Pre-K 1

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Connie McClurg
Lead Teacher

Ms. Connie has been at ELF for 27 years. She has an Associate and Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education and Development with a minor in Spanish. In addition to being a Pre-K Teacher, she is also a Developmental Specialist for WV Birth to Three. She enjoys reading, watching NFL and spending time with her adult children.

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Nacole
Sharp
Lead Teacher

Ms. Nacole has a Bachelor's degree in Arts, WVIT certificate, and is currently working on a degree in Early Childhood Education. She is the substitute bus driver for ELF and also drives for Taylor County Schools in the evenings. She has been at ELF for 10 years. She lives on a 25 acre farm and in her spare time she makes and sells quilts. She loves crafting, going camping, fishing and spending time with friends and family.

Pre-K 2

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Allyssa Grubbs

Lead Teacher

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Timber Newhouse

Assistant Teacher

Ms. Allyssa comes to ELF with six years of previous childcare experience! She graduated from WVU with not only a Bachelors but also a Masters in Elementary Education! Ms. Allyssa enjoys working with children because she loves to watch them use their own experiences to learn in a new way! In her spare time she takes care of her cats and bearded dragon! 

Miss. Timber comes to us from Uniontown, PA. In her free time, she likes to play golf and swim. She was previously a life guard. Her biggest accomplishment was being in the front of a parade at Walt Disney World for band. She can even play the flute and piccolo. She loves working with children because she loves helping to shape their mind and see them grow into wonderful people.

Preschool-Apples

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Amanda 

Bowmar

Lead Teacher

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Kelsea

Martin

Assistant Teacher

Ms. Amanda loves to work with children. She is currently working on getting her Bachelors Degree in Psychology. In her free time she enjoys kayaking, camping and spending time with her dog Maeby and her boyfriend Skye. One thing many people don’t know about her is that one day she hopes to write a children’s book!

Miss Kelsea has been working with children for the past 7 years in private childcare as a nanny! She loves to spend her free time with her brother and other family members that she is close with. She loves to work with children because of the bond that can be created with not only the children but their families as well. 

Preschool-Pineapples

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Shakeira

Moss

Lead Teacher

Miss. Moss is new at ELF. She previously worked as a CNA. In her free time she likes to read and do outdoor activities. Something that not many people know about Miss. Moss is that she is afraid of the dark. She loves to work with children because she gets to share her knowledge with them!

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Kari

Amtower

Assistant Teacher

Miss Kari is from Morgantown,WV. She has worked with children for the past two years. She has 2 cats, that she loves to spoil! In her free time, she enjoys painting, playing tennis, going on hikes and gardening. She loves working with children because of their creative minds.

Preschool-Bananas

Natalie
Thorpe
Lead Teacher
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Desiree
Stroud
Teaching Assistant

Miss. Natalie is from Buckhannon, WV. She graduated from WVU with her undergraduate degree. She has a dog named Finn. Miss. Natalie has been to 8 different countries! She enjoys working with children because of all their stories they tell.

Miss. Desiree is a new face at ELF 1, but previously worked at ELF 2. In the past, she has been a junior camp counselor and a senior camp counselor. In her free time, she enjoys tom play the keyboard and draw. Miss. Desiree has been playing the piano since she was 11 years old! She loves to work with children because she loves getting to see them learn something new.

Toddler 1

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Bethany

Arbogast

Lead Teacher

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Bri

Hefner

Assistant Teacher

Ms. Bethany comes to ELF with three years of previous experience in child care. When working with children, she enjoys watching them learn and grow. In Ms. Bethany's spare time, she enjoys watching Netflix, hiking and going to the gym. She is one of five children! Ms. Bethany has three sisters and one brother. She also has always enjoyed basketball

Miss Bri has worked with children for the past five years. In the past, she has worked as a private babysitter and also a preschool volunteer. In her free time, she likes to play basketball, soccer and go on hikes! Her favorite food is sushi and she loves working with children because they're so fun and energetic. 

Toddler 2

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Jennifer

White

Lead Teacher

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Billiejo

Lykens

Assistant Teacher

Ms. Jennifer graduated from WVU in 2016 with a MDS degree. She specialized in Child Development and Family Studies, Special Education, and Early Interventions. Jennifer has been with ELF for 2 years! 

