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 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 just recently moved to West Hanover Township
where she lives 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.
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, 3- & 4-year-old teacher
Emily Eckert, 4-year-old teacher
Emily is a graduate of Shippensburg University with a major in speech communications. This is
Emily’s fourth 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, 3- & 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.
Megan Spinney, 4-year-old teacher
Melinda 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.
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 is a teacher’s aide for Mrs. Fleming’s 4-5-year-old class as well as an aide for the TTh 2’s class.
She received a degree in Early Childhood Education from Messiah College and has over 21 years of
experience teaching children. This is Kathy’s third 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.