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LEADERSHIP TEAM

 
 
                             
 
 
 
Diane Mills
                                     Director/ Teacher
 

My name is Diane Mills. I live here in Greencastle with Tony, my husband of 21 years, and 2 children. My daughter, Julia, is in 12th grade @ Mercersburg Academy.  Carter is a 10th grader here at Greencastle Antrim High School. When my kids were younger, I kept myself occupied with volunteer work. I was a Girl Scout Leader for 4 years and spent even longer on the Executive Board with the Parent Teacher Organization. I started working again once both kids were older. I’ve been the Director Teacher at Guiding Hands since 2017 and I always say it’s the best job that I ever had. I also enjoy reading, being outdoors and spending time with friends and family.

 

My Professional Background
I graduated from Frostburg State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education.  I have worked many years in child care facilities as both a teacher and director.  After taking off several years to be a stay-at-home mom when my kids were little, I rejoined the work force as an instructor for Child Care courses at Hagerstown Community College, and most recently worked in the Library at Greencastle Antrim Elementary School.  Over the years, I have worked in the private sector as well, with several nanny jobs and even a part-time preschool in my home

 
 
                           
 

Meet the Guiding Hands Preschool Teaching Team

Diane Mills has been the Director/Teacher at Guiding Hands since 2017. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Frostburg State University and years of experience in both center based child care, as well as the private sector.

Miss Diane lives in Greencastle with her husband, Tony, and their 2 children. Julia is a freshman at University of Richmond and Carter is a junior at Greencastle Antrim High School. She attends Greencastle Presbyterian Church and currently serves as a Deacon. 

In her spare time, she loves reading, spending time at the beach (especially doing both at the same time) and spending time outdoors.

Brooke Eberly is back for year 2 at the best little preschool in Greencastle. She is the perfect teacher’s assistant with both her love of the preschool age group and her natural artistic flair.

Miss Brooke is married to her high school sweetheart, Ryan, and they have 3 adult sons, Caleb, Cole and Christian. She also lives in Greencastle and attends the Otterbein United Brethren Church and is active with both the music and children’s ministries. 

Brooke’s hobbies include scrapbooking, going to Myrtle Beach and taking family vacations to Disney World.

Laura Blair has joined our team this year as a 2nd teacher’s assistant. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Shippensburg University, majoring in Social Work with a concentration in Psychology. As a recent parent in the program, she already knows what a typical day in our preschool looks like.

Miss Laura is the wife to Justin and mom to three kids – Jovie, 7th grade,  Kenzie, 4th grade and Logan, Kindergarten. They live in State LIne and attend Tri-State Fellowship Church in Hagerstown, where she is a Sunday School teacher. 

Laura loves to read and bake in her free time.

AUDIO & VIDEO TEACHING

· To provide a modified school experience to bridge the gap       between home and school.
 
 
· To encourage your child to socialize with people outside the home    in a     meaningful play group.
 
 
· To encourage your child to develop a sense of respect for other     people and their property.
 
· To develop your child’s interest in reading.
 
 
· To provide a warm, caring, Christian environment with varied   experiences of learning and fun.
 
 
. For the safety of our students, all of our parent volunteers must   complete required state wide clearances.
 
. It is important to build a strong parent/school relationship that     will reinforce your child’s learning experiences.
 
 

Daily Schedule Includes:

 

Activity                                   Highlights/ Focus

 
Music & Movement                                   (Gross Motor Development, Music)
 
Snack                                                         (Self-Help Skills, Manners, Social-Emotional                                                                             Growth)                   
Circle Time                                                (Calendar, Letter of the Week, Stories)
 
Small Groups                                            (Fine Motor Skills, Art, Math & Language)
 
Learning Stations
 

GALLERY

 
 
 

REGISTRATION AND CONTACT

 
Otterbein United Brethren in Christ Church
c/o Guiding Hands PreSchool
146 Leitersburg Street
Greencastle, Pa 17225 
 
Email: Guidinghands@Greencastleub.org
 
Phone: Mobile: 717-494-8787
            Fax:      717-597-3605