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)

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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

CAMRIN SURRENA

Dedication to MCC: Miss Camrin has been apart of MCC since January 2023.

Education & Experience: Much of Camrin’s experience comes from the Erie Zoo Education Program & Girl Scouts of Western PA

Hobbies: Walking my dog, Rocky.  Enjoying time with friends and family.

 

Ducks – Toddlers (1 & 2 years of age)


HAYLEY MAKEPEACE

Dedication to MCC:  Miss Hayley has been apart of MCC since February 2022.

Education & Experience:  Hayley has worked with children since 2013 and received her Associate’s in Pre-School education from Edinboro University in 2020.

Hobbies:  Spending time with my family, going for walks, thrifting

KASSIDY VALE

Dedication of MCC:   Miss Kassi has been apart of MCC since May 2022.

Education & Experience:  Kassi received her her Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Laurel Technical Institute.  She has cared for children of different ages since Middle School.  She has started professionally working with children in 2019.

Hobbies:  Painting, crafting, listening to music, going for walks

 

Bears – Toddlers (1 & 2 years of age)


EMILY MORRIS

Dedication to MCC: Miss Emily has been apart of MCC since July 2021.

Education & Experience:  Emily graduated from Saegertown Highschool, caring for children for multiple years, and she is working towards her CDA.

Hobbies:  Art, writing, video games, hiking, reading, thrifting

RUBY RUBIS

Dedication to MCC:  Miss Ruby has been apart of MCC since September 2022.

Education & Experience:  Ruby attended the Child Care Vo-tech program and has 9 years of experience.

Hobbies:  Thrifting and Art

 

Squirrels-Preschool (3-5 years of age)


KIM GREEN

Dedication to MCC:  Miss Kim has been apart of MCC since August 2022.

Education & Experience:  Kim received her Associate’s Degree in Preschool/Ed as well as her Bachelor’s in Early Childhood/Special Ed. from Edinboro University. She is now pursuing her Master’s Degree there.  She has been teaching since 2014.

Hobbies:  Yoga, reading, spending time with family

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

 

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 her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Edinboro University, she has also recently obtained her Master’s Degree from Edinboro University as well, earning some top awards. She has 6 years Early Childhood experience prior to MCC.

Hobbies: Working Out

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

MONICA MORRIS

Dedication to MCC: Miss Monica has been a part of MCC since 2022

Education & Experience: Monica graduated from Thiel College with a K-6 certificate in 2012. She has operated her own childcare before joining MCC.

Hobbies: Boating, hiking, and spending time with her family and children.

 

 

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


SHERRI JOHNSON: 

 

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)


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. She is currently attending Edinboro University to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Education & Deaf Education.

Hobbies: Reading and Writing

RYLEE KAHLER:

Dedication to MCC: Rylee has been with us at MCC since August of 2022

Education & Experience: Rylee is currently attending Allegheny College to become a Child Psychologist.

Hobbies:

Support Staff


SUSAN PHILLIPS

Dedication to MCC:  Miss Susan has been apart of MCC since June 2021.

Education & Experience:  Susan owned and operated a childcare for 3 1/2 years, before joining MCC. She also has been working in the childcare field for about 20 years total.

Hobbies:  Camping & Swimming

GRACEANNE WEIBEL

Dedication to MCC: GraceAnne has been a part of MCC since September 2022.

Education & Experience: GraceAnne is currently attending Laurel Technical Institute for Early Childhood Education and is currently serving as an Intern for MCC.


Office Staff

VALERIE CHENEY, DIRECTOR

Dedication to MCC:  Miss Val has been apart of MCC since May 2022.

Education & Experience:  Valerie has her MA in Counseling & BA in Psychology & a Minor in Speech and Communications. She has been working in the Mental Health field serving families for over 20 years.

Hobbies:  Lap swimming, walking, visiting with friends and family, going to the beach.

ALICIA BOSSARD, FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Dedication to MCC:  Miss Alicia has been apart of MCC since January 2023.

Education & Experience:  Alicia has her Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from Laurel Technical Institute.

Hobbies:  Art, crafts, soccer, 4-wheeling

FRANCEE MOTLEY, MANAGER OF ADMINISTRATION

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


 Kitchen Staff

RENEE KUNZ, FLOAT/KITCHEN

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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