Meet the Teachers
Kelly- 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.
Autumn- 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 Preschool Assistant Director has in store.
Jenna- 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 Assistant Director.
Jessica- 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.
Chrissy- Hi! My name is Miss Chrissy and I grew up in Bridgeville, PA. I graduated from Chartiers Valley High School in 1997. I have been working with children for 20+ years. I taught infants up to Preschool but mainly work with infants and toddlers. I enjoy balking in my free time, camping and riding side by sides with my friends. I like going to festivals and hanging out with friends and family when I can.
Megan- Hi! My name is Miss Megan and I live in Oakdale, PA. I’ve worked in baby rooms – school age for almost 10 years. I love spending time with my son Bobby, being active, and re-selling thrifted and consigned clothing!
Older Infant Classroom
Kathryn- Hi! My name is Miss Kathryn, and I grew up in McMurray, PA. I currently live in Washington, PA. I graduated from Community College of Allegheny County in May 2020 with my associate degree in Early Education and Child Development. By December of this year I will also be certified in infant Mental Health, also from CCAC. This is my fifth 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 plan to continue my education at California University to earn a bachelor’s degree and become certified to teach PreK through 8th grade and will also have a master’s degree in Special Education. 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 your child’s development while providing a safe and nurturing environment.
Kambree- Hi! My name is Miss Kambree! I grew up in South Fayette and will be graduating in June with my bachelors degree in Human Resource Management from California University of Pennsylvania. I have been working in an Infant classroom for the past 5 years and have worked with children of all ages for the past 8 years. Teaching and watching infants grow is what I enjoy the most. I am so excited to be a part of C&M Play Studio.
Mindy- Hi! My name is Mindy Cumblidge. I grew up in Hookstown, PA. I graduated in 2008 and I have two boys, Landon (11) and Camron (9). I enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, watching sports and going to my kids sporting events on the weekends. I’ve worked in childcare for 10 years. I enjoy working with kids and am looking forward to starting this new journey at C&M Play Studio.
Danielle- Hi! My name is Miss Danielle. I live in Oakdale with my four kids, Fiancé, and two cats. I enjoy camping with my family on the weekends as well as hiking and fishing. Our favorite place to go is Keystone Safari. In my free time I enjoy reading and diamond dot paintings. I graduated from West Allegheny in 2005. I have worked with kids since I was 13, along with working in childcare since graduating. I have worked with all age groups and I love being able to teach and help children grow.
Jesse- Hi! My name is Jesse and I grew up in Mars, Pennsylvania. I am currently attending Carlow University and earning my Bachelors degree in Early Development and Learning. I have been working in daycare for three years and this is my first year teaching infants at C&M. I started working in daycare straight out of highschool and attended Penn State for two years before transferring to Carlow. My hope is to instill a love for learning in my students just as I have.
Holly- Hi! My name is Miss Holly, I grew up here in Pittsburgh and I am 23 years old. I don’t have any kids but I do have 2 dogs, Mocha and Sophie. I’ve been working with kids for almost 3 years now and i’d love to be an elementary school teacher one day! My mission in your child’s classroom is to help every child find their light and to encourage them to grow and do their best every single day.
Young Ones Classroom
Amanda- My name is Miss Amanda and I was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. I left Baltimore in 2009 shortly after marrying into the Army. I lived in Germany from 2009-2012. That is where I spent two years working at the Child Development Center working with preschool aged children before moving back to the United States; more specifically El Paso, TX. While living in Texas that is where I became a mom of one to a little boy and had the opportunity of volunteering at my son's daycare. We moved to the Pittsburgh area in 2018.
Kristi- Hi! My name is Miss Kristi and I grew up in Hopewell Township. I graduated from being home schooled in 2010. I currently run my own cupcake business along with being a travel agent. My husband and I recently moved to Conway. I have been working in childcare for 8 years, working with all ages, even kids with special needs. I love being a teacher because I grew up around 120 kids that my parents fostered so teaching is a happier thing for me.
Dana- Hi! My name is Dana and I grew up in Mt Washington, PA and I currently reside in Scott Township. I am a mother of two girls and have been working for about 15 years on and off. My mission in the classroom is to help them find their own little personalities and learn new things.
Older Ones Classroom
Vesta- Hi! My name is Miss Vesta. I am one of the teachers in the drop in room! I’ve been working with children since I was 16 and I love getting to watch them grow and develop into a person of their own. My niece, Presley, is in the infant room. In the past, I went to Robert Morris University, but transferred to pursue Psychology! I recently had been working with 3 year olds, but have had experience with infants to school age. I’m so excited to learn and work with your children!
Ali- Hi! My name is Miss Ali! I grew up in Moon Township, PA. I graduated from Moon Area High School. I have always had a passion for working with kids. I spent summers at my church volunteering at the day camp, I also took child development in High School. I have been working in child care for a little over a year now before that I was a nanny. I have 2 children of my own, a 4 year old daughter and a 4 month old son! I am so excited to begin my journey here at C&M Play Studio!
