Our Caring Staff

Directors

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

Meet Nancy Littke, Gabby Godby 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 full time.  

Toddler 1 Staff

Meet Kat Whittam, Deidre Peery and Floater Nicole Peirish


Kat-  has been at Hiland Child Care since October 2016. She is currently working in the Toddler 1 room. Kat comes to us with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Mercyhurst and has worked with young children before.  


Deidre-  has been at Hiland Child Care since August 2017. Deidre is from California and just recently moved to Pennsylvania. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and certified through the California TEACH program. Deidre is working full time with our Toddler Ones.


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

Meet Chrissy Locke and floater Nicole Peirish


Chrissy-  has been at Hiland Child Care since 2008. She has worked in almost every room and is currently teaching in the Toddler 2 Program. Chrissy holds a CDA and School Age Credentials.  

Early Learner Staff

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

Meet Shannon Langer, Elizabeth Neary 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. 


Elizabeth-  started at Hiland Child Care in August of 2017. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Elementary/ Special Education from Slippery Rock University. Elizabeth has joined our team as a full time School Age teacher. 


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.