Meet our Staff


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Carol Zartman
I received a BS degree in Elementary Education from Millersville University and have taught children for over 14 years. Helping children grow in the Lord while providing a safe, loving and enriching environment is extremely fulfilling. I am thrilled to be back as the director of Neffsville Christian Preschool, especially since my own two children had fantastic experiences learning and growing here when they were in preschool. Please give me a call to answer any of your questions and/or schedule a visit.


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Shelby Witmer
I received my education degree from Indiana University of PA. I have a dual certification in Elementary and Early Childhood Education. Teaching has always been a passion for me and I love it. I taught K, 1st and Reading Recovery in MD and PA but after the birth of my first daughter I decided to stay home. Both of my daughters graduated from NCP and I was thrilled when the opportunity for me to teach here opened up. I get to have the best of both worlds fulfilling my love of teaching and being home when my children get home from school. I feel blessed.


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Deb Plowright
I earned a B.A. degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Juniata College, and a M.Ed. Degree in Reading and Language Arts and a Reading Specialist certificate from Millersville University. Over the years, I have taught first grade, gym, Sunday School, and Pre-K. I love working with 4 and 5 year olds and helping them to develop a lifelong love of learning, while also preparing them for Kindergarten in an environment that is loving, nurturing, and developmentally appropriate. Being able to teach children about our Almighty Lord and helping them grow their personal relationship with Him is a true blessing.


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Sara Wittel
Neffsville Christian Preschool has given me the opportunity to share my love of teaching children. Before retiring, I taught for thirty seven years in both the private and public sectors in Pennsylvania, Maryland and California. I also earned my Master’s Degree in Education Administration. I was also involved in curriculum design and development and was awarded “Teacher of the Year” in my school district.


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Kathy Hurst
I graduated from Eastern Mennonite College with a B.S. degree in Early Childhood Education. I spent one year as a preschool teacher in Corning, NY, before moving to Lancaster in 1987. I was a stay-at-home mom for many years with my children who are now in middle school and high school. They attended NCP and had a very good experience. I am excited to be working with children again, and look forward to teaching the three year old class!



Ellen Kohler
I received a BS in Elementary Education and Special Education from Millersville University. After graduation I taught at Neffsville Christian Preschool in the 4 year old class and then moved up to the Pre-K class. I then took some time off to be a full time stay at home mom. Last year I taught the 2 1/2 year old class and now  I am teaching the newest 4/5 Pre-K class. Growing up at Long Memorial United Methodist Church helped to nurture my love for the Lord. It is a blessing to continue to share the Lord’s love with all of the children at NCP.


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Kathy Walter

I graduated from Elizabethtown College with a BS in Math.  I worked in that field before staying at home with our two children, who are now in middle school and high school.  While I was a stay-at-home mom, I taught Sunday school,  I have lead a Girl Scout troop for the past 8 years and  I am now back to teaching Pre-K Sunday school at church.  I’m looking forward to sharing my faith with your children and working with them to develop social skills.





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Rose Shull
This is my 30th year working at NCP. It’s been a wonderful journey working with the special children God has made. I am fortunate to be able to work in a Christian school with a loving Christian staff. Being able to tell children about God’s unchanging love makes my job very rewarding.


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Tina Hoffman

The children call me “Miss Tina”. My daughter went through three years of the NCP program, where I started out as a volunteer. I am now in my fifth year and I enjoy working with all ages at the preschool as well as assisting in the kindergarten and first grade classes at Neff Elementary.



Maggie Cunliffe

Hi! My name is Maggie Cunliffe.  I live in Lititz with my mom, dad, and 2 sisters, Hannah and Sarah.  I attended Warwick High School.  I was on the swim team, lacrosse manager, and involved with drama and chorus.  I was voted to Homecoming twice and Queen of Candles court my senior year.  After graduation I attended East Stroudsburg University for 2 years.  I took classes in finance, health and wellness, and computers.  I enjoy working with children, reading to them, and helping them learn new things.  I am very excited to be helping here at Neffsville Christian Preschool and getting to know everyone.


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Holly Fritzinger

I was born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia. After I finished my Bachelor’s degree in Tourism Management in Bali, I had an opportunity to come and work in the United States and met my husband, Raymond. We just moved to Lancaster from Allentown in the beginning of this year, and I am glad that I found NCP for my 4-year-old daughter, Abigail. The teachers were very welcoming to our daughter, and I can see the love of God through all NCP staff. It is a humble opportunity for me to be part of the NCP family.



Shannon Shaner

I am 25 years old.  I graduated from Hempfield High School in 2009.  I live in East Petersburg with my husband, Sam of six years and my three wonderful children; Emma (6), Brayden (5) and Rhea (1).  We also have a dog named “Diesel” and two guinea pigs named “Dirtbike” and “Cheerleader”.





Denise Rosario
I am extraordinarily blessed to be able to serve on the Board for my second year as Parent Representative for our wonderful preschool. My husband, Wayne, and I were transferred to Lancaster from Long Island about five years ago. We have two daughters. The youngest is finishing up at NCP this year! Her big sister was very fortunate to have two years at NCP before starting Kindergarten at Neff Elementary. We truly feel the hand of God in our move here and his guidance to enroll our children at NCP. We are so honored to be a part of this great family.