A positive, Christ-centered environment that nurtures the whole child.
In operation since 1983 at Cumberland Valley Brethren in Christ Church (now The Meeting House – Dillsburg Campus) in Dillsburg, PA
Mountainside consists of well-trained, qualified staff who care deeply about your child and will welcome them in a positive, Christ-centered and nurturing environment. Our school is unique in that we use a "rotation model." This means that each of our classes are staffed with a teacher and an aide who lead the children around our school, rotating rooms every twenty minutes. This allows us to collaborate and coordinate our teaching and resources for better effectiveness. This also allows the children a chance to practice cleaning up, lining up and transitioning several times a day; and the movement helps keep their focus and attention. The children will rotate through Bible, Art, Circle, Snack, Playground and Alphabet time during our school day.
Meet Our Staff
Pam is the Director for Mountainside Preschool. Pam received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education as well as a minor in music and Bible. She previously taught fourth grade, piano lessons and directed preschool while on staff at her church.
Kerri teaches a Tuesday-Thursday Preschool class. Kerri has a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and a Master of Education degree as well. She previously taught music for a number of years and continues to teach piano lessons.
Cheryl Hopkins is the Monday-Wednesday Preschool teacher at Mountainside this year. Cheryl has a BS degree in Elementary Education from Messiah College. She currently teaches voice and piano lessons from home and is the Worship Leader at their church.
Pam will be teaching a Monday-Wednesday-Friday Pre-Kindergarten class as well as a Tuesday-Thursday Preschool class. She has her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Eastern University and a Master’s degree in Literacy Education. She previously taught in other preschools
Michelle has been teaching at Mountainside Preschool since 2006. She teaches one of our Monday-Wednesday-Friday Pre-Kindergarten classes. Michelle has an Associate’s degree in Education as well as an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education.
Sue teaches a Monday-Wednesday-Friday Pre-Kindergarten class as well as a Tuesday-Thursday Pre-Kindergarten class. She has over 30 years of teaching experience at her church, including preschoolers and youth. Sue also spent 7 years working as an Elementary School Learning Support Aide.
Jenn teaches one of the Monday-Wednesday-Friday Pre-Kindergarten classes as well as a Tuesday-Thursday Preschool class. She received her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Elementary and Special Education as well as a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Bloomsburg University. She previously taught in other preschools and childcare centers.
Susan has been at Mountainside for 10 years. This year she will be teaching a Preschool class on Tuesday & Thursday and helping with a Pre-Kindergarten class on Monday-Wednesday-Friday. Susan received a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Messiah College, and she has taught in the public school and other centers. She also enjoys teaching piano.