Say Hello to Our Educators

Our encouraging and patient staff expertly guide your child through a fun-filled day of exploring and learning.  Our teachers are experienced and certified.  Our professional staff creates a warm, friendly, and comfortable learning environment for your child.  We aim to meet your child's specific social and academic needs through whole and small group lessons, and through individual interactions.  We specialize in early learning! 

Building Blocks Doylestown

Michele Burchell, Director

Michele joined the BBLC team as a certified teacher in 2010.  With an M.Ed. in Educational Administration, Michele has served as Associate Director and Director since 2012.  She enjoys working with BBLC students and families and looks forward to opening the arrival door each morning! Michele lives in Jamison with her husband and her three daughters, who are BBLC alumni.

Mary Ann Gosnell

Mary Ann joined our staff in 2000 as a certified teacher in Early Childhood Education.  She has worked with children in our Pre-K classes and is currently our Kindergarten teacher.  Mary Ann enjoys spending time with her family and knitting. 

Emily Kreisher

Emily began as a certified teacher in 1994.  She possesses an Assoc. degree in Early Childhood Education and a B.S. in Elementary Education.  Emily has taught Step One and various Pre-K classes, and loves what she does.  Her hobbies include reading, gardening, walking and she enjoys going to the mountains. 

Pam Strasburg

Pam joined the BBLC team in 1998.  She has served as an aide in Step 1, Step 2 and Pre-K classrooms, and as an office assistant.  Pam lives in Doylestown with her husband and son, and enjoys vacationing in Ocean City, NJ.  She likes to watch the Eagles, read, cook, and play with her puppy, Bailey. 

Barbara Frank

Barb has been part of our staff since 1992.  She has experience assisting with both Step 1 and Pre-K classes.  Barb resides in Doylestown with her husband, and enjoys reading, yoga, and spending time with her grandchildren. 

Maureen White

Maureen joined our staff in 2000 and has experience supporting Step 1, Pre-K and Kindergarten classrooms.  Maureen also has previous experience working at WHYY. 

Janice Fuccella

Janice has worked at BBLC for over 20 years, having supported teachers in each class from Step 1 through Kindergarten.  She and her husband have three children and live in Doylestown.  Janice enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, and gardening. 

Barbra Villalba

Barb has a M.A. degree and has been at BBLC since 2012.  She has worked with Step 1 students and currently serves as a Pre-K certified teacher.  She lives in Doylestown with her husband and five children, and enjoys gardening, reading, and cooking. 

Diane Walker

Diane has been a member of the Building Blocks staff for over 30 years, and still loves what she does.  She currently serves as our Step 1 teacher and Step 2 aide.  She enjoys cooking, gardening and spending time with her family, especially her 6 grandkids.

Erin Wegeler

Erin is a certified teacher who joined the BBLC team in 2015 and currently works as a Step 1 aide and Step 2 teacher. Since 2013, Erin has worked as a certified yoga teacher instructing preschool-aged students. Erin lives in Doylestown and enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.  

Anne Dougherty

Anne is a certified teacher with a M.Ed. degree in Education.  She joins the Building Blocks team with over 25 years of experience and teaches Step 1 and Pre-K. She enjoys spending time with her husband, four children, and watching the Flyers! 

Linda Szabo

Linda is certified teacher with an M.Ed. in Elementary Education who began at BBLC in 2010.  She teaches both Step 1 and Step 2 classes.  She enjoys reading, sewing, paddleboarding, and warm weather.  Linda lives with her husband and two children. 

Monica Lindenmuth

Monica has a Bachelor of Science degree and has been on the Home and School Board at Groveland for many years. She lives in Pipersville with her husband and 3 boys. In her spare time, she loves to travel, read, and spend time with her family.

Jennifer Butkovich

Jennifer is a certified elementary and early childhood teacher. She joins Building Blocks with a variety of teaching experiences collected during her 20 years moving around the United States as an Air Force spouse. Jennifer is excited to be back in her home state of Pennsylvania and looks forward to putting down roots in the Doylestown area. She enjoys baking, reading, creating cards and scrapbooks, and spending time with her husband and their two children.   

Lauren Hamer

Lauren is a certified elementary teacher and has a B.A. in Sociology.  She has 5 years of experience teaching preschool and is very excited to join the Building Blocks team as a Step 2 aide.  Lauren enjoys traveling, reading, leading her daughter’s Girl Scout troop, and spending time with her husband and two children. 

Building Blocks Hilltown

Colleen Francescangeli, Director

Colleen served as BBLC's Music teacher in Doylestown for eight years before opening the Hilltown location.  She currently serves as the Director and Pre-K teacher.  Colleen is the mother of four children, all BBLC alumni!  

Denise Mokrynchuk

Denise began work at BBLC in 2001 in the Doylestown location. In 2007, she moved to our Hilltown school where she teaches the Step 2 and Pre-K classes.  Denise lives in Warrington with her two children, husband, and huge puppy, Tonka. 

Elaine Hines

Elaine has worked at BBLC in Hilltown for the last ten years, teaching Step 1 and Step 2 classes.  She currently lives in Chalfont with her husband, two children, and Labrador, Jack. 

Tara Frisch

Tara began assisting at BBLC in 2017. She resides in the Pennridge School District with her husband and her two busy teenage children. Both of Tara's children are BBLC alumni and often still share stories of their preschool days.