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Depart toward Airport Blvd Take ramp left for I-376 East / SR-60 South toward Pittsburgh / Pennsylvania Turnpike East Take ramp right for I-79 North / Raymond P Shafer Hwy toward Erie At exit 78, take ramp right for SR-228 toward Cranberry / Mars Turn right onto SR-228 East Turn right onto Cranberry Woods Dr, immediately following the Marriot Hotel on right. Make left at Westinghouse Electric Company Sign Enter Westinghouse Campus Follow traffic circle to the very end and make a right. Continue until you see a playground and a sign that reads, "Bright Horizons"

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About Our Staff

A Bright Horizons teacher is a nurturer as well as an educator, someone who encourages learning through exploration, and who understands the balance between what a child needs to feel safe and what she requires to reach her potential. Your child’s teacher is your partner. At Bright Horizons, families and teachers work together --celebrating successes, navigating challenges, and communicating daily about your child’s achievements and goals.

Meet Our Teachers

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  • Name: Karen
  • I Teach: Cook Center Support
  • Teaching Since: 1999
  • I love teaching children because: They are so much fun to be around and I enjoy watching them grow and learn!
  • Favorite Children's Book: I Love You this Much! by Lynn Hodges
  • Name: Kristy
  • I Teach: Infants
  • Teaching Since: 2011
  • I love teaching children because: You know you can make a difference and see how you can help them grow and develop as well as all of the love and care from them.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Pout Pout Fish and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
  • Name: Krystal
  • I Teach: Infants
  • Teaching Since: 2002
  • I love teaching children because: I love seeing them happy and watching them learn and grow!
  • Favorite Children's Book: Any book by Eric Carle
  • Name: Mariann
  • I Teach: Infants
  • Teaching Since: 1989
  • I love teaching children because: I love to form that special bond and watch them grow, learn, and smile when I am with them.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Snow White and Rose Red
  • Name: Michelle
  • I Teach: Infants
  • Teaching Since: 1992
  • I love teaching children because: I love to see them smile and to teach them first developmental milestones. I love you watch them grow into wonderful little people!
  • Favorite Children's Book: Little Critter " Lost," by Gina and Mercer Mayer
  • Name: Breanne
  • I Teach: Toddlers
  • Teaching Since: 2011
  • I love teaching children because: Their Curiosity about everything and their unconditional love.
  • Favorite Children's Book: It's OK to be Different By Todd Parr
  • Name: Crystal
  • I Teach: Toddlers
  • Teaching Since: 2007
  • I love teaching children because: No two days are the same and no two children are the same. Watching them grow, learn and change over time is amazing!
  • Favorite Children's Book: Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister & all the Biscuit books
  • Name: Dena
  • I Teach: Toddlers
  • Teaching Since: 2013
  • I love teaching children because: I love to inspire curiousity and wonder about the world around us while instilling a secure foundation to build upon.
  • Favorite Children's Book: World Full of Monsters
  • Name: Jeannene
  • I Teach: Toddlers
  • Teaching Since: 2009
  • I love teaching children because: I enjoy watching children learn and grow through hands-on play!
  • Favorite Children's Book: Oh, the Places you will Go by Dr. Seuss & The Family Book by Todd Parr
  • Name: Ashley
  • I Teach: Twos
  • Teaching Since: 2007
  • I love teaching children because: they have endless determination and their creativity knows no bounds!
  • Favorite Children's Book: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day!
  • Name: Jenny
  • I Teach: Twos!
  • Teaching Since: 2008
  • I love teaching children because: I enjoy thier smiles and hugs and helping them learn as they grow!
  • Favorite Children's Book: The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister and The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
  • Name: Mallory
  • I Teach: Twos
  • Teaching Since: 2005
  • I love teaching children because: They are so open-minded and carefree. They are like a blank canvas and it is a joy to watch them paint their own individual pictures.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Llama Llama Red Pajama
  • Name: Erin
  • I Teach: Preschool
  • Teaching Since: 2009
  • I love teaching children because: They have great imaginations and the best sense of humor!
  • Favorite Children's Book: The Corduroy series
  • Name: Deborah
  • I Teach: Kindergarten and Summer Camp
  • Teaching Since: 1991
  • I love teaching children because: I love watching them learn and discover something new. I love learning from them too.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Polar Express
  • Name: Shalyn
  • I Teach: School Age
  • Teaching Since: 2012
  • I love teaching children because: I enjoy seeing the children everyday using their imagination! I love their smiles too!
  • Favorite Children's Book: Junie B. Jones series

Administration

  • Name: Avery Zacharias

    Position: Director

    In Education Since: 2002

    I love working for Bright Horizons because: I feel valued as an employee and I love having the opportunity to empower others in the field of early education.

    Favorite Children's Book: Love You Forever By: Robert Munsch

  • Name: Lynsey Bleicher

    Position: Education Coordinator

    In Education Since: 2006

    I love working for Bright Horizons because: employees are constantly movitvated to strive for more!

    Favorite Children's Book: Bear Snores On

  • Name: Joanie Darno

    Position: Assistant Director

    In Education Since: 2006

    I love working for Bright Horizons because: It gives me the opportunity to interact with families, children, and teachers on a daily basis and share my passion for learning.

    Favorite Children's Book: Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister and The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn