Limerick Preschool/Kindergarten Staff

OUR CURRICULUM SPECIALISTS:

Our LANGUAGE ARTS SPECIALIST is MRS. AMY HAINES. Mrs. Haines graduated summa cum laude with her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Kutztown University, and is a Pennsylvania Department of Education certified Teacher. She came to us with more than 3 years of experience as a Preschool and Kindergarten Teacher, a Childcare Center Director, and also as a Substitute Teacher for Elementary School Students. She joined Kinder Works in the Spring of 2012.  She is the mother of one son, who attends Kinder Works.

Our CREATIVE EXPRESSION SPECIALIST is MS. JENNA HERMANY.  Ms. Hermany has her B.S. in Art Education from Kutztown University, and her Master of Arts in Art Therapy from Cedar Crest College.  She came to us in 2018 with over 6 years of teaching experience with children ages preschool through 12th grade in both public and private schools.  She is adept at many art forms, and specializes in fiber art. 

Our MATH & SCIENCE SPECIALIST is MS. REBECCA SCHMIDT. Ms. Schmidt graduated summa cum laude from West Chester University with her bachelor’s degree in Education.  She is certified to teach in Early Childhood by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.  She had 6 years of experience working with young children at an Early Childhood Center, a Summer Camp, and as a Private Nanny before joining our team in the summer of 2013.  Ms. Schmidt is also a Kinder Works Alumna!

Our GYM & MUSIC SPECIALIST is MR. GREGORY DIPPELL. Mr. Dippell has a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Keene State College, and a Master of Arts in Music from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is certified to teach all forms and areas of music to students ranging from Preschool to University. He joined Kinder Works during the 2012-2013 school year with experience teaching Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary, High School and University students. He has been the Lead Music Teacher at a public school in Pennsylvania, in New Hampshire, and in Scotland! He has also taught private music instruction since 2005. Mr. Dippell has played cello for the Philly Pops and performed at Carnegie Hall, and is proficient on a number of instruments: violin, viola, cello, bass, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, guitar, and piano. He has also been a tennis instructor at a summer camp in New York for 3 years, and has 6 years experience as a lifeguard.

 

OUR PRESCHOOL/KINDERGARTEN CLASS TEACHERS:

Our SUN BEARS Class Teacher and Assistant Director is MRS. JEN DELLA PORTA. Ms. Della Porta joined the Kinder Works staff in 2004 at our Doylestown location.  For 8 years, she held the positions of Kindergarten Teacher and Math & Science Specialist.  In 2012, she moved to our Limerick/Royersford location where she was the Kindergarten Teacher and Director.  In 2016, she transferred for a year to our Montgomeryville location to teach Kindergarten.  She has her bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and is a Pennsylvania Department of Education Certified Teacher.  She is the mother of two children, both of whom attend Kinder Works.

Our KOALAS Class Teacher is MRS. TRACEY MYERS. Mrs. Myers has her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Kutztown University, and is a Pennsylvania Department of Education Certified Teacher.  She had experience teaching preschoolers a childcare center and taught school-aged children in the Souderton Area School District before joining the Teaching Team at our Doylestown location in 2008.  For 6 years, she was a Kinder Works Preschool & Kindergarten Class Teacher in Doylestown; she transferred to our Limerick/Royersford location in 2014.  Tracey is the mother of two children, who attend Kinder Works.

Our PANDAS Class Teacher is MRS. LAURA SUSSMAN. Mrs. Sussman has her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Cabrini University.  She received her Teacher Certification from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.  She came to us in 2017 with 8 years of experience teaching young children.  She is the mother of two children, both attending Kinder Works.

Our HONEY BEARS Class Teacher is MRS. JESSICA CONTI. Mrs. Conti graduated from Caldwell College in New Jersey, where she received her bachelor’s degree in Social Studies and Education; she is certified to teach in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Mrs. Conti joined Kinder Works in the Summer of 2013 with experience teaching young children in a classroom setting.

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