Research and experience has demonstrated that the most important factor in determining the quality of an early childhood program is the quality of its faculty. Children thrive when there are sufficient numbers of specially trained adults on a regular and consistent basis.
Erin Rigley is the Center Director at Hampton Lane Child Development Center. Erin was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. She joined the Hampton Lane team in 2007. Erin is a graduate of Notre Dame Preparatory high school in Towson Maryland, and a graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Maryland College. She received her Early Childhood Certification in 2007. She has received her Certificate of Achievement from the Maryland Child Care Credentialing department as well. Erin is the single mother of four children; the youngest being a “graduate” of Hampton Lane. Besides her passion for Hampton Lane, Erin has a great love for graphic arts and for Field Hockey. She began a field hockey program at Mercy High School and was named Coach of the Year in 2005 by the Baltimore Sun. She is also one of the founding board members of the Cockeysville Field Hockey Recreation program and continues to coach. While her children are all much older now she still enjoys “Family Game Night” with her children and is very active in their educational and sporting activities.
Nancy Andrew is the Financial Secretary. Previously she had been the Administrative Director of Hampton Lane Child Development Center for 32 years. She is responsible for the finances, including accounts receivable and payable; tuition fees and billing. Nancy is a very part-time employee although her experience is a valuable resource that we tap into. Nancy is a graduate of DePauw University in Indiana and has also undertaken some graduate courses in Family Studies at Indiana University. Nancy has taught a variety of classes including middle school English, Physical Education and Gourmet Cooking in Adult Education. She and her husband Jim have three grown children and five grandsons and one granddaughter. Nancy loves to read, quilt, and travel, and is enjoying more time with her family in her semi-retirement.
Freya Bates is the Administrative Assistant. Freya and her family relocated to Baltimore in the spring of 2010. Freya is originally from New York City but she has also lived in Washington D.C. for 14 years. She has a Bachelor of Science degree and has also earned her Early Childhood Certification. Freya started at Hampton Lane as a parent in 2011 and hasn’t left. She is passionate about being a parent to her three young children and loves to cook innovative, healthy meals. Freya loves traveling and experiencing new cultures and is moderately fluent in Spanish.
Jamie Deady is our Music Teacher and a part time Office Assistant. Miss Jamie has a degree in music from Texas Woman’s University. She is a proud native Texan, but has been living in the Baltimore area since 2005. In her spare time, Jamie enjoys spending time with her husband and step-son. She likes to cook, sew, and perform in musicals. Jamie enjoys putting together the Winter and Spring concerts for Hampton Lane. Each concert has a theme, so throughout the semester the kids listen to and learn songs that revolve around the concert theme. The kids also love to play instruments and do music related science experiments!
Miss Suzanne Faith
Miss Suzanne joined the Hampton Lane team in 2015. She earned her undergraduate degree from Randolph-Macon College with a BA in Spanish. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Loyola University, Maryland. Miss Suzanne has been in the education field for more than 15 years. She is the proud mother of a son.
Tigers — Three’s Class
Miss Toula Mavrophilipos
Miss Toula has been a teacher for 20 years. She has been with Hampton Lane since 2015. She has a Bachelors Degree in Art Education from Moore College. Miss Toula has taught in Baltimore County Elementary schools as well as teaching the Greek Language to children and adults. She moved from New Jersey to Baltimore, Maryland after her marriage. She has two daughters that have graduated with their Masters Degrees, one in Health Sciences and the other in Speech Language Pathology with a minor in Deaf studies. Miss Toula’s family is from the Island of Ikaria, Greece.
Miss Katie Morales
Katie Morales joined Hampton Lane in January 2016. She has a Bachelors of Science Degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education from Temple University, a Master of Science Degree in Reading from Gwynedd-Mercy College and is certified to teach ESOL. She began her teaching career in the Philadelphia School District where she taught for four years in second grade, third grade and sixth grade. After leaving the Philadelphia School District, Katie was a substitute teacher in the suburbs of Montgomery County, PA for five years until she moved to Baltimore County in 2014. Although she now lives in Cockeysville with her husband and two children, Katie’s favorite foods are still Philly favorites like cheesesteaks, soft pretzels and water ice.
