Cathy Roman (far left) grew up in a military family and has lived all over from Germany to Hawaii but she has always called Pennsylvania home. She graduated from Penn State with a B.S. in Elementary Education and a Concentration in Math and Science.
Cathy and her husband, Nathan, keep busy with their three daughters: Madeline a junior at Penn State studying Communication Sciences and Disorders, Emily a freshman at Penn State studying International Business, and Meredith a freshman in high school. The Roman family enjoys playing tennis, discovering new restaurants, fostering animals, crafting, and taking their dog, Tucker, on family hikes and boating adventures.
Danelle Belau (second from left) has called the Pittsburgh area home for nearly 14 years. Originally from Nebraska, she earned a BS in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from the University of Nebraska. She has taught K-2 multi-age, Pre-K, Kindergarten, and Head Start. She also spent a year substitute teaching in the Pittsburgh area, teaching everything K-6.
Danelle and her husband, Dave, have two children. Reagan is a sophomore in high school and involved in athletics. Corbin is a 8th grader and involved in instrumental music. Danelle is an avid reader, reading 80-100 books a year. She and her family enjoy hiking, biking, and taking care of their 3 dogs.
Leslie Johnson (third from left) has spent most of her life in Pittsburgh and currently lives in the North Hills with her husband, three children, Lila (5), Caden (3), Asher (1) and Labrador Retriever, Waffle. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in Psychology, then received her teaching certification in Early Childhood Education. Leslie previously taught second grade in Durham, North Carolina and has more recently taught preschool in Pittsburgh, where she loves seeing young learners discover who they are!
When Leslie isn’t busy, she enjoys exploring the city’s outdoors, restaurants, and many parks. She enjoys cooking homemade pizza, staying active, and spending time with friends and family.
Lisa Loomis (far right) is entering her fourteenth year at the Children's School. She plays supportive roles and regularly offers encouragement to the 3-year-olds and her co-workers. Her education includes a B.A. from Cal U in 2003 and a M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education in 2014 from Carlow University. Lisa, and her husband, co-own a small recruiting business in the construction industry (Solid Rock Search), which supports their passion for hospitality and serving together in their church. Meanwhile, her Pittsburgh roots have securely anchored her to the area where she enjoys opportunities to sing, sew, cook, write notes of encouragement, give homemade gifts, capture memories through photography, and learn new things to share with the 3-year-olds!