Meet Vinco's Dedicated Faculty
diverse, experienced in early childhood education, and attuned to each child's needs.
Director of Program Development
Hi, I'm Alexandra, and I'm thrilled to welcome you to Vinco Academy! My passion for the well-being and education of children drives me. I hold a bachelor's degree in psychology, specializing in early childhood. Since 2016, I've worked in various social work roles, positively impacting the lives of children and individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism. It's crucial to provide exceptional care and education to all children. At Vinco Academy, we strive to create an environment where children can thrive and grow, balancing safety and learning. We aim to make a lasting impact on the lives of children, recognizing they are our future. With a focus on providing a strong foundation, the entire staff at Vinco Academy and I are determined to ensure that children receive the best possible start in life.
Greetings! I'm Katelyn, but you can call me Miss. Katie. I bring six years of teaching experience to Vinco Academy, working with kids aged 6 weeks to 3 years old. My bachelor's degree from Waynesburg University is in Human Services and Child Development. Witnessing each child learn and grow as an individual is truly amazing. I cherish the "ah-ha" moments when a child understands something, whether it's writing, puzzles, blocks, or more. It's incredible to see the progress children make over time.
Hello, I'm Linda. Holding a BS in Elementary Education and a certificate in Early Childhood from Edinboro University, I bring over 23 years of teaching experience to Vinco. Throughout my career, I've primarily taught kindergarten in private daycares, along with stints in preschool, Sunday School, and substitute teaching in grades K-6 at Bangor School District. Additionally, I've worked for Early Intervention and IU20 as a Special Instructor, earning my Director's Credentials in 2021. Thrilled to be part of Vinco's new and beautiful learning center, I look forward to contributing my knowledge to the team. My goal is to use my experience in management, teaching, and parenting to create a dynamic team, ensuring that the learning center is not only enjoyable for the kids and their families but also for the teachers.
Hi, I'm Megan! I've dedicated over ten years to working with children, and every moment has been a joy. It's been a lifelong dream and passion of mine to engage with children. Currently pursuing my associates degree in Early Childhood Education, I plan to further my education beyond that. Witnessing the growth and learning of children while they have fun is a truly special and rewarding experience!
Hello, I'm Nicole, a Licensed Occupational Therapist with seven years of experience dedicated to improving the quality of life for all ages. I completed my undergraduate degree in Rehabilitative Services at East Stroudsburg University and earned my master's degree in Occupational Therapy from Alvernia University in 2017. As an Occupational Therapist at Vinco Academy, my role is to help your child develop, improve, and maintain the skills they need in daily life. I look forward to providing your toddlers with fun and beneficial activities each month at Vinco!
I'm John Brennan, a registered art therapist with seven years of experience. Trust the process—this is my belief. I believe that working through issues or stressors, no matter how difficult, and trusting in the therapeutic process can be healing. The art-making process, focusing on sculpture, is therapeutic for the mind, body, and soul. I have knowledge in various media and believe in the coordination of therapeutic and art-making processes to utilize non-verbal communication and exploration.
Hi, I'm Joyce Wang, a registered art therapist with 7 years of experience. I'm passionate about the healing power of art and its ability to facilitate self-expression and growth. I believe in the transformative impact of creative processes, viewing art as a universal language that transcends words. As an art therapist, I work with various art forms, materials, and techniques such as clay, painting, drawing, and crafts. Depending on each individual's needs and population, I create appropriate activities/projects to support their journey.