Bears — Two’s Class
Miss Maria Coluccio-Kass
Miss Maria joined Hampton Lane in 2011; however, she has been working with children since 2000. Miss Maria is originally from New York and moved to Maryland with her husband in 2011. She has an Associates Degree from Georgian Court University in New Jersey and has also earned her Early Childhood Certification. She has a big Italian family and is fluent in Italian. She is a proud new mother to a baby boy. Miss Maria and her husband enjoy going on family adventures. She also enjoys writing and baking.
Miss Jennifer Fischer
Miss Jennifer joined Hampton Lane in 2016. She has been working in the early education field for more than 20 years. She has an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from The Community College of Baltimore County. She has received a Level 5 Certificate of Achievement from the Maryland Child Care Credentialing department. Miss Jennifer loves being a teacher and truly enjoys working with children. She has three children of her own, two daughters and one son.
Miss Michelle Vogel
Michelle Vogel is a Two’s Teacher at Hampton Lane. Michelle joined the Hampton Lane team in 2005. She has a Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology from Towson University. Michelle was born and raised in Maryland. She loves to exercise and is involved in her church. She lives with her twin sister in the Baltimore area.
Miss Lillian Morales
Miss Lillian has been working at Hampton Lane since the summer of 2014 as a part-time assistant teacher. She graduated from Stevenson University in 2015 with her Bachelors of Art in Psychology and is currently in a Master’s program at Loyola for Counseling Psychology. She is hoping to have a private practice in her future and specialize in working with children and adults. Miss Lillian’s parents are from Argentina and Bolivia, but she was born and raised in Gaithersburg, Maryland. She is bilingual and speaks English and Spanish.
Miss Sarah Belcher
Miss Sarah is currently attending Towson University for her BA in Early Chilldhood Education. She graduated from CCBC in 2012 with an Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies and hopes to become a Baltimore County Public School teacher upon graduation from Towson. She joined the Hampton Lane team as an assistant teacher in 2015. Miss Sarah has been working with children since 2014. Since then she has had experience with teaching and also coaching children in sports programs. Miss Sarah is a Baltimore native who likes to visit her parents who recently moved to Ocean City, Maryland. She likes to spend time fishing and boating and volunteering at a horse rescue on the weekends.
Miss Bayley Ranenau
Miss Bayley has been working at Hampton Lane as a part-time aide since the summer of 2016. In 2015 she received her Associates degree in Secondary Education from Harford Community College, and is currently a Senior at Towson University working towards a BA in English Literature. After she graduates, Miss Bayley hopes to pursue a career in early childhood education. In her spare time, Miss Bayley is a member of the local theater company, The Mount Caramel Players. In the spring of 2016, she had the pleasure of playing Ariel in the company’s production of The Little Mermaid, a lifelong dream of hers. Miss Bayley also loves to study the history of the British Monarchy. She is currently planning a trip to the British Isles, hoping to meet the Queen herself!
Miss Nicole Glazier
Miss Nicole was born and raised in Maryland and has had a passion for working with children since her own early education years. She joined the Hampton Lane team in 2013. Miss Nicole began her early childhood education at Liberty High School in Carroll County, where she participated in an internship program and earned her certificate to teach preschool. She then went on to earn credits toward a degree in Early Childhood Education at Towson University, and ultimately earned a B.S. in Family and Human Services, with a focus on children and youth, in May 2015. Miss Nicole is currently working toward her Masters degree in Social Work. In her free time, Miss Nicole enjoys traveling and going to concerts with friends and family.
Miss Emily Buonsignore
Emily has been working at Hampton Lane since 2016 as a part time teacher’s aide, although she has been affiliated with the school since 2007. Emily is born and raised in Baltimore, MD. She is a recent graduate from Syracuse University, with a major in Bio-Technology and a minor in Forensics and another minor in Classical Studies. Emily studied abroad in Florence Italy for an entire semester, and has received national recognition for her classical studies (Latin). She is the oldest of 4 children. Her youngest sister is a graduate of Hampton Lane Child Development Center. Emily has spent her summers working as teachers assistants for School camp programs at local elementary schools as well as volunteering at TUMC Vacation Bible School.