Meet the Teachers

Terrific Two's Program

Mrs. Carolyn Sweeton

Hello! I have the joy of teaching the Terrific Two’s class! I graduated from Monmouth College with a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education and history. In my teaching career, I have worked with children in preschools, day care centers, and public and private schools. Most recently I have been working with preschool children at a summer camp.

In 2006, I moved from a small beach town in NJ to Exeter, with my husband, George and our twin sons, Sam and Jon. Since moving here we adopted our daughter, Kayla. My sons graduated high school in 2020, and my daughter is in high school. I love spending time with my family. I also enjoy taking walks, reading, and going to the beach.  I am excited to be partnering with you and your child as they have fun learning and growing this year!

Three Year-Old Program

Mrs. Tracy Duff

Hello! I am very excited to be teaching in the Three Year-Old classroom! I am a graduate of Exeter Senior High School and The Wilma Boyd School of Business and Travel.

I live here in Exeter with my husband, Christopher, our children, Justin and Angela, and Golden Retriever, Dakota! I enjoy traveling, spending time with my family, keeping up with my kids' activities, reading, and watching movies.

After working in the travel industry for 27 years, becoming a parent changed my priorities and focus. Watching my children grow and being involved in their education has led me to opportunities to be a cub scout den leader, substitute assistant preschool teacher, an instructional aide at Owatin Creek, a cafeteria aide at Lorane, the assistant teacher in this classroom for the 2022-2023 class, and now, the 3's Teacher here at Schwarzwald!

I can't wait to work with your kids, watch them learn, grow and have fun at Schwarzwald UCC Preschool!

Mrs. Holly Vasquez

I am looking forward to joining the three-year-old classroom this year as an assistant teacher. I am a graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School and Southern New Hampshire University. I am currently pursuing my Master's degree at Eastern University.

My husband, Rick, and I live in the Antietam School District with our three sons, Alex, Lucas, and Zach. I spend my free time traveling, camping, gardening, watching movies, and hiking.

I worked as an accountant for 20-plus years, before deciding that received more joy working with children through volunteering at my children's school when they were younger and being a caregiver to friends' children while I spent time at home with my sons. I previously worked at BCIU in early intervention and with children and adolescents in a school setting through Caron Foundation as a student assistance specialist. I am now excited to be a teacher assistant at Schwarzwald in the three-year-old classroom. 

I am excited to watch your children learn and grow this upcoming school year.

Pre-Kindergarten Two and Three Day Program

Mrs. Roberta Wagner

I have been teaching at Schwarzwald UCC Preschool since the Fall of 2006.  I have worked with preschool-age children for over twenty years.  I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education from West Chester University.  My experience with preschool-age children began when I developed a Preschool through Grade 3 children's choir program.  I was a church choir director for 13 years and gave music instruction to choir members ranging in age from two to adults in retirement.  I became interested in teaching preschool when my own daughter attended Schwarzwald UCC Preschool.  I was very impressed with the Preschool program and the quality of the teachers hired by the Board.  When a position became available, I was very pleased to be offered the position.  Music will always be a vital part of my life, but teaching preschool has become my new passion. In my spare time I enjoy scrap booking and reading. 

Mrs. Donna Noll

I have been an Assistant Teacher at Schwarzwald UCC Preschool since the Fall of 2006.  I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from DeSales University.  I have lived in Exeter Township for most of my life! 

My husband, John, and I have a daughter, Brandi, and a son-in-law, Erik. Brandi is a graduate of Schwarzwald UCC Preschool,  Exeter Senior High School, and York College of Pennsylvania. I also have a Shorkie dog, Carly.  

 I love spending time with my family. In my spare time I enjoy swimming, bicycling, doing puzzles, and reading.  It is a great joy to work with the children and watch them grow academically, socially and emotionally. 

Pre-Kindergarten Five Day Program 

Mrs. Allison McElwee

Hello! My name is Allison McElwee (Mackle-wee). This is my second year teaching at Schwartzwald UCC Preschool, however, I have several years of experience teaching preschool, as well as directing preschool ministry at several churches.

I earned my associate degree in early childhood teaching from Reading Area Community College in 2017. My husband, Steve, and I have 3 adult sons. My oldest son lives in Nebraska with his wife and their two little ones.  In 2019, we moved to Exeter Township after 22 years in Mohnton. We love it here!

My favorite things to do besides teaching preschool and being with my grandbabies are watching movies with my family, taking photos, being at the beach, and walking at Longwood Gardens. I'm excited to begin my second year teaching at Schwartzwald Preschool. 

Mrs. Andrea Fatkin

I am pleased to be joining the Pre-kindergarten Five Day Program this school year as an assistant teacher.  I am a graduate of Exeter Township Senior High School and Millersville University.  I previously worked in Sales & Marketing for several international companies.  Most recently, I was an assistant teacher for the Schwarzwald UCC Preschool 3’s Tuesday/Thursday Program and a paraprofessional for the Antietam School District.

I live in Pennside with my husband, Derek, and my children, Eve and Gavin.   Both of my children are graduates of Schwarzwald UCC Preschool.  Eve will be a senior at Antietam Middle Senior High School and Gavin will be a fourth grader at the Mt. Penn Elementary Center. 

In my free time I enjoy baking, gardening, taking walks, going to the Antietam Pool, and spending time with my family.

I am very happy to be back at Schwarzwald UCC Preschool.   I look forward to working with your children this school year.

Lunch Bunch Program

Mrs. Kim Schafer

Hello! My name is Kim Schafer and this is my second year working at Schwarzwald UCC Preschool as the Lunch Bunch teacher. I am a graduate of Muhlenberg High School and Arcadia University. After several years using my chemistry degree working in laboratories, I became a stay at home mom to my daughter, Kayla, and my son, Owen. Once they were both attending elementary school, I started volunteering so much that their principal suggested I get a job there! I worked as a substitute instructional aide at Owatin Creek for the past 5 years. I live here in Exeter, with my husband, Michael, our children, and our two rescue dogs, Loki and Rocket. I enjoy walking the dogs, spending time outdoors, reading, spending time with my family, and vacationing at the Jersey Shore. Attending all my kids’ sporting events keeps me busy as well. I look forward to being a part of your children’s preschool experience and part of the Schwarzwald UCC Preschool family! 

Preschool Director

Mrs. Lynne Cuesta

Hello!  I am excited for another year as Director at Schwarzwald UCC Preschool, working with an amazing teaching team!  I grew up in Exeter and am a Schwarzwald UCC preschool graduate myself.  I have my Associates Degree from Penn State Schuylkill and many years experience working with children.  I was an active member on the preschool board and parents on board for a few years before my director role. 

My husband, Rene and I have 3 children- Oliviana going to 3rd grade and Adrian going to 1st grade at Owatin Creek Elem. (both Schwarzwald graduates) and Emilia is attending the 3s class at Schwarzwald this fall!  

I enjoy swimming, baking, going on vacations and spending time with my family and friends!  I also volunteer for Owatin Creek APT and stay pretty busy throughout the year with my kids sports and activities.  

My goal is to provide a happy and safe place for your child, and for them to love to come to school everyday!  We strive to give your children an exceptional early learning experience and prepare them for their academic road ahead!  

I am looking forward to having a fun year, and watching your children grow socially and  academically!