As our Three-Year-Old class teacher, Mrs. Schaller has been with Circle of Friends since 1994. She held positions as a teacher‘s aid in both the Three-Year-Old and Four-Year-Old classes. In 2009, Mrs. Schaller became the lead teacher for the Three-Year-Old class. She raised four children and holds a Masters Degree in elementary education from Nazareth College. We are grateful to have such a dedicated teacher with an enormous amount of love, patience and understanding of the importance of early childhood education.
Mrs. Philipp joined Circle of Friends in 2006 as a teacher aide in the Four-Year-Old Class and in 2009 she began working as the aide in the Three-Year-Old Class as well. In 2010 she became the lead teacher in the Four-Year-Old Class and continues to work in the Three-Year-Old Class as the teacher aide. As a result she is a familiar face to the children as they transition from the Three-Year-Old Class into the Four-Year-Old Class.
Mrs. Philipp holds a certificate in Early Childhood Education.
She has three grown children and two granddaughters.
Mrs. Philipp is a devoted teacher who brings a fresh approach to the classroom and is dedicated to preparing the children for kindergarten.
Mrs. Anderson is our Four-Year-Old Class teacher’s aide. She joined us in 2010 and has been a wonderful addition to Circle of Friends! Mrs. Anderson has two children, ages 6 and 8. She has had a very active role in their education as a volunteer, first at the preschool level, and now at their elementary school. She will continue to volunteer at their school this year on her days off from Circle of Friends. Teaching comes naturally to her, and we are thrilled to have her as part of our staff. Donna has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a minor in Finance.