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31 Jan

Jennifer McMurray, director

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 20 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 Hubler, office administrator

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.  She has served in many child

related roles at Devonshire Church, including nursery coordinator,

preschool teacher, and mentor/craft coordinator of the Wednesday night

children’s ministry.  Heather lives in West Hanover Township with her husband and four children.


Jacqueline Garrison, 2-year-old teacher, aide and office assistant

Jackie has been working at Little Lambs Preschool since 2013 as an office assistant, teacher’s aide

and substitute.  She will be expanding her role this school year by also becoming the teacher for

the 2-year-old Friday classroom. Jackie graduated from Shippensburg University with a Bachelor’s

degree in Elementary Education. She has over 11 years of experience working with children in a

daycare/preschool setting in the Harrisburg area with children ranging from infants through

school aged. Jackie enjoys creating jewelry, watching football, going to the beach and visiting

her family in Japan.

Kristen Thrush, office assistant

(coming soon)

Lisa Fleming, 4-year-old teacher

Lisa has been a teacher at Little Lambs for the last five 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

fifteen 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.


Kelly Brandenburg, 4-year-old teacher

(coming soon)

Jaimee Zohn, 3-year-old teacher and Education Coordinator

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.

Melinda (Mindy) Bloss, 2- & 3-year-old teacher

Melinda Bloss is a teacher for Little Lambs Preschool. This

is her sixth 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. She 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.

Elizabeth (Betsy) Felix, 4-year-old teacher

(coming soon)


Teacher’s Aides

Nicolle Fulginiti

(coming soon)

Mayra Fulton

(coming soon)

Jenny McGarvey

(coming soon)

Megan Spinney

(coming soon)

Stacy Stargel

Stacy is a 2-year-old teacher’s aide for Little Lambs. She has worked in youth and children’s ministries

for over 12 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 10 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 a 1st grader, a

a second grader and a fourth grader.

Kathy Umberger

Kathy is a teacher’s aide for both of Mrs. Fleming’s classes.

She received a degree in Early Childhood Education from Messiah College and has over 21 years of

experience teaching children. This is Kathy’s fourth year as an aide at Little Lambs Preschool.

When she has time, Kathy enjoys scrapbooking and baking. She is also involved in the ESL (English

as a second language) program at her church. Kathy lives in Harrisburg with her husband and three

grown children. She is so excited to be back working with preschoolers again.







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