YORK DAY NURSERY TEAM

About our teachers

  • Lead teachers have attained at minimum a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, an Associate’s and/or Bachelor’s Degree in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education, or human services field.

  • All Teaching Staff (Lead Teachers, Assistant Teachers, & Aides) participate in annual trainings selected from the eight “core knowledge areas” of the PA Core Body of Knowledge and maintain a Professional Development Record documenting their growth in knowledge areas and skills indicative of early childhood educators providing quality care. Every YDN educator participates in 24 hours of state approved trainings every year.

  • Teaching staff provide a supervised work-study environment for students enrolled in the York County School of Technology’s Child Care Academy. Students are able to apply skills learned in the child care classrooms under the guidance of professionals while gaining valuable experience.

  • YDN teaching staff and directors participated in the 12 session “Mind in the Making” program developed by the Families and Work Institute.

  • Every year the YDN educators and directors participate in the Week of the Young Child events. Three YDN teachers have received $1,000 scholarships through the Child Care Professional Awards.

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BRIAN GRIMM

President/CEO

As our President and CEO, Brian oversees the nonprofit operations from budgets to curriculum, funding and being our biggest cheerleader.

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LISA RUMSEY

VP of Programming

Mrs. Lisa has been with us for over 16 years focusing on the classroom curriculum and working with our teachers to provide the best education for our little learners.

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JODY CHESLA

VP of Finance

From our front office to bookkeeping and scholarships, Mrs. Jody does it all. 

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LAURA O'GRADY

VP of Advancement

Ms. Laura comes to us from a career in the library system and is focusing on raising the funds to keep YDN growing.

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SARAH MARTINI

Center Director

Having started in the classroom, Ms. Sarah brings her love of teaching into her director role, helping craft our curriculum and work alongside our teachers at 450 E. Philadephia St.

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SABRINA WALTERS

Center Director

Ms. Sabrina has worked in the classroom and as the head of a center and brings her experience to help us open our second center at the York County School of Technology. 

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KATE HARMON

Family Engagement Coordinator

Ms. Kate brings her communication and marketing background to help build communication and engagement between families and our center.

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TATYANA ABREU

Office Manager

Ms. Tatyana is a current YDN parent-turned office manager who helps keep our front office running smoothly all day. 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President:

Christopher Reed, Rutter’s

 

Vice President:

Meagan Given, Give Local York

 

Treasurer:

Amanda Ruhlman, CPA, SEK, CPAs & Advisors

 

Secretary:

Sara Spangler, Glatfelter Insurance Group

 

Past President:

Sara Austin, Esq, Austin Law Firm LLC

 

Michael Black, Doceo

Sara Bradley, Children’s Aid Society

Jaclyn Gingerich, Wellspan Health

Ed Hesson, York Traditions Bank

Andrew Paxton, United Fiber and Data

Christy Renjilian, Child Care Consultants

Kevin Schreiber, York County Economic Alliance

JT Hand, York Water Company

Ben Chiaro, True Commerical Real Estate

Amy Young, Wagman Construction