Maureen joins the staff of Trinity Weekday School as a teacher, after being a member of the board and substituting at the school for many years. She is the parent of three high school sons, who all attended TWS, and is still involved in their school as a volunteer. She also taught Religious Education since 2001. She received her Bachelor of Education from the University of Akron. Maureen and her husband moved to North Strabane in 1998 from St. Louis, MO,
“I am honored and excited to join the TWS family.” – Maureen
Hileri graduated with a degree in Psychology from Westminster College. She has had many years’ experience work with special needs children as Therapeutic Support Staff and also as a teaching assistant a The Day School at the Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh. Most recently, she has been a substitute para educator for several school districts. Having grown up in Peters Township, Hileri and her husband currently reside in Canonsburg with their three daughters.
“The innocence and wonder of young children are very precious to me, and I am looking forward to being a part of their early learning experience. I hope to make a positive difference in the children’s lives at TWS.” – Hileri
Mrs. Cheri Griffith – Teacher
Cheri joined Trinity Weekday School in 2000 and is a twenty-five year resident of McMurray with her husband Roy and their two children. Cheri graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in education.
“I find working with preschoolers both challenging and more rewarding than I ever imagined. I feel privileged to be part of this amazing staff!” – Cheri
Mrs. Meghan Hartman – Teacher
Born and raised in Canonsburg, Meghan graduated from Mercyhurst University with a dual degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She has worked with children of all ages including Preschool and Kindergarten. For the past seven years, Meghan had worked as a nanny for a family with three wonderful children. Meghan became involved with TWS first as a parent, then a board member and now a teacher. She also teaches Sunday school at Trinity United Methodist Church. Meghan and her husband Dan reside in Peters Township with their son.
Mrs. Donna Moshier – Teaching Assistant
Donna has been a part of Trinity Weekday School as a board member, substitute, parent of a child who attended TWS and now as a Teacher’s Assistant in Nursery. Donna graduated from Anne Arundel Community College with a two-year degree in Early Education/Special Education. She worked for two years in Colorado at a Mom’s Day Out program as a teacher and assistant before moving to McMurray in 1994. Donna is very involved with many levels of swimming programs within the township. Donna and her husband Bill have two children.
“The nurturing environment, the freedom of being a child, and the kindness that is felt when you walk into TWS makes it hard not to smile and feel blessed. I love being a part of children learning about themselves and the world around them.” – Donna
Mrs. Lindsey Peraza – Teaching Assistant
Lindsey is a graduate from Penn State. She lives in Peters Township with her family. Both of her children enjoyed attending TWS. Lindsey substituted in each class at TWS before accepting a teacher assistant position in the Three’s and Pre-K Thursday classrooms.
“I look forward to watching the children learn and develop new skills while having lots of fun!” – Lindsay
Mrs. Lisa Sarver – Teacher
Lisa graduated from West Liberty State College with a degree in elementary education. She spent a few years teaching school in the Wheeling Area before moving to Canonsburg in 1998. Lisa became involved at TWS first as a parent, then a substitute teacher and later a board member. She also teaches Sunday School and Vacation Bible School at her church. Lisa and her husband reside in Canonsburg with their three children.
“Having always wanted to be a teacher, I feel I am blessed to be able to return to full-time teaching at such a wonderful school.” – Lisa
Jane has been with Trinity Weekday School since 1996 and relocated to McMurray from Westfield, Wisconsin. Jane and her husband John have two children. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire, Jane has a degree in K-12 Education.
“Although my name will never appear on the list of the world’s richest people, I love what I do and have loved teaching at TWS since 1996!” – Jane
Residing in North Strabane, Mrs. O’Neill is new to TWS but has had the pleasure of working with a few of the TWS staff members while volunteering in many Canon-McMillan school activities. Mrs. O’Neill holds a B.A. in Public Relations/Communications with a minor in Music from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY where she met her husband. Together they have two children who keep them very busy. Mrs. O’Neill is excited to bring her music background to help our preschoolers learn their ABCs, 123s, and Nursery Rhymes.
“I feel blessed to be a member of the TWS family and to be able to help the children develop a love for learning in such a fun, positive environment.” – Helen
Mrs. Tami Tornatore – Pre-K Teacher and Pre-K Thursday Enrichment
Tami is originally from NJ and moved to Pittsburgh in 1996. She has lived in Peters Township since 2003 with her husband and 4 kids. She graduated from Pace University with a degree in Elementary Education. She has been at TWS first as a mom then a substitute teacher now a classroom teacher. She is also very involved in volunteering at her children’s school.
“I love teaching at the preschool that my children attended! It is such a pleasure to be a part of such a great school of children, parents and teachers!” – Tami
Grades: Pre-K Thursday Enrichment
Mrs. Donna Zaricki – Teaching Assistant
Donna loves working with young children. She has ten years experience working in a learning daycare environment. Most of those years she taught in the younger preschool room. She lives here in Peter’s Township with her family. Her two boys loved coming to TWS, and now she does too.
“I enjoy spending time with children, seeing through their eyes, learning and laughing with them. I am excited to work with everyone at TWS.” – Donna