Staff

Our staff strive to provide a caring and educational environment where parents know their child(ren) are in good hands.

Deer Room – Infants (6 weeks-1 year)


JACQUELINE “JACKIE” SIMMERMAN 

Dedication to MCC:  Miss Jackie has been a part of MCC since October of 2020.

Education & Experience:  Jackie has 5 years experience in Early Childhood prior to MCC. She received an Infant/Toddler CDA in December of 2020.

Hobbies: Singing, drawing, and crafting

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DONDRA WALKER 

Dedication to MCC:  Miss Dondra has been a part of MCC since July of 2018.

Education & Experience:  Dondra has 8 years experience in Early Childhood prior to MCC. She received an Infant/Toddler CDA in May of 2019.

Hobby: Reading


Ducks – Toddlers (1 & 2 years of age)


STEPHANIE CARD 

Dedication to MCC:  Miss Stephanie has been a part of MCC since September of 2007.

Education & Experience: Stephanie attended Ohio Wesleyan University and received an Infant/Toddler CDA via correspondence from Early Connections, Inc. in August of 2018.

Hobbies: Reading and Writing


LEANNE SAFNER 

Dedication to MCC: Miss Leanne has been a part of MCC since September of 2019.

Education & Experience:  Leanne graduated from Greenville High School and started an Early Childhood Education Degree at Johnson University. She has 6 years experience in Early Childhood prior to MCC.

Hobby: Drawing


Bears – Toddlers (1 & 2 years of age)


SHARISSA PAGET

Dedication to MCC: Miss Sharissa has been a part of MCC since October of 2020.

Education & Experience:   Miss Sharissa was  employed by the CDC Willow Childcare Center before moving to MCC last year and is currently working toward her CDA credential.

Hobby: Spending time with her children and family


ABIGAIL “ABBY” THOMPSON 

Dedication to MCC: Miss Abby has been a part of MCC since January of 2020.

Education & Experience: Abby is currently enrolled in classes to obtain a Infant/Toddler CDA. She previously attended Laurel Technical Institute for Phlebotomy.

Hobbies: Camping & Gardening


Squirrels-Preschool (3-5 years of age)


ALEXIS KNOWLES 

Dedication to MCC:  Miss Alexis has been a part of MCC since October of 2016.

Education & Experience: Alexis received a Preschool Education Associate Degree in December of 2015 from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. She has 3 years experience prior to MCC.

Hobby: Reading


KRISTEN REAGLE

Dedication to MCC: Miss Kristen has been part of MCC since June of 2018

Education & Experience: Kristen received an Associate’s Degree in Preschool Education from Edinboro University in 2018. She has 2.5 years experience prior to MCC.

Hobbies: Camping, dancing, and being with family


Pre-K Counts – Owls (3-5 years of age)


MARYCATHERINE YOUNG

Dedication to MCC: Miss MaryCatherine has been part of MCC since August of 2017.

Education & Experience: MaryCatherine received a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Edinboro University in December of 2010 and is currently working toward a Master’s Degree. She has 6 years Early Childhood experience prior to MCC.

Hobby: Working Out


STACEY SALA

Dedication to MCC:   Miss Stacey has been part of MCC since June of 2013.

Education & Experience: Stacey received a Child Care Services Certification from Crawford County Career & Technical Center in June of 2001. She earned CDA credential in March of 2008 and an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Northampton Community College in August of 2013. She has 13 years Early Childhood experience prior to MCC.

Hobbies: Camping, concerts, reading, photography, walking my dogs and spending time with my son, family, and friends


JESSICA “JESS” KLINE

Dedication to MCC: Miss Jess has been part of MCC since February of 2018.

Education & Experience: With previous schooling in the Dental field most recently Miss Jess has earned a Preschool CDA in June of 2019. She is currently pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Clarion University. She has 23 years experience with children prior to MCC.

Hobbies: Reading & Music


Pre-K Counts- Foxes (3-5 years of age)


CHELSEA PIZER

Dedication to MCC:   Miss Chelsea has been a part of MCC since November of 2012.

