Montgomeryville Preschool/Kindergarten Staff
OUR CURRICULUM SPECIALISTS:
Our LANGUAGE ARTS SPECIALIST is MRS. AMANDA WILSON. Mrs. Wilson has her master’s degree in Elementary Education from Wilmington College, and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware. She had nine years of experience teaching Elementary and Preschool classes before coming to Kinder Works as our Kindergarten Teacher in 2005. She is certified by both the Pennsylvania Department of Education and by the State Board of Private Academic Schools to teach Preschool through Elementary School students.
Our MATH AND SCIENCE SPECIALIST is MRS. ANNE SPARKS. Mrs. Sparks has her bachelor’s degree from Lehigh University, and her graduate work was done at Gwynedd-Mercy College. She had four years of experience with preschool and school-aged children before joining our staff in 2007. Mrs. Sparks is a Pennsylvania Department of Education Certified Teacher.
Our GYM AND MUSIC SPECIALIST is MS. STACY MALACHOWSKI. Ms. Malachowski has her bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Penn State University, and her Master of Music in Music Education from West Chester University. She joined Kinder Works in 2011 with more than 18 years of experience teaching music, and is a Pennsylvania Department of Education Certified Music Teacher. Ms. Malachowski is an award-winning Choir Director, and has taught private voice lessons as well as piano and guitar; she has also taught flute, recorder and Orff ensembles. She has experience playing various sports including field hockey, track, softball, and basketball.
Our CREATIVE EXPRESSION SPECIALIST is MS. JENNIFER DIX. Ms. Dix has her Bachelor of Fine Arts from James Madison University and is a Pennsylvania Department of Education Certified Art Teacher. She had two years of experience teaching preschoolers before joining us in 2006. She is also an award-winning artist, specializing in painting and drawing, and is frequently commissioned to paint or draw portraits and landscapes.
OUR CLASS TEACHERS:
Our SUN BEARS (Kindergarten) Class Teacher is MRS. JENNIFER DELLA PORTA. Mrs. Della Porta joined the Kinder Works staff at our Doylestown location in 2004 as a Kindergarten Teacher and then as a Math & Science Specialist. In 2012, she moved to our Limerick location where she was the Kindergarten Teacher and Director. In 2016, Mrs. Della Porta transferred to our Montgomeryville location to teach our Kindergarten class. 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.
Our KOALAS Class Teacher is MS. KATIE GORMLEY. Ms. Gormley has her bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Kutztown University. She had two years of experience teaching preschoolers before joining our staff in 2004 as a Preschool Teacher. She is a Pennsylvania Department of Education Certified Teacher.
Our PANDAS Class Teacher is MRS. JOANNA MCCARTNEY. Mrs. McCartney has been a Program Coordinator, Kindergarten Teacher, Language Arts Specialist and Director with Kinder Works since 2003. She graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Kindergarten Education. She joined Kinder Works with three years of experience teaching in Harrisburg and in the North Penn School District. Mrs. McCartney is certified as a Teacher by the Pennsylvania Department of Education in Early Childhood and Elementary Education.
Our HONEY BEARS Class Teacher is MRS. SHANNON McCLURE (formerly Moyer). Mrs. McClure came to us in 2010 with 2 years of experience teaching preschoolers. She has her bachelor’s degree in Education from Temple University, and is a Pennsylvania Department of Education Certified Teacher.