Meet the Staff

The STAFF AND teachers are devoted to daily prayer for the children and the school.

Christina Platt, Director

Christina Platt is the Preschool's director. Ms. Platt is experienced, energetic and holds a B.A. in Spanish and Elementary Education with a Level II teaching certification as well as an M.A. in Educational Administration and a principal's certification. She taught for 6 years at a bilingual elementary school in Kensington, and then founded The Philadelphia Project Preschool in the fall of 2014. She was also a founding board member of Roxborough Christian School. 

Jennifer Toland

Jennifer Toland teaches our young four-year-olds in the 5-day program. Ms. Toland is an experienced teacher has taught and cared for children at Narberth Christian Preschool for many years. Ms. Kishori Fernandez is the teacher's assistant for this class.

Rosa Centeno

Rosa Centeno is the Lead Teacher for the 5-day older 4-year-olds class. She loves working with children, is bilingual and enjoys teaching children Spanish.  Most recently, she worked as a Lead Teacher and music teacher for preschoolers, and has worked as a Children’s Ministry Assistant Director. Mrs. Centeno holds a B.S. in Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute. Karen Rudegeair is the teacher's assistant in her class. Mrs. Centeno also serves as the music teacher for all of the classes. Music is her passion and she loves to integrate music in the classroom.

Dee Fulginitti 

Mrs. Fulginitti leads our 3-day class for older 4-year-olds, and has been a teacher at the Preschool for many years. Mary Dafis is the teacher's assistant for this class.

Whitney Hoffman

Whitney Hoffman teaches the young four-year olds in the 3-day program. She has a passion for working with children and holds a B.A. in English from Colgate University and M.S. in Counseling and Human Relations from Villanova University. Libby Collins is the teacher's assistant for this class.

Amy Culbertson

Amy Culbertson teaches our 2 1/2 to 3-year-olds in the 2-day, 3-day, or 5-day program. Mrs. Culbertson brings with her over a decade of experience as a Lead Teacher and a B.S. in Education from Salisbury University. She loves reading with and getting creative with children! Liliana Mironidis and Rebecca Hanna are the teacher’s assistants for this class. 

Lisa Paninos

Lisa Paninos is the lead teacher for our toddler program for children who are potty-training. She has been working in this program for 13 years and is devoted to helping our youngest children enjoy their first school experience. Seble Zein, Leigh Haakerson and Phil Danni are the assistant teachers in this room.  

Caroline Jones

Caroline Jones is the Lead Teacher for Kindergarten Enrichment (KE). Last year she worked in the toddler classroom and with the KE program, and this year she will be focusing on developing and building KE. Caroline has a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Bucknell University, and she is currently working toward a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Messiah College, particularly hoping to work with children. Before coming to work here, Caroline spent six years teaching and mentoring college students in Christian faith with a national campus ministry called InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, working at Lehigh and Widener Universities.  The assistant teachers in this room are Mrs. Kishori Fernandes (M-Tu), who is an assistant with the 5 day younger 4s and Mrs. Amy Culbertson (W-F) who is the Lead 3 year old teacher.

Danielle Kauffman

NPC’s Children’s Director, Danielle Kauffman, leads school-wide Chapel each month.  As Director of Children’s Ministries, Danielle helps children learn more about God’s amazing love for them. Through Bible stories, scripture, song and play children have fun while learning more about who God is and how He cares for them.