Our Teachers and Staff

Ms. Jen

Director of LifeSpan School and Daycare East GreenvilleJen_edited-1

Ms. Jen joined LifeSpan in 1995. She is the Director of LifeSpan School and Day Care in East Greenville. She graduated from Chestnut Hill College with a BS in Childcare Business Management, AA in Early Childcare Education and has obtained her Pennsylvania Director’s Credential. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Childcare Association, as well as the National Association for the Education of Young Children. She started with LifeSpan 20 years ago as a teacher’s assistant. In 2003, she began her Directing career at LifeSpan in Quakertown. In 2009, she was given the opportunity to transfer to our Pennsburg location to continue the growth of the center in anticipation of our new East Greenville location. In January of 2011, we opened the East Greenville location and have continued our growth! As a Director and Educator, she is committed to assuring each child’s safety, education, social and emotional well being. She looks forward to having you tour our beautiful, state of the art green school!


Ms. Christy

Assistant Director/Education Director for PDEChristyBallard

Ms. Christy joined LifeSpan in 2006.  She is the Assistant Director of LifeSpan School and Daycare in East Greenville. Ms. Christy graduated from Penn State University in 2009 with a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Special Education. She is also certified to teach Middle School Mathematics. She is a member of Pennsylvania Child Care Association as well as Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool Youth Development Network. Ms. Christy worked for LifeSpan Summer Camp during the summer months when she was in college. After graduating college she taught the Kindergarten Enrichment Program and then became the Assistant Director.  Ms. Christy enjoys working with children and watching them grow academically, socially, and emotionally. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family & friends, going to the beach, and spending time with her golden retriever named Honey.


 Ms. Mayra

Family Care Coordinator

Joined LifeSpan in 2008 Ms. Mayra joined LifeSpan in 2008 and is the Family Coordinator. She began as the Family Care Coordinator at Quakertown LifeSpan and is now at East Greenville. She was a Family Coordinator at Goddard Riverside in New York City for 12 years at a Head Start and Day Care. Mayra got her CDA in November 2003. Mayra also achieved her Family Development Credential from Cornell. Mayra is a welcoming, friendly face every morning!


Ms. Carol B.

Carol BCurrently in our Toddler Room

Joined LifeSpan in 2010 Ms. Carol B. joined LifeSpan in 2010 and is currently teaching in the Toddler Classroom. She has over 9 years of experience in the daycare field. She received her CDA certificate in November 2011. She enjoys watching the children grow and develop into their own little person. Their personalities are all different and that is what makes each child unique. Her favorite thing to do as a young child was to bake with her grand-mom. Now she bakes the same recipes that she did as a young child with her own two children.  



Ms. Wendy

Currently Teaches in Pre-k 2WendyKempPre-K13jpg

Joined LifeSpan in 2005 Ms. Wendy joined LifeSpan in 2005 and is teaching in the Pre-k 1 Classroom. Ms. Wendy earned her CDA in 2011. She always shares her patient, loving and caring heart with her class. As a child, Ms. Wendy enjoyed spending time outdoors, going camping and going to the beach with her family. Now she continues the same traditions with her family.




Ms. Marion

Currently in our Walker 1 RoomMARION ASBURY

Joined LifeSpan in 2000 Ms. Marion joined LifeSpan in 2000 and is teaching in the Walker 2 Classroom. She has her AA in Early Education from Montgomery County Community College. She loves nature and bringing it into the classroom. She enjoys watching the children’s expressions when they have new experiences. She remembers as a child, walking around and exploring for hours outside on her family’s small farm. Her parents always took her on nature walks and to this day, she still enjoys nature walks. She is very passionate about the calmness of nature and bringing it to the classroom.



Ms. Kim

Currently Teaches in NurseryKimWagner

Joined LifeSpan in 2011 Ms. Kim joined LifeSpan in 2011. Ms. Kim is a teacher in the Nursery. She has lived in Quakertown for 10 years. She is married to her husband John and they have 2 lovely girls – Madison, 10 and Abbey, 6. She graduated from BCCC with an AA degree in Early Childhood Education and from West Chester University with a BA in Elementary Education. Ms. Kim taught 5th and 6th grade until her second child, when she decided to be a stay at home mom. If she is not taking care of her family, she likes to read, play softball and go to the beach. Ms. Kim also volunteers for the non-profit organization Pride of Quakertown that is dedicated to helping the kids in the Quakertown area.



