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Staff

Professionals at the Early Learning Center believe that learning continues throughout life. Teachers are invested in growing as professionals and attend conferences and various professional development opportunities throughout the year. As a main tenet of the program’s mission, the Center offers experiential learning opportunities for student teachers, volunteers, interns, and work study students attending Messiah College. It is through programs such as this that our future early childhood educators, social science professionals and those interested in human development are able to put theory into practice while honing their leadership, teaching and observation skills alongside experts in the field. 

Stacey Griffiths

Stacey Griffiths has directed the Early Learning Center since July 2012 and formerly served as an assistant director and master teacher in the program. Stacey possesses a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Program with an Early Childhood Concentration, as well as a Master’s degree in Education. She and her husband are the proud parents of two incredible children, both graduates of the Early Learning Center. Stacey is happy to be serving you and your children in this exceptional program.

Lilian Schultz

Lilian Schultz has taught at the Early Learning Center since 2008 and is happy to be serving the staff, you and your children as the administrative assistant to the Program. Lily possesses a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Education with a TESOL track at Messiah College. She is blessed with a husband and four children, the eldest who graduated in May 2014.

Denise Fogelsanger

Denise Fogelsanger has taught at the Early Learning Center since 2006. Her bachelor’s degree is in Special Education, and her Master’s degree is in Early Childhood Education. She taught in the Maryland Public school system, in Carroll County for 7 years before starting her family. She is blessed with 3 girls, Andrea, Ashley, and Amber, all graduates of the Early Learning Center. She also has a supportive husband, Dale. In her spare time she loves to read, cross stitch, camp, and travel with her family.

Jill Cowoski

Jill Cowoski has taught at the Early Learning Center since 2002. She possesses a Child Development Associate, a nationally recognized credential in the field of early childhood education. She and her husband are the proud parents of four incredible children, three who graduated from the Early Learning Center. Currently Jill and her husband have a daughter who attends Messiah College. Jill is happy to be serving you and your children in this one of a kind program.