Teachers

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Nursery School Director

Becky Tartline – This is Becky’s sixth 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.

Teddy Bears/Panda Bears

Erin Deschane – Erin 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 11 and 9. Both are graduates of St. Timothy and loved how warm and welcoming it was.  Erin loves bringing that environment to the Panda Bear families!

Yogini Patil – Yogini was born in India, and she completed her Masters in Computer Science. When her family lived in Washington, she volunteered in the kindergarten class at Mill Creek Elementary School. She has two sons who are 9 and 15 years old. Her oldest son is in 10th grade at Cumberland Valley High School. Her younger son graduated from St. Timothy, and this year he will be in 3rd grade at Silver Spring Elementary School. She has been an assistant teacher in the Lambs and Bunnies classes for the last four years. She is very excited to be teaching the Panda Bears class!

Vicki Salador – Vicki 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 7 and 5, both who have graduated from St. Timothy’s. Vicki is very excited for her third year teaching the Teddy Bears class, and she can’t wait to watch her students grow!

Holly Berkey – This is Holly’s sixth year as the assistant teacher in the Teddy Bears class. She graduated from Penn State University in 1999 and worked in child care and the health field.  She chose to be a stay at home mom after having kids Her oldest son is a freshman in college, and her other son is in eighth grade. 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, an 8 year old in third grade at Sporting Hill Elementary, and a 4 year old in the Lions class.  This is Diana’s second year teaching the Lively Lions. She started at St. Timothy’s by substituting in the Little Lambs class and fell in love.  She is excited to be teaching the Lively Lions again this year!

Nattanan (Bee) Okumura – Bee has been teaching at St. Tim’s for the past 5 years. She was born in Thailand, and earned her B.A. in Eco-Tourism there. She came to America in 2008, and 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 have 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 and learning with your child!