Educators

Photo of Alpha House Nursery, Pre-K, and Kindergarten building

All of our teachers hold at least a Bachelor Degree in Education and are certified in Early Childhood Education. Nursery and Pre-K class sizes range from 10-12 children and our Kindergarten class sizes range from 15-20.

Alpha House does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national, or ethnic origin, or handicap in administration of its education policies or admissions policies.

Alpha House Staff

Mary Becker, Director of Alpha House
Connie Dema, Secretary

Nursery Staff

Karen Barnes, Full-Day Teacher
Laura Vorgity, Two-Day Teacher

Pre-K Staff

Christine Humphries, Full-Day Teacher
Maureen Pristera, Full-Day Teacher
Laura Vorgity, Three-Day Teacher

Kindergarten Staff

Deborah Allison, Teacher
Georgia Trantas-Weiss, Teacher

Specials

Sister Evy, Spanish and Religion Teacher
Mrs. Denise Manto, Technology Teacher
Mr. William (BJ) Carolan, Physical Education Teacher
Mr. Colin Becker, Kids Club


Staff Credentials

Mary Becker
Director | Alpha House, 15 years
BA, LaSalle University | MEd, Holy Family University-Early Childhood Education

  • Director, 2006-Present
  • Teacher, 2002-2012
  • Interim Director, 2005-2006
  • Curriculum Specialist

Karen Barnes
Full-Day Nursery Teacher | Alpha House, 11 years
BS, Penn State University | MEd, Arcadia University-Special Education

  • Full-Day Nursery Teacher, 2011-Present
  • Two-Day Nursery Teacher, 2008-2011
  • Technology Teacher, 2006-2008

Sister Evelyn Figueroa
Spanish/Religious Studies | Alpha House, 22 years
BA, Holy Family University, Religious Studies | Graduate Credits, Theology, LaSalle University

  • Part-time Teacher, 1995-Present

Deborah Allison
Kindergarten Teacher
BS, Temple University, Early Childhood and Elementary Education
Graduate Credits, Reading Specialist, Arcadia University

  • Full-Day Kindergarten Teacher, January 2016-Present
  • Substitute Teacher 2010-2016
  • Two-Day Nursery/Three-Day Pre-K Teacher, 2000-2002

Christine Humphries
Full-Day Pre-K Teacher | Alpha House, 12 Years
BA, Holy Family University – Certified in Early Childhood and Elementary Education
MEd in Special Education, Holy Family University

  • Full-Day Pre-K Teacher, 2008–Present
  • Two-Day Nursery and Three-Day Pre-K Teacher, 2006-2008
  • Interim Full-Day Kindergarten Teacher, 2005-2006

Denise Manto
Technology Teacher | Alpha House, 5 years
BS, University of Pittsburgh, Certified in Elementary Education | Graduate work at College of N.J. (Trenton State College)

  • Technology Teacher, 2012-Present
  • Substitute Teacher 2010-Present

Maureen Pristera
Full-Day Pre-K Teacher | Alpha House, 12 years
BA, Holy Family University, Certified in Elementary and Early Childhood Education
Pursuing MEd in Special Education at Holy Family University

  • Two-Day Nursery & Three-Day Pre-K Teacher, 2012-2016
  • Kids Club, Assistant Director, 2011-2016
  • Two-Day Nursery Teacher, 2010-2016
  • Technology Teacher, 2009-2011
  • Kids Club, 2005-2016

Laura Vorgity
Two-Day Nursery & Three-Day Pre-K Teacher | Alpha House, 12 years
BS, East Stroudsburg University, Early Childhood Education | MEd, Holy Family University, Certified in Early Childhood Education, Special Education, and as Reading Specialist | Pursuing Autism Endorsement at Holy Family University

  • Full-Day Pre-K Teacher, 2008-2016
  • Full-Day Nursery Teacher, 2005-2008
  • Kids Club, 2005-2012

Georgia Trantas-Weiss
Kindergarten Teacher | Alpha House, 40 years
BA, Holy Family University, Elementary Education | MA, Arcadia University, Early Childhood Education, certified in Elementary Education with a concentration in Early Childhood

  • Founder, Kindergarten Program
  • Developmental Curriculum Specialist
  • Recipient, 2012 Alumni Educator of the Year, Holy Family University
  • Fundraiser Coordinator: CHOP Toy Drive, St. Jude’s Game Day, St. Francis Inn, Food Drive