Education & Experience: Chelsea received a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education/Special Education from Edinboro University in May of 2012. She obtained a concentration in Early Childhood Education in June of 2019. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has 2 years experience in the Human Services field prior to MCC.

Hobbies: Singing & Photography


KATHRYN “KATE” MORABITO

Dedication to MCC: Miss Kate has been part of MCC since March of 2018.

Education & Experience: Kate received a Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Studies from Slippery Rock University in May of 2010. She also received a Master’s Degree in Education from Mercyhurst University in June of 2019. She has 2 years experience with children prior to MCC.

Hobbies: Traveling and spending time with family and friends


KATHLEEN “KITTIE” CARPIN

Dedication to MCC:  Miss Kittie has been part of MCC since November of 2014.

Education & Experience: Kittie has previous education from Thiel College in Protective Services.  She most recently earned her CDA in July of 2019 . Miss Kittie was our float/kitchen staff for many years before accepting a position in the Pre-K Counts “Fox” Room.

Hobby: Reading


School Age-Wolves  (K-6th grade)


LEANNE SAYLES

Dedication to MCC: Miss LeAnne has been a part of MCC since January of 2020.

Education & Experience: Leanne graduated from Lock Haven University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology/Chemistry and a minor in Geology in May of 2019. Currently she is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Edinboro University. She has 4 years experience with students prior to MCC.

Hobbies: Reading & Crafting


Support Staff


JENNIFER “JEN” KLINGER

Dedication to MCC: Miss Jen has been part of MCC since October of 2018.

Education & Experience: Jen obtained a Child Care Services Certificate from Crawford County Career & Technical Institute in June of 2010 and earned her CDA in January of 2013. She has 5 years experience with children prior to MCC.

Hobby: Knitting


Office Staff

SANDI FIELD- Administrative Executive

Dedication to MCC:  Miss Sandi has been part of MCC since November of 2016.

Education & Experience: Sandi received a Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities with a focus on Education and a minor in Mathematics from Penn State Behrend in May of 2003. She then received a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Pittsburgh in August of 2009. She has 13 years experience working with children prior to MCC.

Hobbies: Crafting and Outdoor Activities


COLLEEN REICHEL- Center Director

Dedication to MCC: Miss Colleen has been part of MCC since August of 2016.

Education & Experience: Colleen received a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in December of 2010. She has 12 years experience in the Early Childhood Education field prior to MCC.

Hobby: Spending time with her husband & kids


FRANCEE MOTLEY, Manager of Administrations

Dedication to MCC: Miss Francee has been part of MCC since September of 2002.

Education & Experience: Francee obtained a Child Care Services Certification from the Crawford County Career & Technical Center in June of 1999. She also received a CDA Credential online through Early Connections, Inc. in November of 2013. She has 3 years experience in the Early Childhood Education field prior to MCC.

Hobbies: Reading and spending time with family


MARISSA PROUTY, Pre-K Counts Family Liaison

Dedication to MCC:  Miss Marissa has been part of MCC since August of 2016.

Education & Experience: Marissa received a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Westminster College in May of 2008. She has 6 years experience with children prior to MCC.

Hobbies: Kayaking and Reading


 Kitchen Staff

ALEENA “RENEE” KUNZ, Float

Dedication to MCC: Miss Renee has part of MCC since May of 2009.

Education & Experience: Miss Renee graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Gannon University in May of 2005. Miss Renee worked for MCC as a previous employee from 2005-2009 and also as a college work study from 2001-2005. Before her move to the float position Miss Renee worked as the Lead teacher in the Infant “Deer” Room for many years. She also previously worked at a child care center in Saxonburg, PA

Hobbies: Spending time with her children and being outdoors

 

 

 

 

 

  • ALL STAFF ARE CERTIFIED IN PEDIATRIC FIRST AID/CPR & MANDATED REPORTER TRAINING
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