Preschool Teachers

Preschool A, FT Teacher

Mrs. Sarah Ippolito

Joined JLU: December 2012

Degree: Bachelor's degree in Psychology for children and youth from Houghton College; Child Development Associates in Preschool and Pre-K

Experience prior to JLU: worked as a counselor at Delta Lake Bible Conference Youth Camps

Personal life: married, mother of one, enjoys sports and hanging out with friends and family

Preschool A, FT Teacher

Mrs. Erin Kane

Joined JLU: October 2021
Degree:  High school diploma
Experience prior to JLU: over 20 years of childcare experience including in home care, at a center and as an Au Pair; three years of customer service experience at Wegman’s and Chico’s
Personal life: enjoys painting, gardening, cooking and loves being outdoors to camp, hike or swim


Preschool B Teacher, FT

Miss Jessica Taylor

Joined JLU: July 2020

Degree: Associate’s degree in Education from the Community College of Philadelphia
Experience prior to JLU: two years of experience teaching preschool at the Early Literacy Academy in Philadelphia; two years of experience as a private nanny; two years volunteering to teach Sunday School  
Personal life: enjoys reading, crocheting and creating art

Preschool B, FT Teacher

Mrs. Alexandria Strachan-Brown

Joined JLU: August 2019

Degree: Credits completed in childhood education from Daemen College; currently enrolled at MCC
Experience prior to JLU: three years of experience working for First Student as a bus attendant; over 10 years of experience as a Sunday School teacher for His Way Ministries 
Personal life: married, mother of two, has a love of music which she uses to direct her church youth choir 

Preschool B, FT Teacher

Miss Jade Hoffarth

Joined JLU: August 2021
Degree:  High school diploma; some college credits completed at St. John Fisher
Experience prior to JLU: experience as an activities leader at Elderwood Nursing Home; two years of customer service experience at Crosby’s
Personal life: enjoys being outside, hiking and four wheeling


Preschool B, PT Teacher

Miss Nikki Paxson

Joined JLU: April 2022
Degree:  High school diploma
Experience prior to JLU: five years of combined customer service experience at McDonalds and Runnings; three years of experience teaching Sunday school 
Personal life: enjoys spending time with her family and her church family

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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