Miss Joan’s Little School is a private school licensed by the Department of Human Services. We participate in the PA Keystone Stars Program and our director and teachers are members of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
We are proud of our experienced staff and very low teacher turnover. Teachers, as well as some assistants, hold degrees in Education and many years of experience. All of our teachers continue their education through annual classes and workshops. Our staff meets and exceeds PA State requirements in all aspects of early learning.
Mrs. Krista Alessandrini, M.Ed – Owner & Director
I have been in Education for over 25 years as a preschool teacher, elementary school teacher, Reading Specialist, and director. Many of my years were spent in the public school system, and I always enjoyed working with children in their early years. I am PA certified in Education PreK-4, Elementary Education, Special Education, and am a Reading Specialist. In addition, I hold a Director’s Credential Certificate for the state of Pennsylvania. Teaching early literacy has always been my passion, and my favorite children’s book is Officer Buckle and Gloria as well as anything by author Eric Carle. I am an active member of the community, and enjoy spending time with my husband and three high school and college age children who also attended Miss Joan’s Little School. In my free time I love to run, read, go to the beach, and decorate my home!
Mrs. Gina Mancuso Feliccitti, B.S. – Assistant Director
This is my fifth year at Miss Joan’s Little School! I came to Miss Joan’s with experience in both education and administration. I have a degree in Elementary and Special Education. I have had different career experiences including the private and public school systems, home child care, and behavioral health. All of my expertise has been carried into my role here at Miss Joan’s Little School. Although I am in an administrative position, you will frequently find me in the classroom engaging with our wonderful children. While my passion for watching children learn and grow has not changed, much of my personal life has changed! Since joining MJLS, I have had the opportunity to celebrate both becoming a wife and a mother with our MJLS family. Outside of school you will find me with my family. We love spending time at the shore, and just enjoying each other’s company.
Miss Jennie – Lead Teacher (Class A)
I am in my fourth year at MJLS and second as Class A teacher this year! I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Ohio State University, and have worked with children in both the preschool and elementary school level. Over the years, I have also been an active school volunteer while raising my five wonderful children. Life is busy while my husband and I juggle soccer schedules, family activities, and our two chocolate labs.
Miss Annie – Lead Teacher (Class B)
I am a graduate of Shippensburg University with a degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. This is my third year in Class B, and second as lead teacher. I love being in the three year old class! Here in my class I enjoy exploring creative activities and watching the children express themselves. Throughout my college years I worked with many different age groups. I love working with young children and exploring the world through their eyes. In my free time, I enjoy traveling to new places, staying active, and spending time with my family and friends!
Miss Meghan – Lead Teacher (Class C)
I am very excited to be teaching at Miss Joan’s Little School for another year. I have been teaching in the early childhood field for over ten years, and have my degree in both regular and special education. I love teaching children and enjoy watching them learn new things. I love to read, and most enjoy sharing my love for reading with my class of toddlers. My favorite children’s books are Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and Green Eggs and Ham. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my husband and one year old daughter.
Miss Eileen – Assistant Teacher (Class C)
I have been with Miss Joan’s Little School for over 20 wonderful years. I have spent most of my years as an assistant with four year olds, but have worked in all three classes at one time or another. I have a wonderful son named Brandon who is a plumber by trade. I love to work and teach children of preschool age as they seem to absorb so much at this young age. It is a pleasure to be around children everyday, and I’m sure they enjoy coming to see us everyday too!
Miss Carol – Assistant Teacher (Class A)
I have been working with young children for over twenty years and have loved every minute of it! Fourteen of those years have been right here at Miss Joan’s Little School! I am a proud mother of four sons and two beautiful grandsons. I look forward to teaching each day, and I also look forward to the years to come!
Miss Tara – Assistant Teacher (Class A)
I am happy to have worked with children in a child-care setting for over twenty years, with this being my fifth at Miss Joan’s. I enjoy laughing with the children and watching them learn new skills. I have my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. In my free time, I love traveling and spending time with my friends and family.
Miss Gina – Assistant Teacher (Class B)
I have been at Miss Joan’s Little School for almost a year, and am happy to work alongside Miss Annie as an assistant in Class B. I have loved working with little ones so much and have begun continuing my education at Montgomery County Community College in the Early Education Program. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and exploring new places!
Miss Joanne – Assistant Teacher (Class C)
I was born and raised in Philadelphia, and have a Bachelors Degree in Business and Marketing. However, I have always loved working with children, and for many years was a school volunteer and Home and School Board member. Now I am happy to be a teacher’s assistant for my fifth year at Miss Joan’s Little School. I live with my husband and two boys ages 19 and 16. My favorite children’s books are Brown Bear, Brown Bear and Goodnight Moon. In my free time I love to cook, dance, and travel!
Miss Chrissy – Substitute Teacher (Class C)
This is my fourth year at Miss Joan’s Little School as a teacher’s aide and substitute. I enjoy working with the children and watching them grow. They are always making me laugh! I have been married for sixteen years and am the mother of three active boys! Outside of school, my favorite activity is watching kids play sports and traveling.