Educational Director: Laurie Todd
Business Director: Michelle Bonk
TOTS Teachers: Jill Storace
Nursery Teachers: Katie Heess
Pre-K Teachers: Laurie Todd, Sarah Coar (Assistant)
Staff and Ratio:
TOTS: 1 Teacher and 1 Assistant Teacher to up to 10 children per class
PRESCHOOL: 1 Teacher and 1 Assistant Teacher to up to 13 children per class
PRE-K: 1 Teacher and 1 Assistant Teacher to up to 16 children per class
Educational Director, Pre-K Teacher
College: James Madison University
Degree: Early Childhood Education
Years at OCP: 12 Years
Laurie Todd received her Early Childhood Degree from James Madison University where she played field hockey. She grew up in Unionville and attended Unionville High School. After graduating from JMU, she married and moved to Lincoln University, where she has lived for 23 years. She has three boys, two of which attended OCP. Her boys are all graduates of Oxford Area High School and are now in college.
She has had the pleasure teaching Pre-K and directing at OCP for the past 12 years. Before joining the OCP family she was director and kindergarten teacher at Sprouts Day School for 13 years. I am so proud to be a part of the OCP team where we create a warm and nurturing environment for our students to learn and grow.
College: Shippensburg University
Degree: Elementary Education with a minor in Early Childhood Education
Years of Teaching Experience: Over 25!
Katie Heess joins OCP this year after over 10 years at Landenberg Christian Academy. She taught Preschool up through 6th grade during her tenure there.
Katie lives in Lincoln University with her husband and three boys. Her husband, Nate, is a retired teacher from Cecil County Schools. Her oldest son, Jacob, is graduating in December from WVU. Benjamin is in his first year at the University of Miami. And her youngest, Aaron, is a sophomore at Avon Grove High School. When she is not teaching, she enjoys riding horses, walking her dogs, reading a good book, volunteering at a local animal rescue, and being with her boys.
Sarah Coar graduated from the Technical College High School with a degree from the Leadership Academy. She recently returned from working in the childcare center at Killington Ski Resort in Vermont. In her free time, she enjoys painting, making music and spending time with friends and family. Sarah is excited to join the OCP family and looks forward to a wonderful school year with your children.