email: office@bblcinc.com

Doylestown (215) 348-0929 | Hilltown (215) 822-1744

125 Mechanics St, Doylestown, PA 18901 1530 Augsburg Dr, Hilltown, PA 18927

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, Barley. 

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. 

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.  

Cristina Mator


Cristina joined our staff as a substitute in 2018 and transitioned to a Step 2 Assistant in the 2019 school year.  She graduated from Penn State University and lives in Buckingham with her husband, three children and 2 dogs. She enjoys camping, music and cooking. 

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.

Melissa Beckford


 Melissa is a certified teacher and reading specialist. She has taught in a variety of settings and states. Melissa and her family moved to Doylestown in 2017 and love living in beautiful Bucks County. She enjoys spending time with her family, yoga, traveling in the family RV, and walking her dog, Charlie. Melissa is excited to join the BBLC team as a Step 2 aide.

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 be part of the Building Blocks team as a Step 2 teacher.  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 and her husband.

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.