Ms. Nita is our Lead Teacher in the Infant room. She joined the Flying Hills Preschool team in the fall of 2017 and brings with her over 20 years of early childhood experience. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and has worked with all age groups ranging from infants through school age. She enjoys spending time with her husband and 11 year old son.
Ms. Colleen is the Assistant Teacher in the Infant room and joined the Flying Hills Preschool team in January 2018. Colleen has been working in child care since 1999 and holds an Associates degree in Respiratory Therapy and a Child Development Associate Credential. She enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons, and her extended family.
Ms. Donna is the newest addition to our Infant room, working on a part time/sub basis since October 2018. She comes to us with over 15 years of experience in the early childhood field. Donna spent 7 years working in the Infant/Toddler program at Montessori Country Day School and the last 4 years she worked as an Assistant Teacher in a preschool classroom at Wilson Child Care. When she's not working in the baby room at Flying Hills, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 5 children.
Ms. Melanie began directing Flying Hills Preschool in August 2017. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies and a Master's degree in Health Services Administration. She began her early childhood career teaching preschool right out of college, spent 6 years working in Early Intervention providing supports and services to children with developmental delays, and found her niche as a school director. She has spent the last 12 years in this role. When she's not working, Melanie enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 kids, and their dogs.
Ms. Cara is our Lead Teacher in the Toddler room. She joined the Flying Hills Preschool team in 2009. Cara holds a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Alvernia University. She began working in early childhood education in 1995 and enjoys watching the looks on toddlers' faces when they learn new skills. When Cara is not entertaining our Toddler class, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Ms. Dawn is an Assistant Teacher in our Toddler classroom and has been with Flying Hills Preschool since 2014. During her tenure, she has worked in all the classrooms and truly is an asset to our Toddler classroom. When Dawn is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her children and teaching dance.
Miss Hannah is the newest addition to our Toddler classroom. She is a graduate of Twin Valley High School where she completed an internship for school working with kindergarteners at Twin Valley Elementary School. In addition to this experience, she has worked as a Teacher's Aide at Whole Child Learning Center and recently completed her first semester at Millersville University studying Special Education.
Miss Marli is an Assistant Teacher in our Toddler classroom on Tuesdays and Thursdays and works in our Preschool/Pre-k classroom on Fridays. She is a recent West Chester University graduate and just began her Master's degree in Occupational Therapy at Alvernia University.
Mixed Age Group Classroom
Ms. Lori is one of our Co-Teachers in our Preschool/Pre-k classroom. She has been teaching at Flying Hills Preschool since 2008. Lori holds an Associates degree in Early Childhood Education. She spent over 20 years working in Head Start as a Preschool Teacher. She also has experience as an Assistant Director. In her spare time, Lori likes spending time with her family and her grandson who just turned 1.
Mrs. Dee is our other Co-Teacher in the Preschool/Pre-k classrom. She joined our team in August 2019 and comes to us with over 20 years of teaching experience, 5 years working directly with Ms. Melanie at a previous school! Mrs. Dee has her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education. When she's not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, 3 children, and 2 grandchildren.
Miss Kim joined the Flying Hills Preschool staff in April 2019. She has her Associates degree in ECE and currently works as a Paraprofessional for Exeter School District in one of their Autistic Support Classrooms. You can find her working with our Preschool and School Age kids in the afternoons.
Miss Gabby also joined the Flying Hills Preschool staff in April 2019. She is a recent Kutztown University graduate and holds her Pre-K through 4th grade Teaching Certificate too. You can find Miss Gabby working a split shift in our Infant program and filling in for Summer Camp as well.