The Purple Room

Cindy Shillinger

Cindy received her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Penn State and her Master’s Degree in Program Administration from Mt. Vernon College. Cindy has worked in the field of early childhood for over 30 years, having taught at some wonderful programs in Boston and Washington, DC. Cindy has worn many hats at Playschool through the many years that she’s been here (including four years as our Director), but she says teaching is by far the most rewarding!

Cindy lives in Kimberton with her husband, Mike and their three girls who are all Playschool graduates. When not at Playschool, Cindy volunteers with the high school and is involved in her church’s bell choir and Sunday School program. She also serves on Zion Lutheran Preschool's Board of Directors. She loves to bake and follow the Philadelphia Union soccer team. Charlestown Playhouse has a special place in her heart and her hope is that it will hold a special place in your hearts as well. 

Read more about Cindy in our March 2021 Staff Spotlight.

Kim Glover

Kim received her teaching certification as well as her Masters in Special Education from West Chester University.  Professionally, she has worked in both private and public schools throughout Chester County in a variety of capacities pertaining to special education. Kim also worked for Chester County Intermediate Unit as a Cross District Teacher and also for their Early Intervention program. Kim also aided in the creation of a Multiple Disabilities Support Classroom at Great Valley High School.

Beyond her professional experience, Kim has spent over 10 years in the Playschool community, having sent all four of her children through the Playschool program.  Her and her family are firm believers in the "playschool way" and have witnessed first-hand the influence the school has on molding caring, compassionate and confident students as they progress into the rest of the student career.

In her free time Kim enjoys riding horses, taking in live music and reading.  She joined the Playschool staff in Fall 2021.