Teachers

Halimah AbdulHaqq
Preschool/Pre-K Program Director & Head Teacher of Preschool
Education: Associates, Early Childhood Eduation
Experience: 21 Years at House At Pooh Corner
Halimah started at Pooh Corner in 1998 as a substitute, left when she became pregnant and returned with baby Raiyanah in tow to become an assistant teacher in the Transition Group. Her son Zakariya also attended Pooh Corner. She completed […]
Jasmine Ross
Head teacher of Transition
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Hampton University
Experience: 3 Years at Pooh Corner
Jasmine began at Pooh Corner in 2017 after hearing glowing reports about the center from her step mom, who worked as a teacher in our infant/toddler room for over 5 years and her younger brother, who attended Pooh for his […]
Loretta Stevenson
Co-head Teacher of Pre‑K
Education: Currently Working on Bachelor’s degree from Ashford University in Education.
Experience: 15 Years at Pooh Corner
Loretta has been a member of the Pooh Corner team for 14 years, leaving after 7 years to start her own catering business and then returned in 2010 to her other love; teaching young children. Loretta brings her marvelous sense […]
Anita Wood
Co-Head Teacher of Pre‑K
Education: Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education
Experience: 8 Years
Anita Wood is new to Pooh Corner but not new to teaching. Anita earned her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Harcum College in 2015. She taught in preschool for 8 years prior to coming to Pooh […]
Rose O’Neill
Head Teacher of the Infant Group
Education: Bachelor's, Penn State University, Social Sciences
Experience: 11 Years at Pooh Corner
Rose O'Neill began her Pooh Career in 2008 as an assistant teacher in the Infant/Toddler Group. Rose recently took over the reins as head teacher of the Infant group. Rose has a Bachelor's Degree from Penn State in the social […]
Denise Heckstall
Infant/Toddler Program Manager
Education: CDA
Experience: 19 Years at Pooh Corner
We welcomed Denise to Pooh Corner in 2000 as a floater after 8 years with the Philadelphia Head Start program. It didn’t take long to see that Denise was a good fit with the toddlers. She became an assistant teacher […]
Taylor Evans
Toddler Head Teacher
Education: Studying Early Childhood Education at Community College. Expected graduation spring of 2019.
Experience: 7 Years Pooh Corner
Taylor is another Pooh Corner Lifer. Taylor attended Pooh Corner for 5 years from birth till kindergarten. Her mom, Kim Selman, is the center director. Taylor always had a passion for working with small children. She did lots of babysitting […]