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In 2003 the faithful people of St. James created a well-rounded early childhood program 

that prepares young children for school while nurturing in them Christian values.    

We have continued to provide this wonderful service to the community for the past 18 years.   

An early learning environment with a strong, supported teaching team and staff.

✶ Well educated- degree in education, high standard of practice

✶ Well supported- Professional Development, Evaluations

✶ Well prepared- collaboration, effective communication

Our His Kids Team of Teachers

"Teachers who love teaching, teach children to love learning."

Mrs. Nicole Lewis

Director

I graduated from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. Prior to coming to His Kids Christian Preschool, I served as a teacher, Assistant Director and Director of a Goddard School for 5 years. I also served as Director of a Malvern School for 4 years. I then decided to stay at home with my children. I returned to teaching in 2007 at His Kids, when my youngest son was starting in the three-year-old program.


I am happily married and have a daughter and two sons, who are His Kids alumni. I have also been recently blessed with a new son-in-law as well. I have been teaching at His Kids for over 14 years now and during that time I have taught the Transitional Kindergarten, the Pre-K 4s class, the Preschool 3s class and I have also been the Music Curriculum Teacher. I am now the Director. I absolutely LOVE what I do! It is a blessing to be at a school that I can share my love of God, and my love for education with my students.

Mrs. Marianne Williams

Assistant Director

I graduated from Penn State University with my Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Kindergarten Education. I also received my Master of Education (Language Arts concentration) from Arcadia University. After graduation I was a substitute teacher, a Transitional Kindergarten teacher, a Special Education assistant, After-care Director, and a Classroom Teacher (1st, 2nd, and 4th grades) with the Hatboro-Horsham School District.

I am happily married and have two daughters. My history with His Kids is fairly long. My daughter attended His Kids, and I served on the His Kids School Board as both a church-member parent and also as President. When the opportunity arose to join the His Kids staff, I jumped on it. I feel so lucky to be able to teach our wonderful little friends AND work with such a loving, dedicated staff! I love helping children learn and seeing their "A-HA" moments. I feel blessed to now work with preschool children, because they are so full of joy and excitement for learning. Their energy is contagious!

Preschool "A" Team

Mrs. Marianne Williams

Preschool "A" Teacher

I graduated from Penn State University with my Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Kindergarten Education. I also received my Master of Education (Language Arts concentration) from Arcadia University. After graduation I was a substitute teacher, a Transitional Kindergarten teacher, a Special Education assistant, After-care Director, and a Classroom Teacher (1st, 2nd, and 4th grades) with the Hatboro-Horsham School District.

I am happily married and have two daughters. My history with His Kids is fairly long. My daughter attended His Kids, and I served on the His Kids School Board as both a church-member parent and also as President. When the opportunity arose to join the His Kids staff, I jumped on it. I feel so lucky to be able to teach our wonderful little friends AND work with such a loving, dedicated staff! I love helping children learn and seeing their "A-HA" moments. I feel blessed to now work with preschool children, because they are so full of joy and excitement for learning. Their energy is contagious!

Mrs. Christine Lark

Preschool "A" Assistant Teacher

I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from West Chester University. Since graduation, I have worked as a freelance journalist and photographer, for several newspapers and magazines. I also worked in Public Relations and Marketing. I worked for many years, in before and after school childcare, and as a daycare teacher at the Phoenixville Area YMCA. Prior to coming to His Kids, I spent several years at home with my children. During that time I was actively involved in volunteering in our school district. 

I am happily married with three children, 2 sons and 1 daughter. We love animals, as we have two dogs and two cats of our own. Our family also serves as a foster family for a local animal rescue. We enjoy all things outdoors, all summer and winter sports. I have been an Assistant Teacher at His Kids for 6 years, in the 3 year old class. After my son and daughter completed the program at His Kids, the opportunity arose to join the staff. I am grateful everyday to watch the children grow and learn. It is a privilege and joy to be a part of this amazing school.

Preschool "B" Team

Mrs. Dana Rodden

Preschool "B" Teacher

I graduated from Marymount College with a Dual Bachelor's degree in Dance with a focus on Education, as well as English.  Prior to joining the staff at His Kids, I was teaching dance classes to children ages 3-18 in various techniques and disciplines. 

I am happily married and a mom to two wonderful boys, with my third son on the way. My journey at His Kids began as a proud parent, and I could not be more honored to continue my relationship with His Kids as a teacher. I love having the ability to pair a fun, learning environment with one rooted in love and faith as well. I look forward to learning something new everyday with my students and love how they teach me as much as I teach them!

