Miss Amy is the Director of Learning Ladder Academy, LLC. She comes to us with 25 years of director experience and a passion for working with young children. She has her Associates degree in Early Childhood Education from Montgomery County Community College. In her spare time, Amy enjoys spending time with her two children, going to new places, and just relaxing.
Miss Dani is the Co-Assistant Director of Learning Ladder Academy, LLC. She has been with the facility since June 2020 and holds an Associates degree from RACC. She was promoted to the Assistant Director position after being a Preschool teacher.
Miss Melissa is the Co-Assistant Director of Learning Ladder Academy, LLC. She is a Millersville graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a concentration in Children’s Psychology. Melissa has worked with children for 10 years mainly in the childcare setting. Her 3-year old daughter attends LLA and loves it! In her spare time, she enjoys reading, spending time with family, and being outdoors.
Miss Sara is the Lead Teacher in the infant classroom and has been with LLA since December of 2020. She has been working in childcare for the past five years and absolutely loves it! Originally from Indiana, PA, where she attended the Indiana University of PA, Sara and her husband moved to the Wyomissing in December and enjoy their spare time exploring the area.
Miss Rochelle is an Assistant Teacher in the infant classroom and studied at Berks Career and Technology Center for Early Childhood Education. She has been working in childcare for 4 years and has been with LLA since October of 2020. In her free time, she loves to read, watch TV and go camping.
Miss Jackie is an assistant teacher in the infant classroom and studied at Reading Area Community College for Early Childhood Education. She has been working with LLA since March of 2016 and even has a daughter enrolled in the academy. In her free time, she likes reading, singing, and arts & crafts.
Miss Lori is the Lead Teacher in the Preschool 2 classroom. She has a degree in Early Childhood Education and has been working in childcare since 1983. Loris has worked as an infant teacher for over 20 years, a toddler teacher and infant specialist, a preschool inclusion teacher for about 10 years, and a school-age teacher. She and her husband recently celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary and have one grown daughter. In her spare time, she enjoys training, competing in rally and nose work with her dogs, as well as researching her family history, scrapbooking, reading, and spending time in nature. She looks forward to spending time and working with the children and their families at LLA.
Miss Casey is an Assistant Teacher in the Preschool 2 classroom. She has been working with children for about 4 years and studied psychology from 2018 – 2020. Casey received her CDA certification in 2020 and is currently taking a break from her studies to explore her options. She recently purchased her first home where she lives with her two cats and boyfriend.
Miss Naomi is the Lead Teacher in Preschool 3. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and has several years of experience in working with children.
Miss Sarah is the Assistant Teacher in Preschool 1. graduated from Berks Career and Technology Center in December of 2020. In her free time, she likes to read books, listen to music, go for walks, and play with her cat. Sarah chose this career field because she loves working with kids and watching them thrive.
Miss Debra is the Assistant Teacher in Preschool 1. She has worked in childcare for 10 years. As a little girl, she always wanted to be a teacher. On her days off she enjoys spending as much time as she can with her three nieces and nephews. Debra also enjoys traveling, going to art festivals, and listening to live music.
Toddler, Twadder and Prepper Team
Miss Erin is the Lead Teacher in our Prepper classroom. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing from Penn State and aspires to be a children’s book author. She’s a proud Aunt and Godmother and has 15 years of experience in childcare. She’s been here since 2012 and cannot imagine working anywhere else.
Miss Katie is the Lead Teacher in our Twaddler classroom and has been with us since February 2007. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Kutztown University. Her favorite thing about working with young children is watching their little personalities develop and shine!
Miss Emilee is an Assistant Teacher in our Twaddler classroom. She’s been working in childcare for many years. Emilee is currently working on obtaining her Child Development Associate Credential and intends to continue her education by pursuing her Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. In her spare time she enjoys reading, hiking, and telling really corny jokes!
Miss Lauren is an Assistant Teacher in our Twaddler classroom. She is excited to work in that room and her energy and enthusiasm shows!
Miss Pat is an Assistant Teacher in the Infant classroom. She has worked in childcare for 16 years and loves working with kids.
Miss Yanibel is an Assistant Teacher in the Twaddler classroom. She has been working in childcare for 6 years and loves it! Yanibel has a 4-year-old who attends LLA and in her free time, watches movies and spending time with family.
Miss Melissa is our Co-Lead Teacher in the Pre-K room. She is a Millersville graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a concentration in Children’s Psychology. Melissa has taught Pre-K for 4 1/2 years and loves getting children ready for kindergarten. At this age, children learn rapidly and have a passion for knowledge which brings her joy.
Miss Dani is our Co-Lead Teacher in the Pre-K 1 classroom. She attended the BCTC Early Childhood Education program throughout high school, then attended Reading Area Community College where she received an Early Childhood Education Management Associates degree. She plans on going back to school to obtain her Bachelor’s Degree in teaching and a Masters in School Administration. Dani has been a teacher in various classrooms for almost 7 years now and has experience working with infants, toddlers, preschool, pre-k, and school age. She is a proud mom to a 2-year-old son who attends LLA and loves spending time with family, traveling, and making lifelong memories.
Miss Vicki is our Assistant Teacher in the Pre-K room. She has an Associate’s degree in Applied Science from Reading Area Community College and is a wonderful addition to our team!
Before and After School Care / Floaters
Mr. Donnie joined our team in June of 2019 as a floater. He has his Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree. Donnie loves spending time with the children at Learning Ladder Academy when he’s not in class.
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