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.


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 the 2 year old Drop Off classes.




Three Year Olds




Mrs. Kimmell and Mrs. Sweet teach a morning 3 year old class together.








Mrs. Kimmell (right) and Mrs. Grassucci (“Mrs. G.”) teach another 3 year old morning class.







Mrs. Joyce (right) and Mrs. Stone teach morning and afternoon 3 year old classes.



Four Year Olds




Mrs. Prasse and Mrs. Mobley teach both a morning and an afternoon class of 4 year olds.







Mrs. Dean (right) and Mrs. Cox teach a morning class of 4 year olds.







Mrs. Novelli and Mrs. Grassucci (“Mrs. G”) make learning fun in one of BPCC’s morning 4 year old classes!






Mrs. Clark and Mrs. Cyphert teach the Pre-Kindergarten class together.




Office Staff



Mrs. Malara (Administrative Assistant) and Mrs. Sondej (Director) work hard in the office and wherever else they are needed!






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