Ms. Katie Romanowski
Classroom: Junior Kindergarten

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education from Bloomsburg University
  • Pennsylvania State Teaching Certificate in Early Childhood/Elementary Education
  • Director Credential from Lackawanna College 
  • Child Care Experience: 15 Years
  • Edison Staff Member Since: August 2018​


“Edison is such a beautiful center to educate children that is run like a school. The curriculum is challenging and prepares the children well for kindergarten.”

Ms. Maureen Raciborski
Teaching Assistant

  • Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential received from Lackawanna College
  • Child Care Experience: 11 Years
  • Edison Staff Member Since: August 2020


“I am so excited to join the Edison family and look forward to getting to know all of the children and families”

Ms. Jeanette Heim
Classroom: Pre-Kindergarten 4

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education from Marywood University
  • Director Credential from Lackawanna College
  • Child Care Experience: 25 Years
  • Edison Staff Member Since: September 2007


“I cannot imagine any other job that provides as much satisfaction as inspiring a child and instilling a love for learning.”

Ms. Chrissy Price
Teaching Assistant

  • Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from Keystone College
  • Child Care Experience: 15 Years
  • Edison Staff Member Since: September 2018


“After sending my son here and loving it so much I knew I wanted to work at Edison. Edison provides a safe place for children and a great atmosphere to work. I enjoy working with children and love that I get the opportunity to.”

Meet Our Educators 

Ms. Alyssa Bednash
Teaching Assistant

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Bloomsburg University 
  • Pennsylvania State Teaching Certificate in Early Childhood Education 
  • Child Care Experience: 4 Years
  • Edison Staff Member Since: June 2019


“Students deserve a mentor, confidant, and a friend. Edison is the perfect place for that. The teachers are professional and caring towards their students which makes a great place to work.”

​​Ms. Melissa Zembrzycki
Assistant Director

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from Keystone College 
  • Pennsylvania State Teaching Certificate in Early Childhood Education
  • Director Credential from Lackawanna College
  • Child Care Experience: 15 Years​
  • Edison Staff Member Since: January 2014


“Edison is a great private school that focuses on educating our students at every age level. We take pride on teaching them with all of the aspects of development in mind. It's wonderful to see our students move from classroom to classroom building their knowledge as they grow. Getting them ready for Kindergarten is very important to us."

Ms. Jessica Krupovich
Teaching Assistant

  • Graduate of Lakeland High School
  • Child Care Experience: 11 Years
  • Edison Staff Member Since: August 2019


“Edison has such a close knit atmosphere with both the students and the parents. After sending my two children here, I knew this was the place for me.”

Ms. Alivia Armezzani
Classroom: School-Age

  • Bachelor Of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education West Chester University Minor In Special Education
  • Pennsylvania State Teaching Certificate in Early Childhood Education
  • Child Care Experience: 2 Years
  • Edison Staff Member Since: August 2020


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Ms. Cassidy Congdon
Classroom: Infant

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Communicative Sciences & Disorders from West Chester University
  • Child Care Experience: 5 Years
  • Edison Staff Member Since: August 2019​


“I feel that being a part of a child’s first meaningful interactions and learning experiences is such a rewarding venture. I love that not only do I have the opportunity to open a child’s eyes to creativity, but they can open mine to it as well.”

Ms. Dawn Toolan
Owner/Director

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Central Connecticut State University
  • Pennsylvania State Teaching Certificate in Early Childhood Education Private Schools
  • Pennsylvania State Teaching Certificate in Earth Science and General Science
  • Director Credential from Marywood University 
  • Child Care Experience: 25 Years
  • Opened Edison: September 2007 

Ms. Melissa Sylvester
Classroom: Pre-Kindergarten 3

  • Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from the McCann School of Business with credits in Special Education from East Stroudsburg University
  • Child Care Experience: 15 Years
  • Edison Staff Member Since: January 2018​


“I love the classrooms, curriculum, co-workers, and families. It’s a community that is supportive and kind, which is hard to find elsewhere.”

Ms. Alyssa Salva
Classroom: Kindergarten


  • ​​Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from Keystone College 
  • Pennsylvania State Teaching Certificate in Early Childhood Education
  • Child Care Experience: 5 Years​
  • Edison Staff Member Since: April 2017


“Edison is very devoted to providing a great foundation for each child’s academic career. The staff here at Edison work together to provide a safe and fun learning environment.”

Ms. Emily Bevilacqua
Classroom: Early Preschool

  • Currently earning a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential from Lackawanna College
  • Child Care Experience: 5 Years​
  • Edison Staff Member Since: April 2019


“The positive environment at Edison helps give me the drive to be the best teacher I can be to my students. Edison families make teaching here even better. Both the staff and families are so welcoming and kind.”

Ms. Allison DeFuria
Classroom: Early Preschool

  • Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential received from Keystone College
  • Child Care Experience: 12 Years
  • Edison Staff Member Since: October 2010​


“The first few years of a child's development is the most important and I take pride in helping my students achieve their individual goals. I love watching their fine motor and gross motor skills develop because of their experiences in my classroom.”