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.
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: Ms. Mia
Infants: Ms. Jenn, Ms. Briana, Ms. Cheyenne Ms. Tatyana, and Ms. Shah
Walkers: Ms. Selena, Ms. Kelli, Ms. Christy
Young Toddlers: Ms. Gabrielle, Ms. Allie, Ms. Maddie and Ms. Miranda
Toddlers: Ms. Taylor, Ms. Meghan, Ms. Megan and Ms. Jazmin
PreSchool: Ms. Shannon, Ms. Kim, Ms. Ray and Ms. Brenda
PreK: Ms. Hailey, Ms. Sarah and Ms. Bekah
Support Staff/Floater: Ms. Liane
Openers: Ms. Meghan and Ms. Jenn
Curriculum: Ms. Nancy
Full Time: Lead Pre-K Teacher
Part Time Assistant Toddler Teachers
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