Preschool Staff

Preschool Director – Sean McKelvey

Sean lives in Mountville with his wife and two elementary aged children. He has previously worked for PA Counseling Services, Preschool Coordinator for K-Prep Learning Center, Classroom Teacher for Head Start of York and has mentored students who are preparing to become Early Childhood Educators.

Preschool Teachers

Preschool Teacher - Betty Cox

Betty Cox

Betty has assisted for twenty-five years with the 2- and 3-day classes at our school. She is a high school graduate who taught forty years at Hempfield Church of the Brethren and was involved in their youth program. She is a mother and grandmother. Betty says, “A child is so open to learning new ideas. To me children are a joy. I love to be with children; they are a blessing.”

Ellie Hooley

Ellie completed her Bachelor’s degree in Comparative Literature at Penn State University. The mother of five, she completed her Emergency Teacher Certification through IU13 and spent time in a variety of classrooms – from regular education to learning support. She loves the relaxed and joyous atmosphere that Trinity Preschool provides the children. “The best way to prepare your child for school and encourage you child’s sense of learning is to read with them and around them. Children can be encouraged to read just about anything! Billboards, recipes, kid’s magazines. game instructions, and of course books – lots of them.”

Pamela Ritt

Pam has assisted at Trinity for four years. The mother of four adult children, she writes,

“Working with children interests me because they are so innocent, non-judgmental, fun, curious, and they keep me young!”

Jill LaVenice