Directors

Kathy Fessler

Co-Director & Preschool Teacher

Mrs. Kathy Fessler joined Jack & Jill in 2009.  She holds a Child Development Associate Degree from Washington D.C. and an Early Childhood Education Degree from HACC.  Her experience includes 38 years total in the Early Childhood field, 27 of those years were with Head Start, 2 years with Mustard Seeds (a Christian-Based Preschool) and 9 years here at Jack and Jill.
When she is not at Jack & Jill she enjoys spending time with family which includes 2 daughters, 2 son-in-laws, two grandsons and one granddaughter. She likes to spend time with friends and enjoys cycling, shopping and decorating.

Kerry Lively

Co-Director & Preschool Teacher

Mrs. Kerry Lively joined Jack & Jill in 2006. She holds a degree in Elementary Education from Chestnut Hill College and a Master’s Degree in Teaching and Curriculum from Penn State University. Her formal experience includes teaching kindergarten in Harrisburg and first grade at Lebanon Catholic, where she served on the Diocesan Math Curriculum Committee. Prior to joining Jack and Jill she volunteered in the classroom, served on the education committee, and led summer camps. When she is not at Jack & Jill, she enjoys spending time with her husband Henri, and their three children, all Jack & Jill grads. She also enjoys reading, kayaking, and walking the family dog, Murphy.

Our Staff

Mrs. Pamela Long

Preschool & Terrific Twos

Bio Coming Soon!

Mrs. Angela Youtz

Preschool

Bio Coming Soon!

Mrs. Michelle Ziegler

Terrific Twos

Bio Coming Soon!

Mrs. Brandi Kreider

Administration/Office

Mrs. Brandi Kreider joined Jack & Jill in 2014. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Specialized business from Williamsport School of Commerce. Her experience includes working as a secretary in an orthopedic office for 8 years, medical transcriptionist for 8 years, and teacher’s aide for Jack & Jill , as well as the Annville-Cleona School District. When she is not at Jack & Jill she enjoys watching her daughters (ages 12 & 16) play field hockey for ACHS, crafting and making cakes! She also enjoys camping with her family and kayaking.

Mrs. Tammy Sema

5-Day Pre-K

Mrs. Tammy Sema joined Jack and Jill Preschool in 2015. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Elementary Education from HACC and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Millersville University. Her experiences include five years at a different preschool.  She was a substitute teacher for Cornwall Lebanon School District and Annville-Cleona School District. During her years as a substitute teacher she taught summer school programs for incoming Kindergarteners. She also worked as an elementary tutor for Sylvan Learning Center.  When Tammy is not at Jack and Jill Preschool she enjoys spending time with her family, playing games, going on trips, and kayaking.  She also enjoys planting vegetable and flower gardens, walking her dog, and swimming.

Mrs. Barbara Rhine

Kindergarten Enrichment Activities

Mrs. Beth Bray

Pre-K

Mrs. Beth Bray joined Jack and Jill in 2005.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Shippensburg University.  Her experience includes 2 years in the Kindergarten Program and 8 years in Pre-K.  Prior to Jack and Jill, she was employed by the Lebanon School District as a Substitute Teacher for grades K-4 through 5.  When she is not at Jack and Jill she enjoys traveling, owls, spending time with friends, her husband and/or three children and their three dogs.

Mrs. Jennifer Wickenheiser

Pre-K

Mrs. Wickenheiser joined Jack and Jill in 2015.  She holds a degree in Elementary Education from Boston University and a Masters of Science Education from Lebanon Valley College.  She previously taught elementary school for seven years moving between 4th, 5th, and 6th grades.   Mrs. Wickenheiser also works part time as a facilitator of prevention programming within various local elementary schools.   When she is not at Jack and Jill, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and traveling.

Mrs. Suzanne Boyer

Pre-K

Mrs. Suzanne Boyer  joined Jack & Jill in 2011.  She holds a duel Bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education and a Master’s in Elementary Education from Millersville University.  Her experience includes teaching art, 3rd grade and fourth grade at Holy Name in Harrisburg.  She also taught fourth grade at Hershey Elementary School in Derry Township School District.  When she is not at Jack & Jill she enjoys spending quality time with her husband and three children, visits to HersheyPark, walking and biking, reading, Eagles football, and the BEACH!

Mrs. Tamar Sullivan

Pre-K

Mrs. Tamar Sullivan joined Jack & Jill Preschool in 2004. She was a substitute for many years prior to joining in 2004 as an official staff member! She holds her degree in Elementary Education and Art from Elizabethtown College. Her teaching experience includes pre-first grade at Londonderry Elementary School in the Lower Dauphin School District, Kindergarten teacher in the Lebanon School District, Alternative Education Teacher for the IU 13, Polaris School – Primary teacher for the Lebanon School District, and owner & designer of Choices of the Heart flower studio for many decades. When she is not at Jack & Jill she enjoys flower arranging, bird watching, traveling with her husband of 45 years and especially holidays with her children & supporting their business adventures.

Mrs. Rita Moore

Co-Founder

Kindergarten Enrichment Activities