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.

Mrs. Jessica Musser

I attended the University of Pittsburgh and graduated with a Bachelor of Science. After graduation I wasn’t ready to jump right into grad school. A friend told me about a family looking for a Nanny. That’s when I started Nannying and fell in love with it. I continued to Nanny for nearly ten years. During which time I got married and started a family. I have two boys who are three years apart in age. When I became pregnant with my second son I stopped Nannying and have been home with my boys ever since. After living in Pittsburgh for ten years my husband’s employer moved our family to Sinking Spring in 2015. My youngest son has attended Genesis from Toddler Time all the way through Pre-K. I began working at Genesis when he was in the 4 Year Old class. I truly enjoy working with and around children; to see the world through their eyes