Our Teachers and Staff

Thomas Neuhard

Thomas A. Neuhard, Manager
Tom has been the President & CEO of Families United Network, Inc. for the past 16 years.  Tom became the Manager upon successful completion of acquiring the day care from St. John Neumann Regional Academy (SJNRA) in 2015.  SJNRA had given 30-day notice to parents and staff in February 2015 of their closing of the center.  FUN Academy, LLC is a legal entity founded under Families United Network, Inc. and was established to provide an immediate need for child care services to continue in our area.  The efforts were awarded with licensure from Department of Human Services, in a timely manner, with no interruption in services.  To continue with our mission, in August of 2017, we broke ground for a new day care facility with added capacity to meet the needs of children and families in our area.

Vickie Johnson Vickie Johnson, Senior Director Day Care Services
Vickie is the Operations Manager for Families United Network and has been with the agency for 15 years. Vickie also serves as the Senior Director Day Care Services and will be working closely with the staff for a smooth transition into the new building. Phase II of the building will be the addition Liberty Manor, an Adult Day Services facility making this the first intergenerational day care in our area. Vickie currently resides in Watsontown with her husband. She is the very proud grandmother of seven wonderful children.
Danielle McFadden, FUN Academy Director
Danielle has a BA in Early Childhood Education from Ashford University and her PA Director credentials through Keystone College. Danielle has over 15 years’ of experience in child day care. Danielle resides in Williamsport with her partner, Dustin and children Ben and Nayla and their two dogs and three cats. Danielle loves being with her family, being at the softball field and relaxing at home watching sports!
  Samantha Schneider, Assistant Director/School Age Coordinator
Samantha has her Bachelor of Science degree in Early Education, Special Education and Early Childhood Education from Misericordia University.  Samantha has been with FUN Academy since the beginning and previously St. John Neumann Regional Academy.  Samantha resides in Unityville with her husband, Josh and their son, Beau.  Samantha enjoys spending time reading, relaxing with her family and friends, photography, puzzles and eating.
 Tara Breneisen Tara Breneisen, Head Teacher Infant Room I
Tara has her Bachlor's Degree in General Studies with a Specialization in Children and Society from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP).   Tara has been with FUN Academy since May 2017.  Tara resides in Muncy.  Tara enjoys spending her time reading and scrap-booking.

Karen Bilby, Assistant Teacher Infant Room I
Karen has been with FUN Academy since the beginning and with SJNRA prior to the transition. Karen resides in Muncy with  her cat, Andy.  Karen enjoys spending her time watching Penn State football and shopping with her family.

