Preschool Staff

Preschool Director – Sean McKelvey

Director Sean McKelvey is a graduate of Robert Morris University with a BA in Social Sciences.  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.  “Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning” – Mr. Rogers

Preschool Teachers

Preschool Teacher - Betty Cox

Betty Cox

Betty has assisted for over 30 years with the 2-day and 3-day classes at our school.  She has 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 for your children.  “The best way to prepare your child for school and encourage your 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.”

Kelly Rohrer

Kelly has assisted here at Trinity for 4 years.  The mother of two children, she graduated from Hempfield High School.  She volunteers at East Petersburg Elementary School.  She looks forward to work each day as she cares for your children.


Jill LaVenice 

Jill has taught here at Trinity for 3 years coming from ten years at Bright Start Academy.  She has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education, is a mother of 3 children and sees preschool as a wonderful place to nurture children.  ““I love helping a child accomplish something new that they couldn’t do before. The joy on their face is absolutely amazing.”