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Mindy Reigel

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Operations Director

Mindy has been at DSECC since 2010.  She has an Associate’s Degree in Child Development from Kaplan University.

Her vision for Diamond Street is to create a warm, inviting environment for the families and children of Diamond Street that fosters a love of learning and a sense of security, and that they feel loved, valued and appreciated.

Gloria Nwabueze

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Educational Director

Gloria has been employed at DSECC since January 2017.  She has a Master’s degree in Education: Teaching and Curriculum from Pennsylvania State University, a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Pennsylvania State University, and she has her PA Director credentials.  

She enjoys helping children discover new things and watch them show pride in their accomplishments and new learning. 

Our Wonderful Staff

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  • Lisa has been with Diamond Street since 2015. She has her AA in Early Childhood Education and has been in the teaching field since 2010. Her vision for the infants is to help them develop from babies to toddlers, especially in the areas of gross motor, cognitive, and social-emotional development.

    Lisa Rickabaugh
    Warblers - Teacher
  • Anna loves being a part of Diamond Street and working closely with children. This is a passion of hers and she is thankful for the opportunity to work in the Warbler room.

    Anna Orlando
    Warblers - Assistant Teacher
  • Angie started at Diamond Street in 2018. She has been in the early childhood field for 12 years, working with infants and toddlers. She has her CDA in early childhood from HACC. Angie is married and has 2 sons; Austin is 11 and Rory is 3. She loves playing games and going for walks with her family. She also enjoys watching soccer, camping and reading.

    Angie Hauck
    Bluebirds - Teacher
  • Paola joins us from Colombia. She has a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from the National Pedagogical University. She believes with all her heart that education is the way to social transformation. Every day she learns a little more about the children and how they understand the world around them.

    Paola Garcia-Romero
    Bluebirds - Assistant Teacher
  • Janelle graduated from Ephrata High School in 2015. She attended the Career and Technology School in the early childhood program during her senior year. She loves to be outdoors, scrapbooking, and spending time with her family and friends. Her goal is to teach the children new skills that will help them as they grow older.

    Janelle Christian
    Bluebirds - Assistant Teacher
  • Jody has been with Diamond Street since 2011. She has her nationally recognized Child Development Certificate and is currently pursuing her AA in ECE. Jody was previously an assistant in the Warblers and Bluebirds rooms and is happy to be teaching our Robins.

    Jody Hoover
    Robins - Teacher
  • Estu has been with Diamond Street since 2012. She has her Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture. She obtained her Child Development Associate Certificate in 2017. She welcomes, loves, cares, and nurtures the children as they grow in their own uniqueness to their fullest potential.

    Estu Horning
    Robins - Assistant Teacher
  • Andrea started with Diamond Street in 2017. She attended CTC'S Early Childhood Program and is ready to complete her nationally recognized Development Certificate. Andrea's roots run deep with Diamond Street as she attended the center as a child and is happy to give back.

    Andrea Flores
    Robins - Assistant Teacher
  • Michelle has been with Diamond Street since 2010. She has her AA in ECE from HACC. Her vision for her class is for each child to be excited to come to school every day and be ready to learn.

    Michelle Landis
    Hummingbirds - Teacher
  • Sandy has been in the childcare field since 1998. She has a CDA in preschool. She loves making a difference in children's lives and hopes to make a difference here at Diamond Street.

    Sandy Weber
    Hummingbirds - Assistant Teacher
  • Kelly has been with Diamond Street since 2004. She has AA in ECE from Reading Area Community College. Her vision for her class is for the children to learn and grow throughout the year.

    Kelly Noll
    Swans - Teacher
  • Kayla has an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been with Diamond Street since 2016 and loves being able to help children reach their potential and see that light go on when they get something.

    Kayla Hicks
    Cardinals - Teacher
  • Tricia has an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education and has worked at Diamond Street since 2014. Her vision is to provide children with life skills and experiences and hope they will continue to have interest in learning about the world around them.

    Tricia Sweigart
    Cardinals - Assistant Teacher
  • Melanie has a B.A. in psychology from The King's College and is currently working on her master's degree in counseling through the online program of Indiana Wesleyan University. She has worked in early childhood care and education for four years and has a heart for nurturing the social and emotional needs of children. She helps out with the Cardinals in the afternoons.

