Preschool Staff

Preschool Director – Beth Ressler

Beth is a graduate of Randolph Macon College, with a BA in Psychology certified in preschool education. She has taught for 17 years at our school, teaches Family Life Education for COBYS, worked in counseling, and taught children in various church programs for over 25 years. A mother and grandmother, she says, “Each child is an individual brimming with potential! What a thrill to take part in their lives as they grow, play, and respond to friends, stories, music and new experiences.”

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 

Kenzi Rice