About the Staff
All Harleysville Learning Center pre-school teachers are Pennsylvania State Certified and have degrees in Early Children or Elementary Education. All staff members are certified in first aid and CPR.
Teachers are teamed with assistant teachers and/or aides to provide each child with individual attention. All educational programs are supervised by the Director.
Teachers welcome and encourage parents to stop in to discuss their child's work, progress, and development.
Hello, my name is Jessica Moran and I am the Director at the Harleysville Learning Center! I first joined HLC in 2013 as the Assistant Two Year Old Teacher, bringing 9 years of childcare experience with me. Before HLC, I was the Assistant Director at the Kiddie Academy of Warminster for two years before looking for a job closer to home. I fell in love with Harleysville Learning Center within my first day. The teachers geniunely care for the children, both academically and emotionally, and the parents have been nothing but friendly since day one.
I graduated Cum Laude from Montgomery County Community College in 2008 with degrees in Elementary Education, Secondary Education, and Communications. It is my hope to continue to futher my education by acquiring my Bachelor's degree and then my Master's degree in the Elementary Education field.
In my free time, I like to spend time with my husband, Dan, and our dog, Sprocket, at our home in Harleysville. I also like to do arts and crafts, read comic books, play video games, and sing. I am also constantly looking for any new cooking challenge that may come my way!
Hello I am Miss Ana and I’m the teacher in the Infant room. I’m so happy to be here with the babies see them growing up every day. I am from Albania and I came in America in March and after that I started working at HLC. I have finished high school in ‘’Ibrahim Muca’’ in Librazhd . After that I started college at ‘’The University of Tirana’’ in Albania for foreign language . I have studied for two years French , English and Spanish. I have been working with kids in my country for one year before coming to HLC which is my family now. I’m so lucky to be here and work with this wonderful staff and kids. I used to be part of Peace Corps for more than two years, American people were coming to Albania and I used to work with them as an EnvironmentAmbassador. French and Spanish are my favorite languages and I used to take private classes every day after school for 10 years . I was a Francophone since I was an Elementery School. Paris is my favorite place and I was there for Christmas and it’s the most beautiful place in the world.
I am married and my husband Edi love kids as much as I do. We are waiting for our baby to come to our family soon. This is my first baby. My hobbies include music, travelling, different sports, and cooking. I love to cook. My favorite animals are dogs. I used to have a dog in Albania and I miss him so much. My husband Edi is my best friend and I love to spend all my time with him. We like to go and visit different places or cook together at our home.
I was very excited start working here because I love being with kids especially with babies. I am blessed to be here and happy because I feel like I’m going home every morning.
Hello! My name is Sam, and I am the Lead Teacher in the toddler room. I received my Bachelor's degree in Psychology at Holy Family University in May of 2014. I have over 5 years experience working with children. I began as a babysitter for neighbors, family, and friends. I started my first job in daycare while I was attending Holy Family. I gained experience with all age groups at my first center. When I graduated and moved back home, I worked as an Operations Coordinator for Genesis Healthcare. It was a temporary position, and I knew I wanted to go back to working with children. I live 5 minutes away from HLC, and I saw a sign that they were hiring. It was the perfect opportunity, and I am so lucky to have found such a wonderful center. I am very interested in continuing school and would like to go for my Master's in Education. During my free time, I like to ride my bike, listen to music, and sing. I am always learning at HLC, and would love to grow here in the years to come.
Hi my name is Manjula. I graduated from high school in India and also finished my Bachelor of Arts there as well. I have also acquired my Child Care Associate's Degree, have been trained in CPR, First Aid, and AED. I have 10 years of experience working in the field and joined the HLC family in 2014. I first joined as a Toddler Assistant Teacher and then was promoted to the Lead Two's Teacher. I love kids but in my free time I like to sing, dance, and do yoga. I also love to do many different crafts including art. I love to spend time with my husband and my two children; a daughter who is in Jr. High School and a son who is off to college.
