Substitute Teacher

Mrs. Keri Mills


Mrs. Lindsey Richardson

"Flower 1"  Assistant Teacher

Mrs. Samantha Carnegie

"Caterpillar 2"  Assistant Teacher

Ms. Miranda Kirby
"Flower 2" Lead Teacher


Mrs. Siefert has a B.S. in Elementary & Early Childhood Education from California University of Pennsylvania. Courtney worked for several years as Daycare Group Supervisor, Enrichment Kindergarten Teacher & Lead Preschool Teacher.  She is married to her high school sweetheart Jesse, and they have 3 children! This will be Courtney's 6th year as the Caterpillar Lead Teacher & Center Director. Courtney is truly passionate about teaching in early childhood and strives to instill a love for learning in each of her students.

Courtney J. Siefert
Director & "Caterpillar 1" Lead Teacher

Preschool Committee

Pastor Ken Huhn

Mrs. Mary Marsh- Secretary
Mrs. Denise Pilarski
Mrs. Liz Keib

Mission

Staff

Elizabeth Tillman holds a BA in Communication from the University of Pittsburgh. After graduation, she worked for seven years at a non profit organization in Oakland doing community outreach and marketing, and after taking some time off to raise her children, most recently has been substitute teaching. Elizabeth has a passion for Education and that has not changed since she was a child, and now that her sons are both entering school full time she is able to pursue that dream here at Sonshine! Elizabeth and her husband Phil live in Whitehall with their sons Ty and Cameron who attend St. Gabriel School, and Elizabeth is actively involved as a PTG Board member. The Tillman family can be found most weekends at a baseball or football field or in the winter, on the basketball court. She is so excited to begin this next chapter with the sweet children of Sonshine Preschool!

Mrs. Elizabeth Tillman
"Flower 1" Lead Teacher

Mrs. Liz Keib

Caterpillar 1 Assistant Teacher

Mrs. Roz Ferris

"Caterpillar 1" Assistant Teacher

Mrs. Mary Marsh

"Caterpillar 1" Assistant Teacher

Ms.Miranda Kirby has a B.S. in Elementary Education from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Ms.Kirby worked in a Child Development Center most recently, teaching children from Infants to Prek then transitioned into the Center Coordinator. She can often be found with her two little boys and their wonderful father, Andrew playing outside, at a park/ball park, or at the zoo. She has a strong desire to help children be the best they can be and introduce them to the wonderful world of learning. Ms.Kirby is excited to join Sonshine Preschool this year!

Mrs. Heather Baroni
"Butterfly 1 & 2" Lead Teacher


Mrs. Baroni has a B.S. In Elementary Education from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. She adores working with all young children and helping them grow and develop. She is a full time mom, since 2003. She loves being outside camping, biking and spending time with her family. She is married to her best friend Rob. Mrs. Baroni is looking forward to her 4th year as the Butterfly Lead Teacher.

Mrs. Karen Vinoverski
"Caterpillar 2" Lead Teacher

*All of our teachers have Child Abuse, Criminal & FBI clearances, as well as Mandated Reporter Training. Our


teachers are also CPR & First Aid trained each school year. Each of our Lead Teachers have a Bachelor's Degree. All of our Assistant & Lead Teachers have many years of experience working in Early Childhood Education.*

Karen began her teaching career and having an impact in children’s lives 35 years ago when she graduated from college with her degree in Child Development and was employed at The Western PA School for Blind Children.  Through the years that followed she continued her education in Elementary and Special Education, ran a daycare in her home, was blessed to be the mom of three children and now five grandchildren. For the past ten years she has enjoyed teaching preschool. This is Karen's 3rd year teaching at Sonshine Preschool!

Mrs. Robyn Waugaman

"Butterfly 1 & 2" Assistant Teacher

Mrs. Christine Kaecher

"Flower 2"  Assistant Teacher

Sonshine Preschool was established in 2012 and is a ministry of New Wine Harvest Church. Our preschool is conveniently located in Baldwin Borough, neighboring Brentwood Borough, Whitehall Borough, West Mifflin and Pleasant Hills.


Sonshine Preschool nurtures your child’s social, emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual needs. Our goal is to provide individualized hands-on learning opportunities for your child in a caring Christian environment. The experiences provided in our preschool are developmentally age-appropriate and adhere to the Pennsylvania State Early Childhood Learning Standards. Our degreed staff works together at Sonshine Preschool to bless your child’s educational foundation for their journey of learning ahead.



*Non Discrimination Policy:Sonshine Preschool does not discriminate on basis of gender, race, color, national, ethnic or religious origin in admissions or administration of any policies or programs.*