Bakerstown Presbyterian Children’s Center is blessed with a staff of strong, Christian women who are nurturing and caring.  Our teachers feel called to this ministry and mission, sharing the love of Christ, along with nurturing the growth of each child.  Through the staff the children feel love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control, the fruit of the Spirit.

Our staff are professional educators who attend at least six hours of Professional Development annually, and are CPR/First Aid Certified.  Each staff member holds PA State Police, FBI and Child Abuse Clearances.

(We are updating our pictures, please check back for new photos!)


Preschool Director



Wendy Sondej is our director. Wendy has a degree in Elementary Education and a wide range of experience in childhood education, including operating her own preschool, teaching in elementary school, and as a special education aide.





Two Year Olds





Mrs. Veneziano teaches the Mommy & Me class of 2 year olds and their parent/caregiver.







Mrs. Begeman and Ms. Kohser teach our 2 year old dropoff classes.



Three Year Olds




Mrs. Veneziano and Mrs. Stone teach a morning 3 year old class together.





Mrs. Riggle and Mrs. Mack teach morning and afternoon classes of 3 year olds.




Four Year Olds





Mrs. Fratangelo and Mrs. Mobley teach a four-day class of 4 year olds.







Mrs. Sweet and Mrs. Cyphert also teach a four-day class of 4 year olds.





Mrs. Novelli and Mrs. Grassucci (“Mrs. G”) teach a three-day class of 4 year olds.









Mrs. Dean (right) and Mrs. Cox teach the Pre-Kindergarten class together.




Office Staff




Mrs. G also is our Administrative Assistant, who works hard in the office and wherever else she is needed!







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