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Weekday Nursery School is licensed by the Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania State Board of Private Academic Schools.



Director and Teacher 

 Joanie earned her Bachelors of Science in Education at Villanova University.  She continued her education at The University of Rutgers, earning her Master's Degree in Literacy Education.  With 10 years of teaching experience, Joanie is excited for a new role at WNS.  She joined the WNS family 12 years ago when the first of 3 children started attending WNS.  She has had the roles of Parent Representative, Enrollment Secretary and  Yoga Teacher.




 Amy earned her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in English from the University of Delaware. For many years, she taught English on the college level but has since discovered that her true passion is working with preschoolers.  After both her children attended Weekday, Amy continued to serve the WNS community in various roles.  For the last 5 years, she has been a regular in Weekday's classrooms, acting as a substitute teacher and aide. She has obtained her PA certification to teach nursery school and kindergarten.




Emily earned her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Sociology at Dickinson College.  She continued her education and earned both her Master's Degree in School Counseling and her Educational Specialty in Counseling from Rider University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. After working with children as a Therapist and Behavior Specialist for the past 14 years, Emily is excited to take on her new role as teacher at WNS.  All 3 of her children have attended WNS and Emily has served on the WNS board for the past 5 years.  She has earned her PA Private Academic Teaching Certification for nursery school and kindergarten.



Teacher Aide

 Jill has worn many hats at WNS over the past 15 years.  Her two boys attended WNS in 2005 and since then, she has served on the Board as Parent Representative, Member at Large, Chairperson, and Enrollment Secretary.  In 2015, she took on the role of Teacher Aide.  Although she has loved every role at WNS, she claims being in the classroom with the kids is her favorite!



Teacher Aide

 Cathy is originally from Bucks County, PA but grew up in North Jersey.  She graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a degree in Marketing and worked as a commercial insurance underwriter for 11 years.  During that time she met her husband, moved back to PA and started her family.  She loved being a stay-at-home mom and volunteering at her kids' schools. Now that she has 2 sons in college and a daughter in 8th grade, she is so excited to once again be surrounded by dear, wonderful, little people.


MICHELLE JENNINGS - Enrollment Secretary

I had the pleasure of being

part of Weekday Nursery School for 9 consecutive years. The dedication of the teachers and the deep care they had for our children is second to none.  My children were well prepared to enter Kindergarten.  All three had the confidence to move into the "big" school for Kindergarten.  We miss our friends at Weekday and cherish the many memories. 

- Holly Hines Mangan

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