I have been teaching over 30 years. Most of that time has been spent in Early Childhood Education. I have a BS in Education from Millersville State College and an MS in Education from Cabrini College. I hold teaching certifications in both Early Childhood Education and Special Education.
Many years ago I worked for the Devereux Foundation and the Owen J. Roberts School District. When my oldest daughter was born I began my journey into Early Childhood Education by opening my own registered home day care facility. I then worked several years for St. Andrew’s Nursery School in Audubon, PA. Before coming to Little Acorns, I worked for Easter Seals in Kulpsville, PA teaching an inclusion model preschool which serviced children with and without IEP’s. My passions and experience are with little people. I continue to learn and gain so much energy and enthusiasm from them.
Teacher Assistant Donna Ostermann:
Miss Donna has been a staff member since the beginning of Little Acorns in 2013, Donna moved to the Pennsylvania area from the Queens New York area where she worked as a teaching assistant in Dry Harbor Pre-School. Donna has had experience doing child care in her home and with volunteering in her own children’s schools. Donna and her husband have 3 children of their own.
Teacher Assistant Danielle Marchese:
Miss Dani joined the Little Acorns staff in September 2015 as a welcome set of extra hands for our continually growing preschool. Danielle enjoyed volunteering in her own 2 children’s preschools and Elementary schools and brings those experiences with children here to Little Acorns. In her spare time, Miss Dani keeps busy watching and transporting her 2 teenagers to hockey and softball.
Teacher Rosemary O’Malley:
Miss Rosemary joined us as the teacher of our 5 day Pre-K program in 2019. Rosemary has a bachelors degree in Early Childhood/ Elementary Education from Millersville University. Rosemary started teaching many years ago as a first grade teacher in Bristol, PA. Rosemary and her husband have eight children of their own which has kept her a very busy Mom for several years. During her time at home she kept busy teaching in various positions in her church She has also had experience with cyber school programs. Prior to coming to Little Acorns, Rosemary worked with the preschool program at .St. Aloysius School in Pottstown. Teacher Assistant Sofia Sprayberry:
Miss Sofia joined our school in 2019. She brings with her a strong background in early childhood having helped plan and implement a 3 day a week preschool program at Trinity Nursery School in Worcester. Sofia and her husband have 2 children of their own. In her spare time, Miss Sofia enjoys her volunteer work as Director/Sunday School teacher at St. Sophia’s Greek Orthodox Church in Jeffersonville.