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Meet our Directors! 

Meet our Directors! 

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Autumn
Center Director

Hi! My name is Miss Autumn and I grew up in Oakdale, PA. I graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2018 and earned my Bachelors degree in Child Development and Family Relations with a minor in Psychology. I have been teaching preschool, ages 3-5, for 3 years, also I have been a lifeguard and swim instructor since I was 15 years old. I have been teaching children for the past 9 years between multiple sports and class levels. I have always dreamed of opening my own childcare center to ensure the best care and development for the children in the community. I am very excited to see how this opportunity of being C&M Play Studio’s Director has in store.

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Kelly
Center Director

Hi! My name is Miss Kelly and I grew up in Bridgeville, PA. I received my Associates degree in Childcare at Community College of Allegheny County. I have been a nanny and preschool teacher for the past 5 years. Prior to that I was a stay at home mom to my 3 boys after being afforded the opportunity to “retire” from my restaurant manager position of 20 years. My passion has always been working with children and I couldn’t be more excited to have the opportunity to teach our future generation.

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Emily
Center Director

Hi! My name is Miss Emily and I grew up in Allegheny Township. I currently reside in Crafton, PA with my husband and 1 year old daughter, Annaleigh. I graduated from Penn State University in 2015 with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies. This is my 4th year teaching Preschool – PreK!

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Jessica
Assistant Director

Hi! My name is Miss Jessica and I grew up in Lower Burrell, PA. I received my infant and toddler CDA from North Hampton Community College in 2019. I plan on starting my associates in Early Childhood Education in the near future. I have worked with infants for 14 years, mainly in the daycare setting but also I have nannied over the years. I am married and have two boys, Gavin and Luca! I believe all aspects of a child’s environment plays a major role in the success of their early development. It should enhance the children’s interest in all developmental areas.

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Jenna
Marketing Director

Hi! My name is Jenna and I specialize in Applied Management and have a passion for Marketing and Web Design. I attended Robert Morris University for two year majoring in Early Childhood Education & Special Education. I then transferred to Grand Canyon University where I graduated with my Bachelor’s in Management and have multiple years and certifications in Marketing.

I started my career as a Preschool Teacher at C&M Play Studio while I was still in school. I was hired before Abby even opened the doors of her facility. During that time, I was so excited to start teaching, so I made myself an entire binder full of my children's contact information, lesson plans, meet the teacher, worksheets, etc. When I did this, Abby saw that I had a creative side. Organically, I became the Marketing Director after a year which is when I started to take marketing more seriously, and fell in love with it.

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Karen
Education Supervisor

Hi! My name is Karen and I grew up in Bridgeville, PA. I went to Indiana University of Pennsylvania for Child Development and Family Relations with a minor in Sociology. I have been officially teaching since 2016 but have been working with children for many years before that.

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Kathryn
Education Supervisor

Hi! My name is Kathryn Lucia, and I grew up in McMurray, PA. I

currently live in Oakdale, PA. I graduated from Community College of Allegheny County in May 2020 with my associate degree in Early Education and Child Development.  I am also certified in infant Mental Health and Early Education, also from CCAC. This is my eighth year working with children between the ages of 6 weeks and 12 years of age. I have been anything from a childcare provider to an in-home nanny to a nursery worker. I am continuing my education at California University of PA to earn a Bachelor's degree, also in the education field. I am very passionate about working with children and have dedicated my entire life to the field. My goal is to help your child reach milestones and goals with support on all domains of development while providing a safe and nurturing environment.

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Brittany 
Director of Behavior Management

Hello! My name is Brittany I’m so excited to be here at C&M Play Studio. I’m a mom to 3 boys, and a black lab named Abu, a wife to a dedicated Penguin fan, and a lover of coffee (hot or iced). During my free time, I love to listen to podcasts or watch Abbot Elementary, have a date night with my husband, and spend quality time with my group of friends.

For the last 10 years, I have been a teacher in Pennsylvania, and in May 2022, I graduated with my Master’s degree in Special Education with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis. I’ve worked with students with exceptionalities for the bulk of my career, and couldn’t love it any more! I’m very passionate about early intervention and its proven success, so I’m highly looking forward to working with Abby and the whole team to develop the behavioral department at C&M Play Studio. Early intervention is a critical step in an individual’s life when they have unique needs, and I’m very honored to become the Director of Behavior Management and put the vision Abby has shared with me into motion. I’m looking forward to creating the least restrictive environment for those with exceptional needs, creating success for every child through modifications and adaptations, and creating a more collaborative environment for our wonderful teachers. Please don’t hesitate to reach out and say hello!

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