Mary Liz Youtz, Preschool Director
Mrs. Youtz has served in Christian education for over 35 years. She graduated from Millersville University with her Masters of Education and Penn State for Elementary Principalship. Mrs. Youtz enjoys seeing the excitement in children’s faces as they begin to explore and learn. Mary Liz enjoys scrapbooking, reading, and serving others on mission trips with her husband, Steve. Mrs. Youtz attends Victory Church.
Two Year Old Teacher
Monday/Wednesday Class or Tuesday/Thursday Class
Mrs. Bensinger grew up in Kansas but has resided in Lancaster county for the last 24 years and has five children attending L-S school district and two in Pre-K here at KEP. Yes! Mrs. Bensinger is blessed to be a mom of seven incredible gifts from God! My family attends Providence Church of God. In her “free time” she enjoys serving our community, walks, hiking, the beach (not the ocean though!), camping, gardening, boating, and worship music. But most of all I enjoy staying connected to my children and family!
Monday/ Wednesday,/Friday Class or Tuesday/Thursday Class
Mrs. McFarland is honored to be a part of each student’s learning experience and enjoys seeing the awestruck wonder in children’s eyes when they learn something new. She has been working with children in some capacity for the last 27 years has earned her CDA (Child Development Associate) Credential. God has gifted Mrs. McFarland with patience and tender nurturing. She feels blessed to be able to use her talents here at Kids Express. Mrs. McFarland attends Living Hope Church and lives with her husband and three boys.
Mrs. Collison is a D.C. Native but loves living in Lancaster County. She graduated form Cedarville University with an Elementary and Special Education certification. Along with her A.C.S.I certification, Mrs. Collison has been teaching for over 30 years in Christian Schools. She attends Calvary Church where she sings in the choir and is a part of the praise team. Her and her husband are blessed with three wonderful sons and she loves sharing the joy of God with all those round her.
Mrs. Klase graduated from Millersville University. She is returning for her twentieth year at Kids Express. She says it has been a privilege to share in the lives of children over so many years. “Watching children grow, explore, and discover the world around them is exciting and helps keep me young.” She enjoys sharing her creativity with her students and encourages them to use their imaginations. She also likes music, cooking, and scrapbooking. Her favorite Bible passage is Psalm 139. Verse 14 says “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful I know that full well.” Mrs. Klase attends Grace Church at Willow Valley. Mrs. Klase lives with her husband and has three grown daughters and two grandchildren.
Amber Horvath – T/TH 2-year-old
Julie Book – MWF – 3-year-old
Amanda Hay – Pre-K Class
Jan Pickel – Pre-K four-day class
– Administrative Assistant
Sue Thomas – Librarian