Meet our teachers
Meet Our Teachers
You will find our teachers are not only dedicated to their profession, but are also active members of our church and local community. All are parents themselves, with the majority whose own children attended The Bucket School!
Bucket School Director
Hello, my name is Jen Drap and I am thrilled to be working as director of The Bucket School. I received a degree in elementary education from Grove City College and have taught in both preschools and elementary schools in the area. My husband, Scott, and I, as well as our three sons, are active members of First Presbyterian Church. In my free time I enjoy cooking, walking, reading, volunteering at my boys’ schools, teaching Sunday school, and spending time with family and friends.
Two Year Olds
Hi my name is Heidi Costa. I am so excited to be part of the team at the Bucket School. I received my degree in elementary education from West Chester University and my masters in reading from Arcadia College. I have taught in the elementary schools in the area and was a substitute for The Bucket School. My husband Michael and I have three children ages from 12-19. We have lived in the West Chester area for 18 years. We are members of First Presbyterian Church and all of our children are Bucket School grads. In my free time I enjoy exercising with our two dogs and volunteering for my children's school activities.
Teacher T/Th 2's
Hello, my name is Jane Deacon, and I have been active in The Bucket School for the past 10 years, as both a teacher and a substitute. Although my professional career was in public accounting, my second career as a stay-at-home mom sparked in me a passion for working with children. My husband, Roger, and I have lived in West Chester for over 20 years and are the proud parents of 3 daughters ranging in age from 18-23, all of whom are Bucket School graduates! In my free time I enjoy exercising, supporting my daughter’s soccer team, baking, reading, and spending time with family.
Teacher M/W/F 2's
Hello, my name is Carrie Simunov and I am looking forward to officially joining the Bucket School staff. My husband and I, along with our 8-year-old daughter, live in West Chester and are members of First Presbyterian Church. In the past, I have substituted and worked as an aide with Parents Morning Out. I have also served as a Bucket School Board Member and our daughter is a Bucket School graduate. I have dual degrees from Bloomsburg University and speak French fluently. I'm looking forward to teaching preschool French through songs and fun games. Being active is what I enjoy most along with, reading and gardening.
Hi, my name is Stephanie Butler. My husband and I live in West Chester and are parents of 6 wonderful children ranging in age from 10-23. For many years, I have enjoyed being home with my children volunteering in their schools and with their activities. Before having children, I graduated from West Chester University with a degree in Elementary Education. I taught for 12 years in Wilmington, De. I have been subbing in local preschools for several years and was an aide for Parents Morning Out. I enjoy reading, hiking, jogging, and spending time with my family. I am so excited to teach at The Bucket School.
Three Year Olds
Assistant Director and Teacher M/W/F and T/Th 3's
Jennifer has a degree in elementary/early childhood education and has previously taught both pre-K and kindergarten. For the past eight years, she has taken time off to stay home and care for her two children. Besides teaching the Monday/Wednesday Little Learners, Jennifer is also the Bridge Dinner Coordinator at First Presbyterian. Jennifer and her husband, Eric, have two boys who are graduates of the Bucket School. They live in the borough of West Chester.
Hi, my name is Patty Tunnell. My husband and I live in West Chester with our four daughters, Megan (19), Sarah (17), Madison (15) and Ella (12). I have spent the last twenty years as a stay-at-home mom. I am excited to be back in the teaching field here at The Bucket School. I enjoy working with children and watching them grow throughout the year. I spend a lot of time at my girls' sporting events and enjoy traveling.
Teacher M/W/F 3's
Hi, my name is Sandy Lebold. My husband and I have lived in the West Chester area for over 27 years and have enjoyed raising our 2 daughters here. As a member of First Presbyterian Church, I have taught the senior high Sunday school class, helped with VBS, served as an elder and I am currently on the board of Deacons. I am presently teaching my 15th year at The Bucket School. In my free time, I enjoy camping and hiking with my dogs, reading, baking and traveling.
Teacher M/W/F 3's
Hello, my name is Sue Prochnau and my husband and I have lived in the West Chester area for 15 years. We have two boys who are graduates of The Bucket School. We are members of First Presbyterian Church where I served as an elder for Christian Education and also teach Sunday school. I have been teaching at The Bucket School for the past 3 years.
Pre-K (4-5 Year Olds)
Teacher Pre-K/4 Day
Hello, my name is Liz Moffett. My husband and I have lived in the Borough for over 20 years and we have two children, James (10) and Lila (7). I taught for 9 years at Kennett Middle School and am so happy to be back in the classroom after taking some time off to spend it with my children. In my free time, I enjoy reading, volunteering for the Women's Auxiliary of Chester County Hospital and my children's schools, anything soccer related, and spending time with my friends and family.
Teacher Pre-K/4 Day
Hello, my name is Amy Falls and I am blessed to be a returning teacher at the Bucket School. I have been a proud resident of West Chester for 36 years. My husband and I have two wonderful children, Gabrielle(11) and Jimmy(9). They are both graduates of the Bucket School. In my free time, I love to bake, volunteer at my kid's school, and spend time with my family going to the beach, fishing, and hiking.
Teacher M/W/F Half Day and T/Th Full Day
Hello, my name is Patty Mapa and I am so excited to be joining the Bucket School family as the new MWF 3’s teacher. I graduated from Shippensburg University with a degree in Elementary Education/Early Childhood. I have spent the last 12 years as a substitute teacher in the Chadds Ford School District. My husband and I are members of Westminster Presbyterian Church, and we both grew up in the West Chester area. We have two daughters 24 and 22, and a son 18. Our “baby” is beginning college this year, so we are officially empty nesters. In my free time, I enjoy exercising, walking my dog, reading, cooking and traveling.
Teacher Half Day and T/Th Full Day
Hi, my name is Gretchen Huebner. My husband and I have lived in West Chester for the past 36 years. We have two children Heather and Andrew both graduates of the Bucket School! I have been involved with the Bucket School for the past 26 years. First as a parent of attendees, then as a teacher and for the past 14 years, I have been the bookkeeper for the church and the Bucket School. I have a degree in Elementary Education/Early Childhood Education from Kutztown University. In my free time, I enjoy reading, swimming, knitting and spending time with my family!