Amy Koch (right) will be starting her 20th year at Trinity Preschool in the Fall of 2021. Fun fact- she attended this preschool herself! Mrs. Koch has a degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Education. She is the Children’s Choir Director here at Trinity Lutheran Church and her husband, Tim, is the Director of Music. When she’s not at preschool or doing math with her tutoring students, Mrs. Koch loves reading and hanging out with her children, Ali and Tyler.
Trinity Preschool is staffed with dedicated, well-trained teachers.
Learn more about them below.
Gina Crawford (left)
Linnea Hollander (left) teaches Pre-K at Trinity and this fall 2021 starts her 12th year. She has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Messiah College. Linnea and her husband, Carl, have four children, ages 20, 18, 16 and 14 and enjoy hiking and spending time together when everyone is home. Linnea loves teaching preschool and seeing her students’ faces light up when they are learning. In addition to teaching, Linnea enjoys serving in ministry at her church, reading and spending time with friends.
Jen Nugin (right) started teaching in the Pre-K classroom in 2018. She was also a substitute teacher at Trinity for two years prior to joining the teaching staff. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Shippensburg University. Jen and her husband live in Camp Hill with their two daughters. Mrs. Nugin enjoys reading, watching movies, walking with friends, and spending time with her family. You will often find her on a soccer field or basketball court, cheering on her daughters.
Angie Clark (right)
Dawn Moyer (left)
Leigh Ann Beatty (left) teaches in the 4 day 4’s classroom. She has her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Early Childhood Education from Shippensburg University. She has been teaching at Trinity Preschool since August 2018, where she started in the 2.5 and 2-day 3 classroom. She moved to her current room, 4 day 4’s, in 2020. Mrs. Beatty absolutely loves teaching preschool and spending her free time with her family. As a family, they love swimming, reading, walking, and watching movies together.
Jovanna Roh (right)
Kate Maffei (left) grew up in Michigan and has her MAT in Elementary Education from Wayne State University in Detroit. After getting married and settling in Nashville, TN, she taught kindergarten to ESL students for 3 years. Kate and her husband moved to central PA and started their family. They have two children (two boys, age 10 and 14) who went to Trinity Preschool and loved the experience. Kate started her preschool career at Trinity last year and loves working with the youngest kiddos. Kate enjoys reading, walking her dog, and spending time with her family.
Jenny Schmidt (right) will be starting her third year at Trinity Preschool in the Fall of 2021. Mrs. Schmidt received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Special Education from Millersville University and her Reading Specialist Masters at Shippensburg University. When she’s not at preschool, Mrs. Schmidt enjoys reading, hiking, movies, and spending time with her family.
Heather Rose has been the director of Trinity Preschool since 2005. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Edinboro University and Elementary Education degree from Moore College. Heather, her husband Mike, and daughter Morgan enjoy spending time together watching the Pittsburgh Steelers, Penguins and Pirates. Together with her team of amazing and creative teachers, she is committed to providing your child with a loving and developmentally sound foundation for a lifetime of learning.