Our PHLP School Staff....

Perry Highway Lutheran Pre-K is proud of our highly qualified and educated school staff. The success of our program is a direct result of our teaching and administrative staff and their knowledge, experience, enthusiasm, and high level of commitment to every learner.

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Alyssa Drespling

School Administrative Director

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, as well as has completed her State Director Certification, and has earned both her Bachelors in Elementary education and her Masters in Curriculum & Instruction with a Reading Specialist emphasis.

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Theresa Wilkinson

Head Teacher PHLP, & Lead Teacher in both a 3's (classroom B) and 2.5 Preschool classroom

Theresa Wilkinson is one of our Lead Teachers for the 3 year-old and 2.5 year preschool programs, as well as PHLP's Head Teacher. She has been with PHL Pre-K since 2016, and she loves being part of helping children grow stronger in every way.

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Patricia Bruce

Lead Teacher 4/5 Pre-K Class

Patty Bruce is the Lead Teacher for the 4/5-year-old Pre-Kindergarten program. She joined PHL Pre-K in 2020, but overall this is her 9th year teaching early childhood education and her 21st year as an educator.

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Mary Nolan-Thornton

Lead 3's Preschool Teacher (Class A) / 3's Enrichment Teacher

Ms. Mary comes new to PHLP for the 2022-23 school year, but not new to the teaching field. Ms. Mary, who recently moved to the area from New Jersey, comes with over 20 years in the educator and Behavior therapist fields, working with both Preschool age and Elementary school aged children... as well as in the special needs field.

Maria Cashdollar

Assitant 3's Teacher / Spanish Teacher

Maria Cashdollar is the 3-year-old preschool Assistant Teacher and shares the classroom currently with Ms. Theresa. She is also our Spanish specials class teacher.

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Sarah Keisel

Assistant 3's (class A) Teacher

Ms. Sarah is also new to PHLP for the 2022-23 school year, and comes to us with a background in Mobile and mental health therapy within the private and local school sectors, and is currently earning her Masters degree in Early Childhood Education.

Kristin Kucel

Assistant 2.5 Preschool teacher / Sub

Ms. Kristin is our newest staff member, and we welcome her to the school for this January 2023 semester! Kristin has recently moved to the area after deployment overseas previously with her husband, and is excited to make this area their permanent home. Make sure you take a minute to greet her and welcome her to the PHLP family.

coming soon -- Lisa Maines (23-24 school year)

4/5 Assitant Teacher

More Info Coming soon...