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Manheim Central School District

(717) 574-2301

About Our Faculty

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: Katie Everhart
  • I Teach: Director
  • Description: My passions and career choices have always focused around children. There is nothing better than seeing children exploring, discovering, and creating relationships with others that will last for years. My journey with children started as I began teaching as a pre-k teacher, which then led to a toddler teacher, and then finally to Bright Horizons where I have been for the past eight years.
  • Name: Amanda Buller
  • I Teach: Education Coordinator
  • Description: This will be my 8th year working in child care, but my first year with Bright Horizons. I have a degree in Criminal Justice, but will be returning to school in January 2019 to get my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology/Sociology. I love working with children, because each day is different, and some days it doesn’t even feel like work.
  • Name: Calina Acosta
  • I Teach: Teacher
  • Description: Throughout my high school and college years, I have worked with children at church, and have attended mission trips, where I worked with children in Mexico, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic. I am currently attending HACC-Lancaster to get my Associate’s degree in Elementary Education, and then plan on transferring to Millersville University to receive my Bachelor’s degree.
  • Name: Rachel Ansel
  • I Teach: Teacher
  • Description: I'm a student at Millersville University working toward a degree in Early Childhood Education. I have always enjoyed working with children, and admire their carefree attitude and honesty. I've also worked as a camp counselor. I hope to help children learn and grow toward becoming kind, open-minded thinkers.
  • Name: Brittany Butler
  • I Teach: Aide
  • Description: I am currently attending college at Lancaster HACC. I have recently joined the Bright Horizons team. I work at 2 school districts, Donegal Primary School as well as Manheim Doe Run Elementary School. I am looking forward to this new journey, and look forward to meeting everyone.
  • Name: Ashley Dricoll
  • I Teach: Teacher
  • Description: I am an Early Childhood and Special Education major at Millersville University, with four years of Early Childhood Education classes completed. . I have always had a passion to work with children. I enjoy observing and encouraging their personal growth and development and I’m looking forward to this enriching experience.
  • Name: Reya Henderson
  • I Teach: Lead Teacher
  • Description: I’ve been in childcare for nearly 10 years. I love working with children because every day is new and exciting. Watching them grow and thrive is such a pleasure! I look forward to experiencing new and exciting events with your children daily!
  • Name: Lauren Pereira
  • I Teach: Lead Teacher
  • Description: I am currently studying at Millersville University to become a school counselor. I graduated last spring from West Chester with my degree in social work. I have a lot of experience working with children in different types of settings. I am excited for this school year, and getting to know everyone!
  • Name: Jacob Teske
  • I Teach: Teacher
  • Description: I've been working with kids for five years, in multiple settings. I've specialized with older kids in the 5th-8th grade age range, but I have considerable experience working with younger children as well, and particularly enjoy working with 1st and 2nd graders! My two passions are art and nature, and I've found these two interests mesh well when working with curious, eager-to-learn kids!
  • Name: Casie Witmer
  • I Teach: Teacher
  • Description: and I have been working for Bright Horizons for five years. I have an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Elementary Education and I am currently attending Millersville University to obtain a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. I enjoy working with school-age children and I strive to be a positive influence in each child's life.