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Janice Cooper

Director

Little Lamb has been such an outreach to our community over the years and God’s Word
continues to be taught to children that sometimes are hearing it for the first time. Some
highlights for me are to watch a child learn to pray, to see them accomplish a goal and hear
“Mrs. Cooper, look what I did!” What I appreciate about this position is that I have the privileged to get to know personally all of the parents, and grandparents that enter our school every day. To laugh with them and pray for their needs is something that I will always cherish. The greatest highlight for me is to develop a team of teachers that love what they do and do it well. They really are outstanding at what they do!! When I am not at Little Lamb I enjoy time spent with my family (which at this point is college road trips) listening to music, vacations on a beach, in Canada with extended family, and catching up with dear friends.

 

3 Year Olds

 
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Dana Gibbens

3 Year Old Teacher

I am passionate about teaching and I’m thrilled with the opportunity to share God’s love with
others each day! When I not in school you’ll find me somewhere in the outdoors. I enjoy playing b-ball with my boys, boating, kayaking, swimming and hiking. I also enjoy watching SU b-ball. You will almost always find me in my flip flops!

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MaryBeth Makhlouf

3 Year Old Teacher
 

What I really enjoy about my job is being a family’s first experience with school and watching
students learn and grow each day! I love making lasting relationships with families for years to come ever after they have left Little Lamb. What I like to do outside my classroom is spend time with my family and bake!

 
 
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Wendy Tinsch

3 Year Old Teacher Assistant

I really enjoy the privilege of teaching the children in my classes about the truths of God’s Word and His love for them. I love to see the transformation of our 3’s from September to May. Outside of school I have 1 husband of over 30 years, 4 mostly grown children (all Little Lamb Grads!) and 1 rescue pup. I am passionate about the Lord, World Missions, reading, family time, baked goods (donuts!), sweet tea, and Dr. Pepper!

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Miriam LaMontagne

3 Year Old Teacher Assistant

I love watching the kids at Little Lamb grow and learn and I enjoy singing songs with them about
God’s Love. When I am not at school I love being with my husband and 2 kids. We enjoy vacationing, going to the beach, and spending the summer at our camp in the ADK.

 

4 Year Olds

 
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Stephanie Fazzino

4 Year Old Teacher

What I really enjoy about my classroom is seeing the children grow in their learning and in their
spiritual development. I love to hear them pray for snacks and their families. When I am not at school I enjoy spending time with my husband and two kiddos. I am a taxi driver for my kid’s sports (gymnastics/softball and baseball) but also love going for nature walks in the woods. I enjoy coffee and warm weather!

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Stacie Rockhill

4 Year Old Teacher

Growing up I always wanted to be a wife and mom and make the world a better place. Teaching at Little Lamb it is my hope and prayer that my legacy will be that children I work with in school will grow up knowing how special and loved by God they are. I love to sing in my classroom (ask my TA- I have a song for everything the class does). I also love to get messy with my students through sensory tables, baking and science and craft projects. When I am not in the classroom I enjoy spending time with my husband and 3 daughters. Whether it is shoveling, playing in the snow, camping, hiking and weeding the garden, you will find me enjoying the outdoors!

 
 
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Becky Turverey

4 Year Old Teacher

My name is Mrs. Becky and I have been teaching 4 year olds at Little Lamb for 25 years. It is a joy to use my God given talents to tell children about Jesus and to prepare them for kindergarten. Since studies show that children learn through play my favorite centers are the sensory table and the dramatic play area. When I am not in the classroom, I enjoy scrapbooking and spending time with my family.

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Marika Scalisi

4 Year Old Teacher

What I really enjoy about my job is seeing the kids' faces light up every Monday as they walk in
and see what new fun things are in the classroom to learn. It’s amazing to watch them grow from September to May in their academics, in their friendships, and in learning about God’s love for them. Each child has a special place in my heart! Outside of the class I love spending time with my husband and two daughters. Whether its watching them at their school events, being their personal Uber driver (haha!) or having a pizza/movie night at home. During the summer months I love pallet projects, camping and being at the beach.

 
 
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Michelle Fava

4 Year Old Teacher Assistant

My name is Michelle Fava (“Mrs. Michelle”) and I assist Mrs. Becky in her pre-k 4 classroom. I absolutely LOVE what I do, and love being able to watch the children learn and grow, both academically and spiritually throughout the year. My favorite part of the “job” is being able to nurture confidence in each student. Turning an “I can’t” in to an “I CAN” is an amazing experience, each and every time. When I am not in the classroom, you can find me spending time with my children and husband, singing, cooking and crafting!

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Lisa Eager

4 Year Old Teacher Assistant

Little Lamb Christian School has held a special place in my heart since my 2 adult sons attended years ago! I was blessed to be added to the teaching team several years ago, and it has been a privilege to share Christ’s love with the children and parents of the school. In fact, that’s my most favorite thing about being in the classroom - developing relationships with my students and their families! 

Outside of school, I love to cook for my family, take walks and go on dates with my husband, and spend as much time as I can with our boys! I also like to keep my brain sharp by doing word puzzles; “Wheel of Fortune “ is my favorite TV show...I was a contestant on the game show in 2014!!!

 
 
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Susan Foote

 

4 Year Old Teacher Assistant

I love that the four year olds that I teach are so innocent and honest. I wore a large red beaded necklace to school and one of my boys said, “Mrs. Foote, I really love your candy fireball necklace!” Seeing the world through their eyes is refreshing and brings job to my heart. It’s one the many reasons why I enjoy working with children at Little Lamb. When I am not in the classroom I love to spend quality time with my husband, son and daughter. Whether it be riding bikes, going to the farmers market or taking a trip to the playground. I am a huge fan of reading adventure books out loud to my kids and if not at the kids library section you’ll find me outside digging in the dirt in our garden trying to grow something that’s yummy!

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Nancy Mele

4 Year Old Teacher Assistant

I really enjoy having the opportunity to interact with the children in my class! There is never a dull moment! They are funny, smart, and curious. They love to learn and I am grateful to be a part of their lives in teaching them. Watching them grow, excel and learn about Jesus is a tremendous blessing! What I enjoy outside the classroom is spending time with my husband, family, and friends camping we enjoy camping at many different campgrounds and meeting new people along the way! This year we have a new addition to our family. A black lab puppy who will be a part of our adventures!

 

Kindergarten

 
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Gail Trageser

Kindergarten Teacher

I’ve been the kindergarten teacher at Little Lamb since 2005. I really don’t consider my job a job but a ministry. I love being able to teach Bible stories daily and praying for their families. I have the opportunity to watch their faces as they read their first words, write their name all by themselves, or recite the weekly Bible verse correctly! I enjoy leading the school in music for our programs throughout the year. When I am not in class I enjoy hosting parties and family dinners. In the fall we are huge Steelers Football fans. I also enjoy sewing and Hallmark movies.

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Rebecca Piazza

Kindergarten Teacher Assistant

I consider it a privilege to be a part of an excellent team of teachers and assistants at Little Lamb. I love being in the classroom with the children. I love their energy, their perspective on life and the funny thing they say. I’m blessed to be play a part in teaching them and guiding them in their faith. The relationship I form with the children are the best part of my job. When I am not in the classroom you will most likely NOT find me sitting still. I’m an active person that enjoys being creative, outdoor activities, spending time with family and friends and eating chocolate!