Our Staff

2-Year-Old Teachers:

Alice Moraga

Lead Teacher

Alice holds a Bachelor’s of Science from Seton Hall University. She has worked with children as a nurse, mother, and volunteer. She served as a  Sunday school teacher for 15 years. Alice has worked for DCP for more than 10 years. She has been teaching her entire adult life in varied capacities.

Alice lives in Lititz, is married and has two sons. Her home church is Lancaster Evangelical Free Church.

Kenzie Wright

Assistant Teacher

Kenzie has experience caring for children serving as a babysitter and nanny. She has always loved interacting with kids, especially in a setting where she can encourage the children to achieve personal growth and achievement. Kenzie feels it is an honor to be part of what God is doing in each child’s heart and mind as they grow. She and her husband live in Strasburg.

3-Year-Old Teachers:

Mary Beiler

Lead Teacher

Marty Graduated from Hempfield High School and attended Franklin and Marshall University for three years. She has been a teacher at Discovery Corner Preschool for more than 20 years. Marty has been a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church, where she has also served as volunteer youth leader since 2000. In addition, Marty has been a private art teacher and coordinator for art activities for 20 years, working with preschool aged children through high school.

Marty is married and has two grown children.

Beth Bjerkle

Assistant Teacher

Beth also works as the Nursery Coordinator for First United Methodist Church.

Pre-K Teachers:

Mandee Culp

Lead Teacher

Mandee has been teaching for more than 10 years and has attended many training sessions and seminars for early childhood education, specializing in Montessori education. Most of her training has been done through the Applebaum Institute and the ReThink Group. Mandee has been working with preschool aged kiddos for over 12 years. She first began working with children as a nanny and then as a preschool teacher in Virginia. Before coming to DCP, Mandee was the Preschool Ministry Director for Gateway Church in Parkesburg, PA for 9 years.

Mandee lives in Paradise, PA with her husband and three children. It is her passion to partner with parents to help young children thrive academically, spiritually and socially. She believes every child is made in the image of God and considers it an honor to walk beside them and guide them as they discover this amazing world and find their place in it.

Debbie Fitzsimmons

Assistant Teacher

Debbie has been working with children since she was 12-years-old, when she began babysitting. She served as a Camp Counselor at Arrowhead Day Camp in Malvern, PA, where she taught  horseback riding to children ages 5-13 during the summer.

Debbie trained for 3 years at Goddard University through the Goddard School, where she also had 2 years of Keystone stars classes. At the Goddard School for children age 3 through 5-years-old, Debbie served as a floater.

Next, Debbie moved to Chesterbrook Academy, where she worked with children ages 3-year-old and 6-9 month olds. She also served as a volunteer at Springton Lake Presbyterian Church for two years, where she served at Camp Treasure Island and worked with Special needs children. Debbie has been teaching and working with children for more than 15 years!

Debbie has two children and her husband is an Army/ Iraq war Vet and a truck driver. She has been married for more than 10 years. Debbie was raised Catholic and was taught the Jewish faith by her Dad’s family. She became a Christian in youth group in 6th grade and continued to practice her faith at home. Debbie loves to sing worship songs and spend time with family.