Our Teachers and Staff

Janna Brubaker Mount Joy

Janna Brubaker, Acting CEO/Manager
Janna has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Temple University and has been with the organization since inception in 1992. Janna has worked primarily in the fields of foster care, domestic & international adoption, foster to adopt, and administration. Janna is also an approved peer reviewer for the Council of Accreditation. She has visited other organizations around the country in this capacity, as well as, visiting international adoption agencies. Janna has been a foster parent in the past and has adopted two children who are now fully grown and has 3 beautiful grandchildren. She lives with her husband in Manheim PA, and is active within her local church and pursuing many different types of leadership training. In Janna’s spare time she can be found spending time with her family or at her cabin enjoying the outdoors.

 Raelyn Homet

Raelyn Homet, Director of Operations
Raelyn has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Lycoming College. Raelyn has worked at Families United Network for over 6 years. Raelyn has worked at Families United Network in numerous capacities across our residential programming and administration. Raelyn’s primary position is within Administration of Families United Network and she oversees the Director of FUN Academy. Typically Raelyn is working behind the scenes to assist the Center as needed. Raelyn resides with her husband, Jordan, three cats, Kingsley, Maximus, and Samson, and puppy, Zoey Grace. She is active in her local church and in her spare time enjoys singing, reading, writing, crafting, traveling, and exploring the outdoors.

Danielle McFadden

Danielle Schmouder, Center Director
Danielle is a graduate of Ashford University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education. She received her Director’s Credential through Keystone College. She has been with FUN Academy since their opening and previously Saint John Neumann Regional Academy’s Early Childhood Center. Danielle has over 19 years of experience in the early childhood education field. She resides with her husband, Dustin, their children, Nayla and Ben, and their two dogs and two cats. She enjoys spending her time being with her family, reading, being outdoors, fishing, kayaking, and star gazing.

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Rebecca (Becca) Powers, Assistant Director/School Age Coordinator
Becca has her Child Development Associate (CDA) and is currently attending schooling for her School Age certification. Becca has been with FUN Academy since their opening in 2015 and previously Saint John Neumann Regional Academy’s Early Childhood Center. She resides in Pennsdale with her husband, Derek, their children, and their cat, Zoey. Becca enjoys spending her time with her family, hunting, fishing, and crafting.

 Lesley Bonnell

 

Lesley Bonnell, Teacher, Infant Room I
Lesley is a graduate of Pennsylvania College of Technology, where she received her Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. She did her internship at FUN Academy in the Infant classroom and joined our team in April of 2018. She currently resides in Muncy with her daughter, Hayden. Lesley loves spending time with her family, hiking, and walking.


 Jessica James

 

Jessica James, Assistant Teacher Infant Room I                                                     Jess currently has her Child Development Associate (CDA) and is working towards an Associate’s Degree in Early Education. Jess has worked in child care for 4 year and started with FUN Academy in 2017. Jess resides with her family. Jess has two brothers, one sister, two nephews, and puppy, Nova. In Jess’s spare time she enjoys being around her family, fishing, and hiking.

 Zoey Stauffenberg

Zoey Stauffenberg, Teacher, Infant Room II
Zoey has her high school diploma, but is currently in the process of completing the Child Development Associate (CDA). Zoey has worked started with FUN Academy on June 15, 2021. Zoey will soon be welcoming her first child, Arthur, in April 2022. Zoey resides with her husband, Andrew. In Zoey’s spare time she enjoys playing piano, painting, and drawing.

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Karen Bilby, Assistant Teacher, Infant Room II
Karen has been with FUN Academy since their opening in 2015 and previously Saint John Neumann Regional Academy’s Early Childhood Center. She has been working with children for over 19 years. Karen resides with her family and her cat, Andy. She enjoys spending her time watching Penn State football and going to yard sales.

 

 

 Head Teacher Young Toddler Room I                                                          

 Yaminah Merando

 

Yaminah “Mia” Merando,Assistant Teacher Young Toddler Room I                          Mia is currently pursuing her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, soon to be done, but is hoping to continue her education to obtain her Ph.D. and CDA. She has worked with children for 10 years, from babysitting to tutoring. In her free time Mia enjoys watching movies, planning my next Disney vacation, and spending time with family and friends.

                                        

 Courtney Kaufman

 

Courtney Kaufman, Teacher, Young Toddler Room II
Courtney has her Bachelor’s Degree in Education and has been working in child care for 11 years. Courtney started with FUN Academy on December 27, 2021. Courtney currently resides with boyfriend, Ben, and their dogs, Bently and Albie. In her spare time she enjoys dancing, being outdoors, and traveling.

 

 

 Assistant Teacher Young Toddler Room II
                                          

Jennifer Kilbourn

 

Jennifer “Jenn” Kilbourn, Teacher, Older Toddler Room I
Jennifer has her Child Development Associate (CDA). Jennifer has been with FUN Academy since our opening in 2015 and previously Saint John Neumann Regional Academy’s Early Childhood Center. She has worked in child care for over 10 years. Jenn has three children, her daughter Lyndsay and her sons Seth and Brennan. Jenn enjoys spending her time kayaking, reading, hiking, and being with her family.

