Brittany is certified in Elementary Education. She also has her associates degree in Early childhood education, along with a Para-Educator certification. Brittany has taught daycare aged children (infant - 6 years old) for six years before joining our team in 2020. She feels that each child learns differently. Children need a variety of learning techniques presented to them while in the classroom. All children need to feel valued and loved in the classroom to be able to be the best they can be. Brittany is very excited to start a new journey with second, third, and fourth grade.
Miss Livie is certified in Early Childhood Education. She has experience teaching preschool and has worked with children of various ages. Olivia has been involved with children ranging in age from birth through sixth grade at Faith Assembly. Some activities that she was involved in included participating in many summer camps, a head coach at mega sports camp, the role of preschool director, a member of the worship team, and many other community outreaches. Olivia is excited to encourage children to be the best versions of themselves they can be in a fun and exciting way. Bright Beginnings offers small class sizes and play based experiences to help build relationships and make the learning process fun!
Miss Olivia Longo BS ECE
Owner/ Educational Director
Mrs. Leanne Scatton
BS El Ed
3rd Grade Teacher
Mrs. Lynne Sheer BS ECE & El Ed
Leanne graduated from Bloomsburg University with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She also has a certification in Pre-K-4. She taught Pre-Kindergarten for 15 years and before that, she was a substitute teacher for the Hazleton Area School District. She is excited to be the 3rd grade teacher this year! Leanne believes all children learn differently and uses a variety of different centers and techniques to enhance the young minds in her class.
In addition to over 15 years of experience teaching at the preschool level, Casey has taught the Summer Readiness Program for the past several years working with students in Kindergarten through 4th grade. She is an advocate to all children and understands the impact education can have on our youngest learners. She has also taught Art, Music & Movement, Drama, Lego Engineering, Cooking and many other enrichment classes at The Learning Tree in past years and more recently at BBELA. She has also served the community as the Hazleton Area PTA Council President and Vice President, Girl Scout Brownie & Junior Troop Leader, FIRST Lego League Assistant Coach for the Conyngham Code Crackers, as well as a past president and current member of the Kiwanis Club of the Valley.
Mrs. Erica Yenchick BS ECE & El Ed
1st Grade Teacher
Ms. Erin is both a parent, with two students enrolled at Bright Beginnings, as well as Miss Livie's preschool partner in fun! Ms. Erin started at Bright beginnings in 2019 and is has volunteered countless hours supporting our BBELA PTA as secretary and treasurer through the years. Ms. Erin is excited to welcome our youngest little learners into our school community!
New Teaching Staff for 2021 - 2022!
Welcome to the BBELA Team!
Dave Webb is a permanently certified elementary teacher with a Master's in Classroom Technology from Wilkes University and over 30 years of K-8 experience in both public and private schools. He has taught thousands of students in three states and is a published author, with over 16 books and a dozen educational articles in print to date. He looks forward to inspiring his BBELA students to reach for the stars while exploring new topics and learning new things.
Miss Brittany Hess BS El Ed
4th Grade Teacher
Early Learning Academy
Private Independent School
Mr. Dave Webb M.Ed., El. Ed.
2nd Grade Teacher
Mrs. Erin Harris
Preschool Classroom Assistant
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