Meet our toddler classroom teachers!
Hi! My name is Miss Mindy. I grew up in Hookstown, PA. I graduated in 2008 and I have two boys, Landon (12) and Cameron (10). 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.
My name is 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.
Hi! I am from Pittsburgh and have worked in the childcare industry for about 7 years. In my spare time I will be reading and enjoying my favorite tv shows (yes I have comfort shows). My mission in the classroom is to provide a safe place for the children, to teach and grow as a class, and most importantly to learn while having fun. I have always had a passion to work with children everyday and I want to thank you for allowing me to work with your children. The reason I wanted to become a teacher is because growing up I looked up to my teachers who provided a positive mindset and mentorship, what my teachers did for me and how they made me feel. It made me want to do the same in the future and allow children to feel the way I felt growing up.
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!
Hi! My name is Miss Alicia and I am thrilled to be one of the teachers in the transition room here at C&M! I graduated from Brooke High School in 2011 and am married with three incredible children of my own. Addisyn, Parker, and Maverick. I think that working in childcare is the most rewarding and fun job that you could possibly have! I am so excited to be a part of C&M Play Studio.
Hi my name is miss heather and I grew up in Pittsburgh, PA. I have 11 years in childcare, 3 years in a daycare and 8 in being a nanny. My husband and I have been married for 6 years we have 2 dogs, zeus and axel. I’ve been to Ireland, Iceland and Italy. I’m my spare time I like to hang out with friends and family. On the weekends I enjoy hanging out with my husband and my dogs. I love watching children learn and explore new . Children are my passion and I love taking care of them.
Hi! My name is Miss Taylor, 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 and I am also working towards my CDA. 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 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 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!
Hello! I am Miss Myranda! I am originally from upstate New York, but moved to Weirton, WV in 2016. I graduated from Weir High in 2018 and I currently attend West Virginia Northern Community College for my Associates in Science to further my career in Zoology. I also currently volunteer at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium. I have 1 niece and 4 nephews so I have a lot of personal childcare experience. However, working in childcare is new to me but I am so excited to get to be a part of your child’s life and welcome them in with warm hugs!
Hi! My name is Miss Shawna! I am from New Enterprise, PA and moved to this area for college. I attended college at Robert Morris University then decided to permanently relocated to the Moon Township area after college. I have worked in childcare since I was 16 nannying for families, nannying for an agency, working at a daycare in the Bedford area, then doing my student teaching and subbing. I like going shopping and spending time with my friends. I also love going to coffee shops and trying new coffee shops around. I wanted to become a teacher because of my teachers when I was younger had a large positive impact on my life and helped me get though things as a child. I want to be this role model for children. I also love getting to know the children I am working with and finding out about the things that interest them and make them who they are.
Hi my name is Miss Tammy. I grew up in Rochester PA and went to Quigley High School. I have 9 months in experience childcare. I like to hangout with my family, especially my grandson. I like to cook, travel, go to the beach, yard work and watch a good movie. On weekends I have my coffee on my porch with my fiancée enjoying our conversations. I started at C&M on April 24, 2023.
I have a 32 year old son Michael who is married to Kait 27 years old. They have a son named Jeremiah who is 4. My fiancée Mike and I have been together for 10 years. He has 2 sons Josh 23 and Zach 17. In my classroom I want to teach the children to be the best they can be.
Hi! My name is Miss Sarah! I am originally from Clearfield, PA but now live in Burgettstown with my husband and our two cats. I also lived in Erie, PA while attending Edinboro University. While I have no kids of my own, I have 3 nieces and 3 nephews that I spend lots of time with. When I am not working, you can find me hiking or swimming at Racoon Creek State Park, crafting with my nieces, or curled up with a good book!
My love for early childhood education started when I was very young; I’ve always wanted to be a teacher! My favorite activities to teach are art based, and I love bringing science and nature exploration into the classroom. My goal as a teacher is to help each child learn in a way that is tailored to their interests and abilities. I can’t wait to get to know you and your child!