Staff

Mrs. Karen Peiffer: Director

I graduated from Kutztown University with A BS in Education. I am married to my wonderful husband and we have 3 children. As a member of St. John’s Lutheran church, I served on the committee to form Genesis Preschool in 1993 and have been the Director ever since. I also enjoy scrapbooking, crafts, reading and my 2 dogs.

Mrs. Elaine Levkoff

I received a B.A. in Music from Drew University and an Ed.M. from Rutgers University. Initially I worked for the United Nations and Princeton University before beginning a teaching career in 1982.  My teaching roles have been in both Special Education and Early Childhood.  I have been a preschool teacher in Pennsylvania for 15 years.  I am married with three grown children.  In addition to teaching, I am a Penn State Master Gardener and enjoy volunteering in Berks County gardens.

Mrs. Tracey Trout

I have always worked with children, and consider it a privilege to be part of the wonderful staff of Genesis Preschool. I have been happily married for 44 years, and have 2 grown children and 5 grandchildren. I have worked in the education ministries of St john’s Lutheran church for over 30 years. Children are our future.

Mrs. Tracy Reed

I am married for 28 years and have two grown children.  I have been working with preschool age children for the last 16 years as a Teacher’s Aide and have volunteered as a Sunday school teacher for 15 years.

Mrs. Kim Swartz

I am married with 4 children, one girl, followed by triplets, 2 girls and a boy.  I have a BS in Computer Science from Millersville University and was a Senior Programmer/Analyst for Meridian Bancorp and then the Vanguard Group until I decided to take some time off and be a stay-at-home mom.  In 2010, I started working at Genesis Preschool as an aide in one of the 3 year old classes.  All 4 of my children had graduated from Genesis, so I was delighted to become a part of such a great program.  Recently, I have also joined the team for the Stay ‘n’ Play class at the school and continue to thoroughly enjoy working with preschool-aged children.

Mrs. Maryann Weiherer

I have lived all of my adult life in Sinking Spring and Wyomissing, PA. I am a wife and proud mother of three children and four grandchildren. I graduated from Wilson High School and I studied Early Childhood Education at St. Catherine’s College in Kentucky. I have worked in the preschool field for 23 years. I have had the privilege of working at Genesis Preschool since 2010. I love working with children and I find it very rewarding.

Mrs. Betsy Wright

I have lived in this area going on 10 years. I have been married to my husband Rich for 20 years and have 2 children, a daughter 17 and a son who is 14.  I have been a teacher’s aide for 3 years at Genesis preschool and really enjoy it.

Mrs. Sue Nagle

I graduated from Elizabethtown College in 1980 with a BS in psychology and social work. My husband and I have been married for 31 years and are the parents of 2 daughters. I am a retired social worker from Berks County Children and Youth where I served as the Foster Parent Coordinator. I enjoy, reading, gardening and antiquing.