SPNDS: Our Teachers

SPNDS has been accredited by the National Association for Young Children (NAEYC) for 22 years. Our staff meets the rigorous requirements for developmentally appropriate early childhood education, and participates in continuing education experiences to enhance curriculum. Several of our teachers began their relationship with SPNDS as parents, and recognizing the collegial, congenial atmosphere, have become members of the staff.

Cathy Conahan

Cathy is the Interim Director for SPNDS. Cathy is also the school’s Science teacher and a member of the Lunch Bunch staff. Cathy served as the Director of SPNDS from 1993-2002, and has resumed her role in the interim as we search for a new full time Director.

Clayton Coltman

Clayton is the Assistant Director for SPNDS. Clayton is also an Assistant Teacher for one of our Pre-K classes and is our Head Lunch Bunch teacher. While Clayton has been a staff member since 2009, he also has the distinction of being the only staff member who was also a student at SPNDS, from 1977-1979.

Jennie Hartley

Jennie is the Head Teacher for our Youngest 3’s preschool class. Jennie has been a parent volunteer and assistant teacher in several classrooms since 2007, and became a full-time assistant to the 3’s class in 2013.

Allyson Blonski

Allyson is the Assistant Teacher for our Youngest 3’s class. She is also a Lunch Bunch teacher. Allyson has been a staff member since 2014.

Susan Williams

Susan is Head Teacher for one of our Pre-K classes. Susan has been a staff member at SPNDS for 27 years!

Donna Shakespeare

Donna is an Assistant Teacher for one of our Pre-K classes, and is also an Assistant Teacher for our Afternoon Kindergarten class. Donna has been with SPNDS since 2006.

Megan Coltman

Megan is the Head Teacher for one of our Pre-K classes. Megan has been a staff member at SPNDS since 2000.

Maureen Rutkowski

Maureen is the Head Teacher for one of our Pre-K classes, and is also the Head Teacher for our Afternoon Kindergarten Complement program. Maureen has been with SPNDS since 2005.

Paul Voshell

Paul is the Assistant Teacher for one of our Pre-K classes, and is a member of our Lunch Bunch staff. Paul has been with SPNDS since 2011.

Sheri Carney

Sheri is the Head Teacher for our Morning Kindergarten Complement class. Sheri has been a staff member at SPNDS since 2008.

Reisa Mukamal

Reisa is an Assistant Teacher for our Morning Kindergarten Complement class. Reisa has been a staff member at SPNDS since 2012.

Kristin Cardi

Kristin is an Assistant Teacher for our Morning Kindergarten Complement class. Kristin has been a staff member at SPNDS since 2017.

Joyce Perry

Joyce is the Music Teacher for SPNDS, as well as a member of the “Stay and Play” staff. Joyce has worked with our preschool for 46 years – joining the staff in 1971!

Emily Geddes

Emily is the Art Teacher for our morning and afternoon Kindergarten Complement programs. Emily first began working with SPNDS in 2010 as a substitute, but officially joined the staff in 2013.

Cathy Darrell

Cathy is the Woodshop Teacher at SPNDS. Cathy has been with us since 1999.

Allison DeSalvo

Allison is a Specials Teacher for “Creative Movement and Kids Yoga.” Allison is also a member of the Lunch Bunch staff. Allison joined SPNDS in 2016.

Contact Information

Cathy Conahan
SPNDS Interim Director
727 Harvard Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081

Phone: 610-543-2861
SPNDS@swarthmorepres.org