Owner/Director

Amy Bennett

Amy Bennett

Educational Background:

B.S. East Stroudsburg University

Why I love working with children:

I laugh often and much, I smile almost all day long, I win the respect and affection of truly amazing little beings, I am able to play and get dirty, I am able to be creative and I surround myself with honest people. Who else would I want to work with?

Our Team

Tina Haldeman

Tina Haldeman

Position:

Assistant Director

Educational Background:

A.A. in Early Childhood Education from HACC

Why I love working with children:

I love working with children because they are the future. I enjoy teaching them, watching them grow and develop and, encouraging them to be independent and simply loving them. In many ways, they actually end up teaching me!

Caitlyn Stumpf

Caitlyn Stumpf

Position:

Program Coordinator

Educational Background:

B.S. Business Management Penn State University

Why I love working with children:

I love watching them grow their personalities and seeing them develop. They make every day so unique, it is so fun being with them!

Ashley Shelton

Ashley Shelton

Position:

Teacher – Young Preschool

Ellen Zitko

Ellen Zitko

Position:

Teacher – Infant

Educational Background:

Studying for Bachelors in Elementary and Special Education

Why I love working with children:

I love opening children’s eyes to the world and helping them discover new things. Teaching them gives me such gratitude and positivity. Watching them grow fills my heart and has taught me so much about every aspect of life. I am so thankful that Bright Beginnings has given me the opportunity to do what I love!

Gigi Deibler

Gigi Deibler

Position:

Teacher – School Age

Educational Background:

CDA & Cosmetology License

Why I love working with children:

I love working with children for many reasons. One of those reasons being their imagination. They keep me going every day with their energy. I love seeing them learn and grow. The excitement they have over learning new things brings an immense amount of joy to me. I strive every day to show the best version of myself to these children to be able to help mold them into wonderful people.

Laura Coy

Laura Coy

Position:

Teacher – Older Toddler

Educational Background:

High School

Why I love working with children:

Because I love to see their faces light up when they finally figure something out. I love to see them learn and grow, especially the YT age.

Lea Kelley

Lea Kelley

Position:

Teacher – Infant

Educational Background:

Central Dauphin High School

Why I love working with children:

I love being able to come to work every day and help children reach new milestones and their laughs and smiles always brighten my day!

Linda Boyer

Linda Boyer

Position:

Teacher – Older Preschool

Educational Background:

A.A. Early Childhood Education HACC

Why I love working with children:

Because every day is different. I like to plan activities and see what each child discovers. It is very rewarding!

Samantha Miller

Samantha Miller

Position:

Teacher – Young Preschool

Educational Background:

A.A. Early Childhood Education HACC

Why I love working with children:

Children are always entertaining, there is something different everyday. Seeing them happy and excited makes my day!

Sydney McCoy

Sydney McCoy

Position:

Teacher – Young Preschool

Educational Background:

Lower Dauphin High School

Why I love working with children:

Working with children is fun! Their imagination, creativity and endless energy makes each day different and they inspire me to be a better person.

Tiffany French

Tiffany French

Position:

Teacher – PreK

Educational Background:

A.A. Early Childhood Education Keystone Technical Institute

Why I love working with children:

EVERY day is a new and exciting adventure!

Liz Demczak

Liz Demczak

Position:

Floater

Educational Background:

Studying Elementary Education at HACC

Why I love working with children:

Every day is a new day with children. They teach you how to have fun. It is also an amazing opportunity to watch them learn and grow while in your care!

Lori Farling

Lori Farling

Position:

Floater

Megan Krieger

Megan Krieger

Position:

Floater

Educational Background:

B.A. Elementary Education Penn State University

Why I love working with children:

I love helping and watching children grow!

Nicole Demczak

Nicole Demczak

Position:

Floater

Educational Background:

Studying Education at HACC

Why I love working with children:

Because all of the laughs, hugs and smiles make it worth it!

RoseAnne Horan

RoseAnne Horan

Position:

Cook

Educational Background:

B.S. Business/Marketing Bloomsburg University

Why I love working with children:

I chose to work here because it’s a very friendly and positive environment; close to home. My job is very fulfilling.

Megan Geesaman

Megan Geesaman

Position:

Co-Op

Educational Background:

Lower Dauphin High School

Why I love working with children:

To help them reach their full potential and just watching them grow!

Morgan Stumpf

Morgan Stumpf

Position:

Co-Op

Educational Background:

Lower Dauphin High School

Why I love working with children:

I love working with children because it is extremely gratifying. Every day is different and I get to be a part of helping the children learn, grow, and develop.

Loureen Shafik

Loureen Shafik

Position:

Co-Op

Team Qualifications

Bright Beginnings Child Development Center staff meets and exceeds the requirements of the PA Department of Human Services regulations. Staff members are required to continue their professional growth through participation in workshops and credit courses related to the education and development of children. All staff undergoes three background clearances; Child Abuse History Report, Pennsylvania State Criminal History Record, and FBI Criminal History Record.

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