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We Have High Standards, Too
When it comes to our staff, we set our standards as high as yours. Holy Cross Daycare is staffed by dedicated teachers and administrators that have your child's best interest and education in mind. We are focused on providing a cheerful and engaging experience for your child so that he or she can thrive.

Louise Kroboth
Director

Louise has been married for 32 years and has a daughter, son-in-law and three grandkitties. She also has four cats and a parakeet.

She started at Holy Cross in 1989 as a lead teacher and became director in 2009. Her educational background includes a B.S. in Home Economics Education from Mansfield University and PA Director's Credential from Northampton Community College. She has been an Avon representative since 1985 and recently became an Avon Training Leader. Louise is in the top 10 in sales volume in her district.

Her hobbies and interests include being an avid reader ("I love my kindle!"), experienced seamstress, and shopaholic. She also enjoys watching television and listening to music. Louise loves going to concerts and shows. She's also a balloon handler in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City!

Louise says, "I am proud to be a part of this organization. I feel blessed to work with so many wonderful people... children, parents, and staff!"


Cathy Fry
Assistant Director & School Age Lead Teacher

Cathy has been married for 33 years. She and her husband have 2 adult children. To fill the void left by their children growing up, they have a puppy named Jovie.

Cathy began working at Holy Cross as a lead teacher in 1990. She was a substitute teacher and worked part-time in a bank while her son attended daycare at Holy Cross. She realized with her degree in Art Education she might be able to "take her children to work with her" at Holy Cross. Twenty one years later Cathy is thrilled to be working at the center. "Both of my children attended Holy Cross. It was the best of both worlds for our family. The staff is great and the children are wonderful. I love working with the children and as an assistant director, I am proud to help our center run smoothly."

Cathy enjoys time with her family and friends. She also likes watching her husband and daughter coach high school basketball and watching her son play competitive golf. She treasures spending time with her daughter and sisters visiting museums, taking walks on the beach or shopping. She also has begun to spend a little more time being creative.


Alice Coughlin
Lead Teacher of Nursery School
Assistant Teacher of School Age

Alice is currently the lead teacher for the Nursery School Program, both the 3 year old class and the 4 year old class. She is also the lead teacher for the TAPS school age program, for children in kindergarten through third grade.

Mrs. Coughlin has been employed at Holy Cross since 2003. Prior to her employment here, she worked for Community Services for Children and the Philadelphia Children's Hospital. She has been working with children for over thirty years. She graduated from Syracuse University with a B.S. degree in Psychology/Child Life. She also took post graduate course a few years ago in Special Education.

Mrs. Coughlin lives locally, and is involved in many sporting and community events. She enjoys spending her leisure time going to baseball games and traveling. She has four children, three of which attended Nursery School at Holy Cross. When her first child attended here, twenty years ago, she said, "That is where I want to work. I love the program and I love the staff." About her job, she says, "I have the best job in the world. I am loved every day, I laugh every day, and no two days of work are ever the same!"


Christa Zechman
Assistant Teacher of Nursery School & School Age

Christa is proud to say she has a large, wonderful family and treasures every moment she gets to spend with them.

She began working at Holy Cross in 2006. She graduated from business school and obtained her Child Development Associate credential, earning nine credits in ECE. She says, "I feel lucky to be able to be a teacher. Making a difference in children's lives is very special. There is never a day exactly the same and it makes my job so rewarding. To be able to work with a wonderful staff and children, there is no place that I would rather be."

Christa loves to share her time with her family; that is what is important to her. Anything from sitting by the fire, watching them in sports, or sitting at the table for dinner having fun is what she loves and what she looks forward to.


Denise Devitt
Assistant Teacher of Nursery School
Summer Substitute

Mrs. Devitt has worked at Holy Cross since 2007. She has been employed in early childhood for ten years. She has her Child Development Associate certificate and nine credits in early childhood education. She enjoys watching her two children in their sports activities, and she helps coach her daughter's cheering squad.

Of her employment at Holy Cross she says, "I have truly enjoyed my time here at Holy Cross, and I look forward to being here for many years to come."


Debra Klipple
Lead Teacher of Preschool Daycare

Mrs. Klipple has an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from NCC. She has worked with children for over 35 years and has held a variety of job positions that include working with special needs children as a bus aide and assistant teacher, art, cooking and drama at the Girls Club of Bethlehem. She held a head teacher position in a pre-school classroom for LVCC and she owned and operated her own center for several years before joining the staff here at Holy Cross.

She is married to Terry for 34 years, they have one daughter who recently was married, and one spoiled Airedale Terrier that rules the house.

She enjoys cooking and is always ready to entertain family and friends. She likes to cook with the children in the classroom and she shares her recipes with her co-workers. Reading is a relaxing hobby and she is always ready to start a new book. Books are a big part of her classroom plans and she shares her collection of children's books often when special themes come up. She enjoys all kinds of music and sings in the church choir. She likes to use music in the classroom whenever possible. She sings and dances with the children on a daily basis. She likes to take walks and enjoys observing animals in their natural habitats. Her classroom activities often involve exploring outdoors with the children; we are very fortunate to be in such a rural area.

She has enjoyed the last 20 years and is looking forward to many more here at Holy Cross.


Tammy Henry
Assistant Teacher of Preschool Day Care

Tammy is happily married and has a daughter who is ten years old. She also has a dog named Copper.

She has been working in child care for 25 years and has 68 credits in Early Childhood. Tammy has worked for Holy Cross since September 2011 and is very proud to call them her family.

She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and volunteering with her daughter's girl scout troop.


Karla Hoelle
Assistant Teacher of Preschool Day Care

Karla has been married for eight years and has three children. She also has two pugs and a cat.

She began working at Holy Cross in 2009 and is working toward her CDA at this time. Karla also has a cosmetology license that she uses in her spare time.

She enjoys spending time with her family and camping. Karla loves working with children. She says, "They make me happy and brighten my day!"


Peggy Nagy
Assistant Teacher of School Age

Peggy has a 31-year old daughter, three cats, one dog and a gecko. She has been with Holy Cross since August 2007.

She started Nursing School at Easton Hospital in August 1968 and graduated with a diploma in 1971. During her active employment, she was certified in Medical Surgical Nursing.

Peggy enjoys traveling. Her favorite trips were to Alaska and Italy, as well as Canada, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Nevada and California. She loves studying birds, collecting stamps and coins. She says, "Every day is a challenge and tomorrow is always a new day!"


Sally Kunkel
Substitute

Sally has been married for 35 years and has two grown sons.

She was the lead teacher in Holy Cross's Nursery School classroom for 23 years. Sally retired from her position in 2008 and is currently filling the role of substitute teacher. She enjoys having the opportunity to spend time in each of the classrooms at the center. Sally has a degree in Home Economics Education from Penn State University.

In her spare time, Sally likes to read, garden and travel. She is a Penn State Master Gardener.


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