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.

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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Jenna
Executive Assistant

 Hi! My name is Miss Jenna! I am from Greensburg, PA and attended Robert Morris University for two years double majoring in Early and Special childhood Education. I transferred to Grand Canyon University’s online classes to finish my college career with a Bachelors in Applied Management. I changed my major in hopes to one day open my own daycare!

I discovered my passion for teaching very early on in life, and have been working with children since I was 15! I shared my first year of teaching with the preschool classes at C&M and am excited to continue this role as Executive Assistant and Events Planner! 

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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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.