Meet Our Teachers and Staff ~

 
 
 
Kim Weller
Director
Kim graduated from York College of PA in 1988 with a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in music. Kim has over 35 years’ experience working with children as a public school 3rd grade teacher, private school music teacher, preschool teacher, daycare director, and private piano teacher. She worked at Kinder-Haus from 1998 – 2012, including directing the school from 2004 – 2012; she returned as the Kinder-Haus director in January 2019. In her spare time, Kim enjoys cooking, traveling, playing games, and playing the piano. Kim lives in New Holland with her husband, Steve; they are parents to six grown children and grandparents to three little girls. Kim enjoys leading the Kinder-Haus musical programs; she also enjoys reading books with children.
 
 
 
 
 
Tammy Lieb
Office Administrator
Supervisor
Tammy has her Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education; of the 22 years that she has worked in the early childhood education field, 19 of those years have been at Kinder-Haus! Tammy enjoys watching the children grow and change every day. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and spending time with her family.
 
 
 

 

Deb Henderson
Administrative Assistant
Supervisor
Deb has served as the Administrative Assistant at Kinder-Haus for 31 years! While Deb doesn’t work with the children on a regular basis, she does “fill in” occasionally when there is a need in a classroom. In addition, the children know they can always get a wave from Deb as they pass her window. Deb enjoys going out to eat, traveling, and spending time with family.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Christy Haines
Office Assistant
Supervisor
Christy joined the Kinder-Haus team in June, 2019 as a classroom assistant and became the office assistant and supervisor in December, 2019. Christy earned two Bachelor’s Degrees ~ one in Intercultural Studies and one in Biblical Studies. Christy enjoys watching children grow and especially likes seeing smiles on the children’s faces when they share a story or hug with her!
 
 
 
 
Renee Foreman
Pre K Class Lead Teacher
Supervisor
Of the fifteen years that Renee has worked in the early childhood education field, thirteen have been right here at Kinder-Haus! When working with children, Renee feels privileged to be able to make a difference in each of the children’s lives. She enjoys the “lightbulb” moments when they start grasping a new concept; Renee also likes the hugs she gets when arriving in the morning or leaving in the afternoon. When not at work, Renee sings on the worship team at her church and also enjoys hanging out with friends over COFFEE!
 
 
 
 
Courtney Madenford
Pre-K Lead Teacher
Supervisor
Courtney has worked at Kinder-Haus for almost 9 years and has been the 3’s Class Lead Teacher for 4 years. She graduated from Berks Technical Institute with an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Courtney enjoys seeing the children’s smiles and also finds reward in watching them learn every day. Courtney is happily married and has one son. She enjoys camping, shopping, and spending time with her family.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Patti Martin
Cook
Supervisor
Patti worked in the Kinder-Haus kitchen several years ago before taking some time off to be a stay-at-home mom. She returned in 2013 and has been here since (for a total of approximately 13 years). Patti is ServeSafe certified and enjoys cooking for the children and staff. In Patti’s free time, she enjoys scrapbooking and spending time with family, especially her grandkids!
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Delmy Aguilar
Pre-K Classroom Assistant
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Amy Arment
Cuddle Corner Classroom Assistant
While this is Amy’s second year working at Kinder-Haus, she has over 20 years’ experience teaching infants through college students and professional development for adults. Amy earned a dual degree in Early Childhood Education and Elementary and Kindergarten Education from Penn State University and has taken graduate courses toward becoming a reading and literacy specialist at Eastern Mennonite University. When asked what she loves most about children, Amy’s response was, “…their curiosity, imagination, and joie de vivre!” When not working, Amy enjoys cooking and hiking with her golden retriever, Brandie.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hunter Boley
Toddler 1 Lead Teacher
Hunter began her early childhood education career at Kinder-Haus almost 4 years ago. She studied early childhood education at the CTC and graduated in 2015 and is pursuing her Infant/Toddler CDA. Hunter finds it especially rewarding to see the excitement in the children’s faces when they learn something new. She enjoys getting to know the children as individuals and watching them grow! When she isn’t working, Hunter enjoys spending time with her boys and going to the mountains.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Danyelle Brungart
Tweeny Lead Teacher
Danyelle earned her Infant/Toddler CDA and has worked in the early childhood education for 18 years and has spent 15 of those years at Kinder-Haus! She enjoys watching children grow and meet new developmental milestones; she also enjoys seeing the excitement on their faces when they try something new. In her non-work hours, Danyelle enjoys spending time with family and being able to sit down and read a good book.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Colleen Davies
Kindergarten Lead Teacher
Colleen lives in New Holland with her husband and four children. Of her eleven years in the education field, ten have been here at Kinder-Haus. Colleen earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English with a minor in Writing. Colleen enjoys watching children experience things for the first time. She also likes seeing the joy that comes to their faces when they learn something new. At home, Colleen enjoys playing card games with her kids, reading, and drinking COFFEE!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Irene Dussinger
Infant/Toddler Floater
Irene joined the Kinder-Haus staff in March, 2020; although she is new to Kinder-Haus, she has worked in the early childhood education field for 10 years. When asked what she enjoys most about working with children, Irene responded, “I just love those guys!” When not working, Irene enjoys being walking, reading, and being with her family.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carri Gilmore
Cuddle Corner Classroom Assistant
Carri has been part of our team since June, 2019. Before coming to Kinder-Haus, she worked as a nanny/babysitter for about 20 years. Carri feels honored to play a part in a child’s learning and growth. Caring for children brings her joy because she knows that children are God’s greatest blessing. She feels that if she can make a difference in even one child’s life, it is worth giving it her all! Outside of work, Carri enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. She also loves spoiling her pets: 4 dogs, 3 cats, and a duck!
 
