Our Staff

Educational Director: Laurie Todd
Business Director: Michelle Bonk

TOTS Teachers: Jennifer Maloney, Mary Hulse
Nursery Teachers: Erica Heess, Lenora Boulden
Pre-K Teachers:  Laurie Todd, Audra King, Jenny Dowling (Assistant), Jenny Lane (Assistant), Leanne Gebhart (Assistant)

Staff and Ratio:

TOTS: 3 Teachers to 12 children per class

NURSERY: 2 Teachers to 13-15 children per class

PRE-K: 2 Teachers to 14-16 children per class

Laurie Todd

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.

Michelle Bonk

Business Director
 
College: Wilmington University
Degree: Business Management/ Accounting
Michelle Bonk received her Business Management degree with a minor in
Accounting from Wilmington University. She has over ten years of experience on the Business side of both the Education and Finance Industries and was a
Preschool and 5th Grade teacher for Landenberg Christian Academy for six years.
Michelle just celebrated her 1st Anniversary with her husband, Steven. Together, they share 6 children (5 boys and 1 girl) and live in Oxford. When she’s not at school, you can find her hanging out with family and friends at home, Longwood Gardens, Target, or at the beach. Michelle has a passion for early education and is super excited to be joining the OCP family this year!

Lenora Boulden

Nursery Teaching Assistant
 

Years at OCP: 19 years

Lenora Boulden is the Nursery Teaching Assistant, Enrichment Assistant and Lunch Bunch Organizer.  Lenora has been working in childcare for over 20 years.  She has worked in both TOTS and Nursery Classes at OCP. In her spare time she volunteers in Kids Church.  She feels blessed to be part of an amazing team of teachers who are dedicated to provide a nurturing and loving environment where children can learn and grow.  She is thankful for the opportunity to spend time with OCP children watching them play, explore, make new friends and learn.

Leanne Gebhart

Pre-K Teaching Assistant
 

College: Laboratory Institute of Merchandising in Manhattan

Hello! My name is Leanne Gebhart and I will be assisting Mrs. Todd’s AM Pre-K. I have spent the last 25 years working with young children- from mother’s helper to Manhattan nanny. After college, I spent five years providing children’s programming at the Oxford Library before starting a family of my own. Our three children attended OCP since 2014. I am so excited to join the OCP family.

Audra King

Pre-K Teacher
 

College: Penn State University, Wilkes University

Degree: Elementary Education, Spanish, masters in Educational Development

Hi OCP families! My name is Audra King and I am originally from Easton, PA, but my family and I moved to Oxford from State College 3 years ago for my husband’s (Nevin) job. I earned a bachelor’s in Elementary/Kindergarten Education and a minor in Spanish from Penn State. After graduation I taught 2nd grade for 2 years in Norcross, Georgia. I then moved back to State College where I taught 4th grade for 1 year and Kindergarten for 4 years while earning my masters in Educational Development and Strategies from Wilkes University. Six years ago, I left the classroom to stay home with my 3 sons Nolan (7), Spencer (5), and Corbin (3). When I’m not spending time with my boys I like to go to the beach, take fitness classes at the Y, watch the Eagles and Penn State football, and spend time with my family and friends. I am looking forward to a great first year in Pre-K at OCP!

Jenny Lane

Pre-K Teaching Assistant
 

College: Bloomsburg University, West Chester University

Degrees: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Master’s in School Counseling

Hello!  My name is Jenny Lane, and I will be the teaching assistant in Mrs. King’s Pre-K classroom.  My husband, Jeff, and I live in Oxford with our three children.  Chase (6) and Brady (5) both went through OCP, and Taylor (2) will be starting in the TOTS class this fall.  I grew up down the road in Kennett Square, and I graduated from Kennett High School.  I went to Bloomsburg University where I earned my Early Childhood and Elementary Education degrees.  I also have a Masters degree in School Counseling from West Chester University.  I taught in Unionville-Chadds Ford School District for ten years until I decided to stay at home with my kids three years ago.  I taught Kindergarten and 5th grade, but most of my years were spent teaching 4th grade.  In my free time, I enjoy going to the beach and spending time with my friends and family. I am excited to join the OCP family, and I look forward to getting to know each of you better over the next year.

Jenny Dowling

Pre-K Teaching Assistant

College: University of Illinois and Indiana University

Degrees: Psychology and School Counseling

Years at OCP: This is Mrs. Dowling’s 2nd year

Jenny Dowling earned a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Illinois and a Master’s in School Counseling from Indiana University.  She spent 9 years as a High School Counselor in the suburbs of Chicago before moving to Oxford in 2013.  She has 2 elementary-aged children, whom both attended OCP for Tots, Nursery and PreK.  At OCP, she enjoys supporting the students as they grow and develop academically and socially.

Jennifer Maloney

TOTS Teacher
College: West Chester University
Years at OCP: New Teacher for 2019
Jennifer Maloney studied at West Chester University. After college she was a teacher for the Chester County Intermediate Unit for 10 years. She is a mom of 4 beautiful children!

Katie Heess

Nursery Teacher

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.