Calvary preschool STAFF
school director - jamie weaver
Jamie has a B.S. in Early Childhood Education from Malone University and a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University. She additionally has served in Early Childcare for over 13 years in roles varying from teaching, being an Assistant Director, and a Director. Jamie is also an active part of Calvary Church, serving on the Production Team each week, as well as being married to the Worship & Arts Pastor, Jason Weaver. She started as the Director of CPC on July 1 of 2022.
assistant director - julia brown
Julia is a recent graduate from Clarion University where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood and Special Education. She grew up in North Huntingdon where she came from a blended family with seven children, of which she is the oldest. She married her husband, Carl, in July of 2021. On days when she isn't working, she enjoys camping, playing board games, and spending time with her big family.
KINDERGARTEN TEACHER - AMBER COLE
Mrs. Cole joined the CPC team for the second time in 2021. She taught Kindergarten from 2007-2011, and after teaching first grade at Urban Pathways Charter School and Greater Works Christian School, she returned to teach Kindergarten at CPC for her 16th year of teaching. Mrs. Cole attended the University of Valley Forge where she obtained her Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education, and California University of Pennsylvania where she obtained her Master's in Elementary Education. She is married to Pastor Michael, the Connections Pastor at Calvary Church, and together they serve in a variety of roles at the church.
4 YEAR OLD PRESCHOOL TEACHER - sarah berger
Sarah grew up in the North Huntingdon area and is a Norwin graduate. She taught pre-school for 7 years before having her kids, and for the last 2 years has worked as therapeutic support for children with autism. She highly values education and believes that instilling a love of reading is one of the best gifts we can give a child. She hold degrees in Early Childhood Education, Social Work and is currently working toward her Master's in School Social Work. She has 3 great kids, Lorelei (14), Wyatt (11) and Kelsey (10) and has been married to her husband Dan for 16 years. Her family loves going to the beach, the outdoors, baseball, horses and their mini farm that includes her very sweet lab Huckleberry, 2 horses, 2 goats, a coop full of silly chickens and myriad of other scaled and furry family members!
This is Miss Janessa's second year teaching at Calvary Preschool Center. She has worked with children for over 10 years and she is excited to start this next school year. Miss Janessa loves seeing children progress throughout the year and watch them as they discover and learn new things. She incorporates play into her class and enjoys watching the kiddos learn through play. Outside of work, she is married and has 3 beautiful children. They are 8, 6 and 3. She lives in Rillton with her family and her 2 crazy dogs!
3 year old preschool teacher - tiffany hornak
Miss Tiffany is our 3 year old preschool teacher. She has previously served as an assistant teacher for the 3 year old class. She has her Master's of Arts in Clinical Mental Health counseling from Waynesburg University. Her undergrad degree is from the University of Valley Forge with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and a minor in Bible. Since graduating from the University of Valley Forge, she has worked with children in several different capacities from being a TSS, subbing in an alternative school, working with the Head Start program, counseling kids of all ages, and also working in various daycare/preschool programs. In addition this, she also works part-time as a counselor with her own practice While this will be her first year stepping into a head teacher role at CPC, teaching has always been one of her passions. She is also actively involved her church serving in several capacities including the youth ministry, singing on the worship team, and in the church nursery. Miss Tiffany is married and the mother of three sons ages 6, 4, and almost 2 years old.
2 YEAR OLD PRESCHOOL TEACHER - Tabatha rush
Miss Tabby has worked with children in various forms for 15 years and is very excited for her first year at Calvary Preschool Center. You may recognize her from the nursery at Calvary Church where she has volunteered for the past five years. She loves watching children grow and learn. She's looking forward to having a lot of fun this year. She's married and has three kiddos ages 9, 5, and 3.