Ms. Dawn


















Ms. Liane











  • Pursuing an Associate Degree in Preschool Education.
  • Looking forward to gaining additional experience at PJA.
  • Future goal is to open my own childcare center.

Older Toddlers Lead Teacher

PreSchool Assistant Teacher

Mrs. Michelle

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  • ​​B.A. in Elementary Education and Writing Arts
  • Special Education endorsement
  • Six plus years teaching Pre-K, Kindergarten and special needs.
  • Experience tutoring special needs and autistic children.
  • ​Loves animals
  • Enjoys reading and playing board games

Ms. Shana







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Ms. Keba















  • B.A. Speech and Theater
  • Pursing Associates degree in Preschool Teacher Education
  • Loves to act and write plays
  • Avid reader and movie goer.

Ms. Lauren





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  • Pursuing a degree in Marketing
  • Works part time at Lakeshore Learning
  • Enjoys crafts, traveling and spending time with family 


Young Toddler Lead Teacher








  • Pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Friendly, kind and caring
  • Enjoys working with children

Infant Assistant Teacher

Mrs. Nancy


  • 20+ years in early childhood education
  • National Teacher of the Year for Kiddie Academy 2012
  • Pre-Kindergarten teacher for 9+ years, Toddler and Pre-School teacher for 7 years
  • Curriculum Supervisor for Toddler and Pre-School programs
  • Developed and implemented an art program; cooking and nutrition program and a Pre-K Phonics and Reading program.
  • Taught phonics and math enrichment to 3 - 6 year olds
  • Gymnastics teacher for 3-7 year olds.
  • Mentored new teachers
  • Married 32+ years with 2 children
  • Freelance and graphic artist

Ms. Jes








  • Received Associates Degree from Camden County College.
  • Pursuing a Bachelors Degree at Rutgers University.
  • Has worked with children from infant to 12 years of age.
  • ​Childhood Studies Major

​Older Toddlers Assistant Teacher

​​​​​​​​Young Toddler Assistant Teacher

​​​Mrs. Crystal 









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  • B.A. in Business
  • Pursuing M.A. in Elementary Education
  • Nine years working with children in camps and Church.
  • Over four years teaching Pre-Kindergarten
  • Graduated from French Culinary Institute with a degree in Pastry Arts
  • Enjoy baking for family and friends

Pre-K Lead Teacher

​Facilities

Ms. Christy









  • Bachelors Degree in English from Rutgers University.
  • Substitute certified in New Jersey
  • Working toward NJ K-6 Certification
  • Love to be with friends and family​ and travel for ski trips.

Ms. Shannon












  • Child Development Associate Certified (CDA)
  • Para Professional of the Year for South Jersey in 2013
  • 13 years experience working with special needs children
  • Loves working with children
  • Creative. Paints murals and faces.
  • Loves to cook

Curriculum

​​​​​​​​​​​Ms. Molly









  • A year and a half into an Associates degree in Early Childhood Education. 
  • Taking courses in the Fall to complete degree.
  • Working in Early Childhood Education for 2+ years.
  • Love working and educating children
  • Certificate in Culinary Arts.
  • Loves to cook

Assistant Kindergarten Teacher

Assistant Walker Teacher

Mrs. Mia








  • B.A. in The Social Context of Public Communications with a minor in Film Studies.
  • Child Development Associate Certification
  • Two + years teaching Pre-Kindergarten
  • Assistant Director at a previous school.
  • Enjoys cooking, reading, watching movies and spending time with her husband Ed and family.
  • Loves working with children of all ages and getting to know the families that make up the community.

Ms. Brenda







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  • Loves working with children and helping others
  • Two children
  • Three grandchildren
  • Avid reader
  • Enjoys crafts and fishing

Walkers Lead Teacher

Kindergarten Teacher

PreSchool Assistant Teacher

Ms. Betsy










  • Mother of a 3+ year old little boy.
  • Loves teaching her son new things.
  • Loves helping in the Infant and Walker rooms.
  • Dedicated to maintaing a clean and safe environment for the staff and children.​​

Ms. Victoria









  • Pursuing a degree in nursing.
  • Adores children of all ages.
  • Mother of a 4+ old year old son.
  • Enjoys arts and crafts
  • Loves to play games

Assistant Preschool Teacher

Ms. Hannah











  • B.A. in Psychology
  • Coached Field Hockey K-12
  • Captain of Field Hockey Team in College
  • Volunteer at Church for 5th - 8th graders

Mrs. Gabrielle











  • Five + years of experience working with children in early childhood education and family Nanny.
  • Mother to infant and toddler daughters who inspire her as a mother and educator.
  • Passion for learning new things.
  • Love of all types of Art.

