Staff & Board
The School Board Ministry Team is approved by the Oreland Evangelical Presbyterian Church's Nominating Committee each year and is directly accountable to the Session. The Board consists of a mix of church representatives and dedicated parents. Anyone interested in participating is welcome to apply.
Janie Brey, OEP Preschool Director
“After years of teaching Preschool and Kindergarten, it has been a great adventure being the Director at OEP Preschool these past 13 years. I have enjoyed getting to know the children and their families who have become part of the school community. Celebrating with these families as we watch the children grow and learn has been a privilege. Encouraging the great team of teachers is a pleasure. It is a blessing to be able to serve the Lord by working for a school where a Christian curriculum is used and where the church supports the school's endeavors.”
Our teachers LOVE their jobs!
They work hard to provide an environment where the children feel secure, happy and nurtured, and where their social, physical, spiritual and emotional needs will be met. They seek to help children grow individually, and strive to encourage their uniqueness.
Two Day Two's Teachers
Lead Teacher, Rose Mary Vermeire is beginning her 20th year at the preschool. Rose Mary graduated from Gywnedd Mercy College with an Associate’s Degree in Science.
“My favorite joy in working with children is their constant surprise in learning and the beautiful smiles on their faces at every aspect of life.”
Assistant Teacher, Susan Barna is beginning her 2nd year at the preschool. Susan received her BA from Loyola University and Masters in Education from The College of New Jersey.
"Children help me to keep things simple – smile, laugh, love. Working with children teaches me to focus on what truly matters in life – faith, family, friends. (I love the progression of each year as their shyness turns to friendships, their curiosity turns to knowledge, and their imaginations develop their interests.) The beauty of teaching children is that as we give them the skills that they need to prepare them for this big world, the children actually keep us grounded on God’s basics.”
Two Day Three's Teachers
Lead Teacher, Catriona Trueman is beginning her 13th year at the preschool. Catriona earned a BA in Art and Design at Robert Gordan University and Post Graduate certification in Elementary Education from Aberdeen University, both in Scotland.
“The thing about working with children is seeing the joy and amazement in their faces when they have discovered something new – what a blessing.”
Assistant Teacher, Megan Mancke is beginning her 2nd year at the preschool. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business from Millersville University.
“I have always had a passion for working with children. I especially love the preschool age because it is so much fun to see them changing and developing throughout the year. It is such a blessing to be a part of their lives as they are discovering the world around them.”
Three Day Three's Teachers
Lead Teacher, Carol Stricker is beginning her 11th year at the preschool. Carol has almost completed her Associate’s degree in Elementary Education from Bucks County Community College.
“What fun it is to see the children discover new things and to see their excitement when they overcome a dilemma.”
Assistant Teacher, Christine Gilinger is beginning her 11th year at the preschool. Christine’s major at Nassau Community College was Early Childhood Education.
“It's really fun in the beginning of the year, getting to know all the different little personalities. Then as the year rolls on, it’s amazing to see how much they grow. I love to help them learn new skills and see how proud they are of themselves when they do!"
Three Day Three's Teachers
Lead Teacher, Allison Quinn is in her 4th year as a teacher at the preschool. Allison earned her under graduate degree and Masters in Elementary and Special Education from La Salle University.
“I love working with children for many reasons, but what I love most is their curiosity and desire to learn about the world around them and the smiles on their faces when they learn or accomplish something new.”
Assistant Teacher, Maggie Shaeffer is beginning her 20th year at the preschool. Maggie earned her degree in English/Communications from La Salle College.
“I love working with children for so many reasons. They are sweet, adorable and so appreciative of what we do for them. It truly is a privilege to be able to enjoy them and watch them grow and develop.”
Three Day Pre-K Teachers
Lead Teacher, Ashley Frearson is beginning her 2nd year at the preschool. Ashley earned her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary and Special Education from Gwynedd-Mercy College.
“I adore teaching 4s and 5s! I love planting seeds of curiosity, wonder, and joy for learning in their little minds & hearts. What a delight to see each child grow with every question, connection, and discovery in the class and outside the classroom!”
Assistant Teacher, Sandy Bisulca is beginning her 6th year at the preschool. Sandy earned her BA from Messiah College and an MSW from Temple.
“Among the many things I enjoy about working with preschool children, what I cherish most is their curiosity and wonder as they engage the world around them. It also excites me to see the progression they make socially, academically and spiritually. It is truly amazing how much they grow over the course of a single school year!"
Five Day Pre-K Teachers
Lead Teacher, Lorna Salazar is beginning her 18th year at the preschool. Lorna earned her degree in Business Administration from Temple University and earned her Early Childhood Education Certification from Montgomery County Community College.
“I love working with 4 and 5 year old children because of the way they absorb everything and also how they challenge me to keep providing an interesting learning environment. I truly value each and every one of them.”
Assistant Teacher, Loreto Halton is beginning her 18th year at the preschool. Loreto earned her degree in Business Administration from Arcadia College.
“The best part about working the preschool is seeing the delighted look on the children’s faces when they learn something new or master a new skill. It is a priceless moment that makes my heart sing and I am blessed to share it with them!!!”
Gym and Music Teacher
Joyce Johnson is beginning her 6th year at the preschool. Joyce earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Nyack College.
“I've got the best job because the children love to sing, dance and run and that's what we do in music and gym!”