The Orange Room

Niki Craig

Niki Craig is so excited to be a part of Charlestown Playhouse! She has a passion for children and with over 10 years experience in childcare has worked as a full-time nanny to a handful of different children who have become family to her. She graduated from Kutztown in 2013 with a degree in Elementary Education. In her free time you can find her crafting, baking sourdough or creating an essential oil concoction. She is also a certified aromatherapist, reiki master and spiritual coach. She is happily married and a mom to two dogs and in the near future 6 chickens!

Maria Pell

Maria has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been a teacher at Playschool since 2010 when her middle son was a student. She and her husband Don have four children and one grandson.

During the summer, Maria and her family usually spend a lot of time at the Jersey shore with her parents.  Maria loves spending time with her family, swimming, hiking, or just singing along to music at home. Life is never dull at the Pell household!  Playschool has become a very special place for Maria, Don, and their kids. They have all made lifelong friends during their time at Playschool. In fact the children still regularly see the friends they made in the Yellow Room!