Our Teachers and Staff

Miss Mary Beth - Director

Miss MaryBeth is from Canonsburg, Pa where she lives with her husband and 2 children, a boy and a girl. Miss MaryBeth has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. Miss MaryBeth started at UP with Kids back in March of 2010 as the assistant director and became director in June of 2010. Before joining our team she worked at Bethel Presbyterian Childcare in Bethel Park. She is a current and active member of Canonsburg UP Church where she was the VBS director for 5 years and taught for 3 years prior as a 2nd grade teacher for VBS. In her spare time, Miss MaryBeth likes to read on her pool deck, spend time with her children and watch the Steelers. Miss MaryBeth also has a dog and a cat. 

Miss Donna - Pre Kindergarten Teacher

Miss Donna graduated from Point Park College with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.  She has over 20 years of experience working with young children.  During her 24 years in the field, she has been an Art teacher, a Kindergarten teacher and a Preschool teacher.  She currently lives in Washington with her son.  In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her family and friends, going to a Broadway show and reading.  She is an animal lover, and a child advocate.  Miss Donna joined UP with Kids in September of 2015.

Miss Julie - Pre Kindergarten Teacher

Miss Julie graduated from high school in 2008.  She previously worked at a childcare center in Washington and has over 10 year experience working with young children.  Miss Julie is married and has 4 children.  She lives in Canonsburg and likes to run and spend time with her family.  Miss Julie began working at UP with Kids in August of 2018.

Miss Jessica - Preschool Teacher

Miss Jessica graduated from Methodist College in North Carolina with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.  She has over 10 years experience working with children of all ages.  She has substitute taught within the Canon McMillan school district and worked at several child cares in the past 10 years.  Miss Jessica currently lives in Canonsburg and likes to spend her spare time outdoors.  Miss Jessica Joined Up with Kids in February of 2016.

Miss Katie - Lead Older Toddler Teacher

Miss Katie is a 2015 graduate from Canon McMillan High school where she took both Child Development courses. She has lots of other experience working with children. Miss Katie currently lives in Strabane with her family. In her spare time she enjoys hanging out with family and friends, shopping, listening to music and relaxing. Miss Katie joined UP with Kids in September of 2015. 

Miss Tracey - Lead Young Toddler Teacher

Miss Tracey grew up in Greensburg, Pa where she graduated from Greensburg Salem High School.  Miss Tracey also took some education classes at California University of Pa.  She has over 13 years experience working with young children.  Miss Tracey currently lives in Canonsburg with her husband and 2 children (a boy and a girl) and their dog.  In her spare time she likes to relax and spend time with her family.  Miss Tracey has been with Up with Kids since August of 2011.

Miss Megan J - Lead Infant Room Teacher

Miss Megan has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California University of PA.  She is also an active member of Canonsburg UP Church.  Miss Megan has worked in several childcare centers and has over 5 years experience working with young children.  She lives in Canonsburg with her family and likes to read, watch the Pittsburgh Penguins, spend time outside and with her friends and family.  Miss Megan joined us in July of 2019.

Miss Bobbi - Lead School Age Teacher

Miss Bobbi graduated from James Madison High school in 2006.  She is currently helping in the preschool room and is the lead school age teacher.  She has over 10 years experience working with young children.  She currently lives Canonsburg with her 3 children.  Miss Bobbi joined UP with Kids in January of 2017.

Miss Jodie - Assistant Pre-Kindgergarten 2 Teacher

Miss Jodie graduated from Fort Cherry High school in 1998.  She has over 15 years’ experience working with young children.  She currently lives in McDonald with her husband and 2 daughters, one of which goes to college in North Carolina.  In her spare time, Miss Jodie likes to watch her girls play soccer, spend time with family and friends and spend time outdoors.  She joined us in August of 2019.

Miss Lucia - Assistant Pre-Kindergarten 1 Teacher

Miss Lucia graduated from Canon McMillan in 1987.  She worked previously at Center Presbyterian preschool.  Miss Lucia lives in Canonsburg with her husband and 2 daughters.  In her spare time she likes to attend concerts, read, bake, craft and spend time with her family.  Miss Lucia joined us in September of 2019.

Miss Leanna - Asssitant Older Todler Teacher

Miss Leanna graduated from WVU in 1989 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political science.  She has over 20 years experience working with young children.  In additional to working here at UP with Kids, she also nanny’s for a family in Canonsburg.  Miss Leanna lives in Canonsburg with her husband and has 2 grown sons and a grandson. She likes to read in her spare time.  She joined UP with Kids in January of 2019.

Miss Lindsay – Assistant Older Toddler Teacher

Miss Lindsay graduated form Upper St. Clair High school in 2013.  She has taken classes at CCAC in early childhood development and at Robert Morris in Psychology.  She was also a nanny for a 5 year old.  In her spare time she likes to golf and draw.  Miss Lindsay joined us in September of 2019.

Miss Wendy - Assistant Young Toddler Teacher

Miss Wendy graduated from Canon McMillan High in 2006 and also earned a Medical Assistant certificate in 2011. She has over 9 years of experience working with young children and has 2 boys of her own. Miss Wendy currently lives in Canonsburg with her family. In her spare time, she likes to read, watch comedies, and spend time with her family, especially her boys. Miss Wendy joined UP with Kids in September of 2015. 

Miss Pat - Assistant Infant Room Teacher

Miss Pat has over 30 years experience working with young children.  She has several children of her own along with grandchildren.  In her spare time she likes to spend time with her grandchildren and all of their activities, going out with her friends as well as reading.  Miss Pat joined us in July of 2019.

Miss Kim - Assistant Infant Room Teacher

Miss Kim has a Bachelor’s degree in early childhood from California University of PA.  She currently lives in Canonsburg and has 2 grown children. She has worked in several childcare centers in the past and has over 20 years experience working with young children.  In her spare time, she likes to read, spend time with her family, travel and cook.  She joined us in July of 2019.

Miss Sarah - Assistant Teacher

Miss Sarah lives in Eighty-four, PA with her daughter who attends UP with Kids. She graduated from Canon McMillan High School and has an Associate’s Degree from Everest University. Miss Sarah has over 5 years’ experience working with young children. Miss Sarah enjoys reading, the Arts and spending time with her family. She joined the UP with Kids team in January of 2015. 

Miss Jodi - Assistant Teacher

Miss Jodi has a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from Cal U of PA.  Before coming to UP with Kids she worked as a child care assistant at 84 fitness.  In addition to that she has over 6 years experience working with young children.  Miss Jodi currently helps in the PK1, young toddler and infant rooms.   She joined us in February of 2019.  In her spare time she likes to spend time with family and friends, especially her niece and nephew.

Miss Doreen - Cook

Miss Doreen lives in Eighty-four, PA with her husband. She has 2 grown sons and 2 grandchildren. Miss Doreen is a graduate of Canon McMillan High School and has over 30 years’ experience working with young children. Miss Doreen is a long time member of Canonsburg UP church and enjoys cooking for and spending time with family, getting together with good friends and cruising antique stores. Miss Doreen has been with UP with Kids since March of 2012. 

Miss Judy - Subsitute Teacher

Miss Judy has been working with young children for over 50 years.  She has experience as a nanny, a childcare teacher, a mom, a grandma and a great grandma.  Miss Judy lives in Eighty four, has 5 children and 16 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.  In her spare time she likes to walk and make crafts.  Miss Judy joined UP with Kids in May of 2018.

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