Little Lights Staff

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Natasha Yearsley

Director, Little Lights Learning Center

Office: 717.249.5130
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Natasha is a 2007 graduate of Temple University with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education with honors. She has held a variety of teaching positions at  the preschool, Kindergarten and first grade levels while working at the Goddard Schools in Pennsylvania and Delaware. She is a member of CUMC and excited about the connections with CUMC and Little Lights.

Natasha is married to David and the mother of two children who attend Little Lights. Daisy and Daffodil, their dogs, round out their family at home.

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Linda Rohm

Administrative Assistant

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Linda keeps our office running smoothy - answering phone calls, filing paperwork, and answering questions. She has her BA and MBA from Shippensburg State College. After retiring from the state government as support staff, she brought her skills to Little Lights and we couldn't be happier.

Linda loves interacting with the children and staff of Little Lights. She lives in Carlisle and has two adult sons, Brian and Daniel. Her hobbies include needle working, reading and singing in the CUMC choir.

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Connie Husler

Bookkeeper

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Connie graduated from high school in Oklahoma and then worked for K-Mart Corporation for almost 40 years as the office manager and in sporting goods. She has worked with Little Angels for several years and now comes to Little Lights as our bookkeeper. 

She enjoys seeing the children, flexible hours as a part time staff member, and her co-workers. Connie enjoys gardening, cooking and baking. Her two boys (dogs), George and Lou, keep her busy.

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Siara Alvarado

Teacher (Tigers Room)

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Ms. Siara is a graduate of Cumberland Valley High School. She enjoys working with young kids because you can make a lasting impression on them as they are learning new things daily. She looks forward to sharing the love of Jesus with the kids. 

She enjoys reading and being with her family, which includes one son, James.

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Della Bender

Teacher (Bunnies Room)

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Ms. Della graduated from Carlisle High School and has her CDA (Child Development Associate) completed. She enjoys working with the infants and sharing religious stories with them. 

Ms. Della enjoys spending time with her family, camping and attending craft shows.

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Kristin Collyer

Teacher (Tree Frogs Room)

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Ms. Kristin has a bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Shippensburg University, but she found that her real passion is working in the toddler room. She loves watching the toddlers light up with each new discovery and believes that each child deserves to feel excited about learning. Ms Kristin lives in Chambersburg with her husband; son, Eli; two spoiled cats; and her snake, Saturn.

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Deborah Darr

Teacher (Lambs Room)

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Ms. Deb has her high school diploma and her CDA (Child Development Associate) credentials. She loves working with the kids and their parents as they grow. She enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, and cooking.

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Hannah Heitmuller

Floater

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Ms. Hannah graduated from Deer Park High School in New York state. She enjoys working with the different rooms and ages at Little Lights as a floater between all our classrooms. 

Her hobbies include playing video games.

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Kassidi Junkins

Teacher (Tree Frogs Room)

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Ms. Kassidi is a high school graduate and is working in our Tree Frog Room. She is excited to work with the younger children and see them grow daily. 

In her spare time she enjoys hanging out with her family and friends.

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Panney Katsifis

Teacher (Pandas Room)

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Rylie Kerschner

Teacher (Pandas Room)

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Ms. Rylie has a bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in Womens/Gender Studies and is working on her MA in Early Childhood Education. She loves watching the kids learn something new and using their imaginations to play games together.

Ms. Rylie loves doing art in her free time and snuggling with her 2 cats.

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Robin Lautsbaugh

Teacher (Lions Room)

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Ms. Robin has her CDA (Child Development Associate), earned several certificates, and is working on her Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education. She loves teaching younger children; watching them grow, develop, and accomplish new things. 

Ms. Robin has been married to her husband, Doug, for over 25 years. They have two children, Brandy and Jake, Tucker their dog, and Tiger their cat. Her hobbies include crocheting, playing piano, and reading.

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April Miller

Teacher (Hippos Room)

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Ms. April graduated from Carlisle High School and is currently pursuing a degree at HACC. She loves working and interacting with the children in her class.

Ms. April has 3 children: twins, Violet and Victoria and son, Robert. She also has a cat named Chloe and enjoys reading and writing in her spare time.

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Lisa Myers

Teacher (Dolphins Room)

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Ms. Lisa has her high school diploma and has been working with pre-k aged children for several years. She loves working closely with her class, doing art projects (even the messy ones!), and seeing her kids smiling faces each day. 

Ms. Lisa's hobbies include art, gardening, riding her ATV, going on trail rides and Bible study. She enjoys spending time with her husband, three daughters, two sons, and 8 grandchildren!

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Jenny Snyder

Teacher (Monkeys Room)

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Ms. Jenny graduated from HACC with a degree in baking and pastry making. More recently she has been taking STARS training in childcare. She loves to see the kids learn and be excited about new things; at Little Lights she has lots of little friends.
Her hobbies include camping, volunteering at Fire Station 45, and spending time with her family. She is newly married to Mike and has a dog, Odin at home.

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Jacqueline Tritt

Teacher (Lions Room)

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Ms. Jackie likes the opportunity to see the difference that can be made in a child's life as they grow and learn.
Her hobbies include hiking and camping. She is married to Robert and lives locally.

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Joy Walker

Teacher (Tigers Room)

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Ms. Joy has her Bachelor's degree in Social Work and Biblical Studies. She enjoys teaching and loving the children in a Christ-filled atmosphere. 

Her hobbies include hiking, biking, reading and going to coffee shops.

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Julie Walker

Teacher (Hippos Room)

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Mrs. Walker has her Bachelor's in Elementary Education from Cedarville University. She loves teaching and children - so Little Lights is perfect for her. 

Her hobbies include scrapbooking, hiking and reading. With her husband Joe of 31 years they have five children and a few extras!

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Deb Weyant

Teacher (Monkeys Room)

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Ms. Deb has a bachelor's degree in Social Services and a Master's degree in Psychology. She operated a day care center out of her house for a few years and enjoys the Christian based atmosphere of Little Lights.

Ms. Deb enjoys doing crafts and spending time with her husband, Troy; daughter, Alex; and son, Colin.