Elementary Program Staff

Hannah

Tate

Administrative Assistant

Teaching Assistant

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Ms. Hannah is from Charleston, WV, but currently lives in Morgantown and attends WVU College of Law. She has worked at ELF for the past three years. She loves hiking and going to the beach. Ms. Hannah has a pet beta fish, and enjoys taking care of her plants. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her best friends, working out, and travel to new places, her favorite thus far has been Italy!

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Anna 

Kaliakin 

Teaching Assistant

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Miss. Anna comes to ELF from New Jersey. She is a senior at WVU majoring in Elementary Education. In her free time, she loves to play with her dogs, go on hikes and hang out with her friends. Her favorite thing about working with children is all the joy they bring to her life!

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Danielle Neely

Teaching Assistant

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Ms. Danielle is a Morgantown native and has worked at ELF for two years. She is a Speech Pathology major here at WVU. In Ms. Danielle's spare time, she enjoys hiking, swimming, and painting. Her dream has always been to live in New York City. She enjoys working with children because their minds are free and full of fresh ideas! 

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Michaela

Wynes 

Teaching Assistant

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Miss. Michaela joins us with 3 years of previously working at a REACHH Reading Camp with children. Miss. Michaela is a Communications Disorder major at WVU and is the first in her family to attend college! She loves working with children to see their unique personalities shine through and watch as they grow. 

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Ruth
Kurbinsky
Teaching Assistant
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Miss. Ruth is from Limerick, Pennsylvania! She loves to meet new people and is excited to become close with our ELF families! Miss. Ruth enjoys working with children because it is something new everyday and she loves that they are always fun to be around.

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Emma
Falk
Teaching Assistant

Miss. Emma is from Middletown, NJ. She has two dogs, two cats, and even a snail! In her free time she enjoys painting, hiking, and spending time with family and friends. Something interesting about Miss. Emma is that she got to see the Northern Lights in Ireland. She loves working with kids because everyday is a new challenge and adventure.

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Renee
Rumsburg
Teaching Assistant

Miss. Renee is a new face at ELF. She is from Maryland, but lives in Morgantown while attending WVU. Miss Renee enjoys painting, skateboarding, reading and cooking. Her biggest life accomplishment is being the first person in her family to attend college! She loves working with children because everyday is a new adventure and you never know what's in store. 

Charlie
Robison
Bus Driver

Mr. Charlie has been with Morgantown ELF for the past four years as our bus driver. In the past he has worked as WVU’s Facilities Project Manager. He is married, with one child and enjoys sports and outdoor activities. Charlie also enjoys traveling to South Carolina.

Flopsy

Flopsy has been at ELF Site 2 for three years. She loves eating, especially veggies and alfalfa. She is soft. Although she may be quiet vocally she expresses herself in many ways. Flopsy is a weekend traveler, often crossing the state line into Point Marion, PA. She loves hanging out with her friends at ELF as well as her furry canine friends, Layla, Josie, and Roxie.

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Abby Paschke
Teaching Assistant

Miss. Abby is a new face at ELF 2. She has worked with children for the past 9 years doing various activities. She has two dogs that she loves to cuddle and play with. In her free time, Miss. Abby loves to hang out with friends, watch Netflix and spend time outdoors hiking. She loves working with kids because she always learns from them and they always help to brighten her mood!

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Brooke
Troutman

Teaching Assistant

Miss. Brooke is new to our ELF 2 team. In the past, she has had lots of experience working with children by being a dance instructor and a teaching assistant. In her free time, she loves to dance and play with her three dogs. Her biggest accomplishment thus far is finding her calling, which is working with children. Miss. Brooke's favorite part about working with children is being another person for them to rely on and trust. 

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Lexi 
Muchicka

Teaching Assistant

Miss. Lexi is from Pittsburgh, PA. She currently lives in Morgantown while attending WVU. In Miss. Lexi's free time, she likes to paint, make pottery and go on road trips. Something interesting about Lexi is that she has one less bone in her body. She loves working with children because she gets to have a positive impact on their lives!

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Kendall
Ours

Teaching Assistant

Miss Kendall is from Morgantown, WV. In the past, she has worked as a camp counselor and a babysitter. Miss. Kendall has two dogs that she loves to play with and cuddle. In her free time, she likes to exercise, watch Netflix and hang out with her friends. Miss. Kendall participated in gymnastics for 9 years! She loves working with children because of their carefree personalities and their ability to make friends so easily!