Ms. Billiejo joins our teams with two years of previous childcare experience, including substitute teaching! In her spare time, she enjoys making crafts and playing with her six dogs! Ms. Billiejo enjoys working with kids to watch them grow and learn! 

Resource Teachers

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Shannon 
Davis
Assistant Teacher
Administrative Assistant
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Ms. Shannon has been working in the childcare field for over 2 years. She has a BA in Journalism from WVU and 4 years of experience both leading and taking part in community service work. When she isn't working, she enjoys going to the beach, painting and spending time with her husband and dog Bella.

Cailey
Hillard 
Assistant Teacher
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Ms. Cailey has been with ELF for one year. She lives in Morgantown, and currently attends WVU. Something nobody knows about Ms. Cailey is that she is scared of Crickets. She likes working with kids because there is always something to do!

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Chloe
Payne
Assistant Teacher

Ms. Chloe is currently a sophomore at WVU studying Occupational Therapy. She enjoys hanging out with her family and friends, playing volleyball and reading. She has 2 cats, Miley and Riley that she loves. Her favorite thing about kids is their imagination because it brings out their creativity

Darby 
Herd
Assistant Teacher
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Miss. Darby is new to ELF. In the past she has worked at group homes, as a WVU program assistant, and as a server. She has a dog named Luna. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, going to the beach, and painting. She loves working with children because of the relationship that can grow between a child and a teacher.

Regina
Biafore 
Assistant Teacher
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Ms. Regina joins the ELF crew with five years of previous childcare experience! Her biggest life accomplishment is raising her three children and being the best most possible to them! In Ms. Regina's spare time she enjoys cooking, reading and making crafts. If you see Ms. Regina around Site 1, give her a warm welcome! 

Gabriell
Colerick
Assistant Teacher
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Miss. Gabby is from Morgantown, WV. In her free time, Miss. Gabby enjoys cooking, painting, doing her make up, baking and gardening. Her biggest accomplishment is graduating from beauty school. She enjoys working with children because she loves being able to watch them grow throughout the years.

Emalee
Arbogast 
Assistant Teacher
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Miss Emalee is new to ELF's team. She is from Morgantown, WV and is excited to join our team. In her free time, Miss Emalee enjoys reading and cooking. She loves to learn new recipes. She grew up on a farm with four siblings. She loves getting to work with children because they are funny and easily make everyday brighter.

Hannah
Haddix 
Assistant Teacher
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Miss Hannah is from Morgantown, WV and is a new member to our ELF team. In the past she has worked as a summer camp counselor, and also has baby sat for private families. She has a dog named Buster that she loves getting to spend time with. She enjoys swimming, walking, and spending time with her family. She is a recent graduate of West Virginia University. She loves getting to work with children because they make every day more entertaining.

Brie
Van Fossen
Assistant Teacher
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Miss Brie is from Morgantown, WV. Previously, Miss Brie has worked as a Nanny and a gymnastics coach. In her free time, she loves to nap and spend time with her boyfriend and dog. Something that no one knows about Miss Brie is that she is scared of the dark! She loves getting to work with children because she loves getting to see their faces light up when they get excited.

Kelsey 
Riley
Assistant Teacher
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Miss Kelsey is from Winchester, VA. She has a Golden Retriever that she loves to spend time with. When she has free time, she likes to exercise, watch tv, and color. She loves children because they are so creative and funny to be around!

Kitchen

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Elysia
Pinkard
Assistant Cook
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Jack
Kelly
Assistant Cook

Miss. Elysia is part of the team that makes ELF delicious meals! In the past she has worked as a pastry chef. She has a dog named Bella. In her free time she enjoys baking, eating, running and watching movies. Her biggest life accomplishment has been getting her ice cream put on the menu of a New Orleans restaurant. 

Mr Jack is part of our behind the scenes kitchen team! In the past he has worked as a camp counselor. In his free time, Mr. Jack enjoys playing sports and video games. His biggest life accomplishment is getting admitted into the WVU Psychology Program.