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Beth Gramling


Beth has always loved working with younger children. She earned her dual certification in elementary and early childhood education from Millersville University. After graduating, she was the lead teacher in a three-year-old department at Rainbow Express Preschool. After moving to Western Pa, she taught in the public schools as a substitute, focusing on the younger grades K-2, and preschool at Giant Steps Preschool. In 1999, she moved back east to Bucks County, becoming the Friday kindergarten teacher at Neighborhood Learning Center (NLC). She continued in this role until she became a full-time homeschooling mom of her five children. She has successfully educated all five of her children from first grade through 12th grade while continuing to substitute at NLC. She became the Director of the Neighborhood Learning Center in 2022.  She is also gluten-free, loves giraffes and Owls, and has a puppy named Sally! 

“As Director, I am honored and excited to serve the children and families here at Neighborhood Learning Center!”.

Olga Afanador

Assistant Director/Teacher

Bio soon to come!

Wendy Piasecki 

Assistant Teacher 

Wendy has worked at Neighborhood Learning Center for over 25 years, having taught 3-year-old preschool, 4-year-old preschool and nurtured children in the daycare. Additionally, she has served for all these years as the NLC bookkeeper. She loves dogs and has raised a number of service animals.

Jo Ann Burmeister

Assistant Teacher

Jo Ann has served at NLC for over 20 years! Each day, She enjoys leading the opening, helping with craft time, and settling everyone down for naptime! She is a lover of camping and the outdoors. Be on the lookout for her dog Forrest, who is a beloved visitor here at NLC.

Samuel Gramling

Teacher Aid

Samuel Gramling is pleased to be the newest staff member of Neighborhood Learning Center. Being a helper in children’s church and his homeschool choir showed that Sam had natural abilities with children. His natural heart to serve makes him a wonderful teacher’s aide always willing to do what is asked of him and take any responsibility given to him.  “Mr. Sam” has been well received by the children and has added his own creative touch to the Learning Center.