Meet the Staff

My name is Elizabeth Cronin and I’m the Kindergarten teacher during the school year and a camp couselor in the summer.  I graduated from Clark Summit University in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early and Elementary Education. I am Pennsylvania certified with the Department of Education and I am also certified with the Association of Christian Schools International. In addition, I am CPR and First Aid certified.

My name is Virginia Cronin and I am a teacher in the Pre-K department.  I have my Childhood Development Associate credential and am certified in First Aid/CPR. I have 16+ years of teaching experience in infants thru preschool.  My husband Bill and I have three wonderful children Ben, Elizabeth, and Rebecca.  We enjoy spending our time together hiking or playing board games.  I am a proud owner of a Tennessee Walking horse named Mr. Lincoln, who I enjoy taking care of and riding after work each day.

My name is Andrea Siddall and I am a teacher in the Pre-K department. I am excited about the opportunity that God is giving me to share His love and Word with you and your children. I have been working at Kids in the Village Early Learning Center since August 2014 and have been working with children since I was fifteen years old. I graduated cum laude from West Chester University with a degree in Elementary Education. Also, I am certified in First Aid/CPR.  I also have a son in elementary school. Being a parent has shown me a different side to teaching. I will treat your child with the same amount of care and love that I show my son.

My name is Becky Manuszak (“Mrs. Becky”) and I am a teacher in the preschool department. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education from Montgomery County Community College and am currently in school to complete my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Phoenix by the Spring of 2020.  I’ve had experience teaching preschool for 15 years.

 

My name is “Miss Melissa” Klawitter and I am a teacher in the preschool department.  Along with being a preschool teacher, I enjoy being the preschool coordinator and camp director.  When I first became a KITV employee, I assisted in all departments.  I received my Childhood Development Associate credential in April 2011 and keep it current by continuing my education doing online trainings.  I am also certified in First Aid/CPR.  I have been with KITV since September 2007.  I realize that caring for and educating your children is a privilege, as well as a tremendous responsibility.  I will do my best to ensure that each child has a positive learning experience and safe environment in my classroom.  However, I can’t do this alone, I need your help.  I want to partner with you in your child’s care and learning, and I will work to develop open lines of communication with your family.

My name is Allison Goodwin and I am an assistant teacher in the preschool department.  I have training in First Aid, CPR, Health and Safety, Fire Safety and Sanitation practices for children age infant to five years old.  I was born and raised in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia and from my earliest memories until now have enjoyed singing and playing music in church.  For the past five seasons I have also performed in many operas with a company called Delaware Valley Opera Company.  Also, I"ve participating in teaching children in Sunday School and VBS programs.  I live in North Wales, PA with my husband Bill, my adult son Jonathan, our old Jack-a-poo dog named Rags, and our Lovebird named Birdie-Birdie.

My name is Susan Limbauan (“Miss Sue”) and I'm a part-time teacher in the preschool department. I graduated from Kutztown State College with a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Communication Design. I have an updated Child Development Associate credential which is a National certificate recognized by the Council for Professional Recognition in Washington, D.C, and I am certified in First Aid/CPR.  I’ve enjoyed many different jobs at the school including working alongside all the children as the Bible and Music teacher, Infant/Toddler teacher, preschool teacher and Elementary care. I love working with children of all ages and I look forward to partnering together with you in caring, nurturing, and educating your children through the gifts God has given me.

My name is Anna Ginter and I am a  part time preschool assistant.  I have been with Kids in the Village Early Learning Center since early August 2017.  I have 58 college credits towards my Associates Degree and plan on completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education.  Also, I am Pediatric First Aid, CPR and Defibrillator certified.

 

Hi, my name is Karen DeSanto and I am a substitute in the Pre-K department . I moved to Pennsylvania from New York, where I taught for 21 years.  I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Teaching.  I hold two state teaching certificates in New York and New Jersey.  I am also certified in First Aid/CPR.  I look forward to helping your children grow spiritually and academically. 

My name is Marjorie Leconte and I am a teacher in the older toddler department. I have been working in the ECE field as a teacher for 9 years and have been a trainer for a Stars 4 program for 3 of those years.  I obtained my Early Childhood Education degree at NY Borough of Manhattan Community College and plan to graduate with my Bachelor’s degree in 2020. Also, my first aid and CPR certifications are up to date. 

My name is Donna Weaver and I am a part time assistant teacher in the toddler teacher.  I live in Trappe, PA with my husband Leon and my mother.  I have one son named Jason, who graduated from Cairn University in Langhorne, PA and is working X-NAV Technologies.  I love to read, bake, and go to the mountains.  I have been teaching and working with children for many years.  I have my PA certification in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in Christian Education.  I have taught pre-school, kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade.  I am also certified in First Aid/CPR.

