School Director and Teachers

Director – Susan Hills

Susan Hills

Susan Hills began as director on July 27, 2020 bringing over 30 years of early childhood education experience to our preschool. Hills began her career as a preschool teacher and then director of different daycare centers, served as a pre K specialist/grant coordinator, and was a lead teacher at the Penn State Developmental Lab for 14 years. Most recently Hills was the assistant program director at the Family Guidance Center of Alabama for 3 ½ years. Susan’s compassionate and intuitive strength based approach to understanding and supporting families will be a strong asset as she leads and builds the programming for our children and families.


Sara Bordack

Sara Bordack – Garden and Sun Rooms

Sara has been the four-old-teacher since 2015. She has an Associate’s Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State. “I love using the learning through play approach in the classroom and my favorite activities include sensory play, art, and music.”


Marcia Perdew

Marcia Perdew – Penguin Room

Marcia has been the two-year-old teacher since 2019. She has a BS in Biology, MS in Food Science, and spent many years conducting research in University labs before quitting to stay home full time to raise her three children. She has a long history with our school including volunteering as a driver and working as an assistant teacher. She loves working with two-year-olds and believes one of her most important jobs is to be their social/emotional coach as they learn to recognize and verbalize their feelings, and how to be part of a group—both critical skills for learning. She enjoys connecting with and loves each child, knowing that loving connection will enhance their preschool learning experience.