Preschool Staff

"All staff are certified in First Aid and CPR and are required to obtain the necessary clearances."
Each staff member is also required to obtain the necessary background and abuse checks.
Please take a moment to read our staff members’ information below.

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 12 and my son,
Drew, is 11. We have lived in West Chester for past 13 years. My hobbies are walking, fishing and making crafts.
Early Childhood Education degree from Delaware Community College

Joann Mitchell 

Position: Lead Teacher 4 Year Old Class
Background Information:
My name is Joann Mitchell and I have lived in Newtown Square for the past 18 years. My husband and I have been married for 24 years and we have a wonderful 11 year old child name Ben, who is talented in music and sports. We have a 10 year old Carolina Dog we most adore.
I enjoy summer weather by riding my bike, swimming in the ocean, and practicing yoga at the beach. I have been teaching private instrumental music and woodwinds lessons specializing in flute for over 20 years.
I recently completed an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Prior to that I received a B.A. and M.A. in Music Education and Therapy.

Luci Keeler

Position: Director/Lead Teacher Pre-K
Background Information:
My husband Lee and I have lived in West Chester for about 12 years. We have two wonderful children—Kevin who is 10 and Katie who is 6. Both attend Glen Acres Elementary. I enjoy attending our children’s sporting and school events. In addition I like to bake, read and, of course, teach!
B.A. from DeSales University
Degree/ Certificate:
Secondary Education-Social Studies

Terri Seaman

Position: Science Teacher
Background information:
Howdy ya'll! Born and raised in south TX I still enjoy saying a good "Yeehaw" to all the little cowboys and cowgirls at Advent! I'm happy to be back with all the kiddos! I have 3 great kids. Torri who is 17, Lauren who is 14 and Jonathan who is 12, all keep me and our household very busy along with our two dogs, Bigalo and Boots.
BA in Liberal Arts from University of TX at Austin.

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 10 years with my husband, Henry, and four wonderful children, Alice, 21 years old, Alex, 20 years old, Ryan, 13 years old and Brendan, 9 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.
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 7. 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.
BA 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, 21 years old and Max, 7 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.
ICTMAR, University in Veracruz, Mexico
Certificate in Marine Biology