Meet the Team

Plant the Seed of Learning provides resources for families with children ages birth to 4.
Our goal is to educate families about brain development and the importance of education beginning at birth.

  • Crystal Loose Assistant Professor of Early and Middle Grades - West Chester University
  • Meredith Bailey Family and Community Outreach Specialist
  • Rachel Bruno Assistant Principal - ELCO
  • Sharon Schaefer Principal - Manheim Township School District
  • Rikki Artus
    Rikki Artus Kindergarten Teacher, Brownstown Elementary
  • Kathie Singer
    Kathie Singer Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital
  • Johanna Rodgers
    Johanna Rodgers Labor and Delivery Nurse, Women and Babies Hospital
  • Dr. Ryan P. Berardi Principal Kissel - Hill Elementary Warwick School District
  • Jacy Clugston Hess, Ph.D. Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education - Ephrata Area School District
  • Mrs. Julie Upson Kindergarten Teacher Brownstown Elementary Conestoga Valley School District

GIVE YOUR CHILD A HEAD START WITH PLANT THE SEED OF LEARNING