Pre-K Bears Teaching Staff
Lyda McAdoo, Jeannette McCoy, Samantha Kunkle, and Kelsey Hankey
Miss Lyda graduated in 2018 with her dual-degree in Early Childhood and Special Education from IUP. She has been a part of the Indi Kids family since 2014 when she started as a student worker. After graduation, Lyda was hired as a full-time floater for a few months until she got a position in the University Pre-K Counts classroom as the assistant teacher. In December of 2021, Lyda stepped into a new role as the Scheduling and Admissions Coordinator and joined the Indi Kids administrative team. Now she will be entering back into the teacher role as she has accepted our Pre-K Counts teacher position for our Homer-Center location. In her free time, she loves watching and playing sports, going to the movies, and spending time with friends and family. Lyda also coaches varsity volleyball at United High School. Lyda says, "I love working with children of all ages. I have learned through my education and experiences that when given the opportunity to explore and play, children can do amazing things! Indi Kids has been my second home for many years now, and I cannot imagine being anywhere else."
Miss Jeannette graduated from IUP in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Child Development and Family Relations. She began her career with Indi Kids at the University Children's Center in the preschool program. After a number of years she went on to work in the School-Age program. Now Miss Jeanette is the Assistant teacher in our Pre-K Counts classroom. Jeannette has been a part of the Indi Kids staff for more than 10 years and during that time, has enjoyed watching the children learn and grow...no matter their age. In her spare time, is a 4-H volunteer with the Northern Livestock Club. She is also an active member of the Clymer Christian and Missionary Alliance Church.
Miss Samantha joined Indi Kids in 2021. She started as a substitute at our Homer Center Pre-K Counts site and has since moved to full-time teacher in the classroom! Miss Samantha has two kids and is from Westmoreland County, but moved to Indiana County 10 years ago. Miss Samantha says, "I love doing crafts, and reading books to my kids. I love animals and raising baby animals. I have also been a volunteer for the Girl Scouts for the last 6 years."
Miss Kelsey started in October 2022 as a substitute in the Homer-Center classroom and also fills at our other classrooms as needed. She lives in Homer City with her husband and 3 children and has been a stay at home mom for the last 10 years. Kelsey graduated from Clarion University with a bachelors degree in business but has always loved working with children. She has spent a lot of time babysitting, volunteering in the PTA at her children's school, coaching t-ball and softball, and when the opportunity came up to sub in a classroom- she jumped on it! Kelsey spends her time at her children's many activities and sports, camping nearly every weekend, swimming, thrifting, and simply just being with family and friends. Kelsey’s favorite thing about working at Indi Kids is getting to know all of our wonderful children and knowing she is making a difference in their lives.
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