The Green Room
Krista has a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education, a Master’s degree in Elementary Education, a certificate in the Education for Sustainability and she has been trained as a Pennsylvania Master Naturalist. Krista is also a 500-hour certified yoga teacher and Reiki Master. Krista was a public school elementary teacher for 11 years and then chose to follow her passion of becoming an environmental educator. Krista feels extremely lucky to be a part of the Playschool community, where learning is centered on the whole child, play, nature connection, and community.
Krista enjoys spending her time outside in nature, teaching, learning, and creating a loving, purposeful and fulfilling life with her two daughters. When she is not teaching, you can find Krista gardening, reading, paddle boarding, doing yoga, hiking, relaxing at the beach, learning something new, spending time with family and friends, or running her own healing business.
Linda grew up in West Caldwell, NJ with her older brother, younger sister and parents who were both teachers. She earned her B.S. in Accounting from Albright College in Reading, PA. After two children and many years working in the healthcare accounting field in Philadelphia, Linda became a "stay-at-home-mother". Her involvement with Playschool began as a parent when her youngest was almost three. Soon after he graduated from Playschool Linda was hired to teach here and has been here ever since.
Linda lives in Charlestown with her husband Ted and has three grown children. When Linda is not at Playschool, one of her favorite places to be is outside trying to garden in their wooded space or redoing something in their house.
Alyssa has been on the Playschool staff since 2006. Playschool has always been a part of Alyssa’s life and it holds a special place in her heart. As a young child she went to Playschool for five years and has many wonderful memories from her years here.
Alyssa earned her BA in Education from Immaculata College. Alyssa and her husband Brad have two children who both attended Playschool, and in her spare time Alyssa enjoys walking in the woods with her dog and her mom (our Miss Pam). During each spring and fall, you can find Alyssa spending most of her spare time volunteering at the Charlestown Sale, and each summer you’ll find her running Playschool’s camp program with Miss Pam.