Meet the Team

Dedicated & Certified

Katelynn Adolphson

Director

With an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education, Katelynn brings a breadth of experience to our center. She is dedicated and passionate. Her leadership makes a strong, long lasting positive impact on the children she teaches.

Jody

Neff

Administration

With a degree in Quality Control and Quality Assurance Jody assists with managing the operations at The Nest to ensure her own kids and their peers have quality care. She spends her mornings in the classroom to get a hands on feel and her evenings managing the back end of The Nest.

Chelsea

Woodrum

Administration

Chelsea has several years of experience with early childhood education. She has reached a point in her career where she can be in and out of the classroom. She is responsible for managing the recreational center as will as assisting with The Nest.

Mickayla Cushman

Lead Teacher

Our "Baby Whisperer" with years of experience Mickayla keeps our infant program organized and ensures your baby is safe and soothed. 

Katie

Rauschelbach

Infant Assistant Teacher

Katie is a volunteer at Toms Brook fire department. She is happily married to her husband Karl. Also she is a certified phlebotomist. Katie enjoys singing and dancing.

Alana

Reynolds

Lead Teacher

Alana is currently studying Early Childhood Development. She has several years of experience caring for children. She enjoys her free time being with her family and friends as well as spending time outside and enjoying nature. Alana is also passionate about art, movies, and spending time with her pets.

Amanda

Swick

Lead Teacher

Amanda is a wife and a mother to two amazing boys, Alex and Brandon. They also have a dog named Luke. She enjoys her days spent with her family. She is also a certified nursing assistant.  Her passion is caring for others, finding new ideas for crafts, and cooking. Her previous experiences include working with dementia patients, babysitting her friends children, as well as tending to her family and home. Her husband and children are her life.

Raya

Trail

Lead Teacher

Raya and her husband, Jason, have 5 crazy, cute kids together. Seth, Brianna, Taylor, Chloe & Chase. She enjoys her days full of fun with the kids and her nights cozy at home. Her previous experience includes working in preschool facilities, as well as, taken care of her children at home. 

Kelly Newcomer-Hendricks

Lead Teacher

Kelly taught for Shenandoah County Public Schools for seven years before coming to The Nest. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech and is finishing her Master’s degree at Eastern Mennonite University. She enjoys being around children and helping them learn. She lives in Edinburg with her husband and son, a dog, and three cats.

Kathryn Hamman

Caitlyn Livingston

Caitlyn Livingston

Caitlyn Livingston

Caitlyn Livingston

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Nancy VanGorder

Chelsea Woodrum

Chelsea Woodrum

Nancy VanGorder

Caitlyn

Livingston

 Seasonal Assistant Teacher

Caitlyn is currently working towards her degree in Early Childhood Education. She loves working with children and wants to one day teach first grade. Outside of work, Caitlyn enjoys painting, hiking, reading, and spending time with her friends and family.

Leah

Bowen

Assistant Teacher   

Leah is a mother to a two year old boy. In her free time she enjoys cooking, hiking, going to the park with her son, and watching movies as a family. She loves kids and is passionate about child care. She looks forward to seeing that each child has a fun day at The Nest.

Chasity

Corbin

Assistant Teacher

Chasity has several years of experience working with children and it is her favorite thing to do. She is currently in college studying dental hygiene. Chasity is hoping to become a dental hygienist at a pediatric dentist office one day. In her spare time she's either with her family or spending it with a good book!

Shyanne Fincham

      Assistant Teacher

With previous experience in the child care profession, Shyanne brings a sense of trust to The Nest. She has been with the Strasburg Volunteer Fire Department for 3 years, making her a strong, willing, and caring individual. With her years in the fire department, she will help keep your child safe and sound in our Nest.   

Kathryn Hamman

Assistant Teacher

Kathryn has grown up assisting with care of her four younger siblings.  She found caring for children was a passion of hers and extended her responsibilities to family friends and we are now lucky to have her at The Nest. Her favorite hobbies include painting, reading, and volunteering at the local animal shelter.

Caitlyn

Livingston

 Seasonal Assistant Teacher

Caitlyn is currently working towards her degree in Early Childhood Education. She loves working with children and wants to one day teach first grade. Outside of work, Caitlyn enjoys painting, hiking, reading, and spending time with her friends and family.

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