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Support Staff

 

Secretary/Receptionist

Janet Covington

 

Janet Covington
Secretary/Receptionist
(765) 494-0240
covingtj@purdue.edu

Hello! I love seeing your children every day. I am privileged to see their smiles, hear their laughter and stories that they share with me in passing.

I have been married to my wonderful husband, Steve, for 23 years. We have two children: Hanna 20-married (works w/developmentally challenged adults), and Austin 18 (freshman at Purdue). My husband and I have 3 Yorkshire Terriers, 6 chickens, and a large variety of wildlife, (deer, coyote, opossum, raccoon, rabbits, etc…), that live on our 8 acres in Montgomery County.

I have over 18 years Clerical/Administrative experience. I have taught Sunday school for various grades ranging from K-12 for 17 years, and homeschooled my children for 8 years. I love volunteering at food banks, soup kitchens, and church outreaches.

 

 

Child Care Aide/Floater

Sherry Coffing

 

Sherry Coffing
Child Care Aide/Floater
(765) 494-0240
scoffin@purdue.edu

AA, Early Childhood Education

I have worked with young children many years and am excited to be on the staff at MCDLS! The best job is working with children and watching them develop while playing at the same time. I have three children and four grandchildren. My son is in the eighth grade. We enjoy spending time with our dogs, playing in the snow and going to Florida every December to visit family. I also enjoy reading, crafts, and learning new things.

 


Jessica Kingston

 

Jessica Kingston
Child Care Aide/Floater
(765) 494-0240
jkingsto@purdue.edu

BS, Human Development and Family Studies, Iowa State University

I graduated from Iowa State University in 2011 with a degree in Child, Adult and Family Services with a focus on children and youth. I am very passionate about working with children and have been since middle school where I held many babysitting jobs. I was also a nanny and helped with before and after school programs in college and most recently was a preschool teacher’s aide.

I love helping children explore their surroundings and giving them a loving, supportive environment where they can play, learn and be successful. I am very excited to continue my passion of working with children.

 

Maile Quinton

 

Maile Quinton
Child Care Aide/Floater
(765) 494-0240
mquinton@purdue.edu

BS, Child Development and Family Studies, Purdue University

I have been working with children and families for over ten years and I love hearing the children's stories; laughing and learning with them. I like to be on the same level as the child and really see the world from their perspective. I am quick to observe and take a situation in before reacting which helps my interactions with each child because it gives me the opportunity to really get to know them.

I am a Native Hawaiian and have lived in Hawaii for a year with my grandparents. It was one of the best experiences; I go back there frequently to visit. I have two beautiful nieces whom I love to spend time with; we have a great time together. I am an avid sports fan and you can find me at a Purdue Volleyball game any weekend during their season. I also enjoy doing woodworking and usually have a few projects going at once; Pinterest is always giving me new ideas.

 

Food Service/Kitchen Crew

Twila Abt

 

Twila Abt
Food Service/Kitchen Crew
(765) 494-0240
tabt@purdue.edu

Hello my name is Twila Leslee Abt. I was born in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Of course I love all Pittsburgh sports teams especially the Steelers. I will also root for the Colts unless they play the Steelers! I have two sisters, Erin and Megan that I have a very close relationship with even though they live in Pittsburgh still. I met my late husband Steve Abt when we were both17 and married. I was a third generation steel mill worker, my husband Steve and I both worked at the mill until it closed in 1981. We had three wonderful children. My family and I moved to Zionsville, Indiana in 1991. In March, Lacy and I moved up to Lafayette with Luke and Skye. I am excited to learn the area and find my favorite places to spend time.

 

Lynn Lucy

 

Lynn Lucy
Food Service/Kitchen Crew
(765) 494-0240
lucy@purdue.edu

AA, Early Childhood Education
CPR certified

I am a married Benton County native with four young sons. I have an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education, certified in CPR, First Aid, Universal Precautions, and our state Foundations. I have over 12 years of experience working with young children; as an Early Head Start Home Visitor, Church youth and 4-H Volunteer, and as a sub in Boswell Elementary preschool. I have served on various educational parent boards in my community. I love working with children and inspiring them to become great learners.

 CONTACT US

 For information regarding
 ages, classes offered,
 availability, waiting list,
 tuition, or other related
 topics, please contact the
 secretary at:

 (765) 494-0240

 mcdls@purdue.edu