Limerick Infant/Toddler Staff

INFANT PROGRAM:

MS. KRISTI KASPAR is working towards her degree in Education, with a minor in Art, from Penn State University. She joined the Kinder Works Toddler Teaching Team in 2013 with 4 years of experience teaching Toddlers and Preschoolers in an Early Childhood Education Center. Kristi left us briefly to have her child, who is now attending Kinder Works.

MRS. RENAE WALTHER has her bachelor’s degree in Psychological and Social Science from Penn State University where she was a member of the National Honor Society.  She came to us in 2017 with 6 years of experience as a private nanny.  Renae is the mother of one child who is a student at Kinder Works.

 

TODDLER PROGRAM:
 

Younger Toddler Group Teacher:

MRS. JOELLE OSWALD has her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Early Childhood Education from Kutztown University, and is a Pennsylvania Department of Education Certified Teacher.  She came to us in 2009 with more than nine years of experience working with young children as a Lead Teacher at a Montessori School and a Child Development Center.  She is the mother of 3 children; her youngest attends Kinder Works.
 

Older Toddler Group Teacher:

MRS. RACHAEL OBERHOLTZER graduated Summa Cum Laude from West Chester University with a bachelor’s degree in Education.  She is a Pennsylvania Department of Education Certified Teacher.  She joined our teaching team in 2016 with experience as a public-school teacher, working with elementary grades.  She is the mother of one child who attends Kinder Works.

 

TODDLER PROGRAM CURRICULUM SPECIALISTS

Covering Language Arts, Early Logic, Creative Expression, SEL (EQ), and Gym & Music

AM & PM: MS. VALERIE HURTA received her education and experience in early childhood education in Prague! She lived there for 12 years, first attending the University of New York in Prague and then working for the last 7 years as a preschool and elementary school teacher at a private international school in the Czech Republic. She joined us in 2017.

AM: MRS. JENNIFER KNIGHT has her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Early Childhood Education from Kutztown University. She is a Certified Teacher, and joined Kinder Works in 2015 with 19 years of experience teaching Toddler, Preschool, and Kindergarten Classes, and as the Director of an Early Childhood Center.

AM: MRS. NOELLE CARNEY earned her associate’s degree in Education in the Early Years (Birth through 4th grade) from Montgomery County Community College. She came to us in 2015 with 8 years of experience working with toddlers, preschoolers, and school-aged children at a local YMCA and Early Childhood Education Center.

PM: MRS. STEPHANIE VIA (formerly Reitmeyer) came to us in 2009 with four years of experience working with young children as a Lead Toddler Teacher in a PA Childcare Center. She is pursuing her degree in Early Childhood Education. Stephanie left us to have her second child, and has subsequently returned to us; she is now the mother of 2 children, the youngest of which attends Kinder Works.

PM: MS. DONI COSGROVE graduated from Lancaster Bible College with a bachelor’s degree in Christian Education, and she has her Private Academic Teaching Certification from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. She came to us in the 2014-15 school year with 22 years of experience teaching Preschool and Kindergarten classes.

PM: MS. KAITLYN HAMPTON received her associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Reading Area Community College, and is currently working toward her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and Special Education from Kutztown University. She joined the Kinder Works Teaching Team in 2014 with more than 3 years of experience as a Camp Counselor and as a Private Childcare Provider.

PM: MRS. MEGAN ULRICH received her bachelor’s degree from Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA, and came to us with experience working with infants and toddlers as a Nanny in Paris, France. She joined the Kinder Works Toddler Teaching Team in 2015 as a Substitute Teacher in both our Limerick and Montgomeryville locations before accepting the role of Toddler Specialist.

Our Gym & Music programs are led by our Group Teachers.

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