Preschool Staff

 
OUR STAFF
 
All staff are certified in First Aid and CPR and are required to obtain the necessary clearances.
Please take a moment to read our staff members’ information below.

Vicki Gansner


Position: Lead Teacher Young 3 Year Old Class

Background Information:

My name is Vicki Gansner and I’m so excited to be the new teacher for the Young 3s. Let me introduce myself. I’ve been married to Bruce for 42 years. We have two sons and five grandchildren. I was a Preschool Teacher here at Advent from 1994 – 2014, so I’ve had some experience. I am also on the Preschool Board for the Bucket School Preschool at my church, First Presbyterian, West Chester. In my free time I love being with the grandkids and I love quilting!

Education:
BS in Education, Southeast Missouri State University, 1975
24 hours post grad at West Chester University, 1975-1980
Pennsylvania Certificate for Preschool Teachers 2005


Lori Chermak

 
Position: Lead Teacher 3 Year Old Class
Background information:
Hello, my name is Lori Chermak. I am married to my husband Chris for the past 15 years. I have 2 beautiful children my daughter, Carly, is 13 and my son,
Drew, is 12. We have lived in West Chester for past 14 years. My hobbies are walking, fishing and making crafts.
Education:
Early Childhood Education degree from Delaware Community College
 



Bernice Skelton

Position: Lead Teacher 4 Year Old Class
Background information:
Hello, My name is Bernice Skelton. I grew up in Delaware County. I have spent the last 17 years in Royersford, married to my husband, Sean. We have 2 wonderful children. My daughter, Abby is 14. My son, Dom is 11. I have had many years of experience teaching, Pre K, Sunday School, Computer, and Middle School Math. Now, that I have a middle school student and a high school student at home. I would like to go back to teaching what I enjoy most, preschool. I enjoy spending time with my family.
Education:
BA from Villanova University
MS from St. Joseph's University
Certification: Elementary Education

Luci Keeler
 

Position: Director/Lead Teacher Pre-K
Background Information:
I have many years of experience teaching preschool, Kindergarten Enrichment, Sunday School, Science Explorers and more. I've the pleasure of being a part of the Advent Christian Preschool family since 2011. I was hired as the director in 2013. My husband Lee and I have lived in West Chester for about 13 years. We have two wonderful children—Kevin who is 11 and Katie who is 7. Kevin attends Fugett Middle School while Katie attends Glen Acres Elementary. I enjoy attending our children’s sporting and school events. In addition I like to bake, read and, of course, teach!
Education:
B.A. from DeSales University
Certification:
Secondary Education-Social Studies
 
Sara Kim (Sun)
 

Position: Teacher’s Aide
Background Information:
Hello, I am originally from Seoul, South Korea. I have lived in West Chester for little over 11 years with my husband, Henry, and four wonderful children, Alice, 22 years old, Alex, 21 years old, Ryan, 14 years old and Brendan, 10 years old. I am more than happy to be working at Advent. I am learning English from the preschoolers as English is my second language. I enjoy watching & coaching basketball for
Brendan’s team. I played professional basketball for 13 years in Korea.
Education:
Seoul Eun Kwang Girls High School, South Korea


Kate McCaslin

 
Position: Teacher’s Aide
Background Information:
Hello, my name is Kate McCaslin. I am originally from Delaware County and I have lived in West Chester for the past 15 years. My husband, Matt, and I have two wonderful boys, Jake  and Andrew. Both of my sons are Advent Christian Preschool graduates. We have a crazy cat named Chewy. I enjoy attending my son's sporting events, as well as spending time with my family.
Education:
B.A. in Organizational Management from Cabrini College
 

Livia Schmied

Position:  Teacher’s Aide
Background Information:
Hello, my name is Livia Schmied (Mrs. Libby). I am originally from Jalisco, Mexico. My husband, Bob, and I have two wonderful children, Alex, 22 years old and Max, 8 years old. My husband and both of my children Alex and Max attended Advent Christian Preschool..
I worked at Advent for several years, but took a leave when Max was born. I am happy to be back working with the staff and children.
Education:
ICTMAR, University in Veracruz, Mexico
Certificate in Marine Biology


Allison Scheerer

Position: Teacher’s Aide
Background info:
Hello, my name is Allison Scheerer. I am originally from Portsmouth, RI but I have lived in West Chester, PA from almost 10 years. My husband and I have three beautiful girls: Samantha (9), Natalie (7), and Ava (4). All three of my girls have attended Advent Preschool. Advent is a wonderful school and I am so happy to be a part of it!
Education:
BA in Labor and Industrial Relations from Penn State University