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Meet our Early Learning Center Teachers! 

Kristen Butler—Full Day Preschool Teacher for 2-Year-Olds

Kristen Butler has a 90-Hour Certificate in Early Childhood Education and has been working in the education field for eight years. She has experience working with children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old. She is full of spunk and energy and is happy to be a part of the HCC Early Learning Center preschool program. Kristen also teaches some of the  fun HCC Kids Summer Camps at the Early Learning Center.

Kelly Jordan—Half Day Preschool Teacher for 4-Year-Olds (5 days/week)

Kelly earned her education degree from Notre Dame of Maryland University. She has 9 years experience teaching preschool in both the 3 and 4 year old programs. It is very rewarding to be a part of a child’s first school experience. It is her goal to make that experience a positive one that the child will carry with them every year going forward. She is the proud mom of 3 daughters and enjoys supporting them in their sports and traveling to Florida to enjoy the sun and sand.

Latasha Keyes—Half Day Preschool Teacher for 4-Year-Olds

Latasha Keyes has a 90-Hour Certificate in Early Childhood Education and over 10 years of experience working with children of all ages. What she enjoys most about teaching is being able to work with children and observe how they develop and grow. Nothing gives her more joy than knowing she has played a vital role in a child’s education.  Tasha also teaches Princess Party and Sugar and Spice Camp as part of the HCC Kids summer programs at the Early Learning Center.

Jo Ann Kopp—Half Day Preschool Teacher for 3-Year-Olds

Jo Ann, originally from Florida, has lived in Harford County for 10 years with her husband and daughter. She has her 90-hour certification in Early Childhood Education from HCC and has worked with young children for over 5 years. She loves being a part of a child's first experience with school. She looks forward every day to seeing and listening to her small friends and their imaginations. Her favorite color is yellow and her birthday is October 25. Her favorite preschool activities with her small friends are playing instruments, singing and dancing. Jo Ann loves spending time with her family and her dog Rosey.

Edna Reilly—Full Day Preschool Teacher for 3-Year-Olds

Edna Reilly has a 90-Hour Certificate in Early Childhood Education and has been working in the education field for seventeen years. Her prior experience includes preschool instruction for 3- and 4-year-olds. She is very proud to be a part of the HCC Early Learning Center. Edna also teaches Spanish Camp as part of HCC Kids summer camps at the Early Learning Center. 

Jessica Ward—Full Day Preschool Teacher for 4- and 5-Year-Olds

Jessica Ward has an Early Childhood Education degree from Harford Community College and has been working in the education field for seventeen years. For the past nine years, she has worked with the four- and five-year-old age group. She is a dedicated teacher and enjoys enriching the lives of her students.  Jessica also teaches some of the exciting summer camps we offer as part of the HCC Kids summer camps at the Early Learning Center.

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