I have been the DBELC director since 2009. Before coming to DBELC, I taught preschool and school-aged programs for years and I worked as a TSS with children with special needs for five years. I graduated from Shippensburg University in 2001 with my B.A. in English and Psychology; I am currently enrolled in a mastersprogram through PSU to earn my Director’s Credential and later my M.A. in the early childhood field. My husband, Glenn, and I have a son, Kayden, who is now in elementary school but has attended DBELC since he was 14 weeks old. I also have an adult-aged stepson. What draws me to the field of early childhood education is that it is such an incredibly important stage of development. Children grow and develop those foundational skills physically, emotionally, and cognitively within the first five years. It is amazing to watch them to develop and to aid in that development. I feel blessed to be a part of your families, and to provide each child with the best opportunities for success in school and in life.