Hi my name is Sandy Green and I am the assistant in the two’s classroom. I started working for Harleysville Learning Center in May 2016. Prior to joining the HLC team I was a stay at home mother of my three beautiful girls. Before I became a mother I graduated from Montgomery County Community College with an Associates Degree in Early Childhood
Education. I have been a professional daycare provider for 11 years with infants and toddlers. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to educate, guide and most importantly love and care for children everyday. I look forward to coming into work to and getting warm hugs and happy greetings from each child. I am here to make a difference in children’s lives and I am willing to learn new things and take on new challenges.
I love to spend quality time with my husband and my three girls as much as I can. Life is too short and so we like to cherish each and everyday. Family vactaion mean the world to me. We love to go camping in Ocean City in the spring and summer and on the wintery days we like to go up the mountains with friends. My husband and I also enjoy playing board games in our
spare time when we are not playing the parent role.
I love working for HLC because I have always felt very welcomed and appreciated by each and every family and staff member that I have worked with.
Pre-K 1 & 2
Hello Everyone! My name is Corine Brooks. I graduated from Kutztown University with a degree in Elementary Education. I have nine years of experience working with children in and out of the classroom. I really love watching and helping the children grow academically throughout the school year. Over the past couple of years I have worked as an in-house nanny and a head teacher in different schools local to the area.
When I’m not in school working with children, I enjoy being outside. I love playing sports such as soccer, horseback riding, and volleyball. I also enjoy working out and spending time with my family. When I found out about HLC I was very excited to hear that they focused on creating a home-like atmosphere for the children.
Before and After School
Hello, my name is Miss Kristen. I am the Before and After School Teacher as well as the Assistant Director of Harleysville Learning Center. I became a part of the HLC family at the start of the 2013 school year. We truly are a family here at HLC and that's what I love about it! It is such a joy learning and growing together as a team!
I received my Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education from Gwynedd Mercy College in 2011. I have had a variety of experiences working with children throughout the years both inside and outside of the classroom. When I'm not working, I enjoy reading, baking, crafting, and spending time with my family and friends. I'm looking forward to seeing all of my "kiddos" this school year as well as meeting some new faces!
My name is Deanna Koehler, I am 20 years old and I graduated from Souderton Area High School. I played softball for 12 years and rode horses for 4 years. Now my favorite past times are hanging out with friends, going hiking, and I still like riding horseback. My favorite season is Fall because the leaves change colors, the air is crisp, and the pumpkins are ripe! I've been working with kids since I was 13 and babysitting at church. I worked in my cousins in home daycare for 3 years and gained a lot of knowledge through her.
Hello, my name is Miranda. I have been working here at Harleysville Learning Center for two years now. This year will be my third school year working along side Miss Kristen in the Before and After classroom. I have had five years experience working in the day care setting. I have my associates degree in early childhood education. I am also currently a student at Gwynedd Mercy University, to obtain my bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education. Some other fun facts about me include; my love for the outdoors, going on adventures, traveling, shopping, going to school, working and being with my friends and family, and of course when I can get a free minute to myslef, relaxing. I'm looking forward to another fun and exciting year here at Harleysville Learning Learning Center.
Hello, my name is Miss Terry. It is my pleasure to be working at Harleysville Learning Center as the Assistant Teacher in the Pre-K Classes. In the summer I teach the art and craft lessons for the summer camp program "Camp Wonderfun".
I have been teaching and working with children for over twenty years. My years of experience working with children ranges from taking care of infants, toddlers, Pre-K, Kindergarten and young school age children. Throughout the years, I have attended numerous workshops and seminars on the development of childhood learning and behaviors. I am annually certified in CPR and Fire Safety.
My years here at Harleysville Learning Center began in 1998 until 2005, when my husband's job relocated us to Houston, Texas. While living in Texas, I taught a pre-kindergarten class for four years. My family was relocated back to this area in 2009. After living out of the area for four years, I returned to Harleysville Learning Center in 2009. I now reside in Sellersville with my husband Mike. We have three grown sons, Michael, Gregory and Andrew. Michael lives in Harleysville as well as Gregory and his wife Desirae. Our youngest son Andrew attends the University of Texas in San Antonio, Texas. During my years of teaching I have enjoyed being able to see each child grow, develop and mature. It has been my pleasure to be a part of the Harleysville Learning Center staff.