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Meet Our Teachers...

 

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Amy Woodrow

Owner

Hello, my name is Amy Woodrow, and I am the proud owner of All About Kidz.  After working in childcare for 8 years and attending Pennsylvania State University for early childhood, in 2010, I decided to pursue my dreams and open a learning center.  Over the past few years, I have watched my business grow with love, passion, and teachers who are dedicated to the early childhood field. My goal is to provide the community with a learning center that stands out from the rest.  My dreams of owning a center and becoming a part of each's child's every day routine and love for education have been nothing short of amazing. I also have four children of my own.  Joseph (17), Joshua (14),

Angelo (5), and Angelina (8 months) Being a mother to my own children as well as all of my children at AAK is the most rewarding job that I could possibly have.

Dana Sumpman

Director

Dana is a 2011 graduate of Penn Hills Highschool, and a 2015 graduate of Carlow University with a bachelor's degree in early childhood education.  During high school, Dana worked in childcare at a local learning center. In 2017, Dana started working at All About Kidz in the Pre-Kindergarten classroom, and then in 2022, was promoted to Director. Dana is excited to announce that she is expecting a little one in October, which will attend All About Kidz on a daily basis.

Ms. Rachel

Infant Room Teacher

Ms. Rachel is a part of our team on infant room teachers.  She is a Fox Chapel graduate where she also attended Beattie Tech for Early Childhood, and then furthered her teaching career studying Early Childhood at CCAC.  She obtained her CDA (Child Development Associate credential) in March of 2023.  She also has a daughter in kindergarten and one that attends All About Kidz every day.

Ms. Patty

Infant Room Teacher 

Patty has been working with children for over 13 years, including some time one on one with special needs children.  Patty also attended Point Park University and has a bachelor's degree in English.  She also enjoys hiking, writing, and spending time with her family.  Patty also has three children of her own.  Two that attend All About Kidz. She has worked with all ages including high school, but says she loves the babies best! 

Ms. Keara

Younger Toddler Teacher

Keara is a 1996 graduate from Riverview Highschool. At the age of 12, she attended a class on childcare and received her first aid certification.  This is when her love for children started to flourish.  She has nannied for multiple families, as well as worked in childcare over the years. She has a strong philosophy that children are a gift full of surprises with different personalities, but they all respond to love, kindness, and words of praise.  Keara resides locally with her son, and in her free time, loves to fish, kayak, and bake. 

Ms. Jodi

Younger Toddler Teacher

Jodi graduated from Burrell Highschool and is a 2006 Graduate from Westmoreland Community College where she obtained an associate's degree in early childhood education.  She has worked in the education field for about 20 years mostly as a pre-Kindergarten teacher, however, she feels that her heart is working with young toddlers.  Jodi plans to head back to school in the upcoming months to further her degree in the field.  She resides in New Kensington with her family, loves the beach and to travel.

Ms. Brenna 

Younger Toddler Teacher 

Brenna graduated from Pine Richland Highschool in 2020, and is currently in her junior year of college, majoring in psychology.  She loves working with children and feels that her degree will also help her gain the knowledge that she needs in the early childhood field.  In her free time away from school and work, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, baking, and loves to do crafts.

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Ms. Cassie

Older Toddler Teacher 

Cassie graduated from Highlands Highschool in 2020.  She started working with children when she was 15 years old. She started working at All About Kidz in 2022 and has fallen in love with the two-year-old classroom. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, and also traveling.

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Ms. Sandy

Older Toddler Teacher 

Sandy has been working in childcare for about 15 years.  She obtained her CDA (Child Development Associate credential) in March of 2023 and is looking forward to furthering her education in the Early Childhood field. Working with two-year-olds is where she feels that she can make the most difference by connecting with them and helping them learn in creative ways.  Sandy resides in Dorseyville with her husband, and two children. (Seth and Sadie).  When Sandy isn't working, she enjoys reading and spending time with her family.  

Ms. Payton

Older Toddler Teache

Payton has been working with children since she was 15.  At that time, she was an assistant dance teacher at a local dance studio.  She also has two younger brothers that she has babysat throughout the past 5 years.  She is a 2022 graduate from Highlands Highschool. She is currently looking into pursuing a degree in Phycology and hopes that working one on one with children will help in her degree of study.

