EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR LOLAs Early Care and Education Center Mrs. Meghan Strawcutter, M.Ed.
Meghan earned her Bachelor's Degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Child Development and Family Studies. She continued her studies at Carlow University earning her Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education and PA Teacher Certification. Meghan has also obtained certification in Pennsylvania Quality Assurance System (PQAS) as a Professional Development Instructor. Meghan's most recent experience includes instructing undergraduate students at Westmoreland County Community College (2014 - Present) and Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2012 - 2015). She has over fifteen years of professional experience in various child care settings, including six years as a teacher in a star four, NAEYC accredited early learning center.
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Taylor Buday, B.S.
Taylor earned her Bachelor's Degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Child Development and Family Studies. She began working at LOLAs in 2016 as an assistant preschool teacher. Taylor found her passion working with young toddlers as a lead teacher in 2018 and remained as a lead for three years. She joined the administration team in 2021 as assistant director.
BABYLON CLASSROOM Infants Lead Teacher Stephanie Daugherty, M.S.
Stephanie has a Bachelor's Degree in Child Development and Family Relations. She has a variety of experiences working with young children including teaching in a preschool setting as well as in a toddler classroom. Stephanie creates a nurturing environment where each infants individual needs are met in a caring way.
NAZARETH CLASSROOM Young Toddlers Lead Teacher Jaimie Rising
Jaimie is working towards her associates degree in Early Childhood Education at the Westmoreland County Community College. She previously attended IUP for her bachelors degree in Public Relations and English (Summa Cum Laude). She is a mother of four and grandmother of eight. Jaimie brings to the classroom a calming and nurturing presence. Our infants are well cared for in the educational and soothing environment Jaimie creates.
BETHLEHEM CLASSROOM Older Toddlers Lead Teacher
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EDEN CLASSROOM Full-Day 3/4 Year-Old Preschool Lead Teacher Melanie Zolocsik, B.S.
Melanie Zolocsik has a Bachelor's Degree in Human Development and Family Relations from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Melanie has experience working with children as a kindergarten readiness leader, summer camp counselor and youth gymnastics coach. Melanie works hard to present the children with a consistent routine to build the necessary social/emotional and developmental skills to advance to the four/five year old classroom.
Lydia Noel has a Bachelor's Degree in Human Development and Family Relations from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. My Lydia has experience as a Classroom Assistant, Private Child Care Provider and Afterschool Program Assistant. Lydia's excitement and enthusiasm for teaching children is vibrant, the children can't help but
JERUSALEM CLASSROOM Part-Day Preschool Lead Teacher Meghan Strawcutter, M.Ed
Meghan Strawcutter serves as both our Executive Director and part-day preschool teacher. She has 15+ years of experience working with young children in a variety of settings. Part-Day preschool is the perfect experience for young children who are preparing for kindergarten. Enrollment begins in April, school begins in August!
GALILLE CLASSROOM School-Age Lead Teacher Janis Howard, M.A.
Janis earned her Bachelor's Degree in English with high distinction from George Mason university in Fairfax, Virginia. She then went on to earn her Masters in English with a Teaching Certificate from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her previous experiences include study hall supervisor at United High School, communication skills specialist at the Indiana Junior High School, and substitute teaching at Homer Center Elementary. Janis creates an academically appropriate and fun environment for the school-age crew.
Proverbs 22:6 [ESV] Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.