At Bellwood, we emphasize learning through individual discovery and creative play.
Our experienced, caring teachers instill a love of learning in our students—right from the start.
Kate Campbell (Director)—Kate has a BA in Sociology from Westminster College and has social work/case management experience with mentally ill adults, children, and families in foster care, and adoptive families. Kate’s greatest joys in work have been helping children and families through difficult transitions and working together to solve problems. Kate has four children, who have all adored attending Bellwood Preschool. As a parent, Kate fell in love with the mission and philosophy of Bellwood. She was actively involved in the Parent Board and served as Board President for multiple years. As Director, Kate enjoys managing the many unique tasks that allow Bellwood to be a haven of discovery, exploration, and fun for our students. Also, she is excited to help parents feel comfortable, welcome, and engaged at our school. Kate is passionate about living life bravely and encouraging others to do the same, getting outside with her family, and finding bits of time for coffee and good books.
EMILY MOSCHITTA (Curriculum Coordinator/Lead PM Teacher/K-Kids Teacher)—Emily has a BS in Secondary Education/English from Edinboro University. She also holds a private school certification for grades K–12. She taught at McEwan Open School in Shadyside from 1992–1998 and at Sewickley Academy from 1998–2009. She is a certified personal trainer who specializes in prenatal/postpartum exercise design. Emily is a Bellwood alum and is thrilled to be back as a part of the staff. She and her husband, John, live in Wexford with their two children, Johnny D. and Tommy. She is looking forward to a wonderful year!
SUSAN FLANDERS (Curriculum Coordinator/Lead AM Teacher/K-Kids Teacher)—Susan is certified in Elementary Education and as a Reading Specialist. She was employed for 12 years by the Quaker Valley School District, where she taught kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. Susan is married to Ron, and they have three daughters: Katie, Grace, and Emma. Susan and her family joined the Bellwood family when her daughters attended Bellwood. Before joining Bellwood as a teacher, Susan was a guest reader countless times, often acted as a substitute teacher, and served as Publicity Chairperson on the Parent Board. Susan happily spends most of her time at Bellwood preparing our K-Kids for their next big experience in kindergarten!
SHARON ABRAHAM (Teacher)—Sharon has a BS in Elementary Education, with a Master’s Internship in Teaching from the University of Pittsburgh. She taught for five years at the Community Day School in Squirrel Hill and one year at the Keshet Preschool in Atlanta, GA. She was a Bellwood mom, Board Secretary, and Book Club/Book Sale coordinator while her children were here. She lives in Sewickley in the midst of five wooded acres (you’ll never find her!) with her husband, Bill; their children, Austin, Blair, and Grant; and their dogs, Ruby and Bean. She has a passion for children, gardening, decorating, and travel, in that order. Sharon is a master storyteller. She keeps the children spellbound as she shares her love of children's literature.
TONI KAINAROI (Teacher)—Toni attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh where she earned a fine arts degree in Visual Communications. Realizing the dramatic effect art can have on children and adults with disabilities, Toni returned to school to pursue a degree in Art Therapy from Carlow College. She lives in Ingomar with her husband Mike and children Zoe, Sophia, and Samuel. The family also has two dogs, Max and Coolie, plus assorted turtles, fish, and whatever else wanders into the house. While raising her family, she did freelance graphic design from her home for Mt. Lebanon Magazine and SAE in Warrendale. She was very active as a parent volunteer in the Ingomar Elementary School. Tony Joined Bellwood following daughter Sophia’s Bellwood experience. The children respond to the warm and sincere way she communicates with them and enjoy her creative approach to learning.
HOLLY MODIC (Teacher)—Holly holds a BS from Penn State University where she studied Biobehavioral Health and Human Development & Family Studies. She worked in Early Intervention for many years. Holly lives nearby with her husband, daughter, and son. While her children attended Bellwood, in addition to substituting, she served as the Board President and as the Special Events Coordinator on the Bellwood Parent Board. Holly loves all things green—healthy foods, gardening, hiking in the woods, “being green to the earth,” and, of course, the color green!
