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Volunteers

Our Team

  • Rich Stokes LSW

    is an active Preschool classroom volunteer and serves as Co-Chair of the Steering Committee. He is a graduate of Penn State Harrisburg and the Widener University School of Social Work. Before becoming a Licensed Social Worker, he taught Middle School Civics in the Harrisburg School District.

  • Shirley Marks

    also volunteers with the Preschool and serves as Co-Chair of the Steering Committee. She has been a community advocate and volunteer in the Harrisburg community for many years. She was in the core group of individuals when the Preschool began in 2015 and was a co-teacher in the Spring 2016 semester. She continues to be an active volunteer in the classroom and the Summer Enrichment Program, and particularly enjoys watching the students grow in both their social and academic skills. Shirley has a business background.

  • Jimmy Rafferty

    graduated from Lower Dauphin High School in 2012 and has been volunteering at the Preschool since 2018. He enjoys working with and helping the students.

  • Rachel Rochet

    Rachel is a Musical Theater major taking early childhood education classes at Messiah College.
    Rachel is interested in getting more hands on experience in working with kids, and knowledge on the day-to-day strategies that are used in classroom management, addressing children’s individual needs and interests, and the various approaches teachers may take to learning.
    She plans to volunteer at the Preschool through December 2019.

  • Mike Behney

    Mike enjoys helping wherever he is needed. Typically he volunteers in the classroom on Monday's and enjoys getting to know all the students.

  • Kellan Morris

    Kellen is a graduate from Commonwealth Charter Academy, He enjoys working with children and plans to attend HACC in their Early Education Program in Spring, 2020.

  • Debbie Sanders

    has volunteered at the Preschool since it began in 2015 and continues to be an active classroom volunteer. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology.

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