Meet our Nursery School Teachers
Three and Four Year-Old Teacher
Melissa has been with the nursery school for 10 years and has enjoyed working with the 3 and 4 year old classes. Melissa is a graduate of Montgomery County Community College with an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Melissa and her husband Joe, live in Telford with their children Nick and Anna. In her spare time Melissa enjoys going to the beach and watching her children play sports.
Three and Four Year-Old Teacher’s Assistant
Erin joined the nursery school as an assistant in 2014. She has an Associate’s degree in medical assisting. Erin and her husband Andy, have three kids, Rori, Bryn and Cole. They have been married for 12 years. In her spare time Erin enjoys reading and spending time with the kids and their various activities, mainly soccer.
Three and Five Year-Old Teacher
Kristen has been with the school for 5 years. Kristen is a graduate of Millersville University with a B.S. in Elementary Education. Kristen and her husband Jon live in Telford with their children, Dylan, Sydney and Jack. In her free time, Kristen enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching her children play sports and traveling to the beach.
Four Year-Old Teacher
Sarah is one of the 4 year old teachers and teaches rhythm and movement classes for Zion’s Nursery School. She graduated from Eastern University with a major in Elementary Education with concentrations in Special Education and Early Childhood Education and a minor in Dance. Sarah teaches middle school and high school ballet at Feet First Dance Center in Phoenixville, PA. She is also the Co-Director for Simcha Dance Ministries. Sarah serves as a teaching assistant for Salford Mennonite Child Care Centers. Sarah and her husband, Michael, live in Hatfield, PA. In her free time Sarah likes to bake, scrapbook, dance, go to the beach, journal, and spend time with family and friends.
My Toddler and Me Teacher
Katie joined the nursery school in 2014 as our “My Toddler and Me” teacher. She comes to us with a B.S. in Elementary Education from Penn State University. She has worked for 3 years as a Therapeutic Support Staff at Northwestern Human Services of Centre County. She also worked for 2 years as a Church School Coordinator at Faith UCC in State College, Pa. Katie and her husband Eric recently moved here from Duluth, MN. They are members of Zion Mennonite Church where Katie runs the summer program Zion’s Wednesday Night Races. Katie is currently an at-home mom to her 3 children – Colton, Josiah, and Betsy – who keep her on her toes. When she has free time Katie enjoys making jewelry and other assorted crafts, playing outside with the kids, taking walks and Dessert Club.
Jennifer has been at the church as the administrative assistant for 7 years. 2014 was her first year at the nursery school as the director. Jenn has a B.S. in Early Childhood Education from West Chester University. Before coming to the church Jenn worked at a daycare center for 17 years where she was a Preschool Teacher and Assistant Director. Jenn has served on the Christian Education Commitee at her church for 6 years. Jenn and her husband Darren, live in Harleysville with their 2 children Sydney and Ethan. In her free time, Jenn enjoys reading, traveling, family time and playing games.