BRANDON NEIMAN (Teacher)—Brandon is certified in elementary and early childhood education. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in education with a minor in creative arts from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Since 2006, she has taught kindergarten for Kalamazoo Public Schools in Michigan and Young Scholars Charter School in State College, Pennsylvania. She has also been the lead preschool teacher at a private school and for Head Start. Brandon is married to Matt, and they have two children, Harper and Reid. Before coming on as a Bellwood teacher, she often helped out in the classroom and subbed for some of the teachers, as well as serving as a co-chair of Publicity and Communications on the Bellwood Parent Board. Brandon loves traveling with her family, being outside, and is especially fond of teaching art and science to small people.
COURTNEY SIKORA-GOSSER (Teacher)—Courtney has a BA in Elementary Education and Psychology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She has taught children of many different ages, including preschool, 3rd grade, and tutoring children K–5. She also served as an intervention specialist for children in grades 6–8. Courtney has a passion for learning and discovery. She loved being a Park Ranger at Wind Cave National Park, where she taught Environmental Education and thoroughly enjoyed leading people on tours of the cave and hikes on the prairie. Science takes a central place in Courtney’s heart. When she and her daughter aren't owling, birding, or hiking, Courtney loves to garden, knit, and play with her pugs, kitty, and bunny! Courtney also has a passion for great children’s literature! She’s always looking for a great book to share with her daughter. She is super excited to be teaching at Bellwood!
DENISE SOBEHART (Teacher)—Denise has a BS and MS of Education in Speech and Language Pathology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She also holds a PA teaching certificate in Speech and Language Impaired for grades K–12. Prior to coming to Bellwood, Denise worked in San Diego and Pittsburgh as a speech/language pathologist at the preschool, elementary, and high school levels. She fell in love with Bellwood when her two daughters attended school here. Denise lives in Franklin Park with her husband, Bob, and her two daughters, Emily and Allison. She enjoys hiking with her family, snapping pictures with her newfound photography passion, exploring children’s literature with her daughters, and reading the latest and greatest best sellers.
BECKY SUNDERLIN (Teacher)—Becky has a BS and MS of Education in Speech and Language Pathology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She has provided speech and language services in a variety of educational settings including elementary and secondary levels, as well as in a private setting devoted to children with intellectual and behavioral challenges. In addition, she has also provided speech services to diverse populations in skilled nursing facilities. Becky has served on the Bellwood Board and has often acted as a substitute while two of her three daughters attended. Becky lives in Franklin Park with her husband, Shawn, and their three daughters. As a family, they enjoy many outdoor activities including kayaking, hiking, and gardening.
KERRY ANDERSON (Miss Music)—Kerry has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education with a concentration in Instrumental Music from Westminster College. She has nine years of teaching experience in public schools where she taught Instrumental Music, Choir, Musical Theater, and General Music. She lives in Franklin Park with her husband, Mark, and her two boys, Ryan and Garrett, who are Bellwood alumni. In her spare time Kerry enjoys directing her church's Christmas Pageant, singing (especially songs from Frozen!), reading, and going to baseball games. She enjoys listening to all kinds of music, but her favorite instrument is the tenor saxophone!
DAN HILL (Assistant Teacher)—Dan has been with Bellwood for 40 years! Dan has an associate degree in Early Childhood Education from CCAC. He has enjoyed working with the children at Bellwood and is especially helpful in the Gross Motor Room. Coaching baseball and basketball for the Challenger League of Ingomar/Franklin Park Athletic Association has been one of Dan’s passions for many years. Dan enjoys gardening, making his own greeting cards, and is an avid runner. Dan has a most difficult role as the only adult male at the school, but he loves it!
ALYSSA KLEYSTEUBER (Assistant Teacher)—Alyssa loves kids and they love her! She graduated from North Allegheny High School and attended A.W. Beattie Technical School where she received an advanced certificate in the culinary arts. Her passions include building jigsaw puzzles, cats, cooking, art, bowling, computers, music, movies, and reading. She also enjoys attending the Baierl YMCA for various activities, having fun with her friends, volunteering at Animal Friends, and family events. Alyssa has an older sister, Shelly, and lives in McCandless with her mom.