Mrs. Jennifer Turney

Preschool "B" Assistant Teacher

I graduated from West Chester University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. After substituting for a short time, I taught in the Boyertown Area School District for eight years at the elementary level. During that time, I also received my Master of Science in Education with a certification as a Reading Specialist from Gwynedd Mercy University. After the birth of our first child, we made a family decision for me to stay at home-which is what I’ve loved doing for the past 7 years!

I am happily married and God blessed us with two beautiful daughters. And although our girls would love to say that we have many pets, we have just one special dog in our family! I have thoroughly enjoyed my time raising our two girls, who are now both in school full time. They both started their school experiences here at His Kids and we loved it so much that I was thrilled to become a part of this remarkable teaching family! I truly missed teaching and am so happy that I can be in the classroom again helping little ones learn and discover who they are and all of the incredible things that they can do.

Preschool Plus Team

Mrs. Dana Rodden

Preschool Plus Teacher

I graduated from Marymount College with a Dual Bachelor's degree in Dance with a focus on Education, as well as English. Prior to joining the staff at His Kids, I was teaching dance classes to children ages 3-18 in various techniques and disciplines.

I am happily married and a mom to two wonderful boys, with my third son on the way. My journey at His Kids began as a proud parent, and I could not be more honored to continue my relationship with His Kids as a teacher. I love having the ability to pair a fun, learning environment with one rooted in love and faith as well. I look forward to learning something new everyday with my students and love how they teach me as much as I teach them!

Mrs. Elizabeth Battistini

Preschool Plus Assistant Teacher

I am a graduate of Phoenixville Area High School.  After high school I spent 13 years working as a paralegal for a law firm in Malvern, PA. While I succeeded in rising within the firm, it never really felt like a perfect fit. From a young age I always knew that I wanted to work with children.  When I had our second daughter, I resigned from my position at the law firm to stay home with our daughters.

I am happily married with three daughters. For 10 years I chose to be at home raising our daughters. All three of them are, or will be His Kids Alumni. (Our youngest is currently enrolled in one of the Pre-K classes) While our first two daughters were enrolled at His Kids, I always loved to substitute whenever needed.  Those days, I always left with a full heart and a smile on my face. So, it wasn't a very hard decision to accept the position in the Preschool Plus Class when it became available.  It fills my heart with so much joy to be a part of our little friends' school year and be able to help them learn and play. It is an absolute bonus to work alongside such a loving and dedicated staff. I feel so blessed to have found my dream job at His Kids Preschool!

Pre-Kindergarten "A" Team

Mrs. Carisa Wowak

Pre-Kindergarten "A" Teacher

I graduated from Bucknell University with my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. I also received my Master's of Education from Cabrini College. I hold my Pennsylvania Certification for Early Childhood and Elementary Education. For the majority of my teaching career, I taught 3rd grade in the Upper Merion School District. I also taught 2nd grade, 4th grade, Transitional Kindergarten, and substitute taught as well.

I am happily married with 3 children, one son, and two daughters. I am excited to have joined the teaching staff at His Kids after my two daughters completed the preschool program here and successfully moved on to elementary school. I am currently teaching the 4-year class. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with your child and look forward to many rewarding days in preschool. Preschoolers have a way of putting a smile on your face every day!

Mrs. Jennifer Valente

Pre-Kindergarten "A" Assistant Teacher

I graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering in 1993. After working in the field for 13 years, I decided to stay home with my two daughters. My family has been members at St. James since 2003 and I had been interested in joining the staff for a while, so when I was approached by His Kids in 2012 and offered a position as an Assistant Teacher, I jumped at the chance. I have been at His Kids since 2012 and have been with 4-year-old classes the entire time, however, I have had the pleasure of working with many different teachers with many different teaching styles over that time. In addition, for the last several years, I have been the His Kids Gym teacher.

My family loves the game of softball and both of my daughters have played. My husband and I have also coached for many years. I love teaching this younger generation new skills, whether they be softball, academic, or life skills. When my daughters were younger, I volunteered in their elementary classes as much as possible.

Pre-Kindergarten "B" Team

Mrs. Marianne Williams

Pre-Kindergarten "B" Teacher

I graduated from Penn State University with my Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Kindergarten Education. I also received my Master of Education (Language Arts concentration) from Arcadia University. After graduation I was a substitute teacher, a Transitional Kindergarten teacher, a Special Education assistant, After-care Director, and a Classroom Teacher (1st, 2nd, and 4th grades) with the Hatboro-Horsham School District.

