Sara joins on as the Executive Director with a deep-rooted connection to Mom’s House. Over a decade ago she was a former mom. She was a junior in high school when she had her first child and was preparing to drop out of high school when someone told her about Mom’s House. Not only did Sara graduate high school with the support of Mom’s House she went onto receive her college degree. She has always stayed connected to Mom’s House by volunteering, speaking at events and serving on the Board of Directors. Now she has the opportunity to apply her corporate knowledge and give back to the organization that gave her family so much.
Melissa has a diverse knowledge and passion for Early Childhood Education, Mom’s House and it’s mission. She has been employed at Mom’s House for nearly a decade, in just about every function related to the childcare program. As of December 2016, Mom’s House has had the honor of having Melissa continue to serve Mom’s House in a new capacity as Program Director. She is tremendously compassionate and gives each mother in our program the support they need to be successful. Melissa creates an environment that encourages staff, mothers, and children to be inspired and empowered to become the best they can be.
Ms. Lisandra started with Mom’s House of Lancaster in 2016. We quickly realized the talents, passion, and dedication she possessed when it came to childcare. With her formal education in Early Childhood Education, bilingual translation abilities, years of experience in childcare and office management, and working with families on military bases she is an asset to Mom’s House. Having her own family serving in the military gave her perspective and understanding of the tasks of working with Mom’s House’s single parents as her husband has served for over twelve years.
NICOLE M. SILKWOOD
Nicole’s strong passion to giveback to the community while utilizing her Marketing and Graphic Communication studies led her to Mom’s House in 2018. She’s honed her creativity and experience with social media to help get the word out about the life-changing program. Prior to this, she would help her family and friends create a brand image for their small businesses. This blossomed into something more when she decided to open up her own freelance copywriting and graphic design firm that focused on the success of small and local companies. Nicole is dedicated to informing single parents all over the county that they don’t need to give up their pursuit of education because Mom’s House is here to empower them and their families.
Preschool Teacher | Group Supervisor
A Millersville University graduate who studied multidisciplinary in educational studies, Dana came to Mom’s House in 2016. Despite obtaining an education degree and experience in childcare, she didn’t think she would become a teacher. But when Dana heard of Mom’s House and it’s mission she felt God was doing amazing things with Mom’s House and she wanted to be apart of the team. Dana is dedicated to creating an atmosphere that is stimulating, encouraging, safe and adaptive to each child’s individual needs. Mom’s House is blessed to have Dana’s expertise in Early Education as well as her leadership to support other teachers.
Ebony began as a volunteer at Mom’s House for her spring semester internship at Millersville University. After completing her bachelor’s degree in Educational Studies at Millersville University, she was presented with an opportunity to join a phenomenal team of educators at Mom’s House of Lancaster. For the past nine years, she has worked with children of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, religions, and socioeconomic statuses. She’s worked with Crop walk for hunger, as a softball coach, and even at the Harrisburg women’s shelter. Ebony’s dedication and interest in the STEM field motivated her to help to start STEM Land, a science foundation that offers free science-based activities for students of all ages. She uses that passion every day in her classroom by encouraging her students to explore their surroundings.
Older Toddler Teacher
Ana, a very passionate, dedicated, mission-minded individual has been working with children for almost two decades. During this time she also found the time to obtain an Associates degree in Psychology from Colegio De Formacion Theological Ministerial and a Certified Nurse Technician from Caliber Training Institute. Ashworth is currently where she is going to school to complete the third degree in Early Childhood. She is a licensed minister and follows his calling on her heart and life. She honors people unconditionally, loves to serve people, see people succeed, and believes in second chances.
Younger Toddler Teacher
Sarah decided to work in the early childhood field because she believes in the importance of the first four years of children’s lives. Sarah holds true that working with young children is fulfilling because, if you let them, children will teach you just as much as you teach them. Sarah has five years of experience working with young children and six years teaching abroad. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Spring Arbor University in Michigan and an associate degree from Harrisburg Area Community College.
Dawn, wife, and mother of three, joins Mom’s House with 25 years experience in the field of Early Childhood with a Degree from Lancaster Bible School. She also is involved in the community with Water Street Child Evangelism Fellowship educating the early childhood, volunteering and coordinating four classrooms at her local church, and missions. In 2016, Dawn’s passion, experience, and education were put to good use as she missioned and trained preschool teachers in Zimbabwe. She is always seeking out opportunities to spread the missions values and love.