Meet the dedicated staff of Discovery Junction!

Jess has her associate's degree in early childhood education and has been working with children since 2004. She currently resides in Palmyra with her husband, three children and step-daughter. Her passion is watching students learn and grow!

Nicole is a graduate of Palmyra Area High School who loves working with children. Her experience includes babysitting and volunteering with the special Olympics. In addition to working with kids, Nicole also enjoys hiking, shopping and movies.

Nicole

Alissa enjoys being Discovery Junction's part-time bookkeeper. Her other activities include directing the Cumberland Singers, teaching private piano and voice lessons, and singing with the a cappella group Anything But Quiet.

Michelle has lots of experience working with children, including babysitting as well as working as an infant room teacher and child care center cook. She loves spending time with her three children, her husband and her dogs.

Nicole is a graduate of Palmyra Area High School who loves working with children. Her experience includes babysitting and volunteering with the special Olympics. In addition to working with kids, Nicole also enjoys hiking, shopping and movies.

Crystalene

Penny is our cook, and she loves serving healthy meals to the children and making them smile. She volunteers with the Ladies' Auxiliary at the Uno Fire Hall, and she enjoys cooking, baking and spending time with family and friends. She has three children and three grandchildren.

Alesha

Amanda

Joanne

Penny

Cook

Michelle

Alesha has been caring for children for many years and has three of her own. She loves infants and toddlers. She enjoys crafts and collects elephants.

Mandy loves watching the children as they learn new ideas and skills. She has her associate's degree in early childhood education and has been here at Discovery Junction since 2006.

During her time at Discovery so far, Amanda has enjoyed learning something new each day from the children. She attended Lancaster Career and Technology Center for early childhood education and has recently earned her CDA. She loves spending time with her family and watching her own son learn and grow.

Becky

Assistant Director

Sarah

Valerie has two years of experience as a nanny, and she attended college for child sciences with a minor in education. She enjoys hula hooping, sewing, baking and reading.

Nancy Edris

​Director

Kelly

Alissa

Bookkeeper

Sarah graduated from Palmyra Area High School and is currently studying early childhood development at HACC. Her hobbies include camping, boating, hiking and snowmobiling.

Sarah loves teaching infants and toddlers. She also enjoys video games, writing poems, fishing, hiking and swimming.

Wendy loves all ages of children and is excited to be working with our school agers. She has her CDA credential, and she enjoys reading, crocheting, and spending time with the grandkids.

Valerie

Katy loves working with energetic school-agers. She has her bachelor's degree in art education from Kutztown University. She is a volunteer firefighter at the Campbelltown Fire Company, and she loves art and fantasy books.

Crystalene has returned to Discovery Junction after teaching here from 2012 to 2014. She enjoys working with all age groups. She has her bachelor's degree in psychology and is currently pursing education in child care.

Nancy has been working with children for many years and enjoys working with the children and the staff at Discovery Junction. She has her associate's degree in early childhood education as well as her director's credentials.

Kelly enjoys reading, hiking and crafts. She is starting in the field of child care after doing lots of babysitting and working with special needs children. She loves working with the curious and cuddly toddlers.

Charity graduated from HACC in 2009 and has her associate's degree in early childhood education. She loves to travel, play games, watch sports, and spend time with family and pets (4 cats and a rabbit).

Sarah

Jess

Joanne loves the smiles of children! She has many years of experience working with children, including children with special needs. She enjoy outdoor activities like camping, hiking and kayaking.

Alissa

Bookkeeper

Sam has her bachelor’s degree from Penn State in human development and family studies. She has worked with pediatric patients for two years of a volunteer internship. She loves getting to know each child individually and watching them learn and grow.

Alissa

Bookkeeper

Charity

Wendy

Samantha

Alissa enjoys being Discovery Junction's part-time bookkeeper. Her other activities include directing the Cumberland Singers, teaching private piano and voice lessons, and singing with the a cappella group Anything But Quiet.

Katy

Mandy

717-838-6211 ~ info@discoveryjunctioninc.com ~ 50 West Market Street, Campbelltown, PA 


Becky has been with Discovery Junction for almost ten years. She has her bachelor's degree from Lebanon Valley College in elementary and special education. She loves reading, spending time with family, and watching the children in her care learn and grow.

Discovery Junction Child Development Center ~ 50 West Market Street, Campbelltown, PA ~ 717-838-6211