Our Teachers

About the Director:

Diane Ryan is a certified teacher with two Bachelor of Science Degrees: one in Elementary Education and one in Early Childhood Education. Diane taught in the public school systems for many years. 

Diane's previous teaching experience:

-Kindergarten, 6th grade and 6th grade Gifted program in New Jersey

-Kindergarten and 2nd grade in Virginia Beach

-Sixth Grade for the Gifted and Talented in Maryland.

Diane was the Science Fair Coordinator in an Elementary School in Prince George’s County where 3rd-6th grade students were required to do Science Fair Projects using the Scientific Method.

Teachers and Assistant Teachers are provided to give a small teacher/student ratio.

Additional Teachers:
Meredith Nosher Bachelor's Degree in Education and began a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education. Taught in West Virginia. 

Natalie Cahall Bachelor's Degree Early Childhood Development. Experience teaching autistic children.

Kristin Bortnick Bachelor's Degree Early Childhood Development.  She received a full scholarship playing volleyball.  

Assistant Teachers:

Mrs. Brooke Brinkerhoff-Early Childhood Education Degree

Mrs. Dannee Keever-Bachelor's Degree History, experience teaching early childhood classrooms.

Jennifer Fielding- Past parent of Shine Like Stars Preschool

All teachers are expected to continue their education.


Come by for a tour of our preschool where your children shine like the stars in the universe!

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