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31 Jan

Jennifer McMurray, Director

Jennifer has been the director of Little Lambs Preschool since its creation in 2010.  She earned her Master’s degree in Child Development and Child Care from the School of Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Messiah College.  Jennifer has worked with children for over 25 years.  Prior to being the director at Little Lambs, Jennifer was a teacher in the Harrisburg School District for several years, teaching Pre-K-2nd grade.  She has also worked as a child therapist, TSS, foster care case worker, nanny and child care teacher over the span of her career.  She volunteered as a nursery or preschool worker in her church since she was a teenager herself.  Jennifer feels incredibly blessed to be a part of Little Lambs Preschool and enjoys the relationships with our students and families as well as watching the children grow and learn so much each year.  Jennifer resides in the Harrisburg area with her husband and 2 teenage children.

Melissa Dougherty, Finance & Enrollment Manager

Melissa has been working at Little Lambs Preschool since 2019.  This is her second year here at Little Lambs.  She has been married for 11 years and has 2 girls.  She also has 2 cats and a dog.  In her free time, Melissa enjoys being outside, fishing, riding horses and volunteering at CATRA.

Jacqueline (Jackie) Garrison, Communications & Events Manager and teacher’s aide

Jackie began working at Little Lambs Preschool in 2013 as an office assistant and substitute.  She has  expanded her role since then being a teacher’s aide for a few years and also becoming the teacher for the 2 and 3-year-old classrooms.  Jackie graduated from Shippensburg University with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.  She has over 20 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 familyin Japan.

Lisa Fleming, 4-year-old teacher

Lisa has been a teacher at Little Lambs Preschool since its creation in2010 and has taken 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, 3.5-4-year-old teacher and Education Coordinator

Jaimee has been a teacher at Little Lambs Preschool since 2013. 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

Stacy is a teacher for Little Lambs and co-teaches the 2-year-old class with Mrs. Kime. She has an Associates Degree from Lancaster Bible College and has worked in youth and children’s ministries for the past 17 years. She is currently a teacher in the children’s ministry at Living Water Community Church.  She has received training in CPR and first aid.  In addition to teaching the 2’s class, she also enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with her husband and three children.

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

Betsy has been the 4-year-old teacher for Little Lambs since 2017.  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.  She then taught three years as a K-2 Life Skills teacher for Susquehanna Township School District.  She also 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 two 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. When she isn’t teaching, Kate enjoys reading, cooking, baking, traveling and spending time at the beach.  She also enjoys looking for new ideas for her classroom.  This is her fourth year at Little Lambs and she is anticipating another year of learning and growing in the love of our Lord with the Koalas.

Janeen Kime, 2-year-old teacher

Janeen has been a part of Little Lambs since 2012.  Currently she co-teaches the 2-year-old classes with Mrs. Stargel.  Janeen attended Lancaster Bible College and majored in Elementary Education and Bible and then went on to Penn State for a degree in Teaching and Curriculum with a Reading Specialist certificate.  She lives in Harrisburg with her husband and six boys who keep her busy! Janeen loves to make learning come alive for her students!  She enjoys reading, cooking and going to the beach.

Terry Frekot, 3-year-old teacher

Terry is a 3-year-old teacher at Little Lambs for the last 3 years.  Terry has a Bachelor of Science degree in business from Philadelphia University.  This led her to a professional career as a Procurement Agent for the Navy for over three years.  Her long-time dream was to become a teacher, so she left the Navy and went back to school to focus on earning her teaching credentials in elementary education from Moravian College.  She has been working and involved with children for almost 25 years in different capacities from a Kindergarten teacher to a second-grade teacher.  Her position before coming to Little Lambs was working with children in a preschool setting for 2-year-olds to 5-year-olds for 11 years.  She has also been with Gold’s Gym of Hershey in their Kids’ Gym as a childcare provider for 17 years. Terry lives in Middletown with her husband, Jeff, and their dog, Maya.  Their son, Jarod, is finishing his senior year in college.  She enjoys cooking and doing crafts.  Terry is very excited to be a part of the Little Lambs family!

Pam Weber, 4-year-old teacher

Pam is a 4/5-year-old teacher for Little Lambs.  She joined the staff in 2019.  Pam earned her Bachelor’s Degree with a specialization in Speech-Language Pathology and Special Education in 2004.  Prior to starting her family, she worked in a speech clinic, assisted in a special education program, and taught first grade at a charter school in North Carolina.  Pam lives in West Hanover Township with her husband and three children.  She enjoys photography, crafting, and watching football with her family!

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 a floater  This is her fourth 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 3.5-4’s class on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 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 the 2’s Monday class and the 4-5’s Tuesday-Friday class. She received a degree in Early Childhood Education from Messiah College and has over 23 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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