Lisa Loomis (far left) is delighted to begin her twelfth year at the Children's School, supporting the 3-year-old program. Her education includes a B.A. from Cal U in 2003 and an M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education in 2014 from Carlow University. Lisa enjoys encouraging her husband, Carl, in the growth of their recruiting business (Solid Rock Executive Search), which supports their passion for hospitality and serving together in their church. Meanwhile, her Pittsburgh roots have securely anchored her family to the area where she enjoys opportunities 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.
Caitlin Armbruster (middle left) grew up in Farmington Hills, Michigan where she began her passion for the arts. She came to Pittsburgh to earn her Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance from Point Park University. Upon graduation, she performed with Pittsburgh Musical Theater and the National Tours of My Little Pony Live! (as Ladybug) and Sesame Street Live! (as Elmo). Caitlin is a licensed Pennsylvania Private School Teacher. For the past nine years, she has been an Associate Teacher in the Kindergarten classroom. She is excited to be taking on the role of the Young 3's Teacher in the Red Room as she enters her tenth school year with the Children's School.
Caitlin and her husband, Dan, keep busy with their two daughters, Addison (6) and Kiley (3), and their dog, Roxie. The Armbruster family can be found cheering on Pittsburgh sports teams, exploring and playing outdoors, and ending the day with a good dance party!
Anne O'Neill (middle right), a Pittsburgh native, is excited to return to The Children's School for a third year after a decade of teaching experience in Chicago. On May 30th, of this year, Anne became a mother to her lovely daughter, Quinn. Anne now sees the world through the lens of a parent! She is looking forward to infusing this special view into her teaching practice. Anne holds an undergraduate degree in sociology from Ohio Wesleyan University, followed by a term of service with Americorps. Her work with children during this term inspired Anne to become an educator. Anne then earned a Masters degree in 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 promote self-help skills. In her spare time, Anne enjoys talking and playing with her daughter, practicing yoga, and exploring the wilderness
Tim Salinetro (far right) graduated with a B.S. in Mathematics and a minor in theology in May 2004 and recently completed coursework for a Master’s degree in Early Childhood /Elementary Education, all at Duquesne University. This is Tim’s fifteenth year as an educator at the Children’s School, and this will be his eighth year as a head teacher in the three-year-old program. 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 repurposing things, spending time outdoors, and sharing these interests with children of all ages.