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Meet Our Educators

Here to Guide, Inspire and Support

 

Tracy Belmonte

Director

Mrs. Belmonte has been employed at BCPCC for over 25 years.  She began as a Preschool Mom, became a teacher and took over as the Director in 2001.   All 4 of her own children attended Beulah and now her grandchildren are students here!  "Mrs. B" is a long-time member of Beulah Presbyterian Church and loves to sing!

Cindy Mathieu

Assistant Administrative Director

Mrs. Mathieu has been working at Beulah since 1990 and is currently serving as our Assistant Administrative Director and helps in many of our rooms. She is married to her beloved husband Jim and has three sons, three daughters-in-law and five grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with her whole family and doing needlepoint.

Dawn Russo

Administrative Assistant

Dawn started here as a preschool mom and started working here in 2016.  Both of her children attend Beulah and in her free time she loves to travel with her husband and kids and cheer for her alma mater in any sports!  Let's go Pitt!

Amanda Scifo

Lead Teacher - Middlers

Amanda has worked at Beulah since 2006.  She obtained an undergrad degree in Family and Child Studies at Indiana University of PA in 2005.  Amanda also has completed her Masters in Early Intervention with a specialization in Autism.  Now, she is our learning support teacher, administration support and floats to all our classrooms. She and her husband Dan love going to concerts. Playing guitar and singing on her worship team at CityReach Westmoreland in Greensburg is one of her biggest passions.

Miss Olivia

Full Day Three's Lead Teacher

Miss Olivia joined the BCPCC staff in 2014 after her own daughter attending the preschool program.  She graduated from John Brown University where she received a BS in Psychology with an emphasis on Family Studies. In 2002 she received her MS in Child Development/Child Care from the University of Pittsburgh. She has worked for over 25 years in early childhood education in both centers and academic classrooms. Her true passion is advancing the field of early learning and supporting children and families.  

She lives with her husband Jason and energetic daughter Eliza.  She enjoys trying out new recipes as well as crafting ideas from Pinterest. As a family they enjoy competitive games of Scrabble and Trivial Pursuit as well as visiting state parks to bike, hike and camp.

Miss Lewis

Toddler Lead Teacher

My name is Leigh Lewis and I have been a teacher at Beulah since 1989.  I live in Monroeville with my twin sister. I attended IUP where I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education.  In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my 2 great-nieces Kelsey and Emily.

Miss Rachel

Assistant Teacher - Infants

My name is Rachel Zacchero and I have been in the toddler room since November of 2016.  I have a Psychology Degree from Penn State Erie.  I am mom to a little girl named Zoey who attends Beulah.

Miss Dana

Young Toddler Lead Teacher

My name is Dana Cava and I live in Penn Township with my husband Justin and our children Trevor and Julianna.  I receiced my Associates Degree in Child and Family Studies and I am now the Lead Teacher for the Middlers group.

Miss Jo

Infant Lead Teacher

I am Joanna Lewski-Bauder, the lead teacher in the Infant Room.  I have been working with children in various settings and agencies for the past 30 years.  My degree is in  Special Education/Elementary Education from Kutztown University and post graduate work in Child Care/Child Development at the University of Pittsburgh.  I am the proud mother of 5 children—three girls, two boys, and one beautiful grandchild.  My passion is to care for children and to nurture their growth and development.

Mrs Hallstein

Classroom Assistant

Mrs Hallstein has been at BCPCC since 2004.  She has worked in many areas of the school from the full day three's class to part day preschool classes Mrs Hallstein is familiar with all our classes. She has a degree in Elementary Education as well as 16 years experience as a home-schooling mother to her two (now grown) sons. Her and her husband Chris live happily in Penn Hills.

Miss Teresa

Assistant Teacher

Miss Teresa started at BCPCC in 2010 in the Young Toddler Room and is now in the Full Day Three's class.  She has over 25 years of education experience in the Child Care field working with children from infant to age 12. She also volunteers for the Make a Wish Foundation as well as St. Maurice Church's religions education program.

Miss Carla

Assistant Teacher

Miss Carla joined BCPCC in 2017 as a floater working in both preschool and child care classrooms. She has worked in early education for 18 years.  She has three children (Shannon, Shane and Shad), and two grandchildren (Hayden and Mason).  She has spent 18 years with a wonderful man and their dog Cooper.  She loves shopping, the beach and Starbucks!

Miss Rebecca

Classroom Assistant

My name is Rebecca McIlvaine and I went to East Detroit High School in Detroit, Michigan.  I am recently remarried and we have four children between us, all over the age of 18.  My husband just completed his licensing school to become a pastor and we are very proud of him.  Before coming to Beulah I worked in an Early Learning Center as the Lead Infant teacher for nine years.  I have also worked as an after school care assistant and paraprofessional for at risk preschool and kindergarten classes.  I feel truly blessed to have found a place here at Beulah and I look forward to getting to know all the families and children. Spending time caring for your beautiful babies is a dream come true.

Miss Patty

Classroom Assistant

Patty Gionta is married and lives in Penn Hills with her husband Steve.  They have 3 daughters :  Missy, Holly and Gina, and 3 granddaughters. Patty has worked at Beulah since 1993.  Patty and her family are also members of Beulah Church.

Miss Cathy

Classroom Assistant

My name is Cathy Leonard and I work in the full day 4/5's classroom. I have been working at Beulah since 2000.  I have a handsome son who attended Beulah as a child. I love to work with all the children.

Mrs Herrle

Pre-K Lead Teacher

My name is Eve Herrle and I have been a teacher at Beulah since 1999.  I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Child Development.  I have worked with children of all ages since 1978.  My husband, Bob,  and I have 4 children and 5 grandchildren.  For the past 14 y ears I have taught in the Pre-K room but every year is a new beginning and another opportunity to excite children about learning.  Our goal is to meet each child's individual needs and to prepare them for their next educational experience.

Miss Sherry

Classroom Assistant

My name is Sherry Linsenbigler and I have worked at Beulah since 1990.  For the last 22 years I have worked with toddlers. I have my CDA through Community College.  I live in Wilkins Township with my husband Rich and two daughters, Kate and Kara.  In my spare time I enjoy reading and cooking!

Miss Juko Carroll

Classroom Assistant

My name is Izumi Carroll but people call me Juko.  I was born in Japan where my parents and siblings still live.  After college I worked as a Kindergarten and preschool teacher in Japan.  Also I have worked other unusual jobs such as construction worker, caddy, housekeeper and announcer.  I have always enjoyed working with children the most!
I came to America as a child when my parents worked with an American missionary family.  I met my husband in Venango County PA  and seven years later we married. We now have two daughters name Alethea Mihoko and Charis Fukiko who attend Redeemer Lutheran High School. 
I attend the Pittsburgh International Japanese Church in Monroeville and my family attends Hebron Church in Penn Hills.

Miss Lynn

Floater

Miss Lynn started at Beulah in 2019 and helps in all our classrooms!  She is a friendly face and helps us everywhere.  At home she loves her children, grandchild and dogs!

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