Discovery Days Board

Kelly Mehaffie
Derry Discovery Days Director

Kelly joined Derry Church in 2008 and has watched Derry Discovery Days grow. She joined the staff in 2015 and is excited to be a part of this wonderful mission outreach program. Kelly joined the board of Deacons at Derry Church in 2015. She has a background in Child Development and Developmental Psychology and has worked with various programs that improve the lives of children and families in Pennsylvania. Kelly lives in Hummelstown with her husband, Brandan, and two daughters, Megan and Riley. In addition to making sure her children get to music/art lessons, sporting activities, and church youth programs, Kelly volunteers with Caring Hearts Pet Therapy program doing pet therapy visits with her dog, Lance. She is training her new puppy, Oliver, to become a pet therapy dog. Kelly likes to read, take walks, do puzzles, vacation at the beach, watch movies, and play “Rock Band” with her family.


 

Debbie Hough
Director of Christian Education at Derry Presbyterian Church

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Heidi Keene
Chairperson, Nursery Subcommittee at Derry Presbyterian Church

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Ann Kroh
Member of Derry Presbyterian Church

Ann has been a long-time member of Derry Church and is a ruling elder. She has more than 25 years’ experience as a kindergarten teacher and is retired from the Central Dauphin School District. Throughout her lifetime, Ann has been a committed community volunteer.

 

 
 

Gina Riess
Parent Representative

I have two children, Zoe and Max, who attend Derry Discovery Days. I'm thrilled to begin my second year on the school board and continue my support of our wonderful teachers, parents, and students.


 

Tricia Kohler
Member of Derry Presbyterian Church

My husband Greg and I recently became members at Derry Presbyterian Church. Our oldest son, Landon, started coming to the Discovery Days program at 21 months old in the Ladybug class and is now in his last year in the Butterfly class. We also have 15 month old twin boys that were baptized at the church this Fall and Hayden is in the Ladybug class this year (we are trying to get Griffin walking so he can join his brother!) I am a stay at home mom and travel agent, specializing in Disney vacations and cruises. My other hobbies include running, baking, crafting and traveling. This is my first of three years on the Discovery Days board.

 

Erika Manotti
Parent Representative

This is my first year on the DDD Board.  My oldest daughter has attended DDD for 3 years and will be in the Butterfly class for the 2016-2017 school year.  My second daughter will be starting in the Lady Bug class in September.  I have been present to see the many changes to the program and aspire to help make many more decisions to positively impact the school. My family also recently became new members of Derry Presbyterian Church.

 

 
 
 
Jenny Slatt
Parent Representative
 
We have been part of the DDD family since 2013 when my son, Caden, first attended. My middle son, Jackson, is in the Butterfly class and my daughter, Molly will be starting DDD in 2016-17 school year in the Turtle class. We absolutely love DDD and are so thankful for all the support, guidance, and educational foundation the program has provided our children. Being on the Board is our family’s way of giving back to a program that has given so much.  I have ten years of teaching experience in elementary and middle schools as well as extensive experience working with children with special needs. I have a true passion for working and volunteering in an educational setting. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband, three children, and our dog Della. I love spending time at the beach, reading and capturing my family's cherished moments through photography.
 


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