David Welch, M. Ed.
I have been married for over 25 years and have two grown children. I recently earned my master's degree in child development, and I aim to offer a safe, nurturing, and culturally diverse environment that promotes physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development. I believe that children play to learn; through their play, each child will learn about themselves, others, and the world around them. Mount Olive is where our hands-on learning environment sets the stage for children to explore, learn, grow, and become responsible humans.
Ms. Pam has been in the field of early childhood education for over 35 years. She came to Mount Olive Preschool in 1997 and has been with us for 20 years. Her goal for children is to develop a sense of personal pride, independence, confidence and self-esteem in order to start successful in Kindergarten. Her thorough Kindergarten readiness program will prepare her class emotionally and developmentally to shine in the academic world ahead. We enjoy having many past students come back to visit Ms. Pam and express their love for their former teacher and preschool. Ms. Pam enjoys spending time with her family and her grandchildren.
Mr. Dave has been working in early childhood education for over 18 years which all started here at Mount Olive. He loves teaching math, science and art, and allows children to explore with their own imagination. He has been happily married for over 10 years and has 2 daughters (Liv 10) and (Luna 7). He also has a stepson (Derek 20). His household is always filled with love and laughter. Besides teaching, Dave loves art and baseball. He loves to help children grow both academically and spiritually.
Ms. Tetyana taught English to children 4-6 years of age in Ukraine for over 13 years. She has been working in Early Childhood Education here in the United States for over 16 years. Ms. Tetyana loves going on hikes, traveling, and spending quality time with her family. She believes that play is an important part of a child's intellectual, social-emotional, and physical development. Active learning is important, so she implements music and movent elements and nature into her curriculum.
MS. Joana Toddler Teacher
Ms. Joana is currently working on her degree in Early Childhood Education. She is from Los Angeles, CA., and loves to make crafts and baking. Her favorite item to bake is chocolate chip cookies. Ms. Joana also has two dogs. Her goal is to provide a fun, positive, safe, and loving environment to help children learn and grow.
Ms. Mayra Toddler Teacher
Ms. Mayra has been working in early childhood education for four years. She loves to help foster and strengthen children's social and emotional skills. Her goal is to provide a safe, fun, and nurturing environment through play and exploration. Ms. Mayra has been happily married for six years and has two young boys ages five and two.
Ms. Lorraine has taught for over 20 years and is passionate about helping children develop and grow cognitively, emotionally, socially, physically, and spiritually.
Ms. Veronica is currently finishing up her education in child development. She has worked as a toddler teacher for over two years and loves being part of their learning process. Miss Veronica is loving, caring, and passionate with helping children reach their developmental milestones. During her spare time, Veronica loves to go on long hikes and spend quality time with her family.
Ms. Cynthia has been teaching for over seven years. She worked as a preschool prior to joining our staff. Teaching is her passion and feels blessed to work in the education field. Ms. Cynthia is married and has a two-year-old son with one more on the way. On her free time, she loves to spend quality time with her family.