From Glenside, Mrs. Gullotti attended Bishop McDevitt High School. She studied at Cabrini College and received degrees in in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education with a minor in Psychology. After graduation she spent five years at St. Genevieve School in Flourtown she taught first grade and began work in Early Intervention. While raising children, Mrs. Gullotti worked in many Preschools with the Montgomery County IU. Additionally, she worked with special needs students, primarily those with autism, in Early Intervention. Mrs. Gullotti also taught part-time in neighboring Preschools, and continued to work in her home with children with autism.
Mrs. Gullotti has been with IC Preschool since it's beginning, first as a volunteer with a group of Early Childhood Educators who developed the Preschool into what it is today. She is proud of how the School has developed, having grown from 35 students to 130 students in five years.
Mrs. Gullotti loves greeting the children everyday, engaging with parents and getting to know each child. As a parent, she knows how important it is to create a solid foundation where learning, play and emotional growth are part of the core values. Her two youngest children are graduates of the Preschool and she truly believes in what we do here everyday.
Mrs. Kelly Crawford grew up in Glenside and attended St. Luke School. After graduating from Bishop McDevitt High School she went to Millersville University where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. During her years in college and several summers after, she was the head teacher of a three year old class. Eventually she took a job teaching third grade at Our Lady Help of Christians Grade School in Abington. After teaching third grade for seven years she was blessed with the birth of her first son. Mrs. Crawford decided to stay home and raise her three sons while babysitting for family and friends. In 2001, The Crawford family moved back to Glenside where they currently live.
A few years ago, Mrs. Crawford went back to the classroom as a substitute teacher where she taught all grade levels and loved getting to know each and every student. Mrs. Crawford is excited to go back to where it all began...teaching three year olds. Mrs. Crawford is a firm believer that sometimes you need to talk to a three year old so you can understand life again!
Mrs. Maureen Reily was born in Philadelphia and attended Bishop McDevitt High School. She later earned her degree in Early Childhood Education and has been teaching for 25 years. In her free time she belongs to a book club, enjoys sewing, taking cooking classes and walking three miles a day. She is married and has two grown children.
Mrs Reily enjoys teaching preschoolers because they are eager to learn and they love to ask questions. They are amazed by everything. She enjoys talking with them and learning about their interests. One of the best parts about teaching Pre-K at St.JP is the opportunity to bring God's love into class discussion. The children learn that God is a part of their lives. He loves them unconditionally, and that we can all be an example of God's love by being kind to one another.
Mary Cate Delia was born in Columbus, Ohio and moved all across the country growing up because her dad was in the Air Force. She lived in five different states and finally moved to Newtown, PA when she was twelve. She attended Villa Joseph Marie High School in Holland,
PA and then Alvernia University in Reading where she earned her Bachelors degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Spanish. After that she took some graduate courses at Immaculata and Holy Family University. She has two children one is at StJP and the other is too young. She loves playing outside, reading and baking with them and she reads, gardens, and sews in her free time.
Mrs. Delia loves to teach reading and writing because she had such wonderful ELA teachers in grade school and high school that inspired and encouraged her to love these subjects. She loves to see the progression in children's writing throughout a school year. It is one of her favorite parts of teaching!
Mrs. Delia has attended Catholic Schools her whole life and she can't thank her parents enough for the sacrifices they made to send her and her other 7 siblings to Catholic School. Now that she is a parent and a teacher, she sees just how important a strong foundation in faith truly is. She knows that she is meant to help develop that foundation.
Mrs. Bradley is a graduate of Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls. Upon graduating, she attended Manor College, where she played soccer and received her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education.
Following graduation from Manor College, Mrs. Bradley attended Bryn Athyn College where she received a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education and played Lacrosse. Working in a Catholic grade school has truly a dream come true for Mrs. Bradley. She is looking forward to a really great year in pre-K!
“♪I believe the children are our future♪” Hi, my name is Denise Durante and I must say I thoroughly enjoy being a Teacher’s Aid here at Immaculate Conception Preschool. My husband and I have been parishioners at ICC for the last eight years and have two daughters receiving a Catholic education. Our oldest just began her Freshman Year at Saint Basil Academy and the youngest is in 7th grade at Saint Albert the Great. To say we believe in the values instilled in them beginning in Catholic preschool is an understatement. I hold an Associate in Arts in Education from Manor College. When I’m not teaching, I’m the quintessential “Soccer Mom” running between Field Hockey, Soccer, Karate, music lessons, (the list goes on…). It is truly a pleasure to see the children grow academically and socially in the time we get to spend with them each day
Danielle Dougherty is I am thrilled to be a part of the Immaculate Conception Preschool Program. She is a classroom aide in 2A and is excited for all of the exploring, learning, growing and fun that happens in the 2’s!
Miss Dougherty attended Queen of Peace grade school, Bishop McDevitt High School, and Bloomsburg University. She is happily married with 3 awesome kids- all who currently attend Good Shepherd Catholic grade school in Ardsley.
Alexis Getz (Miss Alexis) works with the preschoolers in the After-school program at Immaculate Conception. Ms. Getz is a graduate of Upper Moreland High School and holds a Certificate from the Child Care program sponsored by the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit. Prior experience has been in day camps and other day care facilities. She enjoys taking care of the children and finds it very rewarding to help them grow and develop their skills. She has been a member of the staff for two years and is very happy to be a part of the Immaculate Conception family.
Siobhan Dunn, a native of Jenkintown, attended Immaculate Conception grade school. Mother of four boys, Siobhan began work at he pre-school while her little ones were attending. For over two years, Siobhan taught gym and in 2017, Siobhan began working in the office. She greatly enjoys being part of the school and getting to know all the children.