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 - 2019) 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 Leah Boggs-Sukel, B.A.
Ms Leah worked for a couple summers for LOLAs while working at a local school district during the school year; before deciding that her heart belonged to the children at our center. We are so blessed to have Ms Leah as a part of our teaching team. The two-year olds love the fun, educational and entertaining environment she creates. The children in Ms Leah's room can always be found singing, dancing and reading interactive stories.
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 Christina Dolan, B.A.
Ms Christina graduated Cum Laude from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is devoted to making a positive difference in the lives of children. Ms Christina creates an inviting and welcoming classroom for the children and their families. She has experience working with individuals in a wide range of abilities. As one of our newest teachers, we are excited to watch the children learn and grow in Ms Christina's room!
GALILLE CLASSROOM School-Age Lead Teacher Katie Anderson, B.S.
Ms Katie began working for LOLAs in 2017 as a lead preschool teacher. Ms Katie worked with preschool for four years and now works as the lead school-age teacher. Ms Katie invests her heart in her students, getting to know each on a personal level. Ms Katie is creative and works to provide individual instruction based on the child's unique interests. A summer spent in the school-age classroom with Ms Katie is always a summer to remember.
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.