See below for a photo and bio of our wonderful Preschool Educators!
Miss Lori-An (Preschool Director)
Miss Nertila (Preschool Assistant)
Blue Room (Infants)
Miss Anabelle – bio coming soon!
Hi. My name is Genna Boggs. This will be my third year working at TSP. My husband Brian and I have three children. Rylie is 9, Chase is 6, and Jackson is 4. Prior to working at Temple Sholom, I taught middle school as a special educator running social/emotional skills groups for kids with emotional support and Autism. I am so thankful to be a part of this wonderful community both as a parent and a staff member.
Green Room (Young Toddlers)
Hello, my name is Rezarta Koka, and I’m originally from Albania. My husband Petraq, son Elger (19) and 15-year-old daughter, Olkea (who works here in the summers) and I have been living in the United States for the past 11 years. While my background was not in education, and I served in different jobs in the customer service industry and love working with people. I began working as an assistant teacher at Temple Sholom Preschool 3 years ago. I never thought that I would like working with kids as much as I do, but I love it and I’m glad I decided to pursue becoming a lead teacher by taking courses. Working with kids presents its challenges, but it is also rewarding and offers valuable learning experiences. I am happy to be a part of the Temple Sholom Community.
Yellow Room (Older Toddlers)
Hi. I am Sigal and I am here for my 3rd year here at Temple Sholom as a Toddler teacher. I have been teaching preschool since 2008 and Hebrew School since 1994. I have two amazing children; Noa who is 22 and studying Human Resources at Penn State and Edan who is 20 and studying finance at Temple University. I have a CDA and 15 credit hours in Early Childhood Education. I enjoy teaching children and witnessing their excitement for learning, life skills, and their curiosity about life. It is amazing to see them learn and grow. Additionally, I loves teaching Hebrew, Music and Spanish. I am grateful to be a part of this amazing community.
Orange Room (Orange Room)
My name is Heather and I am so excited to be starting her 4th year here at TSB preschool in the Orange class. I have always wanted to teach, and I’m so happy that I can finally live my dream. I’m finishing up my BA in Early Childhood Education from Liberty University. When I’m not teaching or being a student, I love hanging out at the beach with my husband, 3 kids and my dog, and anything Disney villains.
My name is Joanne and I’m happy to be starting my tenth year at TSB Preschool. I really love making the kids laugh which makes learning fun. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Physical Education from Temple University. When I’m not at TSB I enjoy being with my family and our cats. I also like long walks, yoga and watching the Phillies.
Rainbow Room (Pre-K)
Hi. I am Rachel and I teach pre-k here at TSB. Early Childhood Education is one of my greatest passions in life. I am a former elementary school teacher who switched to teaching preschool once I had my own children. Over the summer, I work as the Program Supervisor at Camp Pegasus, a therapeutic day camp for kids with social skill needs. I grew up at Temple Sholom and am proud to say that my children have done the same. They even graduated from our preschool! In addition to teaching preschool, I also teach Hebrew School and Religious School here, run “Tot Shabbat” services at another synagogue. I live nearby, in Broomall, with my husband, Chas, and my three kids: 21-year-old twins, Aaron and Brendon, and Julia, who will be a college sophomore at Millersville.
Red Room (K)
Hello, my name is Marisa and I am excited to be returning to Temple Sholom Preschool for the 5th year. I began my career teaching Preschool, switched to a career in management and then more recently back to my true passion… teaching! I am especially loving my new role in Kindergarten. I graduated in 2008 from Widener University with her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Masters degree in Special Education. My husband Walt and I love raising our children Madalyn and Benjamin in the TSB community! My family is making so many beautiful memories that will always be cherished.