Pre-K 1

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.

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

Allyssa Grubbs

Lead Teacher

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

Amanda 

Bowmar

Lead 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!

Preschool-Pineapples

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!

Preschool-Bananas

Alex

Pettis

Lead Teacher

Mr. Alex is from Smithfield, PA. He has been working with children for more than three years. In his free time, he loves to cook and read. Something that no one knows about Mr. Alex is that he loves 90s country music! He loves working with children because he loves getting to see them learn.

Toddler 1

Bethany

Arbogast

Lead 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

Toddler 2

Jennifer

White

Lead Teacher

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

Shannon 
Davis
Assistant Teacher
Administrative Assistant
Evening PIC

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.

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

Cailey
Hillard 
Assistant Teacher

Ms. Cailey is new to us here at ELF. 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!

Kala 
Miller 
Assistant Teacher

Ms. Kala lives here in Morgantown, but has lived all around the United States. She is a History major at WVU. She has two dogs that she loves to take for hikes in her free time. Her favorite thing about working with children is seeing their face light up when they learn something new

Regina
Biafore 
Assistant Teacher

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

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.

Darby 
Herd
Assistant Teacher

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.

Kaitlyn
Stout
Assistant Teacher

Miss. Kaitlyn is from Morgantown, WV. She has worked with children for the past two years. She has two dogs named Rudi and Tucker. Something interesting about Miss. Kaitlyn is that she plays seven instruments! She enjoys working with children because she loves getting to see their smiles all day and being able to make their days brighter. 

Natalie
Thorpe
Assistant Teacher

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.

Kitchen

Linnea Brooks
Head Cook /
Wellness Coordinator
Elysia
Pinkard
Assistant Cook

Ms. Linnea has been with ELF for 8 years. She has a degree from Fairmont State in Elementary Education and has worked many positions at ELF! She loves her two dogs, Envy and Zoe. Something you may not know about her is she has a major shoe addiction, she has over 200 pairs!

Miss. Elysia is new to the ELF team. 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. 

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