Jennifer is the director of Little Lambs Preschool. She
earned her Master’s degree in Child Development from the School
of Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh. She also earned a
Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Messiah
College. Jennifer has worked with children for over 17 years. She
has been the director of Little Lambs since its creation in 2010.
Before staying home with her children for a few years, Jennifer was
a teacher in the Harrisburg School District for 7 years. Prior to that,
she worked as a child therapist, foster care case worker, nanny and
day care teacher. She recently volunteered in the nursery and her church’s Wednesday night
preschool group. Jennifer feels so blessed to be a part of Little Lambs Preschool and enjoys getting
to work with all of our students and families. Jennifer resides in the Harrisburg area with her husband
and 2 children.
Heather currently serves as the office administrator for Little
Lambs Preschool. She has her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
and Molecular Biology from Lebanon Valley College and uses her
degree to help design the classroom science centers as well as to
coordinate the school’s science night. For the last fourteen years,
she has attended Devonshire Church and has served in many child
related roles there, including nursery coordinator, preschool teacher,
and mentor/craft coordinator of the Wednesday night children’s
ministry. Heather lives in Lower Paxton Township with her husband and four children.
Lisa has been a teacher at Little Lambs for the last three years and
is currently taking classes to earn her Child Development Associate’s
Certificate. She is pediatric first aid certified and actively seeks out
and attends trainings related to preschool teaching. She has been
involved in Devonshire Church’s children’s programs for the past
fourteen years serving in all capacities from mentoring to
coordinating and directing. She has also spent most of her adult life
in the childcare profession. Lisa is very excited for another year of
helping children grow and learn, and of course giving lots of TLC.
Emily Eckert, 4-year-old teacher
Emily is a graduate of Shippensburg University with a major in speech communications. This is
Emily’s third year at Little Lambs Preschool. She is extremely excited to be returning and to have
the opportunity to have her own classroom. She is enthusiastic and has a great passion for working
with children; therefore she is pursuing her teaching certificate. Emily is an active member at her
church and has been involved with the youth group since 2009. She is also a mentor to a 7th grade
student that is preparing for the Rite of Confirmation where her responsibility is to help the student
understand the Christian faith and how faith guides our everyday life. She is looking forward to the
school year and to watching your children grow and learn!
Jaimee Zohn, 4-year-old teacher
After completing her Bachelor’s degree in Special Education at Penn State University, Jaimee went
on to earn her Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction in Early Childhood Education from
Shippensburg University. She spent several years as a home visitor in Perry County working with
families who were pregnant or had children under the age of 5 on parent education and child
development. Before having her own children, she spent 7 years as a preschool special education
teacher for the Capital Area Intermediate Unit teaching children with special needs. Jaimee lives in
the Harrisburg area with her husband and two sons.
Stacy Dorman, 3-year-old teacher
Stacy graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood
Education. Out of college, she spent several years as a preschool teacher and on-site director
at a church-affiliated, child-care center in Enola. She then taught both Jr. Kindergarten and
Kindergarten at Harrisburg Academy until having her own two children. Stacy continues to
substitute there for 3-year olds through 4th grade. In her spare time (lol!), she spends time
volunteering in her kids’ school, occasionally teaching baton, helping with her church’s Bible
school, and along with her husband spends many hours coaching &/or cheering on their kids’
many sporting events. Stacy is super excited to be back in the classroom on a regular basis and
can not wait to meet her kiddos!
Jennifer Ellestad, 3-year-old teacher
Jennifer has a love and passion for children and teaching. She has her Infant/Toddler Child Develop-
ment Associate’s certificate as well as 16 years of experience related to elementary, early childhood,
and special education. She spent 10 years teaching 2-year olds at Hildebrant Learning Centers before
becoming a stay-at-home mom to her three boys. She lives in Harrisburg with her husband and
children. Jenn is very excited to be joining the Little Lambs family and especially to be teaching again.
She enjoys watching children grow and learn.
Melinda Bloss, 2-year-old teacher
Melinda Bloss is the 2-year old teacher for Little Lambs Preschool. This
is her third year with the school. She affectionately goes by “Mindy.”
Melinda was the Vacation Bible School director for three years at her
home church. Melinda was also a Nanny for many years to three
children in the Harrisburg area. Melinda is pediatric first aid certified
and is currently taking classes to obtain a Child Development
Associate’s Certificate. Melinda is married, has three young children
and currently lives in Harrisburg where she was born and raised. She
loves working with children and helping them explore new things.
Janeen is a 4-year-old teacher’s aide for Little Lambs. She has her Bachelor’s degree in Education
and Bible from Lancaster Bible College and her Master of Education with a Reading Specialist
certificate from Penn State University. In her free time she likes to read, scrapbook, sit at the
beach and sell Avon. She is married to Jeff Kime, and they have five boys between the ages of nine
and two. Janeen is excited to be a part of Little Lambs Preschool.
Lisa attended college for elementary education and was just shy of completing the requirements for
her Bachelor’s degree before becoming a stay-at-home mom to her two children. She was a
teacher’s helper and day camp helper for all of her children’s elementary school years. Now that her
children are grown and attending college, she was looking for work outside the home and so has
decided to join the Little Lambs team. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys working out, playing any sport
and hanging with her sons.
Aly Lim graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Filmmaking from Rochester Institute of Technology
in New York. She’s worked with children in films, photography, after-school programs and as an
emergency medical technician. She is also a co-founder of Central PA’s premier scrapbooking store,
Times to Remember, in Hershey. In 2000, she started a scrapbook program for children staying in
the Child Life Department at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Aly is currently pursuing a
Master’s degree through Penn State. She is certified in CPR and first aid and feels truly blessed that
God’s path has brought her to the Little Lambs family.
Jenny graduated from Messiah College with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She taught
first grade for three years. Her family is a part of Living Hope Church and she serves as one of the
1 & 2’s teachers. Jenny is married and has three children. She’s been a stay-at-home mom for the
past 8 years. Her two oldest children are in 1st and 2nd grade, and her youngest will be in the
3 1/2-4 year old class at Little Lambs.
Stacy is a 2-year-old teacher’s aide for Little Lambs. She has worked in youth and children’s ministries
for over 10 years and is currently one of the preschool teachers at her church, Living Water Community
Church. Stacy has also helped with VBS for the past 8 years. She has previously received training in
CPR and first aid. In addition to being an aide in the 2′s class, she is a mother of two preschoolers and
a first grader.