Our Caring Staff

Directors

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Evelyn Ruck- Executive Director

 She has worked at Hiland for over 30 years and is a graduate from Indiana University of PA with a Bachelor of Science Degree in English Education. Evelyn continues to be committed to helping Hiland maintain its status as one of the highest quality child care facilities in the North Hills and surrounding community.


Annie Miller- Program Director

She has worked at Hiland since October of 2012 in the Early Learner room and joined Evelyn in the office in October of 2014. Annie graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2011 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Elementary Education. She enjoys her time very much with children and is dedicated to assuring that Hiland Child Care Center is a high quality center. 

Infant Room Staff

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Meet Nancy Littke, Gabby Godby, Kat Whittam and Jennifer Churbock


Nancy-  has been at Hiland Child Care since September 2017. She is currently working in the Infant Room, part time, in the mornings. Nancy has been caring for infants in this field for five years.  


Gabby-  has been at Hiland Child Care since January of 2016. She is currently working in the infant room. She is looking forward to furthering her education in the child care field and currently working on her CDA. 


Jennifer-  has been at Hiland Child Care since July 2014. She has an Associates Degree from California University in Early Childhood Education. Jennifer is working in the Infant Room part time.  


 Kat-  has been at Hiland Child Care since October 2016. She is currently working in the Infant room. Kat comes to us with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Mercyhurst and has worked with young children before. 

Toddler 1 Staff

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Meet Danielle Harasyn, Angie Schmidt and Floater Nicole Peirish


  Danielle- has been with us at Hiland since May 2018. She graduated from Slippery Rock University with a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education/Special Education. She attended Hiland when she was little and is glad to be back teaching in our Toddler 1 room while she continues her education.


Angie- started working at Hiland in November 2018. She has experience working with children as a TSS and loves to be around the little ones. Her fun, energetic disposition brings a lot to our Toddler 1 room.


Nicole-   began working at Hiland Child Care in November 2016. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Child and Family Studies. Nicole is working full time in our floater position which currently fills in for Toddler 1, Toddler 2 and Early Learner teachers on their days off.  

Toddler 2 Staff

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Meet Kelsie Carr, Jennifer Pierce and floater Nicole Peirish


Kelsie- started working in Toddler 2 room at Hiland in June 2018. She holds a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Point Park University. She enjoys watching the little ones grow and helping them learn.


Jennifer- recently came back to Hiland Child Care Center in November 2018. She has worked at other centers as a teacher and also in a Director position. Jennifer has a degree in Education and Human Services from California University of PA.   

Early Learner Staff

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Meet Regina Casper, Katie Burch and Sue Doerfler


Regina-  has been at Hiland Child Care since December 2015. She has 12 years of experience working with children in education. Regina graduated from Marywood University with a Bachelors Degree Elementary Education. She is currently working in our Early Learner Room. 


Katie-  has been at Hiland Child Care since March 2016. She started part time and worked to a full time teacher in our Early Learner room. While working here, Katie is pursuing her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education at CCAC. 


Sue-  started at Hiland Child Care in 2002. Sue holds a CDA. She works part time in the mornings in the Early Learner Room. 

School Age Staff

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Meet Shannon Langer, Chrissy Locke and Lena Liberto


Shannon-  has been at Hiland Child Care since 2010 and is currently working in the School Age Program. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from Robert Morris University. 


Chrissy- has been at Hiland Child Care since May 2008. She has worked in all of the classrooms and currently works in the School Age room. Chrissy holds a CDA. 


Lena-  has been at Hiland Child Care since 2007. She has worked in all of the rooms at Hiland and holds her CDA. Lena works part time as a bus driver, floater and admissions coordinator.