Our Teachers and Staff


Ms. Heather

Assistant Director 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.  Ms. Heather worked in our Preschool 1 room for 5 years before taking on the role as Assistant Director. Heather lives in Quakertown with her husband and puppy, and enjoys being outside!” 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. Lane

Family Coordinator
Joined LifeSpan in 2017

Hello! My name is Megynn. I joined the LifeSpan team in 2017. I am a graduate from Gwynedd-Mercy College. Where I  graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Throughout my career, I have over 20 years of experience in the Early Childhood field. Many of those years were dedicated to serving in a child care setting in many roles and capacities. In addition to my experience in a child care setting, I also have experience working within the Commonwealth’s Department of Human Services working with families receiving CCIS funding and most recently the Bureau of Certification Services for child care providers. I look forward to working with you and your family! 



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. Halley

Currently Teaching in Infants
Joined LifeSpan in 2017
Hello, my name is Halley and I joined LifeSpan in 2017. I have an associate’s degree from Bringham Young University. I am currently working on obtaining my Bachelor’s degree in Marriage and Family with an emphasis in Elementary Teaching Methods and Literacy.  Eventually, I would like to be a family counselor. Prior to starting at LifeSpan, I worked as a PreK teacher for 2 years.  During my free time, I enjoy hiking with my lab-Maesie, experimenting in the kitchen, and reading a good book.




Ms. Linda

Currently Teaching in Infants
Joined LifeSpan in 2017
Hello! My name is Linda and I joined LifeSpan’s team in August 2017. I graduated from Cedar Crest College in 2013 with my bachelors in criminal justice. During the time I was in college and thereafter I worked at Life Path caring for those with special needs. I also did community service at headstart while in college for a semester. I worked at Moravian College as a police dispatcher before realizing my true passion lies working with children. After watching over my niece since she was one until now at six years old, she has taught me so much about the little wonders in life. I plan on going back to school for my teachers certificate to become a preschool or kindergarten teacher. When not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and my dogs.


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. Jess

Currently teaching in Walker 1
Joined LifeSpan in 2006
Hi! My name is Jess Hottle. I graduated from Lehigh Carbon Community College with a Liberal Arts degree, and I joined the LifeSpan team in 2006. I started out as a teacher’s aide in Toddler 2, and loved it. I took some time off after the birth of my wonderful son, Tyler. Tyler, my husband, Ryan, and I enjoy taking walks together and playing outside. I couldn’t stay away from here for long, though, and found my way back! I now help out as a floater, getting to spend time in almost every room. It’s a lot of fun! I really enjoy working here at LifeSpan, after so many years they are like my second family!



Ms. Melissa

Currently in our Walkers 2 Room
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 1
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

Currently 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.  Agnes

Currently Teaching in our Preschool 1 Classroom
Joined LifeSpan in 2013
Agnes received two degrees from LCCC- one in education and the other in Early Childhood Education.  Agnes loves spending time with children, listening to their conversations and observing their interactions with each other.  In her “free time,” Agnes enjoys reading, relaxing, cooking, and spending time with her boys.  Her fondest memory of her childhood was one birthday, her mother sewed a pink frock for her.  She was the happiest girl in the whole world when she wore it.  She will always remember how wearing that made her feel.




Ms Hind 

Currently teaching in Preschool 2

Hello, my name is Hind and I have been working with children for over 25 years. I graduated from Northampton Community College with a degree in Early Childhood Education. I have decided to

 make Early Learning my life’s work because I believe a child’s education is the most valuable thing they can have. Knowledge is power and I recognize that the earlier it 

begins, the better for the child. To me the most amazing things is to see or hear one of the students apply the skills that I have taught them and see the excitement on their faces when it all comes together. I am very proud of my little ones and I love seeing the children’s individual development grow and blossom into unique personalities. Children are always eager to learn new things and it is my purpose to make each day a great day for every child. This is what makes my job so rewarding. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also like to travel and go boating.


Ms Kat

Currently teaching in Preschool 3
Joined LifeSpan in 2018
Hello, my name is Kat! I graduated from West Chester University with a B.S.Ed in Elementary Education in 2018. Before joining LifeSpan, I have had 2 years of experience in the preschool age as a substitute teacher and as a summer camp counselor while taking college courses. I especially enjoy teaching this age as students begin to develop their individual personalities and explore their curiosities about the world around them. In my free time I love to read, go to the movies, and spend time with family and friends. I look forward to gaining more experience at LifeSpan and hope to make meaningful connections with my students, coworkers, and parents!  



Ms. Julie

Currently 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. Nikki

Currently Teaching in Pre-K 1 
Joined LifeSpan in 2008
Nikki joined the LifeSpan team in April 2008 and began working as the preschool teacher and currently is our PBIS coach. She has her Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Specialized Diploma in Leadership for Early Childhood Directors from Northampton Community College. She is married to her husband Derek and has a son, Nathan, who was born December 2014. She also has a pitbull named Charlotte who loves to go for walks and play at Lake Nockamixon. In Nikki’s free time, she enjoy being outdoors whether it’s hiking, camping, fishing or playing a round or two of disc golf.



Ms. Sharon

Currently Teaching in our Pre-K 2 Classroom
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 Counts
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. Jill

Currently teaching in our Private Academic Kindergarten Classroom
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.


Mr. Eric

Currently Teaching in Enrichment
Joined LifeSpan in 2018
Eric joined the Life Span team in April 2018. He graduated from West Chester University with B.S. in Elementary Education. As well, Eric earned a M.S. in Education: Reading and Literacy from Walden University. Prior to joining the team at Life Span, Eric Worked as a professional educator within the Boston Public Schools. Eric looks forward to his time and experiences at LifeSpan.




Ms. Jenna

Currently a Teacher’s Assistant in various rooms
Joined LifeSpan in 2017
Hi! My name is Jenna, and I am so thrilled to be a part of the Lifespan family.  I have been teaching dance for over 11 years, and a couple years ago I made the decision to take my skills into the classroom.  I graduated from Montco in 2016 with my Associates in Liberal Studies, and I am currently attending DeSales University in pursuit of my Bachelors in Early Childhood Education with an ELL certification.  I have a beautiful 8-year-old daughter name Evelyn, and we are both going to be studying abroad in Ireland this fall.  I cannot wait to share new culture and implement new teaching styles when I return.


Ms. Brittany

Currently a Teacher’s Assistant in various rooms
Joined LifeSpan in 2017
Hello! My name is Brittany Baskin and I joined the LifeSpan team in June of 2017. I am a junior at Millersville University working towards my Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education. I am an outgoing and fun loving person who has had the amazing opportunity to learn, grow and care for children. In my free time I enjoy playing lacrosse and swimming with my friends. I enjoy reading and taking care of my two Betta fish.



Ms. Rachel

Currently a Teacher’s assistant in various rooms 
Joined LifeSpan in 2017
I have been working with LifeSpan since February 2017. I work at both the Tohickon morning care program and the daycare center. I have worked with children before joining LifeSpan, at churches and summer camps. I am really enjoying the uniqueness and challenges of the different ages groups in the LifeSpan program. In my free time, I enjoy reading, art, music, and writing.




Ms. Julianne

Currently a Teacher’s assistant in various rooms
Joined LifeSpan in 2017
Hello, my name is Julianne. I am excited to work at LifeSpan making memories. I have been working with children of all ages for over ten years. I attended Northampton Community College and received a Para- Educator Certificate. I have also taken classes in event planning. One of my personal goals is to have my own business in event planning. Growing up I loved pretending to be a teacher. I enjoy working with children because they always have such funny stories to tell me.