Charline Tomer earned a B.S. in Preschool Education/Child Development from Ohio University and a Masters in Early Childhood/Special Education from George Washington University. She taught two-year-olds for 3 years at the Ohio University Education Laboratory School, two and three-year-olds for 2 1/2 years at the Gerard Majella Child Center at Marymount University in Virginia, and three to five-year-olds for 9 years at the Elfinwild Church Preschool in Glenshaw. In 1995, she developed a hands-on science program that she implemented with all the classes at Elfinwild. Then, in 1998 she developed a “Moms and Me” program for 2 ½ year olds at Elfinwild and facilitated it until she joined the Children’s School staff in 2001. Charline and her husband, Henry, have two sons. Their oldest son Kevin and his wife Nicole have a two and a half year old son, Ryan. Rich, Charline’s youngest son was married to Sarah this year and Charline is pleased to have them living close by! Charline loves listening to music, the performing arts and movies, and is also an active member of her church and community. She is currently on the nominating committee for church officers and on a search committee for a new director of Children’s Ministry.
Anne O'Neill, a Pittsburgh native, is excited to return to The Children's School for a second year after a decade of teaching experience in Chicago. She holds an undergraduate degree in sociology from Ohio Wesleyan University, followed by a year long term of service with Americorps. Her work with children during this term inspired Anne to become an educator. Anne then earned a Masters degree of Education from DePaul University. She chose to focus on early childhood education and English Language Learners acquiring additional teaching certificates in these areas. Anne enjoys spending time with children to stimulate social emotional learning and independence. She also enjoys incorporating arts into her curriculum. In her spare time, Anne enjoys practicing yoga, going on long hikes in the wilderness, and traveling to new places.
Tim Salinetro graduated with a B.S. in Mathematics and a minor in theology From Duquesne University in May 2004. This is Tim’s thirteenth year as an educator at the Children’s School, and this will be his sixth year as the head teacher for the afternoon three-year-olds. He is a Youth Group advisor at his church where he mentors middle and high school youth from the neighborhood. He enjoys tinkering (busying himself with something without clear results), bird watching, building and re-purposing things, spending time outdoors, and sharing these interests with children of all ages. Tim will finish (hopefully...) his Masters degree and certification in Early Childhood/Elementary Education at Duquesne University this year.
Lisa Loomis is delighted to celebrate a decade at the Children's School this school year. She is looking forward to the fall as she supports the 3-year-old program, as well as the Extended Morning program. Lisa completed her undergraduate years at California University of Pennsylvania in 2003. She continued her education at Carlow University where she earned her M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education in 2014. She and her husband, Carl, enjoy opening their home in hospitality, roaming through Phipps Conservatory to gaze at the incredible natural beauty within and serving together in their church wherever there is a need that they can meet. Lisa feels privileged to live in Pittsburgh since her nieces and nephews are close, geographically. She loves to sing, sew, cook, write notes of encouragement, give homemade gifts, capture memories through photography, and find uses for odds and ends from the art closet.