Teacher Evie – Director
T. Evie was hired as Director of Oak Lane Day Care in November, 2016. Her varied educational career has included both early childhood and elementary settings in Quaker schools. As Evie’s heart is in early childhood education, she returned to teaching young children three years ago, followed by her appointment to Oak Lane Day Care. This is Evie’s dream job – to be part of a nurturing learning community focused on children and their families.
T. Evie earned a B.A. in Sociology from Bucknell University and a M.Ed. in Elementary Education from Cabrini University.
A native of the Philadelphia suburbs, T. Evie currently lives in West Chester with her husband, Tom. Between them, they have three grown children and one granddaughter. Evie practices yoga and enjoys being outside in the garden or walking.
Teacher Rachel – Bear Cubs (Toddlers)
Rachel Kittle has been working at Oak Lane since 1995. She started out in the Infant / Young Toddler room and then moved on to the Older Toddler room. Over the past few years she has been taking turns teaching the Older Toddlers and Preschoolers. She enjoys both age groups and welcomes the change from year to year. Her creativity becomes evident when she involves the children in a range of art projects. She believes in the importance of spending as much time outdoors as possible and doesn’t shy away from dressing all the children in their winter gear to go play in the snow. Born in Syracuse, NY, she now lives in West Chester with her 4 children. Jacob, Alula, Zane and Chloe have all attended Oak Lane
Teacher Shari – Morning Assistant
Prior to teaching at Oak Lane Day Care, T. Shari was a Psychiatric Rehabilitation Counselor for 15 years and House Supervisor for Mental Health Facility for 4 years.
With the birth of her four grandchildren Shari discovered a new found love of working with young children, especially in a structured care environment. Shari’s Oak Lane Day Care career began in 2015. “I Love my job!”
Teacher Shannon – Chipmunks (Preschool)
Bio coming soon!
Teacher Jackie – Butterflies (Infants and Young Toddlers)
Jacqueline graduated from Rowan University in the fall of 2015 with Magnum Cum Laude Honors and a Bachelor’s degree in Writing Arts & American Studies as well as an Early Childhood Education Minor. Jacqueline has experience at Camden Public Schools where she completed her student teaching with a special education elementary class. She babysits for a family on occasional weekends and has experience working with infants and toddlers. She believes all children are capable of accomplishing anything if they are given the support and encouragement they need. Jacqueline got married in April 2016 and enjoys spending time with her husband and their puppy. Jacqueline has been at Oak Lane since January 2017, and she is thrilled to be teaching in the infant room!
Teacher Laura – Bear Cubs (Older Toddlers)
Bio coming soon!
Teacher Mary – Owls (Preschool)
Bio coming soon!
Teacher Heather – Floater
T. Heather is a junior psychology major at West Chester University. She is a native of Bucks County where she earned her diploma at Bensalem High School before attending Bucks County Community College and earning her associates’ degree in psychology. Heather taught in a child care center near her home before coming to Oak Lane Day Care in January 2017.