Meet the Butterfly Staff:
Miss Jill, Morning Teacher
My husband and I live near Grantville with our three kids. I was a Child Development major at Michigan State University and taught Pre-K and Kindergarten before leaving to be home with my own children. I started at DDD in 2015 and this is my third year as Lead Teacher in the Butterfly room. When I am not with my preschoolers, I spend time at my kids’ sporting events and activities or visiting our out-of-state family. I enjoy being outdoors and the beach is my happy place. I am thrilled to be working to support the growth and development of young children in our community.
Miss Amy, Teacher Aide, Morning Class
I live in Hummelstown with my husband Chris, son Jack, and Paige — our rambunctious lab-mix puppy. I have many years of experience working in preschools and most recently worked as a library aide in the Early Childhood Center at the Hershey Elementary School. My family has been living in the Hershey area for ten years, and before that we lived in Charlotte, Philadelphia, and Burlington VT. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, walking Paige, and biking. I’m very excited for this opportunity to foster a nurturing and loving environment for your children to learn and grow.
Miss Laura, Afternoon Teacher
I have lived in the Hershey area for three years with my husband and two children, ages 12 and 9. I absolutely love this community and look forward to spending time helping the Busy Bees learn and grow. In my spare time, I enjoy volunteering in the community, going to the beach with my family, exercising, shopping and cheering on my kids on their sports teams. I have a background in marketing and advertising but my love for children has led me to this wonderful job!
Miss Rachel, Mon-Wed Teacher Aide
I live in Palmyra with my husband, our two kids and our beagle, Willa. This is my sixth year working at Derry Discovery Days. In my free time, I enjoy watching all of my children’s sporting activities, reading new books, drinking coffee, taking care of my many (many) plants and snuggling on the couch to watch a good movie. I am so happy to be part of Derry Discovery Days and to help our Butterfly Class grow and flourish!
Miss Erika, Tue-Thu Teacher Aide
I live in Hershey with my husband, two young daughters and pup Rocco. Both of our daughters began DDD as Ladybugs. We love DDD and are now members of Derry Presbyterian Church. I have a Bachelor in Science from Cornell University and truly enjoy working with children. I look forward to obtaining my CDA to further my experience in education. In my free time I enjoy cooking, baking, sports, 80’s music, and family game nights.