 Breana Dodson Breanna Dodson, Head Teacher Infant Room II
Breanna has an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from the Pennsylvania College of Technology.  She has been with FUN Academy since May 2017.  Breanna currently resides in Hughesville and enjoys spending her time doing anything outdoors.
 Gina Guthrie Gina Guthrie, Assistant Teacher Infant Room II
Gina has an Associate Degree in Health Science.  She has been with FUN Academy since May 2017.  Gina currently resides in Loyalsock with her son Riley, her partner Robert, and her 13 cats, two ferrets and one dog.  She enjoys spending time hiking, lifting weights, eating, reading and crocheting.
Rebecca Oldt, Head Teacher Young Toddlers Room I
Rebecca has her Child Development Associate (CDA) certification. Becca worked at FUN Academy, moved out of the area, and recently returned to FUN Academy in 2016.  Becca resides in Williamsport with her husband Matthew and two dogs. Becca loves being outside playing basketball and spending time with family and friends.
 Nickole Chaffee Nickole Chaffee, Assistant Teacher Young Toddlers Room I 
Nickole is currently enrolled in the Child Development Associate program.  She has been with FUN Academy since July 2017.  Nickole resides in Williamsport with her husband Cody, her son Gauge, and their two dogs, Rufus and Cooper.
 Brittany Ottenmiller Brittany Ottenmiller, Head Teacher Young Toddlers Room II
Brittany has an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been with FUN Academy since September 2017.  Brittany resides in Williamsport with her cat, Snickers.  Brittany enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading books and being outdoors.
 Samantha Davidavage Samantha Killian, Assistant Teacher Young Toddlers Room II
Sam has an Associates Degree in Medical Assisting and a certification in Phlebotomy.  She has been with FUN Academy since October 2017.  She resides in Williamsport with her husband, Kurtis.  Sam enjoys working out, hunting, singing, playing sports and being outdoors.
 Dana Heinrich Dana Heinrich, Head Teacher Older Toddlers Room I
Dana has an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Keystone College and will be starting her Bachelor's Degree at Bloomsburg University in January 2018.  Dana has been with FUN Academy since June 2017. Dana resides in Sullivan County and enjoys spending her time fishing, snowboarding, crafting and doing anything outdoors.
 Jessica James Jessica James, Assistant Teacher Older Toddlers Room I
Jessica recently graduated from Muncy High School.  She has been with FUN Academy since May 2017.  Jessica currently resides in Muncy with her puppy, Nova.  Jessica enjoys spending her time shopping and going on weekend road trips.
Alison Rhoads, Head Teacher Older Toddler Room II
Alison has an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from the Pennsylvania College of Technology, in addition to over 20 years experience working with children.  Allison resides in Muncy with her husband, Jeff, daughters, Abigale and Meghan and their two dogs, Tobie and Diesel and cat, Pixie. Alison is involved in her church children’s ministry and worship team. She enjoys watching movies and playing board games with her family, cooking, baking, taking the dog for walks and motorcycling.
Jennifer Kilbourn, Assistant Teacher Older Toddler Room II
Jenn has been with FUN Academy since the beginning and previously worked for St. John Neumann Regional Academy.  Jenn resides in Hughesville with her son, Seth and has an adult daughter Lyndsay.  Jenn enjoys riding bikes, kayaking with her family, evening walks, photography and spending time with her family and friends.
 Siria Hunter Siria Hunter, Head Teacher Preschool Room I
Siria has a Bachelor's of Business Administration (BBA) in Marketing.  She is currently pursuing her Master of Science degree in Elementary Education.  Siri has been with FUN Academy since September 2017.  Siri resides in Muncy with her husband Ryan, her children, Anthony and Christian, and their pets which include cats, dogs, alpacas, goats, sheep, chickens, ducks and turtles.  Siri enjoys spending her time going to soccer games, reading and spending time with her animals.
 Brianna Buffington

Brianna Buffington, Assistant Teacher Preschool Room I
Brianna attended Penn State University-Wilkes Barre.  She has been with FUN Academy since July 2017.  Brianna resides in Montgomery with her fiance, Tyler and their dog, Gertrude.  Brianna enjoys spending her time hunting, fishing, and playing ice hockey.

 

 Stacie Zimmerman Stacie Zimmerman, Head Teacher Preschool Room II
Stacie is currently a student at Grand Canyon University as a double major in Elementary Education and Special Education. Upon completion, she will have two Bachelor of Science degrees.  Stacie has been with FUN Academy since September 2017.  Stacie resides in Muncy.  She has two sons, Tyler and Jacob, and a grandson, Carter.  Stacie enjoys spending her time reading, doing Zumba, walking and being outdoors.
Ann Sunderland, Assistant Teacher Preschool Room II
Ann has a Child Development Association certification in Early Childhood. Ann has been with FUN Academy since the beginning and was with St. John Neumann Regional Academy. Ann resides in Williamsport with her husband, Rick and her cat, Buddy. She has two adult daughters, Jennifer and Danielle. Ann enjoys camping, traveling and spending time with her family.
 McKenzie El Liftawi McKenzie El-Liftawi Petrarca, head Teacher School Age
McKenzie is currently working toward her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education at the Pennsylvania College of Technology.  She has been with FUN Academy since August 2017.  McKenzie resides in Unityville.
 Emily Croucher Emily Croucher, Floater
Emily recently graduated from Muncy High School and has been with FUN Academy since July 2017.  Emily resides in Pennsdale with her pet kittens, fish and puppy, Simba.  Emily enjoys listening to music and being with her friends.
 Wendy Fogelman Wendy Fogleman, LPN
Wendy is a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and has been with FUN Academy since May 2017.  Wendy resides in Montoursville with her two dogs, Kain and Kierra.  Wendy has two adult sons, Eric and his wife Anne and Marc and his wife Becky and four grandchildren.  Wendy enjoys spending her time reading, gardening, canning and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
 Jordan Jordon Homet, Head Chef
Jordan has been with FUN Academy since the beginning.  He is married to his high school sweetheart Raelyn, and they have three cats.  Jordan enjoys spending his time metal working, cooking and hunting.