Ms. Allison Bradley
Classroom: Early Preschool

  • Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential received from Keystone College
  • 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.”

Ms. Jessica Krupovich
Teaching Assistant

  • Graduate of Lakeland High School
  • 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. Alyssa Bednash
Classroom: School Age

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Bloomsburg University 
  • Pennsylvania State Teaching Certificate in Early Childhood Education 
  • 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. Maureen Raciborski
Classroom: Toddlers

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


“The positive and supportive team at Edison encourages me to be the best teacher I can be. I treasure the positive relationships I have made with my students and families. I look forward to the future here at Edison.”

Ms. Katie Holt
Classroom: Pre-Kindergarten 4

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from The Pennsylvania State University
  • Currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education from Marywood University
  • Pennsylvania State Teaching Certificate in Early Childhood Education
  • Edison Staff Member Since: July 2021


“I have a passion in the pursuit of teaching our little learners! I believe that children learn best in an environment that exhibits positivity, engagement, and safety. Here at Edison, helping each child progress in all areas of their development is a challenge that I happily accept daily.”

Meet Our Educators 

Ms. Emily Bevilacqua
Classroom: Early Preschool

  • Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential from Lackawanna College
  • 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. Valerie McGowan
Teaching Assistant

  • Graduate of Carbondale Area High School
  • College Credits in Business from Lackawanna College
  • Edison Staff Member Since: November 2020


“Each child is unique so the process to earn their trust and respect is equally unique. Being able to eventually connect with our students and make a difference in thier day is a wonderful experience.”

​​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​
  • 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. Brianna Pallo
Teaching Assistant

  • Bachelor Of Science in Early Childhood Education from Kutztown University
  • Pennsylvania State Teaching Certificate in Early Childhood Education
  • Edison Staff Member Since: July 2021


“We as educators can learn so much from these tiny humans. They help us see things from a different perspective. Knowing that I can help guide them through the early stages of their life truly makes me believe that I am guiding our future. I cannot wait to see how these children learn, grow and achieve their goals!”

Ms. Cassidy Congdon
Classroom: Infant

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Communicative Sciences & Disorders from West Chester University
  • 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. Lexis Kochmer
Teaching Assistant

  • Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from Keystone College
  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from Keystone College
  • Edison Staff Member Since: October 2020


“I love working with children. Everyday is a new experience and a chance to learn something new. Edison provides a great educational foundation for our young learners. It is so wonderful to see their progression daily.”

Ms. Alivia Armezzani
Classroom: Junior Kindergarten

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


“Children are our future. Getting them ready for kindergarten is so important to me. We focus on all areas of development for each child. I enjoy having fun with my students while watching them grow and learn every step of the way.”

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 
  • 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
  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor Of Science Degree Early Childhood Education from East Strousburg University
  • 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
  • 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.”