Staff 1Maggi Didycz

Maggi is currently serving as head teacher in the four year olds' program at Hiland Preschool. Since coming to Hiland in 2003, she has also been the assistant teacher in the three year olds' classroom. Maggi holds a B.S. degree in Elementary and Kindergarten Education from Penn State University. She taught in the Pittsburgh Public Schools before leaving to raise her three active sons, two of which are Hiland Preschool graduates! Maggi and her husband Andrei, live in Ross Township. Some of her hobbies (when she finds the time!) include reading, gardening and decorating. Maggi is anxious to share her enthusiasm for teaching with her new students. Her favorite saying for a rewarding life, “Laugh often, love much!” will be applied in her classroom as well.

Staff 1Marci McCabe

Marci is the assistant teacher in the four year olds' program. She has served as a Hiland Preschool Board Member for 2004 – 2006. She joined our teaching staff in 2003 as a substitute teacher when her son was enrolled and then became a full time teacher in February 2006. Marci has a degree in Business Management. She is also an active member at Hiland Presbyterian Church working closely with the children’s programs.  Marci and her husband, Kevin, live in Ross Township with their son Ryan. In her free time she enjoys scrapbooking, gardening, making jewelry and spending time with her family and friends.


Staff 1Bonnie McCreary

Bonnie is a teacher in the three year old program.  Her daughters were both students at Hiland before she became a teacher here in September 2007.  Bonnie has a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Robert Morris College.  She and her husband Keith reside in Ross Township where they enjoy biking, swimming and spending quality time with their children.  Bonnie looks forward to working with your children and helping to create wonderful memories in an early childhood educational setting.


Staff 1Kelly Schreffler

Kelly is a teacher in the three year old program.  She was introduced to the program as a Hiiland Church member when her two children were enrolled at Hiland Preschool.  She is also a past board member, serving from 2010 to 2013.  Kelly spent 8 years in the U.S. Air Force.  While stationed in Montgomery, Alabama, she pursued a degree in Anthropology/Sociology at the University of Auburn at Montgomery.  Kelly and her family currently reside in West View.  As she starts each school year, she looks forward to meeting the new families and helping their children grow as they spend their days at Hiland Preschool.


Staff 1Kate Monti

Kate will be serving as the teacher of the Hiland Half Pints program.  She joined the teaching staff in January 2014.  Her three children are all Hiland Preschool Graduates.  Kate and her husband, Bill, live in the Avonworth School District where Kate is very active in her children's school as the PTA President.  Some of her hobbies include baking, sewing, scrapbooking and attending her children's sporting events.  Kate is really looking forward to the start of the new school year with your children!