Faculty

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!

Diana Hoffman: Preschool Director:

Hello! My name is Diana. 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.

 

Ms. Kierstin Smith: Two Year Old Teacher:

 

Ms. Emma Riegel: Threes/Fours Teacher:

 

 

Ms. Sierra Sheeler: Afternoon Teacher:

Hello! My name is Sierra. I have a little over 2 years experience working with children and have completed both Child Development classes and continuing my education through college. I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, going swimming, baking and shopping! I live with my parents, twin sister, grandmother and my cat Bubbles. I adore being able to work one-on-one with children. Each of them has their own way of teaching me something new as I teach them. I am very excited to be working as an afternoon teacher here at St. James Preschool! 

 

Ms. Makenzie Lefko: Afternoon Teacher:

Hello! My name is Makenzie. I have been working with children for a few years now and have my completed my Child Development classes.  I am currently in college working towards a degree in Nursing to become a Pediatric Nurse. I am very kind and caring. Each child has a unique personality and I love to see how it grows as I work with them. I am very excited to be here at St. James Preschool!