Director: Laurie Todd
TOTS Teachers: Jill Storace and Lindsey Sanford (aide)
Junior 3’s Teachers: Katie Heess (AM teacher) and Audra King (PM teacher), Kimberly Yontosh (AM aide)
Pre-K Teachers: Laurie Todd (AM & PM teacher) and Sarah Coar (AM & PM aide), Audra King (AM teacher) and Jenny Lane (AM aide)
Staff and Ratio:
TOTS: 1 Teacher and 1 Assistant Teacher to up to 10 children per class
JUNIORS: 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
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.
AM Juniors (3’s) 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.
PM Juniors (3’s) Teacher
College: Penn State University, Wilkes University
Degree: Master’s in Educational Development and Strategies, bachelor’s in Elementary/Kindergarten Education, minor in Spanish
Years at OCP: First year
Audra King received her Elementary/Kindergarten Education degree from Penn State University where she also received a minor in Spanish. She was born and raised in Easton, PA and after graduating from Penn State, she taught 2nd grade in Norcross, GA. After 2 years in Georgia, she moved back to State College where she married and taught 4th grade and Kindergarten throughout her 5 years with the Bellefonte Area School District. During that time, she also earned her master’s degree in Educational Development and Strategies from Wilkes University. She and her family moved to Oxford in 2017. She left the classroom to be at home with her 3 sons, all of whom attended/currently attend OCP. She enjoys going to the beach, spending time with family and friends, and crafting with her Cricut. Mrs. King is so excited to be back in the classroom as a member of the amazing OCP family and is looking forward to a wonderful year together!
College: Bloomsburg University, West Chester University
Degrees: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Masters in School Counseling
Years at OCP: First year
Jenny Lane received her Early Childhood and Elementary Education degrees from Bloomsburg University. She grew up in Kennett Square and graduated from Kennett High School. After graduating from Bloomsburg University, she returned to the area to teach in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District for 10 years. During that time, she taught Kindergarten and 5th grade, but most of her years were spent teaching 4th grade. While teaching, she received her master’s degree in School Counseling from West Chester University. Jenny currently lives in the Oxford area with her husband and three children, who all attended or are currently attending OCP. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach and spending time with her friends and family. She is excited to join the OCP family and is looking forward to a great year!
Tots 2’s Teacher
Jill Storace and her husband have lived in Lincoln University for the past 14 years. They have two boys, Gavin (11) and Kyle (7), who both keep them busy with sports and scouts!! When their boys aren’t keeping them busy, their 3 dogs and 3 pigs do! But Jill wouldn’t want it any other way! It’s their very own “Funny Farm.” They love spending their summers with their toes in the sand, whether it’s a beach or a lake. They love being outdoors!
Jill has worked with children of all ages for the past 25+ years. She absolutely loves what each child has brought into her life over those years and she looks forward to making new memories with your children!
Years of Early Childhood Education Experience: Over 25!
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.
PM Juniors (3’s) Aide
Lindsey and her husband moved to Oxford in 2016 and immediately fell in love with the area! They have three children; Peyton, 10, Bryce, 8, and Ethan, 5, in addition to a big black Lab puppy named Decker. She finds pleasure in spending time outdoors, and when school’s not in session they particularly like camping, being near the water, and visiting friends and family in Pittsburgh and Virginia. Lindsey enjoys coaching her sons’ baseball teams and doing cartwheels in the backyard with her daughter. She has been a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician for 8 years and frequently participates in community events educating new parents and caregivers on car seat and vehicle safety. She is excited to be joining the OCP family!
AM Juniors (3’s) Aide
Bachelors Degree at Rowan University
Years at OCP: First Year
Kim and her husband moved from Maryland to Nottingham in 2014 and instantly knew this was the perfect choice for them. They have two children, Kolby (9) and Karly (4) as well as a pomapoo puppy named Finn, who looks just like an Ewok. Kim and her family love to spend time at their campground in Lancaster as well as the beach in Wildwood. Kim has been a stay-at-home mom to her children for the past 9 years, prior to that she was a wedding/event coordinator at a golf course. Kim enjoys being creative and loves photography! She is so excited to be joining the OCP family and making fun memories with all your children.