Good Shepherd Lutheran Preschool strives to uphold the highest standards in early childhood education by employing teachers with degrees in early childhood, child development, or elementary education whenever possible. These guidelines are adhered to specifically in teachers of three, four, and five year old classes. All of our teachers are here to teach, nurture and care for our students in a loving way, guided by Christian values. 

  • Graduated from Millersville University of Pennsylvania

    Born in Chambersburg, PA

    Hobbies/interests: spending time with her family and friends, reading, gardening, Bible study

    Joined GSLP staff in 2001

  • Yvette DeSilva (Assistant Preschool Director)

    BSBA Accounting from ECU

    Born in New Bern, NC

    Hobbies/interests: tennis, yoga, movies

    Joined GSLP staff in 2016

  • Heather anderson

    4's & Transitional Kindergarten Teacher

    BA English Literature/Elementary Education, Nazareth College, Rochester, NY

    Born in Rochester, NY

    Hobbies/interests – shopping, reading, traveling, spending time with family

    Joined GSLP staff in 2018

  • Julia Cooper

    4’s Teacher

    BS in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Millersville University of Pennsylvania

    Hometown: York, PA - home of York Barbell and York Peppermint Patty! 

    Hobbies: Crocheting and chaperone the Sanderson Marching Spartans

    Joined GSLP staff in 2017

  • Arleen R. Esgro

    4’s Teacher

    BA in Elementary Education, Glassboro State College

    Born in Philadelphia, PA

    Hobbies/interests: cooking

    Joined GSLP staff in 2010

  • Christina Hodges

    3’s Teacher

    BS Degree in Business Marketing, Montreat College; Substitute Effective Teacher Certificate, Teachers' Assistant for 10 years   

    Born in Naples, FL

    Hobbies/interests: loves camping & hiking with her children, enjoys coaching soccer & taking beach trips to Florida

    Joined GSLP staff in 2019

  • Holly Kubovcik

    2's Teacher

    Psychology and School Counseling – UNC Charlotte

    Born in Lincolnton, NC

    Hobbies/interests – Driving around 3 kids, fostering cats, running

    Joined GSLP staff in 2018

  • PattY Lagnese

    2’s Teacher

    AA Liberal Arts, Suffolk Community College – New York

    Born in Port Jefferson, NY

    Hobbies/interests: baking, hiking, camping, Bible studies, music, family time

    Joined GSLP staff in 2012

  • Lynn Norris

    Teacher's Aide

    Catherine Gibbs Secretarial School

    Executive Degree, NY, NY

    Hobbies: Crocheting, taking care of her grandchildren,

    loves horses

    Joined GSLP staff: 2016 and again in 2018

  • Paula Rossetti

    3's Teacher

    BA in Liberal Arts, West Virginia University

    Born in Uniontown, PA

    Hobbies/interests: loves spending time with family and cheering for WV Mountaineers, and the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pirates and Penguins!

    Joined GSLP Staff in  2010

  • Shannon Sikes

    Spanish Teacher

    BA in Latin American Studies and Economics , Smith College, Massachusetts

    Born in Virginia Beach, VA

    Hobbies/interests: knitting, soccer, fairy houses

    Joined GSLP Staff in 2017

  • Katherine Traver

    Music and Movement Teacher

    BS in Music Education, UNC – Pembroke

    Born in Trenton, New Jersey

    Hobbies/interests: kayaking, hiking, reading, making beaded jewelry

    Joined GSLP staff in 2002

  • Krista White

    3’s Teacher

    BA in French from Lenoir-Rhyne University

    Born: Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    Hobbies/ interests: Scrapbooking, sewing, quilting, photography, yoga, PTA President of Douglas Elementary School.

    Joined GSLP Staff: 2009–2016 as French Teacher, 2018 as 3’s teacher