Staff & Students

Ardmore Presbyterian Weekday Preschool

APWPS staff provides your child with a nurturing Christian environment where their growth is fostered through play and developmentally appropriate curriculum.

Our Staff

Teachers Who Care

The primary task of the staff is to provide care, attention, opportunities, and experiences that will encourage learning through play and creative activities.

Sadie Clifford

Sadie Clifford

Toddler Class Teacher

Sadie was born in Co. Tipperary, Ireland. She qualified as a nurse (RNID, Registered Nurse for Intellectual Disabilities) with the Daughters of Charity services, where, after graduation, she worked in their Early Intervention Center for Children with Physical and Intellectual Disabilities. 

Sadie married in 1998 and moved with her husband to Germany before moving to Dallas, TX where they lived for 3 years.

They moved to Ardmore in 2011, by way of Sydney, Australia, where they also spent 3 years. While in Sydney Sadie volunteered at the Elementary School where their children attended.

Sadie has three children, two daughters and a son and had been a stay at home Mom until the youngest left home for University last year.

Sadie is delighted to join Ardmore Presbyterian Preschool in the Toddler class.


Danuta (Danka) Jablonska-Rauer

Danuta (Danka) Jablonska-Rauer

Discovery Class Teacher

Danka is from Poland, where she began her academic and professional career by completing a Master’s Degree in Early Education and becoming a teacher.

She taught preschool children and grade school children for over 12 years and currently is a teacher in Discovery Class.

In 2001, Danka moved to the United States, where she met her husband. She now lives in Ardmore with her husband and  their two daughters.

Danka loves to involve her little ones in crafts, gardening, baking and creative play (everything she enjoys doing!)

She loves to see each child’s curiosity grow as he or she explores the world.

Irena Reynolds

Irena Reynolds

Interim Preschool Director

Upon completing her degree in Public Administration from the Technical University of Varna, Bulgaria, Irena Reynolds arrived in the United States in 2003 for a year long internship.

The following year she earned her Masters Degree in Central and Eastern European Studies from LaSalle University.

Residing in Ardmore  with her family, Irena very much enjoys being involved at her three children’s schools and volunteering.

After her youngest child started attending Ardmore Presbyterian in 2014, Irena began helping as a substitute teacher, and has assisted in most of the classrooms since.

She is currently the preschool administrator and also a Toddler class teacher.

Laura Rossio

Laura Rossio

Pre K Class Teacher

Laura Rossio grew up in the Philadelphia area, and has a background in nursing.

She has been teaching at APWPS since 2005 and is currently a teacher in the Pre K program.

Laura enjoys the genuine enthusiasm and joie de vivre of the young children in the preschool.

She marvels at the incredible growth from fall to spring as language emerges, skills improve, and the children begin to care about each other.

Laura feels a teacher should be a role model, patient, kind and especially flexible in expectations.

Laura is the mother of a college age  daughter that is graduate of APWPS.

Joanne Siciliano

Joanne Siciliano

Pre K Teacher

Joanne  has been involved with children, from birth to adolescence, most of her life.  She taught secondary English and Writing, tutored elementary students, and for over 25 years, has provided lactation support to mothers and babies all across the area, while raising her own six children.

Joanne has been a frequent classroom volunteer in her children’s schools, from preschool through elementary, and has continued to volunteer in other capacities in the secondary years.

Joanne enjoys fostering the curiosity and thirst for learning in the preschool years, and sees opportunities for that in everyday experiences.  

She lives with her husband and youngest daughter in Ardmore.