Miss Sondra Moser, Director
Joined JLU: August 2021; previously employed Oct. 2012 to July 2018
Degree: BA in Cross Disciplinary Studies from Roberts Wesleyan College with concentrations in education and math
Experience prior to JLU: Assistant Manager of the Crisis Nursery for three years; substitute teacher in public school setting
Personal life: traveling with friends, attends Pearce Church
After spending three years away, Miss Sondra Moser is happy to be back as a member of the JLU family. After leaving JLU in 2018, she used her leadership skills at the Crisis Nursery in Rochester. Although she loved her time there, she found it frustrating not to share God’s love to the children in her care. Miss Moser is thrilled to return to our program where she is able to lead a ministry and not simply a business. Her extended time as a teacher in the classroom, professional management experience and her enthusiasm for Christ give her a unique ability to serve the JLU children, families and staff each day.
Mrs. Katie DeChane
Joined JLU: January 2023
(previously at JLU 8/20 – 4/22)
Degree: BS in Sociology & Sociomedical Sciences
Experience prior to JLU: two years of customer service experience at SUNY Geneseo Student Life; Counselor at a summer camp for three years; five years of restaurant experience
Personal life: married with one daughter, enjoys remodeling and fixing up her home
Mrs. Kathrine Groff Pyramid Model Coach & Admin
Joined JLU: September 2018
Degree: BA in Educational Studies from West Virginia Wesleyan College
Experience prior to JLU: one year of childcare experience as an infant and toddler teacher; two years of college observations in elementary schools; two years teaching preschool physical education; over eight years of experience teaching VBS and Sunday school
Personal life: married mother of one, loves spending time with her family, watching movies and traveling
Mrs. Dawn Brugger, Director
Joined JLU: July 2011
Degree: Bachelor’s in Health Science from the College at Brockport and certification in Early Childhood Education.
Experience prior to JLU: Teacher in the after school program at Brockport Free Methodist Church, teacher in an Integrated Preschool 3’s Program.
Personal life: married to her best friend, mom to 4 fur babies; enjoys coffee, graphic design, and renovating her home
Mrs. Dawn Brugger has more than 10 years of combined experience as a classroom teacher with our infants and toddlers and as a Pyramid Model Coach and Administrator at JLU. She is now excited to use her gifts and talents in the role of Center Director. Mrs. Brugger has a passion for empowering teachers and parents by giving them the resources to help with their children’s physical, cognitive, language and social-emotional development and enjoys living out her passion every day while leading JLU Child Care.
Miss Amy Trichanh
Joined JLU: September 2016
Degree: credits in Early Care at Monroe Community College; CDA coursework completed
Experience prior to JLU: one year of experience as a cafeteria aide at Neil Armstrong elementary school; childcare internship as an infant teacher at MCC; Sunday school teacher, VBS and drama director at home church for four years
Personal life: attends Messiah Lutheran Church, enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, baking and Netflix
Miss Melina Mineti
Pyramid Model Coach & Admin
Joined JLU: August 2018
Degree: Child Development Associate Credential in Infant & Toddler Care
Experience prior to JLU: professional experience as a florist; five years of working with children at VBS, church nursery and babysitting
Personal life: loves cats, tea and Christmas and is a member of the Brockport Free Methodist Church
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JLU Child Care family?
The mission of JLU Child Care is to provide quality, Christian education to infants, toddlers, preschool, pre-k and school age children. JLU is a full-day program, open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and is licensed by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services.
early childhood education since 2010