Miss Joan’s Little School is a private school licensed by the Department of Welfare. 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).
Teachers, as well as some assistants, hold a degree in Education and many years of experience. All of our teachers continue their education through classes and workshops each year. 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 almost 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 Reading. Teaching early literacy has always been my passion, and while there are many, one of my favorite children’s books is Officer Buckle and Gloria. I am an active member of the community and love spending time with my husband and three school-age children who also attended Miss Joan’s Little School. In my free time I love to run, garden, and watch baseball!
Miss Gina Mancuso, B.S. – Assistant Director
This is my second year at Miss Joan’s Little School as first a substitute teacher’s aide and now a part time assistant two days a week. I enjoy working with the children and enjoy 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.
Miss Lisa – Extended Day Teacher’s Assistant
I have worked with preschoolers for the past 17 years and have found it to be so rewarding. I love working at Miss Joan’s Little School as an extended day teacher’s assistant! I’m a mom of three successful children and a grandmother to one. I enjoy traveling with my husband, and in my free time I love to shop…. a lot! 🙂