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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 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.

Jenn Gravely

I graduated from HACC-Lancaster in 2007 with an associates degree in early childhood. I worked for several years at a childrens center and have done different children activities. I’m also involved at my church with nursery, children’s church and youth group. My husband and I have 4 children. After my second child was born we decided for me to be a stay at home mom. Now that my youngest is going to preschool we figured it was time I got back into the working field. I am so excited to be the assistant director at Neffsville Christian Preschool. I am excited to watch your children grow and learn more about God and help them learn academically too. I look forward to meeting you this school year.

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Sara Stokes
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.

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!

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 led a Girl Scout troop for the past 9 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.

Marianne Burkholder

I graduated from Millersville University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary and Special education and earned a Reading Specialist Certification.  I have taught twenty-five years combined at Lancaster Country Day School as a first and second grade teacher and in the School District of Lancaster as a first grade teacher.  As I watched my triplet granddaughters go through Neffsville Christian Preschool, I was impressed by the dedication of the teachers emphasizing developmentally appropriate skills coupled with the emphasis on the teachings of God.  I’m looking forward to being a part of this wonderful preschool.

Mrs. Carolyn Brubaker

After raising four sons and working at SONshine Child Development Center for several years I decided I needed a degree in Early Childhood Education. I graduated from HACC in 2006 and continued working for the daycare until May of 2019.  I am very excited to be teaching four year olds again after many years with infants in daycare.  I love the fact that I can teach Bible stories and God’s rules at Neffsville Christian Preschool.  My husband Leon and I have been married forty six years and continue to serve the Lord through our local church and doing home repairs for those who need assistance after a storm or flood locally or with Mennonite Disaster Service.

Meagan Kober

NCP has always been close to my heart.  I watched my son thrive not only educationally but socially and emotionally as well during his time at NCP.  NCP creates such a strong foundation for the education experience for the children and parents/caretakers.  My daughter is starting her second year at NCP and it was my pleasure to join the NCP team this year!  I have a BS in elementary education from Millersville University.  I taught second grade for two years and before that I was a stay at home mom and substituting in local school districts.  I am very excited to work with this age group and be a part of their love of learning!


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.

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

Hello, my name is Shannon Shaner I am 29 years old. I live in East Petersburg with my husband and I am also a mother of 3 wonderful children Emma (10) Brayden (9) and Rhea (4). I have worked in the early childhood field for 11 years. I graduated high school in 2009 and went to Mount Joy career and technology center in 12th grade for early childhood education. I graduated with my assistant group supervisor. I have been working at day cares ever since. I have worked at NCP in the past when my two older children attended. I am very excited to get to know you and your children. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Monica Kreider

I grew up in Oregon but moved to Lititz after college, with my husband Jimmy. I was a Social Worker for 6 years before becoming a stay-at-home mom. Solomon (6) will be going into first grade at Kissel Hill Elementary and he absolutely loved his 2 years at NCP! Elliot (4) is very excited to be starting at NCP this fall. I am looking forward to helping at a wonderful preschool, that I truly have nothing but good things to say about!

Vicky Miller

I was born and raised in Phoenixville, PA.  I went to college at Messiah College where (I earned a degree in Engineering.  I met my husband during college and we got married soon after I graduated.  We lived in the DC Metro area for 14 years where I worked in Biotech before becoming a stay-at-home mom in 2008.  We moved to Lancaster in 2016 with our 3 kids and dog.  In my spare time I enjoy baking, teaching piano and being at the beach.

Kristin Hayes

I grew up in Chester County and went to Southern Connecticut State University where I received a degree in Exercise science with a concentration in Athletic Training. I then attended California University of Pa where I received my master’s degree in athletic training.  I was a competitive gymnast while in college and have taught gymnastics classes throughout the years. I currently work for CPRS physical therapy as an athletic trainer at Manheim Central High School/Middle School.  I have two children who have attended NCP (one who has graduated and one currently enrolled). I am excited to help out and be involved with the preschool while my son finishes up at NCP.

Jennifer Sweeney

Hello, I grew up in New Jersey by the beach.  I attended Rutgers University and Georgian Court University for my teaching certification with special education.  My husband, Bobby, and our children Henry (8) and Maggie (5) live in Lititz.  Henry is in 3rd grade at Kissel Hill Elementary.  Maggie is in her second year at NCP and she loves it!  Currently, I am a stay at home mom and am excited to be able to help out at such a fabulous preschool.

Makayla (Kayli) Brown

My name is Makayla Brown but everyone calls me Kayli. I may only be 16 years old but I am a hard worker and I will do everything in my power to help these kids succeed. I have two puppies named Sadie and Stitch. I love everything Disney. I am a member of the Manheim township color guard, and I am a Scout for troop 82 of the BSA. I can’t wait to make this an amazing and safe year.

Jillian Rogers

I am a sophomore at Millersville University majoring in Early Childhood and Special Education. I am taking a semester off from school and am super excited to have the opportunity to get to work at a school. I have always loved working with kids especially when I get to teach them about Jesus! I am a very crafty person and can’t help but try to teach myself new skills. I’m so excited to get to work here at NCP and can’t wait to experience working in a classroom!

Deb Plowright

I earned a BA Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Juniata College and a Master’s Degree in Reading and Language Arts from Millersville University. Over the years, I have taught first grade, gym, Sunday School, and Pre-K. I enjoy helping preschoolers develop a lifelong love of learning and a deeper relationship with God. I am excited to teach gym at Neffsville Christian Preschool again.

Deanna Fedor: NCP Parent Rep

Hello! I’m Deanna Fedor and I am so excited to serve on the board as Parent Representative again this year. My husband, Ben, and I live in Ephrata with our children; Morgan, Macey, Aubrey, Adelyn and Wesley. This is our sixth year with NCP.  The preschool has helped our children grow in their faith and academics before attending elementary school. It is truly an honor to be part of this family and see how God is working in this community.