Early Learning Center

ELC Staff

The professional staff at the Early Learning Center are committed to providing an exceptional program not only for children, but for researchers and future early educators. Our teachers and administrative team bring with them a variety of educational backgrounds and early education experiences. They are all upheld to the highest standards of personal education in the field of early childhood education.

Kelly Freel Co-Director, Infants and Toddlers kfreel@udel.edu
Jessica Peace Co-Director, Preschool and School Age jpeace@udel.edu
Laura Kerst Business Administrator lkw@udel.edu
Gina Zanella – Sample Assistant Director, Social & Emotional Coach gzanella@udel.edu
Kate McGarry Infant 3
Claudia Abreu Oliviera Infant 3
Toni Thomas Infant 4 tlthomas@udel.edu
Diana Delpiano Infant 4 dianaed@udel.edu
Becky Brown Infant 5
Ruthann Parsons Infant 5
Christy Smith Toddler 1 cdeweese@udel.edu
Maria Burd Toddler 1 mburd@udel.edu
Chevelloni Harrell Toddler 2
Lucero Mezquita Toddler 2
Jaime Bangson Toddler 3
Vilde Ronning Toddler 3
Colleen Bialecki Toddler 4
Cheryl Rutter Toddler 4
Kris Richey Toddler 5
Karen Hays Toddler 5
Michelle Alequine Toddler 6 celly@udel.edu
Joyce Omenya Toddler 6
Wendy Harris Preschool 1 nyed@udel.edu
Trisha Dean PreK 2 tdean@udel.edu
Kylie Smith PreK 2
Susan Yetman Preschool 3
Janet Olinchak Preschool 3 jkolin@udel.edu
Sharon Davis Preschool 4
Shobha Khanal Preschool 4
Erin Kirk Preschool 5
Jennifer Armistead Preschool 5
Lauren Illiano Toddler 5
Marina Villec Preschool 6
Cyndi Hartsoe PreK 7
Lisa Caldwell Prek 7
Brittany Dougherty PreK 8
Mako Dey PreK 8
Sarah Olsen School Age
Allyson McCraw Nutrition Coordinator akdavis@udel.edu
Becky Stenner Administrative Assistant, Scheduler rstenner@udel.edu
Susie Szymanski Administrative Assistant, Front Desk susiejan@udel.edu
Lindsey Maichle Administrative Assistant, Front Desk lindsmas@udel.edu

General Contact Information

Phone(302) 831-6205


Address: 489 Wyoming Road, Newark, DE 19716