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Our Exceptional Team

In 2018, The Malvern School® celebrated 20 years of excellence in early childhood education. Our Directors, Coordinators, teachers and staff are the foundation of our strong commitment to educating the children in our schools. They uphold our core values each day. They guide our mission inside and outside the classroom. And they motivate each other to carry on our vision for the future. Each day our exceptional team contributes to our success as an organization.

Many of our team members have been with The Malvern School for more than a decade; some have been with us for more than 15 years, and we even have some that started with us 20 years ago. It is this exceptional team that leads by example and mentors other Directors, teachers and Coordinators. They spread positivity in our schools and the Executive Office each day with the same enthusiasm as they did a decade ago. They have dedicated their careers and lives to put the children first and to be a part of the best early childhood education program in the region. Today, and every day, we celebrate them. Our Exceptional Team.

The following featured team members have been with The Malvern School for 10+ years. To learn more about them, please click on their profiles.

Our Exceptional EDUCATORS and staff

Tracy Bechtel

Camp Director

Malvern Day Camp since 1998

Fun Fact: Working at The Malvern School/Malvern Day Camp has been my only paying job.

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Jennifer Brenhuber

Lead Kindergarten Teacher

The Malvern School of Glen Mills since 1999

Fun Fact: I used to play lacrosse.

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Jaclyn Myers

Assistant Teacher

The Malvern School of Glen Mills since 1999

Fun Fact: I am a huge Harry Potter fan!!

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Michelle Donahue

Lead Teacher

The Malvern School of Glen Mills since 2000

Fun Fact: I started at the Malvern School when I was 19 years old.

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Helene Swartz

Senior Program Operations Manager

Executive Office since 2001

Fun Fact: I will not use mini paperclips and I only use blue pens.

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Jennifer DeLaney

Executive Director

The Malvern School of Erial since 2002

Fun Fact: I travel to Mexico yearly and enjoy spending as much time at the beach as possible!

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Stacy Kurdyla

Floater

The Malvern School of Erial since 2003

Fun Fact: I have ducks for pets and I let them walk around the house!

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Fruzsina Leonard

Lead Teacher

The Malvern School of Royersford since 2003

Fun Fact: I love to dance. I was born in Hungary and moved to the US when I was 8 years old.

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Amber Drum

Lead Teacher

The Malvern School of Richboro since 2003

Fun Fact: I would love to have tons of children. I loved being pregnant and would have loved to do it over and over again! I also like to sing.

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Robyne Cook

Early Childhood Education Specialist

Executive Office since 2003

Fun Fact: I once answered a question on the radio about a movie quote from the Lion King and won a prize.

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Rachel Wiley

Assistant Teacher

The Malvern School of West Norriton since 2004

Fun Fact: I love to have fun, make people laugh and I get along with anyone.

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Jodi Chance

Assistant Teacher

The Malvern School of Erial since 2004

Fun Fact: I absolutely love all animals especially dogs and polar bears! My dream would be to own my own shelter to save any homeless dogs. Also, swimming with a polar bear.

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Leslie Fuller

Business Operations Specialist

Executive Office since 2003

Fun Fact: My family has been traveling to the same area (Little Long Lake in Port Loring, Ontario) since my grandfather was a child. He did the same with his children and my parents did the same with my brother and I. My grandparents bought a cottage back in 1987 and I am now doing the same with my children each year.

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Elizabeth Flad

Assistant Teacher

The Malvern School of Royersford since 2003

Fun Fact: I can find humor in almost any situation. It’s usually making fun of myself.

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Jessica Lell

Assistant Teacher

The Malvern School of Richboro since 2004

Fun Fact: I am a very lovable person and I love to ride roller coasters and have a good time.

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Andrea Coccia

Lead Teacher

The Malvern School of Frazer since 2005

Fun Fact: I have been with the Malvern School for 15 years and all 3 of my children are Malvern School graduates!

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Christle Seal

Director of Educational Programs

Executive Office since 2004

Fun Fact: If I had not have been a teacher, I would have been a marine biologist.

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Maryam Ahadpour

Assistant Teacher

The Malvern School of Downingtown since 2004

Fun Fact: I can think and act like a child.

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Susan McMonigle

Assistant Teacher

The Malvern School of West Norriton since 2004

Fun Fact: I’m a grandmom!

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Christina Wilson

Assistant Teacher

The Malvern School of Erial since 2004

Fun Fact: I actually started working for Malvern in 2001 but left for a short period of 8 months in 2003. Ever since I returned I have loved working at The Malvern School. My daughter started at 3 years old at Malvern and is now 19 years old working at Malvern!

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Mona Tehrani

Assistant Teacher

The Malvern School of Lionville since 2004

Fun Fact: I have a very happy and energetic personality!

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Jenny Yocum

Lead Teacher

The Malvern School of Frazer since 2004

Fun Fact: I have my own small jewelry design business named Way sT. oLive Designs.

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Cindy Patterson

Lead Teacher

The Malvern School of King of Prussia since 2004

Fun Fact: I was born two months early and was only 2 pounds 11 oz.

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Marnie Rhen

Chief Financial Officer

Executive Office since 2004

Fun Fact: I took a break from accounting and was a physical education teacher for 4 years.

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Helen Martin

Lead Teacher

The Malvern School of Malvern since 2005

Fun Fact: I used to work for British Airways (My accent is weird!). I have lived in America for 28 years. I actually met and shook hands with Donald Trump and Jane Fonda.

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Don Voshell

Maintenence

Executive Office since 2005

Fun Fact: I've raised 4 daughters, 3 step daughters, and in December, my wife and I adopted 2 granddaughters (5&7). We plan to adopt a grandson in the future. I have 21 grandchildren, including 3 great grandchildren (13 girls ,8 boys) including the 3 adopted children.

