Meet The Staff

Diane BullenDiane Bullen – Director         Diane has been at Stay and Play since 1993. She is a graduate of Edinboro University with a degree in Elementary Education. She has two grown children and has is married to Rick, who is recently retired.  She enjoys walking, crafting, reading, movies and watching sports events, especially the Eagles and Flyers. Diane has lived many places such as Toms River, NJ; Gambrills, MD and Stuttgart, Germany. While living in Germany for 4 years in the 80’s she saw the Berlin Wall come down and traveled to France, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and Yugoslavia. Mrs. Bullen enjoys spending time with her family and sharing in their interests.  What she likes best about working with children is the excitement they bring each and every day. She loves their sense of wonder and honesty.

Marion BoasMarion Boas – Asst. Director        Marion has been at Stay and Play since 2009. Mrs. Boas received her Associates degree in Education from Delaware County Community College and then received her Bachelors Degree in Professional Studies with a focus in Social Work from West Chester University. Mrs. Boas has spent many years working with children through childcare centers and the Girl Scouts and she has 1 child.  In her free time she enjoys doing volunteer work, riding bikes and camping. What Mrs. Boas likes best about working with children is their creativity and fascination with learning new skills.

Laura Belove – Teacher      Laura has been at Stay and Play since 2019. She was a substitute teacher and tutor for all grades in the Council Rock School District in Bucks County. She has a B.A. in School Age Child Development from Concordia University, St. Paul MN. She has studied the social skills character development, and teaching to each grades intelligence specifically, for before, after, and out of school time environments. Her love of children brings her joy in being able to empower and inspire their learning. In her leisure time, Ms. Belove likes to play with her 3 granddaughters and knit clothes for them. She also loves nature and hiking.

Adrienne Busker – Teacher   Adrienne Busker has been at Stay and Play since 2019. Adrienne received a degree from West Virginia University in Early Childhood Development and Family Studies. She is also trained in Applied Behavioral Analysis techniques. Adrienne has worked with children for the past 15 years in both home and school (classroom) settings. Her focus is on special needs children diagnosed with Autism and that have behavioral concerns. Currently she works for the Rose Tree Media School District at Penncrest High School in the life skills program. Adrienne has 1 child. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, watching sports like baseball and hockey, reading and relaxing on the beach.

Ryan Carroll – Teacher     Ryan has been at Stay and Play since 2020. Ryan is a Stay and Play alumni. He is a graduate of Penncrest Highschool and currently attends Delaware County Community College in pursuit of an associate degree. Ryan has previously volunteered at the Wayne Art Center during their summer art camp. In his leisure time, Ryan enjoys going to the beach, hiking, and spending time with his friends. Ryan also has a passion for drawing. What Ryan likes best about working with children is that they look at the world in a unique way and have their entire life ahead of them. Ryan feels honored to help them grow.

Nancy Converse – Teacher     Nancy has been at Stay and Play since 2017. Mrs. Converse was born in Chile and is the third of 5 siblings. Nancy met her husband Jim of 27 years while celebrating her last day of college at the British Institute in Vina Del Mar Chile. While at the British Institute Nancy obtained her BA degree in English Spanish Translation. She has lived in various states including Virginia where her grown daughter was born. Nancy has a best friend who lives in Barcelona which has allowed Nancy to visit and tour Europe. Nancy and her family travel to Chile often and she once visited Easter Island. Her work experience is varied, having held jobs at QVC, Sumitomo (a machinery company) and the US Coast Guard exchange at Governor’s Island, New York. Mrs. Converse enjoys listening to music, and cooking new recipes. What she enjoys about working with children in their sense of curiosity, ability to reason and innocence.

Svitlana DuffySvitlana (Lana) Duffy – Teacher     Lana has been at Stay and Play since 2013. She was born in Ukraine and moved to the United States in 2005. While living in Ukraine, Mrs. Duffy received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Education. Mrs. Duffy is fluent in 3 languages: English, Russian and Ukrainian. Mrs. Duffy loves to travel and visited many places such as Russia, Poland and Czech Republic. She is married to Bill, and has a grown daughter. Mrs. Duffy currently works with the Life Skills Class in Penncrest High School. In her leisure, she enjoys spending time with her family. Mrs. Duffy also likes baking, crafting, reading and listening to music. What Mrs. Duffy likes best about working with children is seeing them grow and develop their own personalities. The most rewarding thing for her is to be a part of their accomplishments.

