Children’s Morning Out Staff

                                                                                                                               The Ladybug Teachers-2 Year Old Class

GIni Kutsuflakis I am the assistant teacher in the Ladybugs classroom. I have a degree in Special Education from Wilmington University. I also have an Art and Graphic Design background which I love utilizing within the classroom and school. My goal for the classroom is to help the students feel nurtured and engaged in daily fun and creative activities. I also volunteer in the Avon Grove Schools. I live in West Grove with my husband Steve, our son, and twins.

Katie Taylor  Hello, my name is Katie Taylor. After working for many years as a cosmetologist in the area, I have decided to pursue my dreams of working in education. I have three children of my own that keep me busy when I’m not in the classroom! I really enjoy working with Early Childhood Age Levels because theirs active minds are truly a wonder in this stage of development! I look forward to providing your child with a school year full of fun, play, excitement and development.

The Bumble Bee and Honey Bee Teachers-3 Year Old Class

April Stoltzfus  Hi, my name is April Stoltzfus, and I am one of the Bee Teachers. I love teaching at WGUMC and have been blessed to be part of the preschool since 2014.  I have a degree in Early Childhood Education and have been working with young children for over fifteen years.  I live in Lincoln University with my wonderful husband David, and our three children.  I am also a member at the Christian Life Center, where I teach in Kidzone and help with VBS.

Gina Bechtel  Hi, my name is Gina Bechtel, and I am an assistant teacher in the Bee class.  I have loved being a part of the CMO community since 2013.  I feel fortunate to have gone from a preschool parent, to a substitute at CMO and now an assistant teacher.  Before children, I taught middle school Health and Physical Education in Maryland for nine years.  I live in West Grove with my husband, Rick and our two boys.  I am passionate about CMO’s play-based educational philosophy and look forward to watching your little ones grow.

The  Frog Teachers-Pre Kindergarten Class

Natalie Eason  I am a West Chester University Graduate.  I have been a part of the CMO staff since 2010.  I am involved in our community by volunteering in the Avon Grove Schools, Jennersville Y, and WGUMC.  I feel blessed to be a part of CMO and able to be a part of many families lives over the years.  I embrace the chance to watch these children grow outward as well as inward.

Devin Flynn  I have been teaching for ten years with experience in preschool through third grade. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education. When I’m not teaching I enjoy spending time with my wonderful husband and two handsome little boys.

The Butterfly Teachers-Pre Kindergarten Class

Cherylen St. John Hi, my name is Cherylen St. John.  I am so excited to be one of the teachers in the Butterfly classroom.  My husband, Craig, our son, Grant, and I moved from Northern Virginia to Landenberg a few years ago.  I have a degree in Child Development and Family Studies.  I have been an early childhood educator for over twelve years, and I love seeing each child learn and grow.  I feel truly blessed to be part of the staff here at CMO.

Melissa Kukulka  As the assistant teacher in the Butterfly classroom, I’m excited to help our Pre-K students learn and grow. While I’ve spent many hours volunteering in my own children’s classrooms, 2022-2023 marks my first school year working as a teacher. I have a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Penn State, and prior to moving to London Grove with my husband and then staying home for several years with our daughter and son, I worked as a writer and editor for a daily newspaper. I enjoy leading my daughter’s Girl Scout troop, watching my kids on the stage and field and spending time with my family (which includes our beloved Cavalier King Charles spaniel) and friends.

Para Professional

Maira Tena  My name is Maira Tena and I live in Avondale with my husband, daughter and twin sons.  I have been an assistant teacher in the CMO program since 2009.  I also have worked at this church for 16 years as the nursery attendant and I provide child care for special church events.  I am fluent in Spanish and Sign Language.  I really enjoy working at the CMO and I look forward to working with your children.

Director of WGUMC CMO and Preschool

Abbie Gruscavage Hello, I’m Abbie Gruscavage and I am so happy to be the Director of our wonderful CMO program here at WGUMC! I graduated from WCU with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and from Goucher College with my master’s in Elementary Education. I taught second grade in Baltimore for 9 years before having my children. The CMO program is very near and dear to my heart as my three children started their early childhood days here at the Preschool. I continued on from a preschool parent, to a teacher here, and now I’m lucky enough to work alongside of all of our wonderful teachers as the Director. I couldn’t ask for a better job than watching the children learn and thrive through play!