Miss Debbie is extremely passionate about children and early childhood education. She is committed to continued learning herself, and earned a B.A. in Early Childhood Education and Master's Degree in Child Development and Curriculum Planning and Instruction and is pursuing her doctorate in Higher Ed. Debbie celebrates all students and is a positive force. She guides and develops staff, leads school operations and develops the curriculum, and also is a leader, mentor, peacemaker and all-around supporter of students and parents alike. FUN FACT: She loves Disney World and has visited over 20 times!
Miss Katelyn has been with LLA for over 4 years and is excited to lead the Blue Room, our youngest learners. She is a graduate of Collingswood High School and is pursuing her degree in Psychology and Early Childhood Education. Miss Katelyn is also lovingly known as Miss Pippin. Her sweet and loving personality allow her to shine here at LLA. FUN FACT: She's been to over 50 concerts!
Miss Donna has been teaching pre-kindergarten for over 30 years. She has a BA 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 excited to start her first year here at LLA. FUN FACT: She is Miss Debbie's sister and loves dragonflies!
Miss Andrea has been with LLA since it's start in 2009, and has worked with children for 20 years. She is a mother of three and is passionate about helping children learn and discover their own strengths. Andrea's focus in in the pre-k classrooms guiding the curriculum, activities and events. Her creativity, silliness and warm heart help children love to play and learn together. FUN FACT: She is a HUGE Dave Matthews Band fan!
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. 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 help them celebrate their successes. FUN FACT: She refinishes kitchen cabinets as The Painting Duo!
Miss Lindsey has been with LLA for over 10 years, and uses her own love of learning to encourage that in others. With a degree in American Studies and a Master of Education, she inspires learning and creativity. She is mom to two boys and is committed to helping young minds learn and grow! FUN FACT: She loves all things flamingos!
Miss Leticia has joined LLA as a lead teacher in our toddler room after 20 years of experience working with children. She holds a degree in Childhood Studies and a minor in Psychology, and is a committed and fun mom to young twin boys. New discoveries and new friends await. FUN FACT: She loves Almond Joy!
MEET THE LLA FAMILY
MISS JANET, MiSS CHELSEA, MISS DEE, MISS NINA, MISS JILLAN - ASSISTANT TEACHERS
Creativity, energy, encouragement and warm hearts are hallmarks of all of our assistant teachers! Miss Janet brings 40+ years of experience as a teacher and guidance counselor. All of our teachers share a love of children and sincere joy in helping our students learn and grow. Each continues to work toward education and professional development to deliver all they can to our LLA families and their communities.