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Meet Our Team

We are proud to present our Team Members to all of you:

Miss Ashley

Director's Assistant


Hello, my name is Ashley and I am a Director's Assistant at Mama Bears Child Care.  I live at home with my fiance Rob, son Matthew, and a few pets.  I am the mother of a beautiful 2 year old who makes my life very interesting. I spend my work days coordinating, organizing, and bonding with all of the children who come to Mama Bears.  I strive to provide a fun and friendly learning environment to all of the Children and Staff in the Center.  When I have free time, I am with my family going to the park, swimming, or just having a family cookout.  I am very family oriented.
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Miss Kari

Assistant Group Supervisor

Hello my name is Kari Winkelried. I am currently enrolled at Slippery Rock University for special education and early childhood education. I have always had a passion for working with children and love learning about each individual child. In my free time my favorite thing to do is go to the movies. I absolutely love scary movies and try to see every scary movie in theaters. I also like to stay home with my dog Monty and my boyfriend Tyler. The best days are the lazy ones at home. I am excited to be working here at mama bears and am happy to have your child be apart of our family here! 

Miss Jen

Group Supervisor/Preschool Teacher

Miss Jen lives at home with her husband Mike and daughter Vada.  She has followed her passion of working with children for many years.  She has her Bachelors Degree in Child Development and Education.  She is fun, loving, kind, patient, and outgoing.  Miss Jen is a great asset to our team.

Mr. Nate

Assistant Group Supervisor

Mr. Nate started with us as a Volunteer, and became an Assistant Group Supervisor when he graduated this year.  He spends his free time babysitting, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.  Nate enjoys spending time with kids and helping them learn.  He plans to continue his education in Early Childhood Education in the near future.  Mr. Nate is a great asset to our team.  

Miss Melissa

Assistant Group Supervisor


Miss Melissa lives at home with her boyfriend and her dog.  She has worked with kids in various professions throughout the years.  Her favorite position has been being a TSS and helping children in need on an individual basis.  Miss Melissa is great with all kids, and enjoys singing, dancing, and art time.  Miss Melissa is a great asset to our team.
 

Miss Hayley

Assistant Group Supervisor

Miss Hayley lives at home with YaYa and Pop Pop while she completes her final years in college.  In her free time, she spends time at our Center and loves spending time with all of the kids.  She has a particular interest in the younger toddlers, but loves kids of all ages.  Miss Hayley is a great asset to our team.  

Miss Mandi

Assistant Group Supervisor

Miss Mandi lives at home with her boyfriend and her 4 children.  She enjoys spending time with friends and family.  When she has free time, she comes in and spends time with the kids in the center.  Miss Mandy is a great asset to our team. ​  This is a pic of Mandi with her favorite sister :) 

Miss Mandy

Assistant Group Supervisor 

Miss Mandy lives at home with her family and her cats.  She has worked with children over the years and enjoys spending time with family and kids.   She enjoys kids of all ages, but mostly works with our young toddlers.  Miss Mandy is a great asset to our team.

Miss Shelby

Assistant Group Supervisor

Miss Shelby lives at home with her boyfriend Jon and their fish.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family.  Throughout her work career, she has spend many years caring for others of all ages, her favorite age group is the babies.  She has completed courses to become and EMT, but has changed her mind and decided she loves working with children.  Miss Shelby is a great asset to our team.  

Mr. Jon

Assistant Group Supervisor

Mr. Jon lives at home with his girlfriend Shelby and their fish.  In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family.  Jon has also spent many years caring for others of all ages.  He has a background in EMT work as well as training others in CPR/First Aid.  His preferred age group is the infants.  Mr. Jon is a great asset to our team.   

Miss Brooke

Volunteer

Miss Brooke is currently a student finishing High School in the near future.  She spends her free time spending time with family and friends, and enjoys children and babysitting.  She spends time in our Center playing with the kids when she has free time.  Miss Brooke is a great asset to our team.  

Miss Hope

Volunteer

Miss Hope lives at home with her mom  and is currently a student finishing High School in the near future.  She enjoys spending time with family and friends.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time at our center playing with the kids.  Miss Hope is a great asset to our team. 

Miss Sara

Assistant Group Supervisor

Hi my name is Sara Neal and I am an Assistant Group Supervisor at Mama Bears Child Care Center. I live at home with my son Aiden, my mom and dad, and a few pets. I am a mother of a beautiful 3 yr old who makes my life very happy and busy. I spend my work days bonding with all the kids who come to Mama Bears, I work to provide a fun and friendly learning environment to all the children. When I have free time, I am with my family going to our camp, swimming or just having good time with friends.

Miss Teniyah

Assistant Group Supervisor

Miss Teniyah moved to Pittsburgh from Florida in 2015.  She has a true passion for working with children and has been working in the child care Industry since she was 16 years old.  In school, she currently majors in Art and Acting, and is very creative and crafty.  She is also taking courses in Early Childhood Education to complete her CDA Credential.  Miss Teniyah is a great asset to our team.