Kindergarten Teachers

Miss Mary

My working experience with young children began in high school at Grandview Hospital’s Children’s Center. In 2010, I graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, and began teaching at a bilingual preschool in Philadelphia called Pequeños Pasos de Aspira. After several years there, my husband and I decided to move to Spain to teach English! While living in Madrid, I obtained a Master’s in Bilingual Education from Universidad de Alcalá and student taught in a Spanish kindergarten classroom.  We returned to the US in 2014, and I have been living in Perkasie and teaching at Pequeños Pasos ever since. After welcoming our first child in August, I decided that it was time to start teaching closer to home!  I began teaching kindergarten at TLC in 2017

I believe that early childhood education is a critical time period to prepare young children to be able to succeed in school.  Kindergarten is an important year to prepare children for the rest of their school experience, and we will be working in several different areas of your child’s social, emotional, and cognitive development. I believe that communication is the key to a great parent-teacher relationship, and I am looking forward to working with you to help your child to reach his or her potential!

Miss Amanda

Hi! My name is Amanda Quaglia and I am one of the Kindergarten teachers at TLC! Ever since I can remember, I have wanted to be a teacher. From bossing my friends around while playing “school” to asking for a laminator for Christmas. I attended Penn State University and graduated with my Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education in 2012. I spent my last 2 semesters observing and eventually student teaching in a kindergarten classroom. That’s where my love for kindergarten began.  After graduating, I started working in a childcare center in the community that I grew up in. I have experience working with children of all ages from infants to school age. I moved to Perkasie in 2016 and started a family. I am really happy to be working in a school in the community that my children will grow up in.

Kindergarten is an important time in a child’s education. It is the starting point of a great journey. With solid parent-teacher communication, we can do great things for your child. I look forward to working with your child as we prepare for first grade and his or her life ahead!