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!
Two Year Olds
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.
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
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.
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.
Hi, my name is Kelly Senkow. I am so excited to be teaching here at the Bucket school! I have lived in West Chester for the past twelve years with my husband, Jay, and our two daughters Emily (17),and Kyla (14). I received my Bachelor’s Degree from West Chester University in Early Childhood. I think it’s safe to say I’m a West Chester kind of girl! My family and I do love it here! I’ve taught pre-K, second grade, and have substituted in Upper Darby, Marple, Rose Tree, and West Chester school districts. I also had the opportunity of owning a day care in the beginning of my career. Teaching is my passion! I am so excited to be part of this wonderful school! And one other fun fact, my Aunt Karen has been the secretary for the church since I was little!! In my free time I enjoy hiking, reading, baking, spending time with family and friends! I’m truly looking forward to working with your children!
Pre-K (4-5 Year Olds)
Hello, my name is Tricia Sokurenko and I am excited to start teaching Pre-K at the Bucket School this year. My husband and I have 2 girls, Ella (15) and Lauren (12), and have lived in West Chester for 18 years. My younger daughter graduated from Bucket School. I have a Bachelors Degree in Respiratory Therapy and worked in a hospital setting for 25 years. I changed my direction or focus to enjoying my family. I also enjoy exercising, baking, and watching my girls play soccer.
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.
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.
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!