Ms. Jenn











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  • Nursing Assistant Certification
  • Daycare provider for more than seven years
  • Experience with all ages
  • ​Mother of twin boys

Ms. Meredith









  • Pursuing a degree in Anthropology and Early Childhood Education from William Patterson University (Senior).
  • Internship in the Orkney Islands studying Archeology.
  • Marching and Music Instructor for Burlington High School

Ms. Allie










  • Pursuing a degree in Business Administration
  • Dream of opening up my own business in Cosmotology
  • Very creative
  • Has a big family and loves children.

Walkers Assistant Teacher

Older Toddlers Assistant Teacher

Infant Co-Teacher

Assistant Infant Teacher

Pre-K Assistant Teacher

PreSchool Lead Teacher

On-Site Owner

My name is Lori Cassidy and I am the owner and on site director of Puddle Jumpers Academy.  Opening a preschool has been my dream.  My passion is to be able to make a difference with children and to be able to support working parents and have a little fun.      

I want your children to be happy to see you at the end of the day and tell you all about their day over dinner.  My daughter, Lilly, is part of the Pre-K class and she is very excited about the big school and having Ms. Jamie as her teacher.    


I feel it is important that you know a little about me and my credentials to establish trust and build credibility in the individual that you select to entrust your children to while you are working.  I earned a B.S. in Elementary Education from West Chester University and a Master’s degree in Human Resources from Widener University.  I earned the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) credential and have 20 years of HR experience, passed the Principal Administration exam, and have been a Foster Parent since July 2009. 


My professional career has included positions in Operations, Training & Development and Human Resources.  The position I enjoyed the most was the Director of Corporate Schools for The Goddard Schools.  My role was the direct supervision and accountability for 12 Corporate schools in the PA & NJ area extending out to Harrisburg and up to Wall.  The goal of my position at Goddard was to work with Directors to develop business skills and prepare the locations for divesture to franchisees. The Goddard experience instilled high standards in execution of curriculum, quality assurance standards, and employee training and development, which are all key components here at Puddle Jumpers Academy.  


Selecting and developing the best team possible to teach and work with your children is a key priority.  We do not want to have teacher turnover which then impact’s your child, unless it is news that a teacher has been promoted.  Our teaching team works together on weekly themes and coordinating events to create a consistent message throughout the building and then adjust activities for their age group.  


At Puddle Jumpers Academy we want to celebrate the holidays and create memories for your child and you.  I am looking forward to the Halloween Parade, a Thanksgiving Feast and Holiday program.  Our hours and holiday schedule are designed to support families.  My mom was a nurse and I know it can be tough for early morning hours: we open at 6:30 am.  As a working mom who commuted the Schuylkill Expressway, I know how traffic can take a turn and that feeling you get when you know you are running late: just call me I will be here and we are open until 6:30 pm.    


We will celebrate Parent’s Night Out on the first Saturday of the month to help support a little fun for both you and your children.  Parent’s Night out will also provide the opportunity to meet other parents from the school and develop a parent network.


Stop in for a visit and meet the team!  We would love to share the Puddle Jumpers experience with you and your child. 



Ms. Corinne

Admin/Support

Infant/Walker Assistant Teacher

Ms. Maddie

Assistant Director

Young Toddlers Assistant Teacher

​​​​​​​​​Our Talented Teaching Team

 

We have an awesome staff of teachers, assistant teachers, and college students who work together as a team to give our students an exceptional educational experience!

Assistant Director: Mrs. Mia

 

Infants:  Ms. Keba, Ms. Jenn, Ms. Lauren, Ms. Maddie and Ms. Fenny

Walkers: Ms. Dawn, Ms. Jes, Ms. Gabrielle and Ms. Sam

Young Toddlers: Ms. Corinne, Ms. Allie, and Ms. Liane

Toddlers:  Ms. Molly, Ms. Andie and Ms. Meredith

PreSchool: Ms. Shannon, Ms. Megan, Ms. Shana and Ms. Brenda

PreK: Mrs. Crystal and Ms. Victoria

Kindergarten:Mrs. Michelle and Ms. Hannah

Curriculum: Ms. Nancy

Admin: Ms. Christy

Support: Ms. Betsy


Ms. Megan










  • Been working with children since 2006
  • Mother of a 13 month old little girl
  • Loves working with children
  • Graduated Rancocas Valley Regional High School

Assistant Infant Teacher

Ms. Sam











  • Psychology and Premed Student at Rowan University.
  • U.S. Navy Reserve
  • Babysits for several families.
  • Enjoys crafting, science and cooking/baking.

Infant Co-Teacher

Ms. Fenny










  • Psychology Major at Rutgers University.
  • Worked with Autistic children for 5 years.
  • Working toward a career as a Child Psychologist.
  • Mother of an adorable 2 year old boy. A future Puddle Jumper!
  • ​Enjoys reading, writing, poetry, movies and anything outdoors.

Ms. Andrea











  • Associates Degree in Liberal Arts
  • Fluent in American Sign Language
  • Enjoys watching children learn and grow
  • Competitive Horseback riding on the circuit for the Hunters and Jumpers.

 



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