Faculty & Staff

All head teachers have a Bachelors Degree and Pennsylvania Certification in Early Childhood Education. Additionally, one-third of our faculty hold an advanced degree. The average tenure for staff is 17+ years. Teachers participate in professional development seminars and attend local and regional conferences to learn best practices, teaching methods, and techniques in early childhood education. OPK engages specialist teachers for music, creative movement, recorder instruction,  and Spanish.

Overbrook Faculty and Staff

TODDLER CLASS TEACHERS: 

Jennifer Ross
Shayla Smedley         

BLUE CLASS TEACHERS:

Allison Mafodda
Jo Ann Phelan

Yellow CLASS TEACHERS:

Cathy Weidman
Sandy Sherman
Ginger Perrin 

Purple CLASS TEACHERS:

Rosemary Davis
Tim Markey

BROWN CLASS TEACHERS:

Fran Devine
Mechelle Hawthorne

 

ORANGE CLASS TEACHERS:

Kate Nelson
Kristin Simmons
Carole Angiolillo

Kindergarten Teachers:

Sarah Freudberg
Dawn Willette

Specials Teachers:

Music and Creative Movement – Claire Drake
Spanish – 
Recorder – Elaine Smith                                    

Property Manager/School Custodian:

Leonard Robbins

School Administrative Staff:

Co-Directors:
Betsy Berkey and Gillian Gottlieb
Education Director: Kate Nelson
Office Manager: Leigh Anne McCabe