Meet The Team

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Lauren Lilley

Director

I am the owner/director and creator of this lovely Childcare Center! I have my degree in Early Childhood Education and have been working in this field for 20+ years now!  When you walk into Arbor you are walking into my dream come true!

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Maggie Ramos

Co-Director

Miss Maggie has been such an incredible blessing to Arbor and to ME!  Miss Maggie has been promoted to Co-Director and has gone above and beyond with her director duties!  Miss Maggie is currently in an apprenticeship program to receive her degree in Early Childhood Education.  She has so many wonderful ideas for the school and playgrounds!!  

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Chelsea Brown

Third Level Admin

Miss Chelsea has been with Arbor since we opened in 2017!

Miss Chelsea has three children of her own, one of which does attend out PreK class!  She has over 15 years of experience as a childcare teacher with all age groups and is working toward her degree in Early Childhood Education.  Miss Chelsea is CPR/Frist Aid certified amongst a plethora of other trainings! 

Arbor Learning Academy Team

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Joanna Colon

Hi!  I'm Miss Joanna (Jo-ahn-a)!  I am the teacher in one of the PreK classrooms.  Along with having more than 15 years of experience I have a one year old daughter, Eliana.  I come from a local childcare center where I was a lead teacher with all ages.  In the off chance I have any free time I really enjoy taking my nieces shopping and spending time with my family!  I really love going to Longwood Gardens during every season, but my favorite season is Autumn.  I am so glad I could join the Arbor team and cannot wait to prep your children for Kindergarten! 

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Angelia Elesi

Hello! My name is Angelia, I lived in New York for 23 years. I moved to PA in 2021. I have a beautiful Wife, and 4 bonus children.. Leyla, Jaxon, Talon and Cannon. I have previously worked in childcare for 5 years as an assistant teacher for Toddlers and Preschool. My wife and I have 4 Golden Retrievers and 2 cats. It’s a full house! In my free time, I love to sing and go to karaoke nights, listen to live music, journal, and take our kids somewhere fun! I’m so excited to be part of the Arbor team, and I can’t wait to see what memories we make throughout the years!

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Miss Morgan Horvat

Hello!  My name is Morgan DeCaro and I am 27 years old.  I am the mother to Maya (6) and Karson (2).  I have lived in West Chester my entire life and am so excited to raise my kids in the same town!  In our free time you will find us spending quality time outside with our Rottweiler puppy: Harley.  I have previously worked in childcare for several years and then took a break to stay home with my son.  I am thrilled to be back and be a part of the Arbor team!

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Aislinn Lilley

Miss Aislinn (Azlyn) is one of our volunteers and subs at Arbor.  She is also my daughter!  Miss Aislinn worked with us during the summer and will be on stand by in the afternoons or on her days off as she starts High School.  During the summer she worked in the one year old classroom writing lesson plans and coming up with awesome art projects!  Ais aspires to be a pediatrician when she grows up, but mom would rather have her follow in her footsteps taking over the Arbor business! 

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Lynn Schmidthuber

Before coming to Arbor, Miss Lynn was the lead Pre-K teacher at Vineyard School of Early Learning in Chester Springs. She is a graduate of Immaculata University. Originally from the mid-west, her family ultimately settled in the West Chester Area. Miss Lynn is a the Mom to a 18 yr old son, who happens to be a professional country music singer!! When she is not at work, you can usually find her at his shows! She has always enjoyed teaching the younger kids, especially prekindergarten.   Ms.  Lynn has her degree in Education.

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Zelidy Diaz

Miss Zelidy is from Venezuela and is one of our two-year-old teachers.  She started with Arbor after we reopened after lockdown and has become one of our best two-year-old teachers ever!  She has a lot of experience in the childcare field and has three older children.  Miss Z speaks fluent Spanish and has implemented Spanish not only into her lesson plans but others as well! 

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Tara Engle

Miss Tara is our other two-year-old teacher with Miss Z.  She and Miss Z used to work at a center in the next County over with each other.  They make an amazing team!  Miss Tara has 3 children of her own and adores the two-year-old age! When she is not working full time here, she is spending time with her boys and singing karaoke. 

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Ronnie C.

Miss Ronnie has worked with Miss Lauren and Miss Maggie for almost 15 years.  She has worked at many different centers with Ms. Lauren and for Ms. Laurens cleaning business.  Ms. Ronnie works in all of our classrooms and has two kids of her own!  You will see Miss Ronnie usually with infants through two-year old's.

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Baylee Harris

Miss Baylee was a stay-at-home mom with her twin boy and girl until they were two.  She then decided she wanted to join the Arbor team in the infant room with all of the adorable babies!  When Miss Baylee is not at Arbor, she is taking her toddler twins to special after school activities and helping her husband run his business.  

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Alula Kittle

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Denaya Johnson

Hello My name is Denaya Yvette Johnson born on October 6 1978. I graduated from Coatesville senior high school in 1998. I have been working in childcare for 15 years. I have an 18 year old son when I’m not working I enjoy being around family and friends.  I joined the Arbor team just this past year and I absolutely love it! 

Hi!! My name is Alula Kittle and I am 20 years old.  I have been working at Arbor for about 8 months now and love every second of it. I have a one year old son, Kylo, who takes up just about every second of my time. But when I do have a spare moment, I enjoy spending time outside and just hanging with the fam. I have been working in childcare since I was a senior in high school and haven’t been able to get away due to my love for children!! Anyways I’m so happy to be apart of Arbor’s team!!--