Elementary Program Staff

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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 four years. She loves hiking and going to the beach. Ms. Hannah loves plants, she has over 50! 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 has worked at ELF for the past three years. 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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Emma
Falk
Teaching Assistant
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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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Abby Paschke
Teaching Assistant

Miss. Abby is a Kindergarten teaching assistant here 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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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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Madeline 
Snyder

Teaching Assistant

Miss Maddy is a Morgantown native and has been her entire life. Miss Maddy loves cats and fosters them through Mountaineer for Mutts. In the past year, Miss Maddy has fostered over 20 cats! When Miss Maddy has free time, she enjoys hiking and spending time with her family and friends. She loves getting to work with kids because they are always so open to the word and they have endless imaginations!

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Victoria 
McKnight

Teaching Assistant

Miss Tori is from Parkersburg, WV. She has worked with children for the past six years as a camp counselor. In her free time, Miss Tori enjoys traveling, shopping, music, and going on hikes. Something interesting about Miss Tori is that she loves school and learning new things. She loves getting to work with kids because they are always eager to learn and have positive outlooks on life!

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Isabella 
Michaels

Teaching Assistant

Miss Isabella is new to the ELF 2 team! She recently moved from Texas to West Virginia to begin school at WVU. In her free time, she enjoys going to the gym and spending time with her friends and family. Her biggest life accomplishment thus far is being the first person in her family to go to college! She enjoys working with children because they bring so much joy to everyone around them!

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Lauren
O'Brien

Teaching Assistant

Miss Lauren is new to the ELF2 team. In the past, she has worked as a baker and in media production. In her free time, she loves to waterski and take her puppy Stitch on new adventures through WV. Something interesting about Miss Lauren is that she loves The Greatest Showman and watches it once a week. She enjoys working with children because the children are always so creative and happy!

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Julia 
Kocis

Teaching Assistant

Miss Julia is new to the ELF2 team! In the past, she has worked as a camp counselor for children with special needs, and a crisis text line responder. Something interesting about Miss Julia is that she was born in Guatemala. In her free time, she enjoys going on hikes, and basically all other outdoor activities! She loves ducks and hopes to be able to adopt one soon!

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Adelynn
Ivey

Teaching Assistant

Miss Addie is from Pittsford, NY. She is a junior Speech Pathology student at WVU with a double minor in Special Education and Spanish. She has two dogs, three cats, and two turtles! When Miss Addie has free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends and going to the gym. She loves working with children because she gets to be a part of their growth and development!

Flopsy

Flopsy has been at ELF Site 2 for five 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.