 Sarah Pantoja

 

Sarah Pantoja, Assistant Teacher, Older Toddler Room I
Sarah is a graduate of Pennsylvania College of Technology where she received her degree for Medical Assistant. She has her Child Development Associate (CDA) and has been with FUN Academy since January 2018. Sarah has two children, son Sergio and daughter Amy. She enjoys spending her time reading, crafting, and sewing.

 

 

 Teacher, Older Toddler Room II



 Carley DeVore

 

 

Carley DeVore, Assistant Teacher, Older Toddler Room II
Carley has her Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and recently started classes to complete her Child Development Associate (CDA). She currently resides with her partner, Dalton, two loving boys, and her pit bull Kloe. In her spare time Carley enjoys running and art.

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Karla Schooley, Teacher, Preschool
Karla is working on Child Development Associate (CDA) and has been involved in childcare for the past 18+ years. Karla has been with FUN Academy since July 2020. Karla currently resides with her wonderful partner, Tim. She shares his four children and three grandchildren. In Karla’s free time she enjoys spending time with family and photography. 
                                                  

Amy Pantoja

 

Amy Pantoja, Assistant Teacher, Preschool
Amy recently graduated from High School in 2021 and is new to the field of child care. She joined the FUN Academy family on October 1, 2021. In Amy’s free time she can be found trying various make up looks.

 Penny Jo Blair

 

 

Penny Jo Spring, Teacher, Pre-K
Penny is a graduate of Cedar Crest College where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in English and Elementary Education. She has been with FUN Academy since May 2018. Prior to that, Penny spent her time as a substitute teacher and working in Montessori schools for over 20 years. She resides with her dog, Daniel, and has a daughter, Abigail and son-in-law, JR. Penny enjoys spending her time camping, gardening, being outside, and she is also a certified Aromatherapist.
                                               

Savanna Bennett

 

 

Savanna Bennett, Assistant Teacher, Pre-K
Savanna is a graduate of Montgomery High School. She has been with FUN Academy since November 2018. Savanna was a substitute for Montgomery School District and previously baby sat. Savanna currently resides with her puppy, Malibu. In her spare time she enjoys crafting, reading, and hunting.

 Baylor Garverick

 

 

Baylor Garverick, Floater
Baylor is a graduate of Muncy High School and has been with FUN Academy since our opening at our current location in 2017. He resides with his family and dogs, Tanner and Jack. Baylor enjoys spending time with his two sisters, brother and dogs. In his spare time Baylor can be found gaming and playing chess.

 

 Moriah Vige

 

 

 

Moriah Vige, Floater
Moriah has her high school diploma and has previous experience in both child care and babysitting. Moriah currently resides with her family and her daughter, Thea. Moriah also has two brothers, Phillip and Elijah. Moriah enjoys reading, writing, dancing, singing, thrifting, and traveling in her spare time.

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Kristina Eck, PT Floater
Kristina has 30 years of hands on child care experience as she has five children of her own: Bella, Emma, Levi, Gianni, and Maverick. Kristina currently resides with her family and fiancé, Leo. In her spare time Kristina enjoys cooking, gardening, and thrift store shopping.

 

Rebecca Dauberman

  

Rebecca “Becca” Dauberman, PT Floater
Becca is currently going to school for her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Education Pre-K-4th Grade and intends to graduate in Spring 2023. In High School Becca also participated in Lyco CTC programming for early learning child care providers. Becca joined the FUN Academy team in May 2021. Becca currently resides with her family and has a brother, Josh. In her spare time she enjoys collecting shot glasses.

Mariah Simon

 

Mariah Simon, School Nurse
Mariah completed schooling to be a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in 2020 and has worked in the child care setting for numerous years prior to completing her CNA. Mariah joined the FUN Academy team in October 2021. Mariah currently resides with her husband, three sons, Kayden, Bradley, and Cole, two cats, Tiny and Milo, and dog, Koda. In her spare time Mariah enjoys getting her nails done and spending time with her family.

Deb Fuller Cook

 

Debra “Deb” Fuller, Cook
Deb has been with FUN Academy since August 2019. She has previously been a cook at Columbia Hotel, Fox’s and was a caregiver at Comfort Keepers. Deb resides with her husband, Greg, and their dog, she also has two adult sons, Shane and Evan. Deb absolutely loves her job, is an incredible baker and enjoys spending her time gardening and saving stray animals.

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Jordan Homet, Director of Food Service
Jordan is the Director of Food Service for Families United Network and has been with FUN since 2013. He is a graduate of Pennsylvania College of Technology where he earned his Associates degree in Culinary Arts. He has spent many years working in the culinary field. He resides with his wife, Raelyn, their three cats, and puppy, Zoey Grace. Jordan enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors, either tinkering or enjoying nature with his wife and pup.