Ms. Marissa

Currently Teaches in Nursery 2MarissaRush

Joined LifeSpan in 2013 Ms. Marissa works with the preschool class. She graduated from Quakertown High School in 2011. She plans on continuing her education in early childhood development. In her free time she enjoys reading, baking, and listening to music. It gives her great joy to be a part of the LifeSpa n team.




Ms. Ingrid

Currently a Classroom FloaterIngrid

Joined LifeSpan in 2013 Ms. Ingrid works in several of the different classrooms here at LifeSpan. Ms. Ingrid is a Temple University graduate with a BA degree in Communications.  She is an arts enthusiast and enjoys the theater, choral arts and storytelling. She has been a professional storyteller since 2010 and is a proud member of the Lehigh Valley and Patchwork storytelling guilds. The great outdoors is where Mrs. Ingrid feels most at home.  A lover of walking, hiking, biking and horseback riding, she is most comfortable in shorts, a tee shirt and sneakers. Ms. Ingrid loves working with children because their curiosity of the world around them and love of life is infectious.



Ms. Shelly

Currently Teaches in Pre-K2ShellyAckerman

Joined LifeSpan in 2014 She is a graduate of the University of Maine in Machias. She has a Bachelor degree of Science in Elementary Education, majoring in math and science. She was a Reading Recovery teacher, 8th grade math, algebra and geometry for 10 years in Maine. She loves teaching and she loves kids. When she is not teaching, she loves to kayak, fish, read, cook, shop, go camping and spend time with her family



Ms. Adriene

Currently Teaches in Pre-K 1

AdrieneKile 001Joined LifeSpan in 2014 Ms. Adriene teaches in the Kindergarten Enrichment and After School Program. She graduated from Lock Haven University with a degree in Elementary Education and a Minor in Reading. While earning this degree, she worked at LifeSpan in Quakertown in the Preschool Classroom. She also taught in the Upper Perkiomen School District for two and a half years as the Gifted Teacher and did some substitute teaching as well. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching the Phillies & Flyers, and going canoeing and camping with her husband.


Ms. Angelina

Currently in School Age

Ms. Angelina teaches in the School Age Program. She is currently enrolled at Montgomery County Community College. She will be starting September 2nd for Early Childhood Education. Her hobbies include basketball, hanging out with friends, running, and spending time at the beach. She absolutely loves summer time and being outside. She has a very big family consisting of her mom and dad, three sisters, and two brothers. While working at LifeSpan, she hopes to create a lot of memories!





Ms. Tamara

Currently teaches in the After School Program

Ms. Tamara joined LifeSpan in 2017. She went to Lehigh Valley College for her Associates in Web Design and BCCC for her Associates in Liberal Arts. She is currently going for her Bachelors degree in Elementary Education at Chestnut Hill College. She also works at the Upper Perk Middle School with autistic and life skills children. She loves the beach in the summer and skiing/ snowboarding in the winter. She has been working with elementary aged children for ten years.

Ms. Lisa B.

Currently in Nursery

Ms. Lisa teaches in the Nursery. She is very excited to work with the children at LifeSpan. She enjoys watching them grow and develop each and every day. She is currently attending school for Early Childhood Education. She has two wonderful children. She has a son and a daughter. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, camping, football, and spending time with family and friends.




 Ms. Elise

Currently Teaches in Walker 1

Miss Elise joined LifeSpan in 2015. She teaches in the Walker 2 Classroom. Miss Elise has two little boys who both attend LifeSpan. She went to college at Kurtztown University for Elementary/Special Education. Within the next few years she will attain her degree. In her free time she enjoys going on hikes and walks with her boys and husband




Ms. Rachel

Currently Teaches Kindergarten Enrichment and After School

Ms. Rachel joined LifeSpan in 2015. Ms. Rachel teaches in the Preschool Classroom. She has her Master’s in Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Education. She went to Arcadia University to receive her Masters. She has been in the childcare field for 7 years. In her spare time, she loves spending time with family, reading, and baking. She enjoys going camping and listening to music.




Ms. Sue

Currently in Nursery

Ms. Sue joined LifeSpan in 2016 and teaches in the Nursery. Ms. Sue is married and has two children—one grown son and one teenage daughter. She is also a proud grandparent of a precious little boy. She has over 8 years of experience in the daycare field. She enjoys watching the children progress and achieve their strides throughout the different stages of development. Knowing that she was an essential aspect of their development gives her a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment. She is grateful for being afforded the opportunity to continue to do what she loves and enjoys. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, walking in the park with her husband, going to the beach, or just relaxing with a cup of coffee.




