Our Teachers and Staff

 

David Spring, Manager                                                                      

David has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Mansfield University and has completed post-graduate work in Organizational Leadership at Mansfield and in Management from UCLA. David has worked in social service administration for over ten years. His most recent position prior to this was Director of Lycoming/Clinton Head Start. David has been a foster parent and has two daughters. He lives in Muncy and enjoys time spent with his family whether at home or out pursuing an activity.

 

Raelyn Homet, Operations Manager
Raelyn has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Lycoming College. Raelyn has worked at Families United Network for over 5 years. Raelyn resides in Williamsport with her husband, Jordan, and their three cats. Raelyn loves spending her free time with her family, traveling, and reading.

 

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 fiancé, 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.

  Gina DiMassimo, Head Teacher Young Toddler Room II
Gina has an Associate Degree in Health Science and her Child Development Associate (CDA) certification. 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.
Emily Croucher, Assistant Teacher, Young Toddler Room II
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.
Rebecca Byerly, Head Teacher Older Toddler Room II
Rebecca has her Child Development Associate (CDA) certification. Becca worked at FUN Academy, move out of the area and returned to FUN Academy in 2016. She has been working with children since she was 12 years old. Becca resides in Pennsdale with her boyfriend, his children and their dog, Lexie. In her free time she enjoys playing basketball, riding horses, playing softball and hunting.
 Brennan Ryder

 

Brennan Ryder, Assistant Teacher Older Toddler Room II                     Brennan recently graduated from Hughesville High School and is a volunteer firefighter for the Picture Rocks Fire Company. She has been babysitting children for the past several years. Brennan has been with FUN Academy since September. She currently resides in Picture Rocks and she enjoys spending her time firefighting and hunting.

 

 

Penny Blair, Head Teacher Preschool Room I                                                Penny has a BA in English and Elementary Education certification from Cedar Crest College. Penny has been working in childcare of over 20 years in Montessori schools and as a substitute. Penny has been with FUN Academy since May of 2018. Penny resides in Picture Rocks with her Sheltie named Susie and has a daughter, Abigail and a son-in-law, JR. Some of Penny’s hobbies include making stained glass, gardening, camping and she is also a certified Aromatherapist.

 

   
   
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.
 Heather Heather Stroble, Assistant Teacher Older Toddler Room I
Allison Gray, Head Teacher Young Toddler Room I                                  Allison will have her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Northampton Community College in the spring of 2019. She has been in the early childhood education field for over 14 years. Allison has been with FUN Academy since September. She currently resides in Hughesville with her husband, Brent, their three children, Austin, Jace and Riley and their two dogs, Mocha and Joey. Allison enjoys spending her free time riding horses, with her family and watching her boys play baseball and wrestle.
 

Lesley Bonnell, Head Teacher Infant Room II

Lesley is a recent graduate of Pennsylvania College of Technology, where she earned her Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education. She did her internship at FUN Academy in the Infant room and has been employed by FUN since April of 2018. She currently resides in Muncy, with her 11 year old daughter, Hayden.

Jennifer Kilbourn, Assistant Teacher Infant 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.
 

 

Sarah Pantoja Sarah Pantoja, Head Teacher Preschool Room I
Sarah attended Pennsylvania College of Technology to be a Medical Assistant.  She also has 2 years of Early Childhood Education.  She has been with FUN Academy since January 2018.  Sarah resides in Muncy and has two children, her son, Sergio and a daughter, Amy. Sarah enjoys cooking, sewing and reading in her free time.
 Christine Christine Bohart, Assistant Teacher Preschool Room I                      Christine has her Associate’s Degree in Business and formerly was a Teacher’s Assistant in Elmira, NY. Christine has been with FUN Academy since October. She currently resides in Lewisburg with her boyfriend, Chad, three sons, one dog and two cats. In her free time, Christine enjoys baking, taking walks, the beach and puzzles.
 Lacey Lacey Brown, Assistant Teacher Preschool Room II
 

 

 

 

Baylor Garverick, Floater

Baylor is a graduate of Muncy High School and studied Early Childhood Education with LycoTech while in high school. Baylor has been with FUN Academy since April of 2017. He currently resides in Muncy. Baylor has two dogs an four siblings, three sisters and one brother. Baylor enjoys spending his free time playing chess, board games, and just being weird.

Kathryn Heim

Kathryn Heim,Floater                                                                           

Miss Kay is our very own center Grammy. Miss Kay originally went to school to be a hair dresser and has previously worked in childcare at the YMCA. She has since retired and joined the FUN family in November of 2017 to help assist in the Infant I classroom. Miss Kay currently resides in Montoursville and has multiple grandchildren and great grandchildren. In Miss Kay’s free time she enjoys reading and sewing.

 

 

 

 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

Jordan Homet, Food Services Director                                            

Jordan is our Food Service Director for Families United Network and has worked for us for the past 5 years. Jordan has his Associates Degree in Culinary Arts from Penn College and has many years of experience with working in culinary field. He is married to his high school sweetheart Raelyn, and they have three cats. Jordan enjoys spending his time outdoors, whether tinkering or just enjoying nature.