Get to know our incredible staff!

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Pam Glover - Two Year Old Teacher

 

I have worked with children ages infant through school age for many years in Maryland  and Pennsylvania after obtaining an Early Childhood Education degree at Towson University. I am excited to work with you, your children, and the other teachers to create a fun, educational environment where your children can play, learn, and grow!  My husband and I have three older children and we all enjoy amusement parks, being out in nature, hiking, or biking together. I look forward to getting to know you and your children!

Angie Rife- Two Year Old Teacher Assistant

I've been involved with children my entire life.  I come from a large (wonderful) family.  I have a daughter who lives in Hershey along with her family.  I have one grandson and we all enjoy the outdoor life, having fun and playing games.  I've completed several courses at HCC on early childhood development.  I can't think of any other way to step into my pre-retirement years other than what I enjoy most- helping children grow!

Stephanie Sites - Three Year Old Teacher

 

I'm originally from the mountains of Western Pa. I moved to the area five years ago. I just recently got married during the pandemic and am enjoying life with my husband.  We have two monsters, Karma, our Rottie, and Luna our English red tick.  In my spare time, I love fishing, bow hunting, kayaking, and hanging out with my family.  I currently have my associate's degree in Early Childhood Education.  I attended Westmoreland County Community College.  After WCCC, I then went on to California University of PA.  I have been in child care for 26 years.  I have always been known as the messy teacher!  I love paint, glitter, clay, goop, and anything hands-on.   I love teaching and seeing children learn through play. I enjoy being with the kids and learning something new from them each day!

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Kylie Weaverling - Three Year Old Teacher Assistant

My name is Kylie Weaverling and I look forward to teaching and caring for the children in the three-year-old classroom.  I received an Associate's Degree in Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State Mont Alto Campus. I also studied Elementary Education at Wilson College. I have four sons ages 15, 13, 12, and 7. They all attended PlaySchool Central when they were younger. I absolutely love watching my sons play sports, especially baseball. My hobbies include caring for our many pets and plants. I also enjoy visiting the beach in Chincoteague, Virginia and camping at Caledonia. 

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Beth Steineman -Teacher 2 & 4 year old classes

Originally from Hampton Roads, Virginia, my family moved back to the east coast from the Midwest last year. It’s good to be back!  My husband, Greg, and I have two daughters, Grace and Sara, and also share our home with two black lab mixes and four cats. The girls and the pets keep me pretty busy, but I do enjoy reading and working in the yard in my spare time. I have a B.A. in English from the College of William and Mary and a M.Ed. from Vanderbilt University. I was an elementary teacher, then a humane educator for an animal welfare organization before starting my family.  Since then, I have been a volunteer in my daughters’ schools and in church with Sunday school and VBS.  Most recently, I was a teacher assistant at Hesston Elementary School in Hesston, Kansas. I am a strong proponent of early childhood education and look forward to working at PlaySchool Central to help get children off to their very best and brightest futures.

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Sarah Gainey - Preschool Teacher

 

My name is Sarah Gainey and I teach the Preschool class. I have a Master's Degree in special education, but my passion is early literacy. I worked at the Florida Center for Reading Research for 2 years before becoming a stay at home mom. Our family moved to Pennsylvania for my husband's job at Letterkenny and we fell in love with the community. Our children are Caleb, age 12 and Ember, age 6. I homeschooled Caleb for 4 years and taught a variety of co-op classes during that time. Our family enjoys tent camping, board games, reading, and baking together.

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Jennifer Rotz - Teacher Assistant 2 & 4-year old classes

My name is Jennifer Rotz (you can call me Jen!) and I'm so excited to be part of the Playschool team.  I graduated from Shippensburg University with my bachelor's degree in Communication/ Journalism and a minor in English.  So I love all things writing and reading!  After graduation, I started my own photography company which I successfully ran for 12 years.  During this time, I was able to work with so many different and unique children that it truly gave me insight into where my path was headed.  After volunteering in my daughters' preschool classrooms it solidified that I wanted to work with children of this age group.  These children are so full of wonder and curiosity that they never cease to amaze me.  I'm grateful to work with your children and help guide their love of learning.  Currently, I live in Shippensburg with my husband and 2 young daughters.  We enjoy spending time together as a family, camping in our travel trailer, nature, animals, and the beach.

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Susie Poole - Preschool Teacher Assistant

 

I graduated from Old Dominion University in 1988 with an undergraduate degree in Therapeutic Recreation. Worked in adult day care as an activities coordinator and as adult day care supervisor. Transitioned to Norfolk Parks and Recreations Therapeutic division working with children and adults with various disabilities. I have been married for 32 years and have four adult children. Two of my children are married and my first grandchild was born this year! I was blessed to be a stay-at-home mom for many years. When my youngest child was in middle school, I served as a part-time substitute teacher for one year and a kindergarten aid for four years in the Greencastle Antrim Primary School. I enjoy taking walks, coffee dates with friends, reading, and family time.

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Shelley Marangoni-PlaySchool Central Director

Shelley is no stranger to PlaySchool Central as she served as the Preschool Teacher and Lead Teacher for the program for the past thirteen years.  She will continue to advocate for children in her new role as Director.  Shelley worked for Frederick County Public school as a first-grade teacher for several years before stopping to stay at home with her two children.  Both Alydia & Dominic are in college now but Shelley and her husband Don love to travel to watch them in Marching Band and Lacrosse!  Shelley holds a Bachelor's in English Literature with a Master's of Arts in Teaching from the University of Pittsburgh. She is also a Wonder-Led Educator certified to add "wonder" to early childhood classrooms. Shelley is a firm believer that children are to be heard and valued and that they learn best through play. She has been in the education field for the last twenty-seven years and is excited about her new role as Director. 

PlaySchool Central is always on the look out for awesome people to add to our staff!  Click the button below to send an email to the director and send your resume! We are currently accepting applications for substitute teachers!