I am happily married and have two daughters. My history with His Kids is fairly long. My daughter attended His Kids, and I served on the His Kids School Board as both a church-member parent and also as President. When the opportunity arose to join the His Kids staff, I jumped on it. I feel so lucky to be able to teach our wonderful little friends AND work with such a loving, dedicated staff! I love helping children learn and seeing their "A-HA" moments. I feel blessed to now work with preschool children, because they are so full of joy and excitement for learning. Their energy is contagious!

Mrs. Jill Guider

Pre-Kindergarten "B" Assistant Teacher

I graduated from Moravian University and received my MBA at Centenary University. After working for M&M Mars for 8 years, I left the corporate world to stay home with my children. Over the last 5 years I have been a nanny for children, infant to preschool age.  I have also spent this time volunteering in my kids' classrooms, helping with Cub Scouts, and leading local MOMS events.  I am so excited to join the His Kids family and be in the classroom as an assistant!

I am happily married and have three boys, with my youngest still attending His Kids.  My family and I moved to the area three years ago and we are exploring it! We love having adventure days and spending time outside. I am looking forward to a year of adventures in the classroom with all of the kids!

Pre-Kindergarten "C" Team

Miss Kaitlyn Eppehimer

Pre-Kindergarten "C" Teacher

I graduated from Montgomery County Community College with my Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education. I then received my Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Administration. I was a substitute teacher at Grace Christian School in Kindergarten through Fourth Grade.  I also taught Kindergarten at Coventry Christian School. 

Dance has always been one of my hobbies. I started dancing when I was about 4 years old. I then went on to dance competitively and did so until I graduated High School. I then was offered a job to start teaching dance. I have been teaching for 8 years at Premiere Dance Studio. It is fun to combine my passion of teaching children and my hobby of dance together. 

I come from a very close knit family.  They are very important to me and I love spending time with my nieces and nephews. 

Mrs. Lisa Stauffer

Pre-Kindergarten "C" Assistant Teacher

I have been at His Kids for the past eight years.  I have worked with all of the age groups, from the three year old's - 5 year old's.  This year I am working with the Pre-K "C" class.  

I am happily married. I have 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren.  I am an active member of the Goodwill Fire and Ambulance Company in Pottstown.  I am also a licensed Techain for Amateur Radio.  I love being active outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.

Transitional Kindergarten Team

Mrs. Nora Capron

Transitional Kindergarten Teacher

I graduated from Moravian College with a degree in Psychology, and then attended Cabrini University where I received a Master in Elementary Education. At the beginning of my career I taught primarily Kindergarten, First Grade, and Fourth Grade. I have had the opportunity to teach in public, private, and charter schools. I left teaching when I started my own family, and returned when my youngest entered Kindergarten. I have spent the last 10 years focusing on teaching Kindergarten and Pre-K. The joy and enthusiasm this group of children bring to learning is energizing and inspiring. Coupled with an amazing, caring and knowledgeable staff...His Kids is a wonderful school to be a part of.

I have been happily married for over 30 years. We have four fantastic children, adults now really. We have a passion for animals-4 dogs, 1 cat, and 1 horse. We like to spend our free time hiking and reading. I look forward to spending my days with your children, discovering their passions and having fun, all while building confidence and a caring character.

Mrs. Terri McGrath

Transitional Kindergarten Assistant Teacher

Bio coming soon!

Kindergarten Support Team

Mrs. Nora Capron

Kindergarten Support Teacher

I graduated from Moravian College with a degree in Psychology, and then attended Cabrini University where I received a Master in Elementary Education. At the beginning of my career I taught primarily Kindergarten, First Grade, and Fourth Grade. I have had the opportunity to teach in public, private, and charter schools. I left teaching when I started my own family, and returned when my youngest entered Kindergarten. I have spent the last 10 years focusing on teaching Kindergarten and Pre-K. The joy and enthusiasm this group of children bring to learning is energizing and inspiring. Coupled with an amazing, caring and knowledgeable staff...His Kids is a wonderful school to be a part of.

I have been happily married for over 30 years. We have four fantastic children, adults now really. We have a passion for animals-4 dogs, 1 cat, and 1 horse. We like to spend our free time hiking and reading. I look forward to spending my days with your children, discovering their passions and having fun, all while building confidence and a caring character.

Mrs. Terri McGrath

Kindergarten Support Assistant Teacher

Bio coming soon!