Teachers

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Nursery School Director

Becky Tartline – This is Becky’s fifth year as the Nursery School Director. Before that she nurtured the children in the Little Lambs class for nine years! She has a B.A. in English from Gettysburg College and a Master’s degree in English Education from Millersville University. She has taught high school English as well as writing classes at HACC. Her adult son and college-age daughter are both graduates of St. Timothy’s.

 

Little Bunnies/Little Lambs

 

Erin DeschaneErin earned a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Baylor University in Texas where she grew up.  She worked for a technology company in Dallas as well as an advertising agency in Washington, D.C. before becoming a stay at home mom to 2 daughters, now ages 10 and 8. Both are graduates of St. Timothy and loved how warm and welcoming it was.  Erin loves bringing that environment to the Little Lambs and Bunnies families!

 

 

Yogini PatilYogini was born in India, and she completed her Masters in Computer Science. She and her family moved to Mechanicsburg four years ago from Fremont, California. When her family lived in Washington, she volunteered in the kindergarten class at Mill Creek Elementary School. She has two sons who are 7 and 14 years old. Her oldest son is in 9th grade at Cumberland Valley High School. Her younger son was in the Lively Lions class at St. Timothy, and this year he will be in 2nd grade at Hampden Elementary School. She is very excited to be teaching the Little Lambs and Bunnies classes!

 

Teddy Bears/Panda Bears

 

Vicki SaladorVicki earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from West Chester University. She then earned her J.D. from Widener University School of Law in Delaware. Vicki passed both the PA and NJ bar exams in 2010. After practicing law for five years she decided to be a stay at home mom. Vicki has two daughters, one who graduated from St. Timothy’s two years ago, and one who will be a Lively Lion this year. Vicki is very excited for her second year teaching the Teddy and Panda Bears classes, and she can’t wait to watch her students grow!

Holly BerkeyThis is Holly’s fifth year teaching the Teddy Bears class, and it will be her second year teaching the Panda Bears class. Upon graduating from Penn State University, she worked in child care and the medical field.  She was a stay at home mom before joining St. Tim’s.  Holly continues to volunteer at her sons’ schools whenever possible throughout the year.  She looks forward to helping your child grow and learn this year!

 

Lively Lions/Wise Owls

 

Diana Juracka  Diana has a Bachelors of Science in Textile Technology from Philadelphia University.  She worked for 15 years in the fashion industry in Philadelphia and NYC before returning home to Camp Hill to be a stay at home mom.  She has two daughters, a 7 year old in second grade at Sporting Hill Elementary, and a 3 year old in the Pandas class.  Diana helped by substituting in the Little Lambs class last year because of all our snow delays and fell in love.  She is excited to be teaching the Lively Lions this year!

Nattanan (Bee) Okumura – Bee was born in Thailand, and she earned her B.A. in Eco-Tourism there. When she came to America in 2008, she was an Au pair for four years with the same host family in Annapolis, Maryland. She also took an early childhood class offered by the Montgomery Child Care Association. Bee has three daughters, two who graduated from St. Timothy’s, and one who will attend the nursery school next year. She is excited to be teaching the Lively Lions class!

 

Samantha Mummert  Samantha earned her sociology degree from HACC and her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Shippensburg University. She has been a stay at home mom for the past eight years. Samantha has four children and homeschools her oldest two. She is an alumniof St. Timothy’s as are her two oldest children. She is very excited to be back teaching the Wise Owls class at St. Timothy’s and looks forward to a fun and nurturing year!

 

Rabia Ahmed  Rabia was born in India and moved to the United States in 2001. She completed her graduation in English Literature from India in 2002 and earned a diploma in Early Childhood Education from the Stratford Career Institute in Washington, D.C. in 2008. She has four daughters, including one who graduated from St. Timothy’s, and she loves to travel and spend time with her family. She is looking forward to teaching the Wise Owls class this year!