you love about teaching young children? “Watching them grow and develop and make their accomplishments.”

 

 

 

Ms. Ashley

Currently Teaching in our School Age Ashley CP 2Classroom
Joined LifeSpan in 2013
Ms. Ashley  holds an Associates Applied Science-Criminal Justice. She loves watching children learn and grow.  Her hobbies are cars, shopping, reading and listening to music and playing with her daughter Shayla.

 

 

Ms. Valerie

Currently Teaching in our Pre-K 2 Classroom
Joined LifeSpan in 2014Ms. Valerie
Ms. Val has over 11 year experience working with children.  She has her CDA.  Her favorite thing about teaching is watching how much children soak up; their love for learning new things, seeing how creative they can get from when they start in the classroom until they leave to move on to the next classroom.  Val enjoys playing and having fun with her daughter, doing hair, and watching movies and relaxing.

 

 

Ms Nikki

Currently teaching in our Toddler 1 ClassroomNikki cp1
Joined LifeSpan in 2015
Ms. Nikki joined the Life Span team in with her AA in Early Childhood Education.  Ms. Nikki’s hobbies includes spending quality time with her husband and her son, traveling, reading books, and drinking coffee.  Ms. Nikki, what do you love about teaching young children?  ” I love watching their excitement when they learn something new.  Being able to see how much they grow, change and learn throughout the year brings joy to my heart.”

 

 

 

Ms Taylor

Currently a Program Floatermstaylor
Joined LifeSpan in 2016
Ms Taylor is currently studying Social Work and Criminal Justice. Ms Taylor’s hobbies include going to the beach, hanging out with friends, and spending time with her family. Ms Taylor enjoys working with children of all ages. She loves building friendships with them and watching them grow each day as great individuals.

 

 

 

Ms. Jennifer L.

Joined LifeSpan: 2018Miss Jennifer
Ms. Jennifer attended Millersville University and received her B.S. in Elementary/Early Childhood Education. Additionally, she attended East Stroudsburg University where she took graduate courses to obtain her Level 2 teaching certificate. A few of the reasons she loves teaching young children include: “their innocence, how I am always learning new things from them and I love seeing that “aha” moment in a child when they understand what I am explaining to them. Some of my favorite hobbies include spending time with family, photography and going to the beach”.!

 

 

 

Ms. Sarah

Joined LifeSpan: 2019
Hello, my name is Sarah D’Amore and I am currently a Senior at Kutztown University pursuing a degree in Elementary Education.  Previously , I obtained my Associate degree in Education from Raritan Valley Community College.  Through earning these degrees I have been given the opportunity to teach young children of varying ages. Through working with young children I have established a love for their eagerness to learn as well as their varying personalities.  As a teacher of young children I also love that everyday holds a new story and more memories to make. Aside from being a full time college student and a teacher I also love to cook or spend time outside with my fiancé and family.

Ms. Amanda H.

Joined LifeSpan: 2019
My education started at LCCC. I took several elementary education classes and worked in the Early Learning Center. I am currently at Kutztown University perusing a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education. I love teaching children because it is so rewarding to watch them learn and grow.In my free time I enjoy photography, spending time with friends and family, my dogs, and volunteering in my mother’s Kindergarten classroom.

 

Ms. Brianna M.

Joined LifeSpan: 2017
I am currently a student at Bloomsburg University studying Early Childhood Education. I love teaching young children because I am helping them learn all about the things around them. I am helping shape young minds who will one day make an impact on the world. In my spare time, I enjoy going on walks, spending time with friends and family, and reading.

Ms. Rebecca

Joined LifeSpan: 2018Miss Rebecca
I graduated from Parkland High School and completed child development classes. I’ve enjoyed working in child care centers and being a nanny. I love teaching young children because I get to watch them grow and make an impact on their lives. I also love that every day is different and we get to celebrate different milestones for each child. My hobbies include photography, hiking, and being with my children.

 

 

 

 

Ms. Brianna S.

Joined LifeSpan: 2018
I reside in Allentown, PA and attend Kutztown University majoring in elementary Education with a minor in Spanish. I love teaching young children because I enjoy watching them grow both physically and intellectually. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, boyfriend, Justin, and my dog Maddy. I also enjoy going to the beach!

Ms. Nicole

Joined LifeSpan: 2017
My name is name is Ms. Nicole and I work in the Toddler 1 classroom. I graduated from Penn State University with my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Kindergarten Education. Also, I have my PA teaching certificate which allows me to teach grades K-6th. I love working with young children because they are eager to explore the world around them, soaking up new information and skills like sponges. In my free time, I enjoy pampering myself at the spa and shopping.

Ms. Chelsea

Joined LifeSpan: 2013Miss Chelsea
I graduated from DeSales University with my B.A. in Early Childhood Education with Cum Laude honors. Also have my PA teaching certificate. I’ve worked at Lifespan as a floater and summer camp through my college career, then graduation and taught the LifeSpan private Kindergarten in the 2015-2016 school year. I also have teaching experience in the Pottstown and Reading School Districts. Right now I am a toddler teacher and love the developmental stage they are at. Seeing children begin to form words, thoughts, and sentences is what pushes me to be the best teacher I can be. I love doing read alouds and art projects with the kids. Outside of teaching, I love writing, reading, cooking, and nutrition. I have my own book club too and I cook homemade meals every week.!

Ms. Amanda

Joined LifeSpan: 2011Miss Amanda
I graduated from Kutztown University with a BS in Psychology: Clinical Counseling in 2005 and a M.Ed in Elementary School Counseling in 2011. My passion is working with children and their families. I have worked with Preschool, school age, and worked for two non-profit organizations as a Student Assistance Program Counselor, Youth Education Program Specialist, Peer Mentor, and a student Assistance Program Liaison. I have supported students in various roles through short term individual therapy services in their schools, S.A.P. support, and by delivering educational prevention programs to youth in classrooms and in small focus groups. In my spare time, I enjoy swimming, playing volleyball, and spending lots of time with family and friends. I absolutely love playing with my daughter, Alyvia, and dog, Simon. We love taking walks, painting, going to the beach, camping and any kind of fun outdoors.

Ms. Catherine

Joined LifeSpan: 2018
I graduated from BASD and also BAVTS for Nursing Assistant. I worked in home health care but was a full time mom as well. I started working in child care and have been doing it for 18 years. I got my CDA for Early Childhood development at Ellis University online. I love working with children, it makes me happy. I like to get to know my students and their personalities, they make my day. I like to be outdoors and I love to take pictures and scrapbook.

Ms. Leticia

Joined LifeSpan: 2019
I have my high school diploma from William Allen High School. The main thing I love about teaching young children is how they can surprise you with something new every day from their communication to how social and outgoing they are. They have so many great personalities. They are so smart and I love seeing how much they grow. I enjoy cooking and spending family time with my daughter and boyfriend.

 
 

 

 

 

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