Our Staff

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Warbers: Kanha, Emma & Gayle

Kanha has 20 years of experience in childcare and joined Diamond Street in 2019.  She enjoys comforting children with love and taking care of them as if they were her own children.  Kanha is from Cambodia and is a member of the Akron Mennonite Church where she also helps in the Sunday school.

Emma joined Diamond Street in 2021. She is married with a daughter and two step children. She has a high school diploma and plans to obtain her CDA in the future. She enjoys the outdoors, traveling, gardening and spending time with family. Emma lies to teach children and make a difference in their lives. 

Gayle has been working in childcare for 10 years and joined Diamond Street in 2021. She helps with children at her church and babysits from time to time. She loves reading and spending time with her family

Hummingbirds: Sandy, Alyasia & Kaitlyn

Sandy joined Diamond Street in 2018 and has been in the childcare field since 1998 and holds a CDA in preschool. She loves making a difference in the lives of her Diamond Street children.

Alaysia has been with Diamond Street since 2020. She likes to spend time outside walking, camping listening to music and watching 'The Office'. Alaysia is in school for her CDA and is excited to further her education.

Kaitlyn graduated from Cocalico Highschool in 2020 and Joined Diamond Street in 2021. She is planning to further her education in the coming years. She loves Hiking, travel, and spending time with friends and family. She aspires for all the children in her class to feel loved and heard. 

Orioles: Stephanie & Sarah

Stephanie has been with Diamond Street since 2013. She has her Bachelors in Elementary and Early  Childhood Education from Millersville University. Her goal is to provide children with new experiences to help them develop their skills. She finds it amazing to see how they grow and learn throughout the year. ​
Sarah joined Diamond Street's team in 2021 and has 4 years of experience with children 4 months to 15 years old. She has an Associate Degree in Human Services from RACC. Her favorite part of working with children is seeing how proud they are when they accomplish new things and become more independent. She spends her free time with her daughter and family. 

Eagles: Rachel

Rachel joined Diamond Street in 2020 and has six years experience working in childcare care. She graduated from Lancaster Bible College in 2013 with a double BA in Children and Family Ministries and Bible. She is married and has a son. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing games and having campfires. She is a certified Lifeguard and swim  instructor. 

Bluebirds: Amy & Paola & Jodi

Amy has been working with children for 10 years and joined Diamond Street in 2019.  She has 3 children of her own.  She loves working with children and helping them learn and grow each day.  Amy also enjoys camping, hiking, and spending time with family.


Paola has a BA degree in ECE and joined Diamond Street in 2017.  She came to this country 4 years ago and now in lives in Ephrata with her mom and dog and enjoys writing poetry or short stories, painting and singing.  She has learned a lot and hopes to continue learning even more and especially improving her English.

Jodi joined Diamonds Street in 2021 and is looking forward to learning more each day as she explores the rewarding career of childcare.

 

Robins: Estu & Tricia

Estu has been with Diamond Street since 2012. She holds a BS in agriculture. She obtained her Child Development Associate Certificate in 2017 and welcomes, loves, cares and nurtures the children as they grow in their own uniqueness to their fullest potential. 

Trica first started at Diamond Street in 2014 and holds an AA Degree in Early  ECE from HACC. As a teacher who provides assistance and support, her vision is not only to encourage the children in creative lessons and activities, but to provide opportunities that allow freedom of exploration to gain interests and experiences that will last a lifetime. Outside of working she enjoys traveling and being in nature, thrift shopping and pending time with my animals and loved ones. 

Cardinals: Michelle & Emily & Andrea

Michelle has worked at Diamond Street since 2010 and has worked with all ages. In the fall of 2010 she graduated from HACC with an AA Degree in ECE. Art projects, reading stories, and cooking projects are a few of her favorite things to do with children. In her free time, she enjoys going to her cabin, spending time with her family and friends and going hunting and fishing. 

Emily joined Diamond Street in 2021 and has been working in childcare for over 13 years. She has an AA degree in ECE, is married and has 4 children. When she is not working, she enjoys mysteries, walking and quiet time. She also enjoys watching her kids play soccer and cheerleading. She loves watching kids learn and discover new things. 

Andrea joined Diamond Street in 2021 and has 2 years experience in childcare. She lives in Ephrata and has 5 children of her own.  She looks forward to helping your children grow through learning.

Owls: Tiffany & Julie

Tiffany has been working at Diamond Street since 2019 and has been in the childcare field since 2010. She attended HACC for Elementary Education. She has two sons of her own and enjoys spending time with them, going on walks, hiking, reading, cooking and learning to pay the keyboard. 

Julie has been working at Diamond Street since 2020. She has worked in childcare for over 8 years mostly with preschool age. She has an Associate's Degree in Human Services. She has two children and two grandchildren. In her free time she enjoys crocheting, reading, playing games on her tablet and spending time with her family. She looks forward to getting to spend time with your children and getting to know them. 

Kitchen: Amy & Dolly

Amy has been with Diamond Street since 1997. She has her AA in ECE from HACC and taught the Bluebirds until 2018 when she decided to make a change and become the Dietary Supervisor. 

Dolly and her family came to the United States in 2000 from Peru. She started working at Diamond Street in 2001 and became an American citizen in 2006. She has a degree in nursing technique and obtained her CDA in 2006. She has five children and five grandchildren. Dolly enjoys teaching, helping and watching children learn and grow. 

Swans: Kelly

Kelly has been with Diamond Street since 2004. She has an AA in ECE from Reading Area Community College. Her vision for her class is for the children to learn and grow socially as well as academically. 

Falcons: Brenda

Brenda has worked at Diamond Street since 2017. She worked at the Ephrata School District as a playground aide and office assistant as well. She enjoys playing games, doing crafts and talking with children. 

Office: Bethany, Kelly, Amanda & Angie

​Bethany Crane Jacke joined Diamond Street Early Childhood Center in June of 2020. She has 18 years of experience with childcare. Bethany, her husband and two teenagers attend Ridgeview Mennonite Church. Bethany holds an MS in Nonprofit Management and is working to complete an MS in Early Childhood studies.

Kelly has been with Diamond Street since 2004. She has an AA in ECE from Reading Area Community College. Her vision for her class is for the children to learn and grow socially as well as academically. 

Amanda joined Diamond Street in 2021 with a BA in ECE and 12 years of experience in childcare. She is excited to help Diamond Street grow and increase it's ability to serve even more children.

 

Angie started at Diamond Street in 2018 and has been in the early childhood field for 12 years, working with infants and toddlers. She has her CDA in early childhood from HACC. Angie is married and has 2 sons. She loves playing games and going for walks with her family. She also enjoys watching soccer, camping and reading.