EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR LOLAs Early Care and Education Center Mrs. Meghan Strawcutter, M.Ed.
Ms 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 LOLAs Early Care and Education Center Taylor Buday, B.S.
Ms 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.
Ms 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, CDA
Ms Jaimie has a variety of experiences working with children including Sunday school teacher, various volunteer opportunities and raising four children of her own. Ms Jaimie, who the children refer to as "Meme" works to build a relationship with the children and their families. The children thrive in the nurturing and home style environment Ms Jaimie creates in the classroom. Ms Jaimie will be completing her CDA with WCCC and will continue on to earn her Associates Degree.
BETHLEHEM CLASSROOM Older Toddlers Lead Teacher Angie Pierce, CDA
Ms Angie bring high energy and excitement to the classroom. The two-year olds love the fun, educational and entertaining environment she creates. The children in Ms Angies room can always be found singing, dancing and reading interactive stories. Ms Angie will be completing her CDA with NHCC and will continue on to earn her Associates Degree.
EDEN CLASSROOM Full-Day 3/4 Year-Old Preschool Lead Teacher Amanda Schrecongost, B.S.
Ms Amanda graduated Magna Cum Laude from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelors in Disability Services. Amanda began her career over five years ago and gained experience in classrooms ranging from infants all the way to before/after school care for children up to age twelve. During her time in the field she has filled many roles, including lead teacher, center safety captain, team lead and assistant director. Ms Amanda brings a wealth of experience to the classroom and provides a structured, play-based, educationally focused experience for the children.
JERUSALEM CLASSROOM Full-Day 4/5 Year-Old Preschool Lead Teacher NOW HIRING
We are currently hiring for this position, apply by clicking the link to the right, or sending your resume to email@example.com. This position requires an associates or bachelors degree in early childhood education or a related field plus experience.
JERUSALEM CLASSROOM Part-Day Preschool Lead Teacher Meghan Strawcutter, M.Ed
Ms Meghan 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 "Mrs H" 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.