The faculty at St. James’ Preschool are skilled educators who have been teaching young children for years. All teachers meet or exceed Maryland State requirements for their position and participate in annual professional development directly related to the early childhood education field. We are all so excited to welcome your children to St. James’ Preschool!

Ms. Diana Hoffman, Preschool Director

Ms.Laura Coker: Pre-K Teacher:





DSCF5138Ms. Sujatha Tirupathi, Two-Year-Old Teacher: Hello, my name is Sujatha   and I am from India. I completed my Bachelors degree in Science.  I have been working in childcare for three years and I am certified in 45 hours Infant/Toddler and 45 hours Growth and Development Certification. I also recently completed my 90 Hour Preschool Certification. I enjoy working with children of various ages and being involved in helping their development. I’m a passionate and dedicated teacher who teaches with the utmost enthusiasm.  My optimistic and planned approach while teaching helps young children learn and grow.



img_2109Ms. Megan Shopf: Threes and Fours Teacher: Miss Megan has many years working with preschool-aged children.  After being a stay-at-home mom for several years, Miss Megan is excited to be working as the floating assistant at St. James’ Preschool.  She is a graduate of Millersville University with a B.S. in Elementary Education.  Miss Megan enjoys playing with her two lively children and planning Girl Scout activities for her daughter’s Brownie troop.





Ms. Diana Hoffman:Preschool Director: Hello! My name is Diana Hoffman. I have worked with children, especially two year olds for over 10 years.   I am a firm believer in bringing the outside wonders of the young mind to life. As a Director I will uphold the philosophy of the preschool and work with the teachers to make sure the children have a warm, learning and loving environment. As a teacher, I will work with the children and together we will discover endless possibilities.  I live in Maryland with my two dogs, Shaggy and JJ. I also live with my grandmother who I help care for. I enjoy baking, photography and being outside.  I look forward to my journey here at St. James Preschool.


sierra Ms. Sierra Sheeler: Afternoon Teacher: Hello! My names Sierra Sheeler. I am a senior at Hereford High School.  I have completed both Child Development classes offered at my school. I am also working towards my Child Development completer. I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, going swimming and baking! I am very excited to be working as an afternoon assistant at St. James Preschool! 





Ms. Makenzie Lefko: Afternoon Teacher: