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Sherry Yingling has been the Director of Gettysburg's Growing Place since 1999.  She has a BS in elementary/early childhood education and has 27 years of experience in the field.

Amy Cosden is the Assistant Director and works with children in all rooms.  She has been at the Center since 2003.  She has an associate degree in early childhood education and 11 years of experience in the field.

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Michele Allgyer cares for the children in the preschool room.  She has 3 years experience in the field.  She is currently enrolled at Harrisburg Area Community College working on obtaining her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education.

Christine Baust works with all the children.  She began working at the Center in November 2013.  Christine is attending the Gettysburg Area School District Tech Program and is enrolled in the Early Childhood Education Program.   She has several years experience working with young children.

Stacy Boyer cares for children in the preschool room and has been at the Center since October 2007.  She has 17 years of experience in the field and has a CDA (Child Development Associate credential).

Diane Cavanaugh cares for children in the preschool room and has been at the Center since September 2007.  She has 17 years experience in the field and has a CDA.

Nicole Corbin works with all the children in the Center and has a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Shippensburg University.  She began working at the Center in May 2013.  This is her first time working in this field, but she did complete her Practicum with us in Preschool C.

Keri Cunningham cares for children in the toddler room and has worked at the Center since 2001.  She has 12 years of experience in the field.  She also has completed 600 training hours in DPW-approved childcare classes and has an associate degree in early childhood education.

Ashley Drechsler cares for children in the toddler room and has worked at the Center since 2001.  She has 12 years of experience in the field.  She also has completed 600 training hours in DPW-approved childcare classes and has an associate degree in early childhood education.

Ivy Everson cares for children in the preschool room and has been working at the Center since November 2009. She has her CDA and is working on obtaining her associates degree in early childhood education. She has many years of experience in the field.

Amy Gilotty cares for children in the young toddler room and has worked at the Center since February 2010. She has her bachelors degree in early childhood education and her masters degree in elementary education. She has 3 years experience in the field.

Lindsay Groomes works with all the children in the center and began working at the center in October 2011.  She completed 600 training hours in DPW approved child care classes and is working on obtaining her bachelors degree in elementary education.

Allyson Gwinn works with all the children in the center and began working at the Center in May 2013.  She graduated from Gettysburg College with a BA in English and also has an Masters Degree in Elementary Education from Loyola University.  She has several years experience working with young children.

Diane Hayden cares for children in the infant room and has been at the Center since October 2007.  She has an associate degree in elementary education and was a nanny for 4 years.

Donna Imes cares for children in the infant room and has been at the Center since October 2007.  She was a foster parent for over 8 years and has 5 years of experience in the field and a CDA.

Jessica Jersild works with children in the toddler room and has worked at the center since October 2011.  She has her associates degree in early childhood education and is working on obtaining her bachelors degree in this field.  She has 10 years experience in the field.

Teresa Landis cares for children in the toddler room and has worked at the Center since March 2011. She has a variety of experience in working with young children and is working on obtaining her CDA.

Hannah Lawver works with the children in the infant room and has been at the center since April 2012.  She has her CDA and a couple years experience in the field.

Shannon McKain cares for the children in the preschool room.  She has 14 years experience in the field and has her CDA.  She is currently enrolled at Harrisburg Area Community College working on obtaining her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education.

Kaitlin Miller works in the infant room.  She began working at the center in July 2013.  She is a graduate of the Gettysburg Area School District Tech Program Early Childhood Education Program.  She started with us by doing an internship as part of the tech program.

Courtney Porowski cares for the children in the young toddler room and has worked at the center since March 2010. She has her associates degree in early childhood education. She has 2 years experience in the field.

Alice Ramirez cares for the afterschoolers and has been at the Center since September 2009. She has a bachelors degree in elementary education and has 3 years experience in the field.

Amy Snyder cares for children in the preschool room.  She worked at the Center several years ago and returned in July 2007.  She has an associate degree in early childhood education and has 13 years of experience in the field.

Kendra Snyder works with all the children in the Center and began working her in November 2013.  She has an Associate’s Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State University.  She has several years experience working with toddlers and preschoolers. 

Rufi Syed works with the children in all the classrooms and has been at the center since January 2011. She has a bachelor of arts degree and is working on obtaining an associates degree in early childhood education.

Allison Weeks works in the infant room.  She began working at the Center in July 2013.  She has a BS in Family Science from the University of Maryland.  She has several years experience working with infants and young toddlers.

 

 

Last updated 4/11/2013

(717) 337-8211 phone | (717) 337-8460 fax | Center Director Sherry Yingling
142 Constitution Avenue
Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA 17325