139 Rieger Road
Butler, PA 16001
Joan Giese,ERSEA Manager/Program Manager/Family Service Manager
Mrs. Myers has been leading the agency’s early childhood education team since 1990. She has always maintained a strong commitment to applying the latest research, trends and evidence based practices in the field of early childhood to all aspects of agency operations. Her commitment to quality is unwavering and her inherent respect for families and their young children guides her approach to service delivery.
Mrs. Myers graduated from Edinboro University with a Bachelor’s degree in Education and then from Carlow University with an M Ed in Early Childhood Education. Prior to her career at the Children’s Center, Laurette was a speech and language therapist and then the director at a special needs preschool in Allegheny County for 10 years. Laurette has been a resident of Butler County for decades. She currently resides in the city of Butler where she values the sense of community and connectedness.
Kathy Fredrick,Home Based/Early Head Start Program Manager/
Special Services Coordinator
Mr.. Snow started out as a Head Start parent at Butler County Children’s Center. He spent 5 years as custodian at the Hill United Presbyterian Church in Butler, 6 years as County manager in Butler, Armstrong and Clarion counties for Roto - Rooter of Western Pa, 20 years as a Structural Steel fitter at JW Steel Mars Pa, 6 years part time at Butler County Children’s Center. Currently Facility/Transportation Manager for the past 2 years at the Butler County Children’s Center.
Mr. Snow graduated from Butler High School. Mr. Snow was born and raised in Butler and continues to live in Butler Township with his wife.
Laurette Myers, MEd,Education Specialist/Center Director
Mr. Green has been responsible for the delivery of a variety of children and family social services and educational programming for over 20 years. He was most recently the Executive Administrator at The Bradley Center, which is a large child and adolescent residential mental health and educational facility outside Pittsburgh, PA. Prior to the Bradley Center, Mr. Green has worked as an administrator at MHY Family Services, Butler County Human Services, and Community Alternatives, Inc.
Mr. Green graduated from Slippery Rock University with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and then from Waynesburg University with a Masters in Counseling. Mr. Green was born and raised in the Butler community and continues to live in Center Township, Butler with his wife and two children.
Linda Woiewodski, Health and Nutrition Manager
Kathy has been responsible for the management and supervision of programs at the Children’s Center for 23 years. Prior to serving as the Special Services Coordinator and Early Head Start Program Manger she was the Center Director of the Bon Aire Site.
Kathy Graduated from Slippery Rock University with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis on Early Childhood Education and then earned a Specialized Diploma of Leadership for Early Childhood Education Program Directors from Northampton County Area Community College. She is a PA Keys to Professional Development Certified Instructor and a Certified Pre-K CLASS Observer.
Mrs. Woiewodski has been employed at Butler County Children’s Center for the past 37 years. For the first seven years of her employment she was a Head Start Teacher. Since then she has been a Service Area Manager. Currently she is the Health/Nutrition Manager, a position she has held for 25 years.
Mrs. Woiewodski graduated from Slippery Rock University with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. Mrs. Woiewodski was born and lived in the Butler Community for 37 years. She has two children and currently resides in Lower Burrell with her husband.
Mrs. Lavorini has been employed by Butler County Children's' Center since 1988. Beginning her career as a Head Start Teacher for 3 years, and the next 2 years as a Home Visitor, she then became as manager of Family Engagement Services and Professional Development for the agency. She is a certified CLASS observer, and trainer with the Pennsylvania Quality Assurance System, and a certified trainer for the parenting series The Incredible Years.
A graduate of Butler High School and Clarion University, Ms. Lavorini lives in Butler Township with her husband. They have 3 adult children.
Amy Lavorini,Family Services Manager/Quality Improvement Manager
Mrs. Giese started working for Butler County Children's Center in 1984 as a Head Start teacher. Since then she has also held the positions of Family Service Worker, Family Home Child Care supervisor, Early Head Start Manager, Bon Aire Center Director, Program Manager and Service Area Manager for Family Services and ERSEA.
Mrs. Giese graduated from St. Joseph's College in Rutland, Vermont with a BS in Elementary Education. She also attended Penn State for her Director's Credential. She lives in Butler with her husband. Her daughter and son and their families live in Butler County which enables her to spoil her 5 grandchildren!
Ms. Fischer has been with Butler County Children’s Center since October 1997. Mrs. Fischer holds a B.S. in Human Resources from Geneva College as well as her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) Certification. Prior to beginning at the Children’s Center Mrs. Fischer was an independent business owner and entrepreneur.
Mrs. Fischer is a 2003 graduate of Leadership Butler County and a member of the Society of Human Resources and the Butler Human Resource Association. She has served on various non-profit boards in the community. Mrs. Fischer was raised in the Butler community, spent 10 years in the Chicago area, and returned to the community she loves.
Scott Snow,Facilities and Transportation Manager
Mr. Terek has worked at The Butler County Children’s Center since 1984. Prior to the Children’s Center Paul worked 16 years in various accounting positions at the Corporate Headquarters for AK Steel in Middletown, OH.
Mr. Terek has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Accounting and a Masters of Business Administration/Finance from Xavier University.
139 Rieger Road
Butler, PA 16001
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