Ms. Emily

Currently in

Ms. Emily joined LifeSpan in 2016. Ms. Emily works in several of the different classrooms here at LifeSpan. Ms. Emily graduated in 2016 from Upper Perkiomen High School. In the spring, she plans on attending Montgomery County Community College for Early Childhood Education. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family as well as listening to music. She always looks forward to coming into work!




Ms. Wendy

Currently Teaches

Ms. Wendy joined LifeSpan in 2016. Ms Wendy is very excited to fulfill her dream of working with children. Ms. Wendy is a mother of two and grandmother of four. In her spare time she likes to volunteer for a local dog rescue, read, and spend time with family.





Ms. Christine

Currently Teaches Before and After School  and Kindergarten Enrichment

Ms. Christine teaches in the Before and After School Program and Kindergarten Enrichment Program. She started working at LifeSpan in March of 2017. She is married with two children. One of her children, Ms. Emily, can be found working here when she is home from school. Prior to working at LifeSpan, she worked at Hereford Elementary School. Ms. Christine helped with Title I and Learning Support. She also supervised the children during recess. She enjoys gardening and spending time on the beaches of North Carolina. She has dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, and a rat. She looks forward to working with the children every day!



Ms. Charlene

Currently Teaches Toddler 2 Classroom

Ms. Charlene teaches in the Toddler 2 Classroom. She graduated from Upper Perk in 1999. She attended Cedar Crest College for Elementary Education. She has worked with children for 7 years. Ms. Charlene has 3 girls that keep her busy. When they have free time they enjoy spending it together. Ms. Charlene is happy to be back living in the valley and teaching at LifeSpan.





Ms. Amber

Currently Teaches Nursery

Ms. Amber teaches in the Nursery. She has her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and Special Education from Arcadia University. She’s worked with children in some form since she was 11 years old. She loves seeing their breakthroughs and achievements. She co-runs a program called TOPSoccer where she works with children with special needs. She teaches them the basics of soccer and works on their interpersonal skills. She loves to spend her free time painting, drawing, or reading.



Ms. Kira

Currently Teaches Nursery

Ms. Kira teaches in the Nursery. She graduated from Kutztown University in 2017 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Education and Special Education. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors. She also loves to spend time with her friends and family. It’s a pleasure working here at LifeSpan, and she looks forward to watching the children as they grow and succeed!



 Ms. Addy

Currently Teaches Toddler 2

Ms. Addie teaches in the Toddler 2 Classroom. She graduated High School in 2016. She grew up doing gymnastics. Gymnastics was a big part of her life and she couldn’t give it up, so she coaches young gymnasts the basics of gymnastics. In her free time, she enjoys going on hikes, shopping, and just hanging out with friends and family! She is planning on attending college to earn her degree in Early Education to further her love for teaching young children.




Ms. Laura

Currently Teaches Walker 2

Ms. Laura teaches in the Walker 2 Classroom. She graduated in 2009 from Upper Perk. In 2010, she attended Metro Beauty Academy where she obtained her Cosmetology License. From there, she worked in salons as well as Knoll Inc. In June of 2017, she made the decision to follow her passion and work with educating children. She is furthering her education at Montgomery County Community College in the Early Childhood Education field. Ms. Laura is the mother to three children that all attend LifeSpan. She is also a Youth Cheer Coach for the Upper Perkiomen Indians. She loves being a part of the LifeSpan Family and looks forward to teaching children for many years!





Ms. Jolyn

Currently Teaches Walker 2 

Ms. Jolyn teaches in the Walker 2 Classroom. She graduated from Montgomery County Community College two years ago. She graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts. She worked in health care for the last 5 years. Ms. Jolyn worked in residential settings and adult day programs with individuals who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. Ms. Jolyn’s hobby is bowling. She’s been bowling since she was 6 years old. She currently bowls on two leagues every week.



Ms. Alexis

Currently Teaches Toddler 1

Ms. Alexis teaches in the Toddler 1 Classroom. Prior to working at LifeSpan, she worked 3 years as a lead teacher for a Toddler Classroom. Her favorite activity to do with the children in class is arts and crafts. She loves watching the works of art that their little minds come up with. She fell in love with teaching because of the joy she gets when she sees her students learn something that they didn’t know before or when they finally accomplish a task that they tried so hard to succeed at! In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, singing, and cooking!