MEET THE LLA FAMILY

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MISS DEBBIE

OWNER/DIRECTOR

Miss Debbie is a true ambassador for early childhood education. Since opening LLA in 2009, she researches and selects curriculum, guides each detail from daily schedules to learning tools to classroom set ups, as well as empowers and leads staff in their growth as educators. A lifelong learner herself, Miss Debbie earned at B.A. in Early Childhood Education, a Master's Degree in Child Development and Curriculum Planning and Instruction, and is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership, all in efforts to advocate for high quality and accessible early childhood education for children and their families. Debbie celebrates all students and is a compassionate and positive force! She is at once a leader, mentor, peacemaker and cheerleader.

MR. DOMENIC is partner to Miss Debbie in life and as owner of LLA. Both share the same dedication to LLA's community of parents, students and staff. Mr. Domenic is hands-on at LLA in assuring daily operations run smoothly, and also leads maintenance and cleaning ~ let it be known, Mr. Dom has super high standards! Anything that needs fixing, or when a teacher has a request for the classroom, Mr. Dom is the guy.

FUN FACTS: Miss Debbie is a Prince super-fan and recently visited Paisley Park. Mr. Domenic recently retired from Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania after 40 years of work as an electrician.

MISS KRYSTYNA

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR/TEACHER

Miss Krystyna comes to us with over 20 years of experience in preschool education. Her easy going nature, extensive knowledge of child development and behavior, plus her ability to keep our learning environment light and playful - and also keep our operations running smoothly - make her a huge asset to LLA! Miss Krystyna is also a mom of two. She's here to support LLA's daily operations, our teachers, our students AND our amazing LLA families  - she's a busy bee!

FUN FACTS: Miss Krystyna loves to run, is a 5K race runner and her husband is also an educator.

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MISS DONNA

HEAD TEACHER

Miss Donna has been teaching pre-kindergarten for over 30 years. She has a B.A. in Early Childhood Education and has experience in all facets of the childcare field. Donna has an uplifting and supportive personality that inspires greatness. Her focus in the classroom is to support and encourage children to love learning. She is passionate about the field of ECE and is amazing at finding and celebrating each child's unique learning style. FUN FACT: She is Miss Debbie's sister and loves dragonflies!

MISS CILLA

TEACHER

Miss Cilla has been with LLA since 2011 and is our Purple Room Lead Teacher, our 3 year old learners. She is a mother to Patrick and brings a positive demeanor, encouraging spirit and patience to the classroom. Her calm and loving nature is fantastic! Miss Cilla has worked with our 3 year old and pre-k students and loves to teach learning concepts from math to handwriting to reading through art and sensory play. As children discover and learn, Cilla is certain to bring the fun and help them celebrate their successes. FUN FACT: She refinishes kitchen cabinets as The Painting Duo!

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MISS KATEYLN

TEACHER

Miss Katelyn leads our Blue Room, our youngest learners. Sometimes called Miss Pippin by our loving staff, she is a natural in guiding classroom learning and supporting each child individually as well. She shines here at LLA! She is a graduate of Collingswood High School and is pursuing a degree in Psychology and Early Childhood Education. FUN FACT: She's been to over 50 concerts!

MISS COLLEEN

TEACHER

Miss Colleen leads our newest classroom of Pre-K students. She came to us with 12 years of special education and Pre-K teaching experience, and has proven to be a wonderful addition to our LLA team! Her warm smile and calm demeanor, plus a fun loving attitude, are just a few of her awesome attributes. Miss Colleen is mom to a teenage daughter. FUN FACT:  Colleen is also a personal trainer!

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MISS MADDIE, MISS SASHA, MISS VALERIE, MISS TIANNA, MISS NINA, MISS CHELSEA and MISS JILLIAN

ASSISTANT TEACHERS

 

Creativity, energy, encouragement and warm hearts are hallmarks of all of our assistant teachers! All of our assistant teachers share a love of children and sincere joy in helping our students learn and grow, and each brings their own unique strengths to complement the lead teachers. All of our staff continues to work toward education and professional development to deliver all they can to our LLA families and their communities.