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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 expanded her role last 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 12 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

Kristen is a graduate of Messiah College with a Bachelor’s degree in Family Studies.  She worked

as a TSS soon after graduation, and then stayed home to raise her seven children.  She has been

involved with the children’s ministry at Devonshire Church for the past 20 years.  She is a substitute

in the CD School District as a special education paraprofessional.  After watching her two youngest

sons graduate from Little Lambs, she is thrilled to be on staff again this year after having served as

an aide to a 3-year-old class last year.

Natalie Oswald, office assistant

Natalie graduated from Clarion University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and

Marketing.  She is mother and step-mother to 7 children that keep her very busy.  This is her first

year at Little Lambs.  When she is not in the Little Lambs office, she works from home in her consulting

business.  She loves missionary work and is a middle school youth leader.

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.

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.

Stacy Stargel, 2-year-old teacher and aide

Stacy is a 2-year-old teacher and 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 second grader and a fourth grader.

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

Betsy is a 4/5-year-old teacher for Little Lambs.  In 2000, she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in

both Elementary and Special Education from Millersville University.  Before starting her family,

she taught one year in a full-time Learning Support and one year in an Itinerant Learning

Support for Chambersburg School District, and three years as a K-2 Life Skills teacher for

Susquehanna Township School District.  She has most recently taught for nine years as a

preschool (2-5-year-olds) Sunday School teacher here at Devonshire Church.  Betsy currently

lives in Derry Township with her husband, four children, and one crazy dog.

Kate Staskin, 4-year-old teacher

Kate earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Bloomsburg University.

She, her husband, and her two children live in the Harrisburg area. Kate was a stay-at-home

mother to her children and was extremely involved in their schools as a homeroom parent/

party planner and volunteer throughout their elementary years. She also taught second

grade religious education in her parish for seven years. Now that her daughter is heading to

college, she is looking forward to joining the staff at Little Lambs.

Janeen Kime, 2-year-old teacher

Janeen has her Elementary Education and Bible degree from Lancaster Bible College and her Reading

Specialist degree from Penn State University.  She lives in Harrisburg with her husband and six boys!

Janeen loves making learning fun for children.  She enjoys reading, cooking and going to the beach.

Terry Frekot, 3-year-old teacher

(coming soon)

Lori Fahringer, 4-year-old teacher

(coming soon)

Teacher’s Aides:

 

Nicolle Fulginiti

Nicolle is the teacher’s aide for the 4-5’s, 5-day class this year.  She graduated from Shippensburg

University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and West Chester University with a Master’s

degree in Education.  In addition to working at Little Lambs, Nicolle and her husband also work

at Milton Hershey School as relief houseparents.

Mayra Fulton

Mayra is the teacher’s aide for the 3’s MWF class and also two days a week in the 4-5’s, 4-day

class.  This is her second year working at the preschool.  She has previously worked in daycare

with 2- and 3-year-olds.  Mayra lives in Harrisburg with her husband and two children.  She

enjoys crafting and party planning in her free time.  She is very excited to be a part of Little

Lambs again this year.

Jenny McGarvey

Jenny is an aide for the 4-day 4/5’s class on Monday and Wednesday. She is a Messiah College

graduate with a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in psychology. She taught 1st grade

for three years before starting a family. She attends Living Hope Church and has been involved

with their children’s ministries for 14 years. She loves watching football and watching her kids

play basketball. They reside in West Hanover Township. She’s looking forward to getting to know

more of the families at Little Lambs!

Megan Spinney

Megan is the teacher’s aide for one of the 4-5’s MWF classes.  She graduated from Messiah

College with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.  Before having her own children,

Megan taught 4-year-olds in a daycare setting for three years and also taught at the upper

elementary level at a Christian school in the Harrisburg area for three years. She and her

husband have lived in the Harrisburg area for over 15 years, and have two sons in elementary

school.  She is excited to be back for her second year at LLP.

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.

Emily Colvin

(coming soon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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