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. At Hampton Lane we are incredibly proud of our extremely talented team of teachers.
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 and later received the requirements for an Early Education Director. 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.
Debra Beck is the Administrative Assistant
Debra Beck joined HLCDC in June 2021 as an administrative assistant to the Educational Director. She comes to us with two years’ experience working in a child development center. Prior to that she retired from the health insurance field as Director of Operational Support. She has 2 sons working in the entertainment business and 4 grandchildren, 2 girls and 2 boys. She loves dogs, and loves to travel and spend time with her family.
Miss Toula Mavrophilipos
Miss Toula has been a teacher for 30 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 Master’s 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.
Tigers — Three’s Class
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.
Bears — Two’s Class
Miss Michelle Vogel
Michelle Vogel is a Two’s Teacher at Hampton Lane. Michelle joined the Hampton Lane team in 2005. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Towson University. Michelle was born and raised in Maryland and is a Baltimore Ravens fan. She loves to exercise and is involved in her church and her church community. She lives with her twin sister in the Baltimore area.
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. She has also volunteered with Guinto’s Helping Hands, Hometown Heroes, and the Oregon Ridge Educational Center.
Miss Amanda Molino
Miss Amanda is currently attending Towson University for her BA in English and Educational Studies. Miss Amanda has joined Hampton Lane as a Teacher’s Aide in the summer of 2018. She has experience as an English writing tutor and a summer Nanny. Miss Amanda has many philanthropic roles such as committee head chair of the Relay for Life event for the American Cancer Society. She was also the secretary for the Girl Up foundation and a member of the Key Club. Miss Amanda has been a color guard for her school’s marching band and has been a ballet dancer from pre-ballet through to the senior level. Miss Amanda has been highly recognized and awarded for her academic success. She has also been an Editor in Cheif for Sequal magazine and co-author of her school’s screenplay called “Kiss the Bride”. We are very excited to have Miss Amanda as part of our Hampton Lane team.
Miss Caroline Buonsignore
Caroline joined the Hampton Lane team as a part-time teacher’s aide in the summer of 2019, although she has been affiliated with the school since 2007. Caroline was born and raised in Baltimore, MD, and has 3 siblings. She attends Randolph Macon College and is pursuing a degree in English/Publications with a minor in Classic Studies. Caroline currently works throughout the school year at John Gandy Elementary, teaching and tutoring children during before and after school hours. She has also volunteered with Guinto’s Helping Hands, Hometown Heroes, and the Oregon Ridge Educational Center. Caroline will join us over the summer months and school holidays. You may also recognize her as the Easter Bunny here at Hampton Lane.
Miss Betsy Molino
Miss Betsy Molino joined our team as a part-time teacher assistant, especially helping during the opening and/closing hours. She comes to us with over 10 years’ experience as a Teacher’s Assistant. Prior to that Miss Betsy had worked for 14 years in the field of analytical chemistry. She is married to her husband Gary and they are the proud parents to two college-aged children, including our Miss Amanda. Miss Betsy also has three stepsons and three step-grandchildren. Miss Betsy has taken a very active role in her children’s academics and activities. She loves to read, walk for exercise, traveling and of course time with her family
Are You a Qualified Teacher interested in joining our team?
Hampton Lane Child Development Center is currently interviewing qualified candidates for a full time teaching position.
We are currently hiring for our Pre-K class (4-5 years old) and for our 2 and 3 year old classrooms.
HLCDC is an MSDE approved preschool for children ages 2 through 5 located in Towson MD. Our center is open from (Currently 8:00-5:00 during Covid-19 guidelines) normally 7:00am till 5:45pm. We are seeking a full time Pre-school teacher with a time schedule of 40 hours a week. This is a year-round position with hours scheduled Monday-Friday during our operating hours. Full Time employees are eligible to participate in the Health Insurance, Vision and Dental plans after the completion of the standard evaluation period.
HLCDC is a small, family oriented preschool community, and an outreach program from Towson Methodist Church. The class sizes are small and teaching materials are provided. Teacher/Staff ratios are always maintained in accordance to MSDE regulations. The educational environment at HLCDC is positive, nurturing and age appropriate. Our curriculum is a play-base
QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: All applicants should have an Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field, along with their 90-hour Pre-School Certification. Qualified candidates must be approved as lead teacher (senior staff certified) by the MSDE licensing division. Must complete continuing Educational requirements annually as well as training courses. Medical and background checks are required by MSDE.
Pay will be commensurate with education and experience.
We will consider a Teacher’s Assistant/Aide for available positions also. (Part-time and/or Full-time based on center needs) Must be 18 years old with a high school diploma and/or college credits-must complete continuing Educational requirements as well as training courses and complete medical and background checks as required by MSDE.
All staff undergoes a full MSDE-required background check prior to employment at HLCDC. The cost of background checks will be reimbursed by the school after the completion of the evaluation period. Additional training may be required. Most continuing education courses are available through an online program currently provided by HLCDC.
Additional qualifications desired: Current CPR/First Aid, Medication Administration, ADA training and participation in the MD Credentialing program. If you are interested in joining a wonderful team of professional educators and have a proven commitment to the education of young children, please send a current resume and two references. Please be sure to include your email address and contact information.
Please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
No phone calls, please.