Pre-K Plus Teachers

Pre-K A, FT Teacher

Mrs. Darleen Croucher 

Joined JLU: January 2011
Degree: Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Sociology from Roberts Wesleyan College
Experience prior to JLU: over 25 years of experience teaching in child care centers, elementary schools and acted as director and assistant director at her previous center 
Personal life: married, attends Christ Reformed Church.

Pre-K A, FT Teacher

Miss Shelby Price


Joined JLU: February 2021
Degree: High School diploma
Experience prior to JLU: two years of experience at Lifetime Assistance; six years of managerial experience in retail settings; ten years of childcare experience running an in-home center
Personal life: engaged, mother of one, plays soccer, loves camping, snowmobiling and four-wheeling

Pre-K A, FT Teacher

Miss Tea Mastrodonato


Joined JLU: March 2022
Degree: High School diploma
Experience prior to JLU: three years of babysitting experience
Personal life: enjoys dancing and spending time with friends


Pre-K B, FT Teacher

Mrs. Nancy Getbehead


Joined JLU: September 2010

Degree: Master's in Education, Bachelor's in Elementary Education

Experience prior to JLU: 11 years of classroom experience teaching in preschool, first and second grades

Personal life: mother of two, enjoys knitting, reading and sewing bibs for JLU infants, member of St. Paul Lutheran Church

Pre-K B, FT Teacher

Miss Dale Shonk


Joined JLU: January 2018

Degree: Associate's in Business Administration; Associate's in Liberal Arts with focus in Adolescent Education; enrolled in master's program in Theology and Social Work at Roberts Wesleyan

Experience prior to JLU: Two years of experience as Director of Children's Ministry at Ogden Baptist Church where she also teaches Sunday school, leads Children's Bible study, directs a Kid's Cooking Camp and heads the preschool VBS program; five years of professional experience at Target

Personal life: enjoys spending time reading, analyzing television shows and movies, and spending time with loved ones and her kitty

Pre-K B, FT Teacher

Ms. Kate Schied-Deckert

Joined JLU: May 2021

Degree: Master’s degree in Creative Arts Therapy from Nazareth College; Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from Alfred University
Experience prior to JLU: over 10 years of combined childcare experience at the YMCA and Pea Pods Child Care; over 10 years of providing in-home respite care through DePaul Developmental Services, People, Inc. and Happiness House
Personal life: married, enjoys spending time with her family, decorating her home and spending time outside in nature

Preschool/Pre-K Substitute

Miss Amy Trichanh

Joined JLU: September 2016

Degree: 18 credits in Early Care at Monroe Community College; currently pursuing a Child Development Associate's degree

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

Enrollment for the 2022 - 23 school year is  NOW OPEN!

Call: 585-352-0017

Fax: 585-352-6744

Providing quality, 

Christian based

early childhood education since 2010


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