Teachers

Denise Heckstall
Infant/Toddler Program Manager
Education: CDA
Tenure: 21 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 […]
Rose O’Neill
Head Teacher of the Infant Group
Education: Bachelor's, Social Sciences
Tenure: 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 […]
Taylor Evans
Transition Co-Head teacher
Education: Associates, Early Childhood Education
Tenure: 10 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 […]
Ranique Johnson
Transition Co-Head Teacher
Education: Associates, Early Childhood Education
Tenure: New at Pooh Corner
Ranique is new to Pooh Corner but has five years experience in the early childhood field. From being assistant teachers, to a one-on-one aid to a child with special needs, and then being lead teacher.  She has an Associates Degree […]
Halimah AbdulHaqq
Preschool Director & Co-head teacher
Education: Associates, Early Childhood Eduation
Tenure: 23 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 […]
Loretta Stevenson
Preschool Co-head Teacher
Education:    
Experience: 15 Years at Pooh Corner
Loretta Stevenson has been teaching at Pooh Corner for 15 years. Loretta moved up through the ranks starting as a floater and aide, then as assistant teacher and finally as teacher. Loretta has worked with every age group but excels […]
Will Cambria
Pre-K Co-Head teacher
Education: Bachelor’s of Science in Education
Tenure: 2 Years at House At Pooh Corner
Will Cambria started teaching at Pooh in November of 2019. Before joining Pooh Corner as a teacher, Will was a Pooh parent from 2009-2012. Will has a Bachelor’s of science in Education from Temple University and worked as a health […]
Justina Ray
 Pre-K Co-Head Teacher
Education: Bachelor’s
Tenure: 4 Years at Pooh Corner
Justina has taught at Pooh Corner for 4 years. She started by working in the two-year-old classroom as an assistant teacher. She left to complete her Bachelor’s Degree at Chestnut Hill College and returned to take over as Pre-k co- […]