Mrs. Dana Bullock, Teacher Mrs. Bullock earned her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Holy Family University in 1996. She taught Pre-school, Kindergarten, and First Grade. After staying home for five years to raise her sons, Jack and Sam, she returned to Education in 2013. This is her third year at The Children’s School. She will be our school-wide Music teacher this school year.
Mrs. Bullock and her husband Jason reside in Haverford with their two sons and dog, Lucky. In her free time she enjoys attending her son’s sporting events, cooking, reading, and spending time with her friends.
Ms. Jackie Capista, Teacher Ms. Capista graduated from West Chester University in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She later earned a Master’s degree and certification from West Chester University in teaching English as a Second Language.
Ms. Capista worked previously at Child Steps Preschool and Haverford Recreation Preschool, and is excited to be joining The Children’s School! In her free, time she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends.
Ms. Marti Feiner, Teacher Ms. Feiner is excited to be starting her second year of teaching at The Children’s School. This is her fourteenth year teaching! She is a proud mom to a charismatic son who is in second grade and a cheerful, beautiful daughter in third. She loves to paint murals in her spare time and can most often be found outside with her kids and dog.
Ms. Feiner is a proud graduate of Conestoga High School and Valley Forge Middle School. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from West Chester University in 2002, with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a concentration in Science. She worked as a middle school science teacher in her younger years for the Philadelphia School District.
After having her second child, she followed her heart and went back to working in the Early Childhood Education field. She is so excited to start a brand new school year with all these great students and fellow teachers. She is our school-wide Art teacher.
Miss Virginia Foseid, Teacher Miss Foseid graduated from Drexel University where her major was Early Childhood Education. She received her Master’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Pennsylvania, and has completed additional graduate work at Pennsylvania State University.
Miss Foseid retired after years as a Kindergarten and First Grade teacher with the Rose Tree Media School District. This is her 14th year at The Children’s School. Miss Foseid enjoys reading, gardening, traveling, and her two dogs.
Ms. Linsey Mirigliani, Teacher Ms. Mirigliani graduated from Cabrini College in 2004. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. While at Cabrini she did her field study experience and student teaching at The Children’s School. This is her eleventh year teaching Kindergarten at The Children’s School.
Ms. Mirigliani earned a Master’s degree in Education, as well as Reading Specialist Certification, at Cabrini College in August 2008. She enjoys spending her free time with family and friends. She is a baseball, hockey, and football fan and enjoys watching and going to the games.
Mrs. Sandy Mulroy, Teacher Mrs. Mulroy graduated from Penn State Main with a BS in Elementary and Kindergarten Education. She is Pennsylvania State Certified in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education in addition to Special Education K–12 and should be receiving her Masters in Special Ed. After offering childcare in her home while raising her own two children Ms. Mulroy was offered a job here at The Children’s School where she taught for 10 years.
The last nine years have been spent teaching special education in an urban district to emotional support middle school, high school life skills to students with multiple disabilities, and at risk high school students. She is thrilled to be back and enjoys the joy of discovery in preschool!
Mrs. Mulroy is the mother of two grown children: Caitlin, who lives with her husband in Nashville, and her soon-to-be-married son living in VA. She and her husband enjoy relaxing and boating and spending time at their house on the Chesapeake. She looks forward to learning how to skydive this summer!
Mrs. June Olster, School Assistant Mrs. Olster holds a Pennsylvania Private Academic School Certification in Nursery and Kindergarten and graduated Most Likely to Succeed in Early Childhood Education. She joined The Children’s School in 2008 with over sixteen years experience as Assistant Director of a pre-school in Ardmore.
Mrs. Olster is an alumna of the Barnes Foundation Arts Education program. Her children are both educators. Her son Scott teaches high school Math and her daughter Sharon is a preschool teacher. She was runner up for America’s Funniest Mom in 1998 and enjoys spending time with her four grandchildren.
Jodi Pines, School Assistant Miss Pines has been teaching for seven years. In the past seven years, she has worked as an assistant, a lead teacher, and a one-on-one, as well as a private nanny. She is a proud mom of a 12-year-old. Her daughter Dylan Ruth remains the inspiration for her to teach in early education.
She loves being a teacher. She learns something every day. She also laughs every day, and that is a gift.
Mrs. Lorieann Showers, Teacher Mrs. Showers graduated from Temple University in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Speech, Language and Hearing. She is currently enrolled in the Masters of Education program at Cabrini College. She previously worked as a Special Education Teacher Assistant while stationed in Germany.
Mrs. Showers and her husband reside in Devon with their 14-year-old son. She has three older children and two beautiful grandchildren. In her spare time Mrs. Showers enjoys watching football, reading, and spending time with her family.
Mrs. Nicole Whiteman, Director Mrs. Whiteman is a 2000 graduate of Bloomsburg University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. This is her 12th year at The Children’s School. She brings with her a passion for teaching and a strong foundation in Early Childhood Education.
She taught pre-school for three years and second grade before moving to King of Prussia in 2003. She completed her master’s degree in Education at Cabrini College in May 2009. Mrs. Whiteman enjoys traveling, reading, and shopping. She loves music and spending time with her husband, Dave, and her twin three-year-old girls, Grace and Allison.