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 15 children.

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
Christine Humphries, Two-Day Teacher

Pre-K Staff

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

Kindergarten Staff

Deborah Allison, Teacher
Cate Logan, Teacher

Specials

Sister Evy, Spanish and Religion Teacher
Kathie Sims, Gym Teacher
Maria Theodorou Technology Teacher

Kids Club

Mrs. Christine Humphries, Kids Club Co-Director
Mrs. Marybeth Kane, Kids Club Co-Director


Staff Credentials

Mary Becker
Director 
BA, LaSalle University | MEd, Holy Family University-Early Childhood Education

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

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

Karen Barnes
Full-Day Nursery Teacher 
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 Teacher
BA, Holy Family University, Religious Studies | Graduate Credits, Theology, LaSalle University

  • Part-time Teacher, 1995-Present

Christine Humphries
Two Day Nursery/Three Day Pre-K Teacher 
BA, Holy Family University – Certified in Early Childhood and Elementary Education
MEd in Special Education, Holy Family University

  • Two Day Nursery and Three Day Pre-K Teacher, 2022–Present
  • Full Day Pre-K Teacher, 2008-2022
  • Co-Director, Kids Club 2018-Present
  • Kids Club 2016-Present
  • Two-Day Nursery and Three-Day Pre-K Teacher, 2006-2008
  • Interim Full-Day Kindergarten Teacher, 2005-2006

Maribeth Kane
Kids Club Co-Director 
BA, Holy Family University – Certified in Elementary Education/Middle School Math Certificate

  • Kids Club Co-Director,  Alpha House, 2018-Present
  • Math Teacher grades 5 to 8, Nazareth Academy Grade School September 2002-Present
  • Religion, Math, Science Teacher for grades 6 & 7, St. Katherine of Siena, Sept. 1997-June 2001
  • Philadelphia Academy Charter School – 7th Grade Teacher, September 2001-June 2002

Cate Logan
Kindergarten Teacher
BA, Albright College | MEd, Holy Family University-Elementary/Special Education

  • Kindergarten Teacher – 2022-Present
  • 2- Day Nursery/3-Day Pre-K Teacher – 2018-2022
  • Substitute Teacher, Alpha House-2013-2018
  • Long Term Substitute, January-May 2013

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

  • Full Day Pre-K Teacher, 2016-Present
  • Two-Day Nursery & Three-Day Pre-K Teacher, 2012-2016
  • Kids Club, Assistant Director, 2011-2017
  • Two-Day Nursery Teacher, 2010-2016
  • Technology Teacher, 2009-2011
  • Kids Club, 2005-2017