Teachers

Halimah AbdulHaqq
Preschool/Pre-K Program Director & Co-Head Teacher of Preschool
Education: Associates, Early Childhood Eduation
Experience: 20 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
Co-Head Teacher of Preschool
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Hampton University
Experience: 2 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: 14 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 […]
Asia Lambert
Co-head Teacher of Pre-K
Education: Currently Working toward Bachelor’s Degree from Temple University, December 2018
Experience: 6 Years at Pooh Corner
Asia is a Pooh Corner lifer. She attended Pooh Corner as a child for 5 years. Her mom was a teacher at Pooh for over 20 years. Asia returned in 2012 after her first year of college and has been […]
Rose O’Neill
Head Teacher of the Infant Group
Education: Bachelor's, Penn State University, Social Sciences
Experience: 10 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
Experience: 18 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: 6 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 […]
Justine Eastwood
Transition Head Teacher
Education: Currently working towards, Bachelor’s degree at Hofstra University
Experience: 2 Years at Pooh Corner
Justine came to Pooh Corner in 2016 as an assistant in the Transition program. Her calm demeanor and her understanding and caring for young children quickly earned her a position as the lead teacher in the Transition program. Justine started […]