Ashley- Hi! My name is Miss Ashley and I’m from Charleston, South Carolina and then moved to PA and grew up in Moon Township. I graduated from High School in California in 2009, and then made my way back to PA. I live in Beaver County with my husband and our son Jackson. I worked as an orthodontist assistant for 9 years but after my son was born I decided it was time for a career change! I am excited to learn and grow with all of the children at C&M!
Mary- Hi! My name is Miss Mary and I was born and raised in Pittsburgh. I went to Chartiers Valley and graduated in 2020. This is my first year working with one year olds. I taught Preschoolers for three years in a class in high school! I am currently pursuing a career in the medical field. I missed working with kids so this job is great!
Young Twos Classroom
Victoria- Hi! My name is Victoria and I grew up in Pittsburgh, PA. I graduated from Chartiers Valley High School and Parkway West Career and Technology Center in 2015. This is my third year working in childcare. I have a son named Michael who attends here as well. My mission in here at C&M Play Studio is to help every child find their personality and help them grow into wonderful children.
Megan- Hi! My name is Megan and I live in Oakdale with my husband, 3 daughters (13, 11 and 3) and 2 cats. After graduating from West Allegheny, I went to IUP for Elementary Education. I have been working with 2 year olds for the past 8 years and love watching their excitement as they learn something new. Fall is my favorite season and the best time to get out and do family things, but snow makes me happier than just about anything! My youngest daughter, Harper, has already declared C&M is the “best school ever!” and I look forward to us making some memories here!
Older Twos Classroom
Tori- Hi! My name is Victoria Rosenwald, I prefer Tori! I grew up in Moon Township with my mom and two older sisters. I graduated from Moon Area High School in 2018, and after high school I studied Early Childhood Education at CCAC. All throughout high school I took Child Development classes, where I discovered by love and passion for teaching young learners. When I have free time I enjoy spending time with my family & friends, going to camp, and relaxing watching Netflix & YouTube.
Karen- 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. My mission in the classroom is to make each child feel safe and loved and to help them learn and grow to their best potential.
Young Threes Classroom
Jordan- Hi! My name is Miss Jordan and I grew up in Imperial, PA. I went to West Allegheny High School and studied Early Childhood Education at CCAC. I have been a nanny and in child care for five years now. I am a dog mom of two and their names are Coco and Jezebel! I got married at 20 years old and moved to Oceanside, CA. I lived there for three years while my husband was in the Marine Corps. It has always been a passion of mine to work with and teach children! They bring such a joy to my life. I am very excited for the journey ahead!
Ashley- Hi! My name is Miss Ashley and I am a student in college pursuing a degree in Liberal Studies with a focus on Education. I have lived in the Pittsburgh area my entire life, excluding some periods of exploration to other parts of the state or out of the country. I love working with children and have actually worked overseas for a period of 6 months in China as a nanny and live in tutor to a family of five, including a two year old boy and twin seven years old. I am an aunt of two precious little girls and love playing with them every chance I get.
Older Threes Classroom
Katy- Hi! My name is Katy and I grew up in Fairmont, West Virginia. I graduated from Fairmont State University in 2013 with my undergrad in Elementary Education. In May of 2018 I graduated with my Masters in Early Childhood Education from California University of Pennsylvania. This is my first year teaching preschool at C&M Play Studio. I live in Moon, PA with my husband, our son Lucas, our corgi Goliath, and our cat Sebastian. I have four sisters and am an identical triplet!
Taylor- Hi! My name is Taylor Race and I grew up in Oakdale, PA. I graduated from the Community College of Allegheny County in December 2020 with my Associates Degree in General Studies. I am looking to further my education in Child Development. I took Child Development classes in High School, also I have taught swim lessons during the summers. I am really excited to work in childcare. I have always loved teaching children new skills and seeing the way each child masters their new skills. I am so excited to share this experience with the children and families at C&M Play Studio during my first year of teaching! I am looking forward to meeting everyone and to be a part of the C&M community!
Lisa- Hi! My name is Miss Lisa and I grew up in Greensburg, PA and I have a son named Emmett. I graduated from Carlow University and earned my Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education. I have been teaching Preschool and Pre-K for 13 years. My mission in the preschool classroom is to be dedicated to the children and families. I will work hard to create a happy learning environment.
Emily- Hi! My name is Miss Emily and I grew up in Allegheny Township. I currently reside in Crafton, PA with my husband and 10 month 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! My mission in the Pre-K classroom is to create a positive and fun learning environment for all my students. We will accomplish this through treating each other with kindness and respect. We will strive each day to do our best and learn from our mistakes.
Gym Class Coach
Jackie- Hi! My name is Miss Jackie and I grew up in Pittsburgh, PA. I attended Baldwin High School and from there I headed off to Kent State University on a Track & Field scholarship, specializing in the pole vault event. I graduated in 2006 with a Bachelors degree in Art & Interpersonal Communication. After graduation, I moved out West and continued to train in the pole vault and a brakeman for the Olympic Teams. During my travels, I put on many agility clinics for children to find their movement. I wanted to share my experience and knowledge with them and watch their sensory muscle click into action. I look forward to working with young children at C&M Play Studio through functional fitness, reading, and writing as well as all the other activities we have at hand. Knowing that my daughter, Kinsley, is in great hands in the infant room put my mind at ease so I can excel in the classroom with your children.