Nicole Glover – Teacher      Nicole has been at Stay and Play since 2019. Nicole is a product of the Rose Tree Media school district and a lifelong resident of Delaware County. She is a graduate of Widener University, earning both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Social Work.  Nicole has 2 children & is married. She enjoys swimming and water aerobics as well as rescuing houseplants from big box stores. What Nicole enjoys most about working with children is: “Every day for children is a day that develops a yearning for more knowledge. It’s a joy to see their wonder, amazement and accomplishments. No two days will be the same!

Lisa Goodman –  Teacher        Lisa has been at Stay and Play as a regular staff member since 1998 and has been substituting for the program since 2003. She is mother 3 grown daughters. She enjoys crafts, gardening and hiking. Lisa loves being with all ages of children and looking at life through their eyes.

Sherry Voorhees – Teacher      Sherry has been at Stay and Play since 2012. Mrs. Voorhees received her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from DCCC.  She is married to Shawn and has two children.  Mrs. Voorhees works in the mornings at Penncrest High School cafeteria.  She enjoys spending time at her family’s vacation home in the Poconos. What Mrs. Voorhees likes best about working with children is watching them mature and develop throughout the year.

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Additional Staff

Rogelinda Barraza-CabarcusRogelinda Barraza-Cabarcus –  Substitute Teacher     Rogelinda has been at Stay and Play since 2016. She came from Colombia in 2012 where she was a college professor. She has earned a BS in Microbiology at Colombia and a M.Sc. in Biology from the University of Puerto Rico. Before starting college, she used to work as a teacher assistant in Christians schools at Colombia. Ms. Barraza is a fine Christian who loves to share with kids. Among her favorite activities are: Science, exploring, arts and crafts, games and storytelling. Because this is her first year at Stay and Play, she is very excited about working with our kids and having a great experience for her and her students.

Sara Dolan – Substitute Teacher      Sara has been at Stay and Play on and off since 2009. She holds an Associate in Applied Science Early Child Education degree from Delaware County Community College. She is married and is the mother of 3 grown children. Sara is a lead teacher at Christ Church Preschool. In the summer she gets playful at the Wallingford Art Center. In her free time, she enjoys walking her dog, gardening, and going to her happy place, Longwood Gardens. She loves to bake pies! The most rewarding thing about working with children is their uninhibited creativity.

DSC00313Debbie Murphy – Substitute Teacher        Debbie has been at Stay and Play as a regular staff member since 2007 and has been substituting for program since 2013. She is mother of 2 grown children. Debbie has degree in Elementary Education from Millersville University. She taught 3rd grade for 3 years, preschool for 9 years and worked in daycare for 4 years. What Debbie likes best about working with children is the energy they share with us. The children keep us up to date on things and watching them grow is a sheer pleasure.

PatPat Roelofs – Substitute Teacher           Pat has been at Stay and Play as a Substitute Teacher since 2009. Pat has Masters of Education from West Chester University and Bachelor of Arts from Hartwick College.

Mary Ellen StackMary Ellen Stack – Substitute Teacher    Mary Ellen has been at Stay and Play since 2012. She worked for many years at TV Guide Magazine in Radnor, PA.  She has experience as the manager of the Advertising Dept. She holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Villanova University.  She attended Villanova as an evening student while working at TV Guide. She is single, with no children of her own, but has 3 nephews and 6 nieces and has spent a good deal of time with them.  She enjoys seeing them grow and take on new challenges. She has enjoyed meeting all of the new children and teachers, in her short amount of time here.  She enjoys seeing the different interests that the children have and how they interact with one another. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, reading fiction and walking.

Hanaa Toma – Substitute Teacher      Hanaa has been at Stay and Play since 2017. Mrs. Toma was born in Cairo, Egypt and then moved to the United States. Mrs. Toma received her bachelor’s degree in Accounting. She has worked in the Rose Tree Media School District and Wallingford-Swarthmore school district as a substitute teacher assistant for 5 years. In 2017 she started working at Strath Haven High School as an instructional support teacher. Mrs. Toma is married and has 2 children. In her free time Mrs. Toma enjoys listening to music, participating in Zumba class and traveling. She has traveled to: Germany, Dubai, Oman and France and is fluent in the Arabic and English language. What Mrs. Toma enjoys most about working with children is watching them grow.