Perry Highway Lutheran Pre-K is proud of our highly qualified and motivated school staff. The success of our program is a direct result of our teaching and administrational staff and their knowledge, experience, enthusiasm, and high level of commitment.
Director of School
Mrs. Drespling came to us in February 2020 with over 15 years of Early Childhood teaching and administration experience. She maintains her current PA state teaching certification, and has earned both her Bachelors in Elementary education and her Masters in Curriculum & Instruction with a Reading Specialist emphasis.
Lead Teacher 4/5 Pre-K Class
Patty Bruce is the Lead Teacher for the 4/5-year-old Pre-Kindergarten program. This is her first year at PHL Pre-K, but her 8th year teaching early childhood education and her 20th year as an educator.
Assistant Teacher 4/5 Pre-K Class
Gail Ryan is the Assistant Teacher for the 4/5-year-old program. She brings with her 20 years of teaching experience as a teacher’s assistant.
Head Teacher / Lead Teacher both 3's and 2.5 classes
Theresa Wilkinson is one of our Lead Teachers for the 3 year-old preschool program, as well as PHL's Head Teacher. This is her 5th year at PHL Pre-K and she loves being part of helping children grow stronger in every way.
Assitant 3's Teacher / Spanish Teacher
Maria Cashdollar is the 3-year-old 3B preschool Assistant Teacher and shares the classroom currently with Ms. Theresa.
Assistant 2.5 teacher / Head Substitute / 3's Enrichment Teacher
Miss Melissa comes to us new for the 2020-21 second semester. She is excited to work at PHLP, and looks forward to working with Ms. Amanda and getting to know the students of 3B better.