Meet the Teachers

Directors

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Assistant Director

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.

Preschool Director

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.

Infant Classroom

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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.

Morgan- Hi! My name is Miss Morgan, and I grew up in Conneaut Lake, PA. I graduated high school in 2010 and am currently studying for my Associates in Early Childhood. This is my 10th year teaching children aged newborn to 5. I’m married and I have 3 boys. I enjoy being outside with my family and making crafts.

1 Year Old Classroom

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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.

Caitlin- Hi! My name is Miss Caitlin and I grew up in Dormont, PA. I graduated from Community College of Allegheny County and earned my degree in Early Childhood and Family Education. This is my 15th year teaching in a childcare center. I am a Mom of 2 preschoolers and I enjoy making crafts. I believe that children learn the best through play. I plan to provide opportunities for each child to explore, discover, create, and use their imagination through play.

2 Year Old Classroom

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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. 

Bridgette- Hello, my name is Miss Bridgette! I have been working with children in the daycare environment for the past 25 years. I have an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. I choose this classroom because it is very rewarding to watch the children grow and develop. They start as babies crawling in the toddler room and start to explore finger foods and as the days pass, they are walking, smiling, and exploring the spoon and sippy cups. When they figure out how to say their first word that sounds like the songs, their facial expressions are so rewarding to watch.

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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.

3 Year Old Classroom

Jenna-  Hi! My name is Miss Jenna and I am from Greensburg, PA. I attended Robert Morris University my first two years of college, double majoring in Early and Special Childhood Education. I ended up transferring to Grand Canyon University’s online courses to finish my Bachelors in Applied Management. I currently am a senior and will be graduating June of 2021.

I discovered my passion for teaching very early on in life, and have been working with young children since I was 15! I am excited to be sharing my first year of teaching and my love of learning with you and your families! I hope you’re just as excited as I am! My mission in your child’s three year old classroom is to inspire children to make learning fun and encourage them to be great friends by guiding them to follow expectations through interactive play.

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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!

4 Year Old Classroom

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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 2005. I have worked with all age groups and I love being able to teach and help children grow. My mission for our preschool program is to establish a healthy and trusting educational environment for families and children. My goal is to have a sense of community through our preschool as well as through C&M Play Studio. To help build the confidence needed to set out into the kindergarten and school years, to encourage learning through play and build off of skills they already have. 

Part Time Teachers

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Katy- Hi my name is Miss Katy and I grew up in Moncure, NC (just outside of Raleigh). I am a mom to Emmalin (6), Stetson (5) and my oldest son Wyatt (13). My goal is to get back in school next year to finish my degree in Early Childhood Education. I have worked with kids since my early twenties and have been with most age groups at some point in my career.

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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.

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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!

Meet the Coaches

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Andrea- Hi! My name is Andrea! I have a BSBA in Sport Management and a Master’s in Business Education both from Robert Morris University. I worked as a substitute teacher for many years and have coached youth soccer and softball. I live in Kennedy Township with my son, Evan, who is a sophomore at Montour High School.

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Brittany- Hi! My name is Miss Brittany. I have 2 children, a 7 year old son named Gage and a 4 year old daughter named Kaydence. I was a stay at home mom for 5 years until I started working with children at 84 Fitness. I grew up playing tons of sports and participating in extracurricular activities including dance, cheer, lacrosse, softball and powder puff. I absolutely love getting to know and working with your kids to see them grow! I hope to emphasize healthy habits throughout your children's’ childhood, create good mechanics, regular exercise and enjoy being part of a “team” or “group” and to have fun being athletic with new friends.