My name is Sara McAfoose and I am the lead teacher in the younger toddler department.  I have been an Early Childhood teacher for 2 years and have extensive training in the state mandated Stars Program. 

 

 

My name is Samantha Buffo and I am a teacher in the older toddler department.  I love Jesus, animals and children.  I studied elementary education at Los Angeles Pierce College.  Also, I am First Aid/CPR certified.  I am happily married for over 20 years and have 2 amazing children. My son, Ethan, is attending college at the University of PA and my daughter, Winter, is attending college at West Chester for a teaching degree.  My husband, Anthony, my daughter, Winter, Ethan and I are very involved with our church family at Faith Church of Worcester. I am very excited for the start of the new school year as lead teacher in the Polar Bear classroom.  I love teaching through play and experience.  I feel hands-on is the way to go, especially with the wonderful age of two.  I have taught in 3 different states, many ages ranging from infants to 5th grade.  In California and New Jersey I worked in public schools.  I am happy to be able to work in a Christian facility where I can share the joy of Christ in my life.  There is nothing more important to show others than the love of the Father that He has showed me through Jesus’ sacrifice. Each day through song and biblical truths we will receive together the love and peace from the Holy Trinity that we are meant to live in.  I can’t wait to meet each of you and see some familiar faces.

My name is Eva Berecz and I am an assistant teacher in the older toddler department.  I have been working at this school since September 2000.  I was born and raised in Hungary and moved to the United States in 1998.  I graduated as an Elementary and Middle School teacher in 1983.  I am a mother of two grown children, my son is a lawyer, and my daughter graduated from Temple University.  Also, I am CPR/First Aid certified.  I love working with kids and enjoy helping to enhance their world through exploration which aids the children in transitioning to the next level.  There is nothing more important than to show others the love of God. 

My name is Kayla Hammons and I am the teacher in the infant room and also the Infant/Toddler coordinator. I love hiking, reading and going to the movie theater. I have worked in child care, children’s ministry, and also in a school setting with ages ranging from infants to high school students. I am originally from southern Illinois, were I received my Associate of Arts Degree from John Wood College.  I am also First Aid/CPR certified.

My name is Jennifer Guidici and I am a teacher in the infant department.  I grew up right here in the Methacton area. My grandma raised me. She was the best person I’ve ever known. I think I get my personality from her. I’m always smiley, silly, and goofy! I have a twelve year old daughter named Lizzie. She is an awesome kid! God truly blessed me when he gave me her.  Before coming to Kids in the Village I worked in Malvern as a Chef. I also worked at Jeffersonville Country Day School as a Lead Teacher for five years. I completed a Child Development Associate credential and I am First Aid/CPR certified. I love to read, write poetry, and spend time with my family. I like sports, especially the Steelers and Penguins. I love cooking, especially baking! My daughter and I are constantly in the kitchen experimenting!

Hello, my name is Tasha Rhodes and I am a lead teacher in the younger Toddler classroom.  I come to you with over 21 years of work experience in childcare and I have a Child Development Associate certification as well as First Aid/CPR. I was born in and raised in Norristown and have a daughter who goes to college. I enjoy listening to music and catching up on all the latest TV shows and movies. I hope I can build relationships with all of you and care for your child/children well. I am certain that the future looks bright for all of us!

Hi my name is Bonnie Poole and I am the assistant in the younger toddler classroom. I am married and have three grown children, 2 boys and one girl. I have worked with children for a good part of my life. While wanting to stay home to raise my own three children years ago, I watched other people’s children in my own home. I also worked at a daycare center for a few years doing things from kitchen cooking for 150 children to being the leader of three infant rooms. I took some time off to raise my children and to pursue other ambitions. I enjoy spending time with my two grandsons, Logan and Brenden. Also, I am First Aid/CPR certified. I am looking forward to being the one that you can trust with your children when you are not able to be with them yourself.

My name is Wendy White and I am the part time assistant in the infant department. Besides raising my own two adult children I have had a lot of experience working with children. I was an Early Intervention teacher in my early career, and then worked for a local school district for 10 years with school age children.  In my free time I like to be outdoors, hiking, kayaking and gardening.  My husband and I enjoy being members of Fairview Church.  I look forward to working with you and watching your children grow.

My name is Donna Ceschan and I am the Office Manager for Kids in the Village.  I have been blessed to be a part of this ministry since 1998.  It has been my pleasure and joy watching children as they have grown from birth through graduation from high school and some even graduating college. Previously, I worked 24 years at Commodore Semiconductor Group in the Engineering department and also worked for Coventry Family Care as a Medical Assistant.  My First Aid/CPR is always kept current.  My husband and I have attended Fairview Village Church since 1986.  We enjoy spending time with our 5 children/spouses and 6 grandchildren.  When I have time I love to swim, read, crochet, play tennis and of course go on vacation to the beach.