    Melanie Myer
    Cardinals - Assistant Teacher
  • Stephanie has been with Diamond Street since 2013. She has her Bachelors in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Millersville University. Her goal is to provide children with new experiences to help them develop their skills. She finds it amazing to see how they grow and learn throughout the year.

    Stephanie Johnson
    Orioles - Teacher
  • Ms. Debbie has been with Diamond Street since 2000. She assists in the Pre-K Counts classroom, while enjoying her summers off. She earned an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from HACC. Her job in the Pre-K classroom allows her to have more time to spend with her family and hang at their cabin!

    Deborah Mentzer
    Orioles - Assistant Teacher
  • Brenda began working at Diamond Street in 2017. She also works in the Ephrata School District as a Playground Aide and Office Assistant. She currently assists the Eagles classroom in the afternoons. She enjoys playing games, doing crafts, and talking with the children.

    Brenda Kulp
    Eagles - Teacher
  • Rachel has been working with children since 2012 and at DSECC since 2016. In 2015-2016, she attended the Career and Technology Center and in October 2017, she obtained her CDA certification. Rachel LOVES working with children and is extremely grateful to be able to do what she loves. She loves the people she works with and most of all the kids she takes care of.

    Rachel Ceresini
    Assistant Teacher/Floater
  • Christine holds an associate's degree in Child Care Management and a certificate of completion in ECE. She is currently the school-age program coordinator for Ephrata Church of the Brethren Children's Center. At DSECC she mainly helps out in the Cardinals, Robins, and Orioles classrooms.

    Christine Zelem
    Assistant Teacher/Floater
  • Miss Sandi has been with Diamond Street since 2010. She has a BS in Education from the University of Akron (Ohio) and holds a certificate of Biblical Studies. She enjoys her time with the children of Diamond Street. She finds every child to be curious, talented and a true gift to be treasured.

    Sandra Richard Wood
    Music and Bible Teacher
  • Amy has been with Diamond Street since 1997. She has her AA in ECE from HACC and taught the Bluebirds until 2018 when she decided to make a change and became Dietary Supervisor. She prepares delicious breakfasts, lunches and snacks with love.

    Amy Shirk
    Dietary Supervisor
  • Miss Dolly and her family came to the United States in 2000 from Peru. She started working at Diamond Street in 2001 and became an American citizen in 2006. She has a degree in Nursing Technique and obtained her CDA in 2006. She has five children and five grandchildren. Miss Dolly enjoys teaching, helping, and watching children grow.

    Dolly Saenz
    Kitchen Assistant and Bluebirds - Assistant Teacher
  • Kim earned a BS in Elementary and Special Education from IUP. She spent a few years substitute teaching then decided to enter the world of nonprofits. She worked at the PA Breast Cancer Coalition for over 13 years. Most recently she was a Legal Assistant. She lives in Akron. She enjoys assisting the DSECC staff as they help little ones grow, learn, and have fun!

    Kim Bell
    Administrative Assistant
  • Originally from Georgia, Meagan has a BFA in Musical Theatre from Shorter University. She also works for the Manheim Township School District. When she’s not working with kids, she loves to perform on stage at theatres such as Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre and Fulton Theatre. Meagan lives with her husband Jeff in Manheim, and enjoys singing at church, going to the movies, shopping on Amazon and loves watching Disney movies!

    Meagan Mapson
  • Leah graduated from Millersville University in 2014 with a degree in Social Work. She joined Diamond Street in 2015 assisting with summer camp, and became the lead teacher of school age that fall. Leah now works as a substitute when she is not at her social work job at Mt. Hope Retirement Community.

    Leah Amstutz
  • Ruthie started working at DSECC in 2008. She lives near Clay with her husband Clarence and their cat Rufus. She has three grown children and six grandchildren. Ruthie enjoys reading, walking, going on motorcycle rides with her husband, and traveling. She enjoys working with the younger children, watching them learn new things and taking care of them.

    F. Ruthie Martin
  • Joanne began working at DSECC in 2010. Prior to working here, she taught for 31 years. Joanne is married to David and they have three adult children. She has been blessed with five grandchildren. Joanne’s hobbies include spending time with family, sewing, making quilts and flowers.

    Joanne Sauder
  • Angela has a Bachelor's in Education from West Chester University. She has been inspired to shape and teach little minds since she was in high school. She is a firm believer in student-directed learning and allowing students to explore the connection between academics and real world experiences. Her goal is for her students to develop a sense of who they are and how they can nurture themselves and each other.

    Angela Fry