About our teachers:
My name is Miss Kelsie. I am an Early Childhood Professional. They call me the baby whisperer! I love working with infants. I serve children 12 weeks to 15 months in the Willow classroom. I have an AA degree in Early Childhood Education. I have been working in the field of Early Childhood Education since 2009. I am the mother of a seven-old boy named Ryan. In our spare time, we enjoy being outdoors and riding four-wheelers. I joined the Perception family in September of 2015. I look forward to getting to know your babies and working closely with you to ensure the best early education for your child!
My name is April Bowman. I am an Early Childhood Professional. I am caring and have many years of experience working in the field of Early Childhood. I began my career in 2001. I train year round in ECE. I enjoy working with infants in the Willow classroom and I look forward to getting to know you and your child. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, especially my husband and my stepdaughter.
My name is Miss Sara. I am an Early Childhood Professional in Pine Classroom. Teaching Early Childhood Education is my passion! I am a graduate of Cedar Crest College, where I received my Bachelor Degree in Education and my Level I Teaching Certification. Prior to coming to Perception, I was director and toddler teacher for almost 8 years in an early learning center. I also coordinated infant and toddler story time at Allentown Public Library. I love making music and singing songs with children, gardening and sustainable living, yoga, hiking, and learning about local history. I'm the proud mom of a Bloomsburg University student. I fully understand the demands of being a working parent! I believe that our chidlren teach us just as much as we teach them. They inspire us to live in the moment and completely enjoy the experience of each new day.
My name is Devin Sutton and I am an Early Childhood Education Professional. I am assistant teacher in the Chestnut Classroom. I was born and raised in Pottstown in a rather large family. Being 6th out of 7 children has given my the skills to fulfill my dream in teaching young children. I have two children of my own. Upo graduating high school, I started my career at the Goddard School in Pottstown. I grew quickly to love observing child behaviors and helping them grow into young adults. I moved to Pottsville and joined the team at Perception. I feel this is my second home! When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my two children, going on bike rides, camping, playing board games, swimming and taking trips to the beach!
My name is Alisyn Janavage. I am an Early Childhood professional. I have an AA
degree in Early Childhood Education. I was a student intern here at Perception Early Learning, Montessori before joining the team. I now feel a deep passion to become an Early Childhood Professional in Montessori. I work with toddlers. In my down time, I love to be outdoors at picnics with my family and friends. I also like shopping and visiting new places. Most of all I am xcited to be here at Perception Early Learning, Montessori, pursuing my dream to be an early childhood educator. I can't wait to see where this journey takes me!
My name is Alyssa McCabe. I am an Early Childhood Professional. The Pine classroom is where I teach, serving children 1 to 2.5 years. The children call me Miss Alyssa. I have many years experience working with young children. It has always been a passion of mine. I am eagerly working toward advaning my education in Early Childhood Education as I strive to ducte and aid in he development of each individual child to the best of my ability. In my spare time, I enjoy spending quality time with my children and family. I am honored to be working with young children here at perception and I look forward to serving our famlies.
My name is Miss Francesca Dallago. I am the youngest daughter of the owner/director of Perception Early Learning, Montessori. I completed a year of Liberal Arts study at Kutztown University. I have a Yoga Teacher Credential, a license in Cosmotology, and a certificate in Montessori ECE. I began working at Perception part-time in the summer of 2017. I joined the Perception team full time in December 2018. I work with Ms Dana and Miss Monica in the Oak preschool classroom. I am excited to be teaching and leanrning in Early Childhood Education!
My name is Miss Monica. I am an Early Childhood Professional. I teach children from 3 to 6 years in the Oak Preschool-Kindergarten classroom. I attended Bloomsburg University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Special Education. I started working here at Perception in October 2015. I am deaf and I communicate using sign language. I read lips very well and teach the children in our classroom to sign! In my spare time, I enjoy reading books, camping, traveling, and spending time with my family. I am excited to work with you and your child!
My name is Dana Oravitz. I am an Early Childhood professional. I have been student teaching at Perception for a few years. I am now excited to say I am a full-time member of Perception. I completed my Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education and plan to continue to pursue a BS in ECE with a Montessori credential. In my down time, I enjoy being home with my husband and four children while enjoying peace and quiet.
My name is Deborah Ware. I am an Early Childhood Professional. I teach in the Pre K Counts Maple Classroom. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood and Special Education from West Chester University. I have been teaching for over 30 years, predominantly in the preschool setting. It is my pleasure to encourage, model, learn and grow with young children. My goal is to make learning an enjoyable activity that my students will want to continue for the rest of their lives. When I am not at work, I like to read mysteries, make jewelry, and spend time with my family. I have the twenty-four-year-old daughter, a dog, and two ferrets that I enjoy playing with in the evenings.
My name is Miss Krista Stump. I am an Early Childhood Professional! I serve children from 3 to 6 years in Maple Pre K Counts classroom. I have an AA degree in Early Childhood Education, a Montessori, Infant /Toddler credential and a BS in Early Childhood Education. I have been working with children at Perception since 2009. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, taking care of my pets, and historical re-enacting in Gettysburg, PA. I am pleased to be working with your children and watching them grow and expand their horizons while serving your family!
My name is Nicole Shollenberger. I am an Early Childhood Professional! I teach children from 3 to 6 years in Maple Pre K Counts classroom! I am an AA in education and a BS in Elementary Education from Alvernia University. I am the mother of two boys. In my spare time, I enjoy taking care of my boys and spending time with family.
My name is Patricia Rusnak. I am an Early Childhood Professional. I retired from the Maple classroom after 15 years. I now work part-time with the teachers in all classrooms! I am the curriculum coordinator for infant, toddler, preschool, and kindergarten. I also manage classroom supplies and make new activities. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, three daughters, and four grandchildren.
My name is Christopher Hartung. I am an Early Childhood Professional. I am the web design manager. I also help Miss Michelle Dallago with the end of the year videos for graduation. I was a teacher in the Maple classroom for two years before leaving to pursue my college degree. I enjoy stopping by the classrooms and seeing all of the children when I come to visit and help.