Our Preschool Staff

Left to Right and from Top to Bottom:  Kelly Ziegler, Rosemary Fincham, Julie Hoge, Julie Krasa, Autumn Lucas, Heather Ramsey, Jamie Selvaggi, and Mary Rachael Weaver

Kelly Ziegler- Director and Lead Teacher

Kelly Ziegler is a veteran kindergarten teacher with over 10 years of experience. She is also the mother of 3 young children. Kelly’s education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Slippery Rock University and a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood from Towson University. Kelly has been very active in church as a Sunday School teacher, Christian Education advocate, and Vacation Bible School director. All of these skills and experiences have led Kelly to where she is today. Kelly took on the role of a preschool director and is now bringing her skills and experience to Bethel. She is very excited to be part of this spiritual and academic program!

Jamie Selvaggi- Teacher's Aide

After volunteering for a while, Jamie officially joined Bethel Church Preschool as an aide in January 2013. Jamie loves sharing God and his love with the children who attend the preschool. She especially loves the opportunities she gets to pray with students and their families. Jamie lives in South Franklin Township and is the proud parent of three great children: Hannah, Andrew, and Grace.

Rosemary Fincham- Teacher's Aide

Rosemary Fincham Teacher's Aide Rosie has been a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church for many years. At home Rosie has 2 dogs, 2 birds, 2 horses, and lots of fish. She loves her family of pets and they keep her very busy! Rosie enjoys working with children at the preschool. She loves their affection and smiles. Rosie enjoys sharing the love of the Lord with the preschool students every day. 

Autumn Lucas- Teacher's Aide

Autumn Lucas is a longtime member of Bethel Church.  Autumn enjoys working with children and joined BCP in 2017.  autumn loves pets and has a dog and cat.  Her hobbies include crafting, camping and baking.  Autumn has worked with kids through church and school for many years.

Mary-Rachel Weaver - Teacher's Aide

Now that her youngest daughter is at college, Mary-Rachael is looking forward to returning to the classroom.  She has been with Bethel since moving back to the area four years ago after her husband retired from the Army.  Life as a military wife kept her on the move, but she still found opportunities to use the Elementary Education Degree she received from California University.  She has helped to nurture learning in daycare, preschool, public school, and church settings.  Her favorite activity with children is reading; and at Bethel Presbyterian Church, she is especially happy to be able to share stories from the Good Book and about God's Love.

Heather Ramsey Teacher's Aide

Heather has been married to Adam for 14 years and has 3 sons that attend McGuffey Middle School and Joe Walker Elementary.  She enjoys reading, running and helping out in the school and community.  Some special places she has traveled are California, Canada, England, France, Germany, Maine and Florida.  Heather's favorite food is ice cream and one of her favorite school subjects is science.

Julie Hoge Teacher's Aide

Julie graduated from Muskingum College and has taught in the early elementary grades her whole career.  She retired from McGuffey School district with 30 years of experience in first grade and kindergarten, having taught in all five of the elementary schools.  Julie and her husband Paul live in a farmhouse near West Alexander, PA and are on year 25 of their "Fixer Upper" plan.  They have two college-age children, Matthew and Lauren.  Julie is a member of First United Methodist Church in Washington, PA.

Julie Krasa Teacher's Aide

Julie graduated from Thiel College with her bachelors in Elementary Ed.  She has been married to her husband Zack for 10 years and they have three kids; Easton and twins, Brooke and Kira, all at Joe Walker Elementary.  She enjoys being outdoors with her family and being very involved in her children's sports.  She also loves her fur children; Ammo a black lab and Isla a Yorkie.