Ms. Mia

Older Toddler Teacher 

Mia graduated from Deer Lakes High School in 2020.  She is currently a student at IUP, studying human development and family sciences.  She has always enjoyed being around children and seeing all of their personalities develop. Mia has also done a lot of babysitting and volunteering as a coach for middle school volleyball. In her free time away from work, she enjoys going out with friends, and spending time with her family.  

Ms. Michele

Preschool Teacher 

Ms. Michele has working in the childcare field for 8 years. Before starting in childcare, Michele worked for 11 years as a vocational Rehab Supervisor at a local non-profit organization.  Michele graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2003, with a bachelor's degree in Community Programs for Americans with Disabilities. She also obtained her CDA (Child Development Associate credential) in March of 2023. Michele resides in the Cheswick area with her husband and two children.  Michele also enjoys running, camping and spending time with her family and friends.

Ms. Marlee

Preschool Teacher 

Marlee graduated from Waynesburg University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in education. She also had obtained her CDA (Child Development Associate credential) in March of 2023 She has worked with all age groups at All About Kidz, but has currently settled in our Preschool 3 classroom.  Working with children has always been what Marlee wanted to do with her career as she stated she knew this from day one.  The feeling of making a difference in the children's lives is what she feels most passionate about.  Ms. Marlee has three boys of her own at home. Two of them come to work with her daily at AAK. 

Ms. Jaime

Preschool Teacher 

Jaime graduated in 2001 from the University of Pittsburgh.  She has been working with children of all ages for over 20 years.  She loves teaching the Preschool age because she knows the huge impact that is has on their lives and loves seeing the smile on their face when they learn something new.  Jaime has three daughters and loves spending time with them outdoors any chance she can get.  She also enjoys Pittsburgh sports, listening to music, and reading. 

Ms. Carrie

Preschool Teacher 

Ms. Carrie is a resident of West Deer and has three children who attend Deer Lakes School District.  She previously attended Edinboro University where she obtained a bachelor's degree in speech and hearing disorders.  Carrie worked in Special Education for three years before coming to All About Kidz following her path to work with young children.  She is a part-time teacher who primarily works in our Preschool 4 classroom.  She enjoys working one on one with the children in her care and creating a variety of visual art projects within the classroom.  Also, she enjoys being outdoors and adds a touch of nature into the classroom as well.

Ms. Katie

Preschool Teacher 

Katie graduated from Springdale Highschool in 2019 and is currently a student at Grand Canyon University majoring in early childhood and special education. She has always enjoyed working with children from the day she started babysitting at the age of 13.  She also has worked at her church in the nursery. Outside of work and school, she enjoys spending time with her family, especially her niece and nephew.  She also loves animals and has 3 cats and a dog at home.  She enjoys engaging one on one with the children and families in her care, as she feels it is most important in the classroom. 

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Ms. Ashley

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Ms. Ashley is part of a team of Pre-Kindergarten teachers at All About Kidz. She graduated from Carlow University in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in Elementary education and Special Education.  She has spent over 10 years working in the early childhood setting, teaching preschool, and over four years of working with special education.  Ashley joined All About Kidz in hopes of setting a positive foundation in the hearts and minds of young children as they begin their educational journey.  She is also a mother to two children, Elora and Roland.

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Ms. Lacie

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher 

Lacie graduated from Karns City High School in 2000 and went on to receive a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education in 2004 from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.  Out of college, Lacie worked in an office setting for 17 years until she decided to pursue her dream of working with children.  Lacie started at AAK in our preschool as a floater between classrooms, and now is working alongside Ms. Ashley in our Pre-Kindergarten classroom.  She is married, has one daughter (Alexandria), and has two fur babies (Max and Buckey).  Outside of work, she loves camping and watching her daughter play softball. 

Ms. Corrina

Preschool Teacher

Corrina graduated from Springdale Highschool in 2020 and was a manager at a barista until she decided to start her education at CCAC. She has been a floater at AAK over the past few years in most of our classrooms.  She loves sharing new ideas and ways to do things with the children, especially anything that expands their creativity.  She is currently attending CCAC to study child development.  In her free time, she enjoys photography, journaling, walking, painting, and reading.

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