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Christine David

Lead Teacher

The Malvern School of Erial since 2005

Fun Fact: I’m the youngest and only girl out of three and the mother of five children. I’ve never been camping before, I cannot swim, and one of my favorite things to eat is sushi.

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Patricia Panarello

Lead Teacher

The Malvern School of Erial since 2006

Fun Fact: I love the Fast and Furious series. I would love to travel to Italy to see the pope.

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Jasmin Reahm

Assistant Teacher

The Malvern School of Richboro since 2006

Fun Fact: My misled name is Milagros which means miracle in Spanish. My mother named me that because I was born two months early and she was told I wouldn’t make it. Little did they know God had other plans because I was perfectly healthy and survived.

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Dana Berthoud

Director of Education

The Malvern School of Downingtown since 2006

Fun Fact: I love spending time with my family!

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Jennifer May

Lead Teacher

The Malvern School of King of Prussia since 2006

Fun Fact: I was in the color guard from 7th -12th grade.

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Gayane Wawrzenczyk

Assistant Teacher

The Malvern School of Lionville since 2006

Fun Fact: I am multi-lingual, five languages in total. They include: English, Czech, Polish, Armenian and Russian!

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Lori Humes

Assistant Teacher

The Malvern School of Newtown Square since 2006

Fun Fact: I am the longest working employee at Newtown Square. Not only am I a teacher, I am also a parent at The Malvern School.

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Meghan Bartell

Director of Education

The Malvern School of Voorhees since 2006

Fun Fact: I spent a semester abroad in Australia in college and learned how to surf. For an ecology class we lived on a tall ship for 12 days and were the crew on the ship.

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Zakia Faheem

Assistant Teacher

The Malvern School of Newtown Square since 2006

Fun Fact: I love to do arts & crafts. I come from a large family of 6 siblings. I also have 2 sons and 1 is a Marine.

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Liane Seivert

Lead Teacher

The Malvern School of West Norriton since 2006

Fun Fact: I danced for 17 years!

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Stephanie Frese

Assistant Teacher

The Malvern School of Erial since 2007

Fun Fact: My favorite animal is a frog. I collect all sorts of frog figurines. You can find them all throughout my house.

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Jennifer Yarnall

Assistant Teacher

The Malvern School of Frazer since 2007

Fun Fact: I’ve lived all over the country. My father was a Marine.

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Sandra Davis

Assistant Teacher

The Malvern School of Downingtown since 2007

Fun Fact: I enjoy cleaning and cooking.

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Marianne Herman

Assistant Teacher

The Malvern School of Downingtown since 2007

Fun Fact: I have been in the child care field for over 30 years. I love watching all the children grow and learn.

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Beverly Armer

Floater

The Malvern School of Lionville since 2007

Fun Fact: I am trustworthy, honest, dependable, and can find humor in things that others may not!

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Rebecca Fiss

Lead Teacher

The Malvern School of Collegeville since 2007

Fun Fact: I am a certified life guard.

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Kate Perez

Executive Director

The Malvern School of Richboro since 2007

Fun Fact: I have a small obsession with baskets. I have a crazy laugh that typically includes a “snort” and I may have accidentally woke a child at nap time. I cannot go to bed without taking a shower, no matter what time of the day or night it is.

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Cheryl Destefano

Lead Teacher

The Malvern School of West Norriton since 2007

Fun Fact: I have a large key chain collection from different places I have visited.

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Pushpa Prabhu

Assistant Teacher

The Malvern School of Downingtown since 2007

Fun Fact: I like getting new recipes from the internet and trying them out. I enjoy cooking and feel good when my kids love what i make!

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Stefanie Turner

Assistant Teacher

The Malvern School of King of Prussia since 2007

Fun Fact: I’m a south paw who has trouble with cutting. I love horror films and romantic comedies, and I enjoy musicals like Sweeny Todd.

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Martha Messier

Assistant Teacher

The Malvern School of Frazer since 2008

Fun Fact: I graduated from nanny school and I can speak French and English.

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Alyssa Osayande

Assistant Teacher

The Malvern School of Lionville since 2008

Fun Fact: I was born with a tooth.

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Anna Khachaturyan

Assistant Teacher

The Malvern School of King of Prussia since 2008

Fun Fact: I’ve lived in five different countries. I can speak 3 different languages.

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Joanna Radomile

Lead Teacher

The Malvern School of Newtown Square since 2008

Fun Fact: I have walked 3 Susan G. Komen 3 days in 3 different cities (Philadelphia, Dallas, and San Diego) on each of these events walked 60 miles in 3 days in support of breast cancer research.

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Joey Randall

Assistant Teacher

The Malvern School of Collegeville since 2008

Fun Fact: I love to face paint and also have an extensive garden!

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Kristine Ferraiolo

Lead Teacher

The Malvern School of Glen Mills since 2008

Fun Fact: People have told me that my laugh is unique!

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Megan Valocchi

Lead Teacher

The Malvern School of King of Prussia since 2008

Fun Fact: In college, I donated 14 inches of my hair to Locks of Love, an organization that makes hairpieces for children who have lost their hair due to medical treatments.

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Judy Flicklinger

Assistant Teacher

The Malvern School of Collegeville since 2008

Fun Fact: I enjoy remodeling furniture and painting.

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Holly Lozinak

Assistant Teacher

The Malvern School of Collegeville since 2009

Fun Fact: I am an artist and have painted murals for ten years for the local high school’s post-prom events.

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Deb Jackson

New School Operations Manager

Executive Office since 2009

Fun Fact: I really enjoy riding my motorcycle!

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