Our Staff

When hiring staff for our center, we search for people who genuinely care about the education and well-being of the children. Working at Precious Angels is not just a job, it is a profession. We look for people who are artistically creative and are willing to do “hands-on” activities while interacting with the children to help them learn social and cognitive skills for the future.

Michelle Clark

Owner

I am a wife to a terrific man, Doug, and a mother to two wonderful children Andrew and Hannah. I graduated from Keystone Oaks High School in 1987 and attended WVU and Duquesne University. My studies were in criminal justice and psychology. While in college, I worked with children at the Auberle Home for Children caring for troubled youth. I also did work with children through the Juvenile Probation system.

After working several years in the business world, my passion for children prompted me to open a childcare center in 2006. The center is very successful and I am optimistic as to its future and mine.

Ms. Cathy

Director

Originally from Greensburg, I graduated from Hempfield Area High School in 1996. In August 2009, I received a Bachelor Degree in Education from California University of Pennsylvania, focusing on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education. I worked for the Westmoreland Intermediate Unit for 8 years as a Classroom Assistant working with students with various special needs.

I began working for Precious Angels Childcare and Learning Center in July 2006 less than two months after the center opened. I started as a floater before becoming the Pre-K Teacher and School-Aged Summer Camp Program Teacher. In May 2012, I made the move as Precious Angels expanded and opened a center in Carnegie, and was both Director and the Pre-K Teacher for the 5 years that the Carnegie Center was opened. I enjoyed my time in Carnegie as it was a great opportunity and learning experience that prepared me to return to Crafton as the Director in December 2016 after the closing of the Carnegie Center. I have made a full circle and feel as though I am back home again. I truly enjoy watching the children and the families of Precious Angels continue to grow over the years.

When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family. I live in the Burgettstown Area with my husband Dan and our children Miranda, Natasha, and Antonio.

Ms. Amber

Pre-K Teacher

In 2004, I graduated from Thiel College with a BA in Communication and an Elementary Education Certification. After graduating I was a substitute and after-school tutoring teacher for the Penn Hills School District before joining the Precious Angels staff in October 2010. In March 2012, I began working with the Pre-K Program. Teaching truly is my passion in life and I really enjoy sharing my love of learning with my students.

When I am not in the classroom, I enjoy spending time with my son and fiancé, as well as upcycling furniture, visiting waterfalls, and playing with our three dogs.

Ms. Pattie

Pre-K Assistant Teacher

I am a wife and Mom and have been working in childcare for 15 years. I currently am the Pre-K Assistant Teacher. Previously I worked in the Pre-Toddler Room and enjoyed working with the children and teaching them to become toddlers. I love watching children grow and become more independent. Hugs and kisses from your children are my biggest reward!

Ms. Lakeyla

Preschool 2 Teacher

I have been working in childcare for 24 years and have been a part of the Precious Angels family since December of 2007. I am the Preschool 2 teacher.

I have a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential and an Associate Degree in Child and Family Studies.

Ms. Chrissy C.

Preschool 1 Teacher

Hello, my name is Christina C and I am the Preschool 1 Teacher here at Precious Angels. Previously I spent three years working as a Teacher Aid at a catholic school. Then I spent time working as a 3 year old Preschool Teacher. I have worked as an infant teacher all the way up through school age. I love and enjoy working with children and watching the kids learn and grow here at Precious Angels.

Ms. Chrissy M.

Toddler Room

I have been working at Precious Angels since September 2013. I am a Nana and a wife. I have 4 adult children and I have been in this field for 17 years. I attended Sawyer Business. Along with childcare I am also a chef. I continue to take classes and training because you are never too old to learn. I am a firm believer that it takes a village to raise a child; and I truly enjoy being a part of it.

Ms. Stefanie

Toddler Room

Hello, my name is Stefanie and I work in the Toddler Room. I have worked for Precious Angels since October of 2013. I love working with children and watching them grow each and every day. I take trainings when needed to further my education and learn new things about working in the childcare field.

Ms. Sammi

Pre-Toddler Room

Bio coming soon!

Ms. Nicole

Infant Room

I’ve been working at Precious Angels since November 12, 2007. I graduated from Carlynton High School in June 2006. I found a home in the Infant Room from the beginning and continue to enjoy working with the babies. I continue to have fun with the babies while watching them grow.

In my free time, I like to play volleyball, football, softball, and bowling. When I’m not playing sports, I enjoy spending time with my fiancé, having fun with my dog, and watching my niece and nephew.

Ms. Linda

Infant Room

Hi, my name is Miss Linda and I started as a substitute teacher when the center opened in 2006. In 2012, I was offered a permanent position as the Preschool 1 Teacher and decided to take it. In 2017 I made the move to the Infant Room and am enjoying spending time with the babies.

After graduating from IUP, in 1991, with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant management, I moved to Pittsburgh. Here I met my wonderful husband, Ken. We live in Crafton and I was blessed to be able to stay home and raise our 5 amazing children.

When not at Precious Angels, you can usually find me at one of my kid’s sporting events!