 
 
 
 
Jamie Hartman
STEAM Lead Teacher
Jamie’s 22 years in the education field (4+ of those years at Kinder-Haus) has included working with school-age children, young children, and children with special needs. She earned an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Jamie understands that each child brings to the classroom ideas and experiences from which the other children can learn and grow. She enjoys the excitement and energy that the children bring to her class! Outside of work, Jamie enjoys spending time outside with her family, running, and working with pottery.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ruth Lawrence
Pre-K Classroom Assistant
Ruth has worked at Kinder-Haus for 14 years! When her own children were young, she babysat in her home. Ruth appreciates the children’s honesty and creativity. When she is not working, she enjoys reading and doing puzzles.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dakota Lutz
Cuddle Corner Classroom Assistant/Floater
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amanda Martin
Kitchen Helper/Floater
Amanda has worked for 2 years in the Early Childhood Education field; most of that time has been spent at Kinder-Haus. When asked what she enjoys most about working with children, Amanda said, “All the hugs!” When Amanda is not working, she enjoys reading and spending time outside.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deanna Morris
Kitchen Assistant
Deanna has been working in the kitchen since November, 2019; however, her children have attended Kinder-Haus since 2013. In her leisure time, Deanna enjoys being with her family and going on vacation to the beach and mountains.
 
 
 
 

 

 
Taylor Ortlip-Wilson
1st – 3rd Grade Lead Teacher
Taylor has worked at Kinder-Haus for almost three years. When working with the children, she enjoys seeing it “click” when the children begin to grasp a new skill or concept. She also appreciates their imaginations and listening to them tell stories! Taylor enjoys hiking and spending time with her daughter.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jami Padden
Bizzy Bees Classroom Assistant
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Jennifer Rhinier
Cuddle Corner Classroom Assistant/Floater
Jenn began caring for children when she was 11 years old and continued caring for children in her home for many years before coming to Kinder-Haus in 2018. Jenn’s educational plans include getting her CDA. Jenn has enjoyed seeing (1) the infants reach important milestones during their first year of life, (2) toddlers learning and becoming “big kids,” and (3) preschoolers as they begin to get ready for Kindergarten. Outside of work, Jenn enjoys spending time with her 3 boys and attending family get togethers.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ashira Smith
Floater
Ashira came to Kinder-Haus in June, 2019 and is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Ashira finds satisfaction in making children feel warm, nurtured, and heard. She finds a sense of purpose and fulfillment in having a positive impact on children during this foundation-building time in their lives. When Ashira isn’t working, she enjoys caring for her dogs, hiking with her dog, Lee, roller skating, and spending time with her family.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hailee Stoltzfus
Tweeny Classroom Assistant
Hailee is new to the early childhood education field, having joined our staff in February, 2020. She has a genuine love for children and enjoys seeing their faces when they begin to understand or learn something new. She also likes watching children talk and interact with each other. She says, “They are just a lot of fun!” Hailee enjoys sports and spending as much time with college friends as she can.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jocilynn Treadway
Bizzy Bees Lead Teacher
 
Jocilynn has been with Kinder-Haus for almost 2 years. She loves working with the children and enjoys watching them grow. When Jocilynn isn’t working, she enjoys hiking and spending time with her puppy, Macey.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Amber Whirt
Cuddle Corner Lead Teacher
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Raquel Wilson
2 & 3 Day Nursery School Lead Teacher
Of Raquel’s 6 years’ experience in the daycare/preschool field, 2.5 have been here at Kinder-Haus. Raquel also has experience working in the early intervention field. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and has taken many credits in the Elementary Education field as well. Raquel loves working with children because she gets to see them grow socially, emotionally, and spiritually. She finds reward in seeing their faces light up when they have learned something new, whether big or small. Raquel enjoys spending time with her husband and four children when she isn’t working at Kinder-Haus. As a family, they enjoy being outdoors, hiking, and enjoying nature. Raquel also enjoys reading non-fiction.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Autumn Zook
Pre-K A Classroom Assistant
Autumn has been on staff at Kinder-Haus since December, 2019. She loves being able to help each child learn and grow and enjoys seeing the progress that the children make from the beginning to the end of the year. She also finds satisfaction in seeing the pride on the children’s faces when they learn something new. Autumn is mom to two girls, Ava (7) and Norah (2); both girls attend Kinder-Haus.