Our Teachers

Victoria Whitby has been the Head of school at Media Children's House for the past 26 years. She is dedicated to the continued success of her school and remains in our Tulip Room, a primary classroom, as a lead guide.  Vicki is passionate about the Montessori method and continues to maintain a child-centered learning environment that is both fun and educational for all of our students.  Victoria earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Neumann University. She also has her Montessori Primary Certification. You can email Vicki at vwhitby@mediachildrenshouse.com.  

Victoria Whitby has been the Head of school at Media Children's House for the past 26 years. She is dedicated to the continued success of her school and remains in our Tulip Room, a primary classroom, as a lead guide.  Vicki is passionate about the Montessori method and continues to maintain a child-centered learning environment that is both fun and educational for all of our students.  Victoria earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Neumann University. She also has her Montessori Primary Certification. You can email Vicki at vwhitby@mediachildrenshouse.com.  

Anne Collins is our parent communications liaison and music teacher. She began working as a lead guide in the Tulip room in 2004 and transitioned into the office in 2008.  She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Integrative Arts from Pennsylvania State University, University Park and has her Montessori primary certification. Anne assists Victoria in the office, administrates our parent communications portal, and also teaches our weekly music lessons. You can email Anne at anne@mediachildrenshouse.com.

Anne Collins is our parent communications liaison and music teacher. She began working as a lead guide in the Tulip room in 2004 and transitioned into the office in 2008.  She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Integrative Arts from Pennsylvania State University, University Park and has her Montessori primary certification. Anne assists Victoria in the office, administrates our parent communications portal, and also teaches our weekly music lessons. You can email Anne at anne@mediachildrenshouse.com.

Renee Cape is the lead guide in our Buttercup Room. She began her career at Media Children’s House as a substitute teacher in 2014.  After seeing what an amazing teacher she is, we decided to hire her as a full-time Montessori guide.  Renee brings 15 years of teaching experience in various capacities to MCH.  She received her Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education from West Chester Umiversity. You can email Renee at renee@mediachildrenshouse.com.

Renee Cape is the lead guide in our Buttercup Room. She began her career at Media Children’s House as a substitute teacher in 2014.  After seeing what an amazing teacher she is, we decided to hire her as a full-time Montessori guide.  Renee brings 15 years of teaching experience in various capacities to MCH.  She received her Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education from West Chester Umiversity. You can email Renee at renee@mediachildrenshouse.com.

Holly Ouimette is a lead guide in the Rose Room.   Ms. Holly earned her bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State, Brandywine Campus. She has been working with children between the ages of 18 months and three years old since 2001.  She is extremely enthusiastic and passionate about working with the youngest members of the school community.   She can be emailed at holly@mediachildrenshouse.com.

Holly Ouimette is a lead guide in the Rose Room.   Ms. Holly earned her bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State, Brandywine Campus. She has been working with children between the ages of 18 months and three years old since 2001.  She is extremely enthusiastic and passionate about working with the youngest members of the school community.   She can be emailed at holly@mediachildrenshouse.com.

Dorianne Dougherty is a co-teacher in our Sunflower Room. She started her time at Media Children’s House as a student teacher in 1995. She was then hired as an assistant in our primary program in 2000.   She also worked as a lead teacher at The Children’s House Montessori School in Wilmington, Delaware for ten years before returning to MCH in 2016. Ms. Dorianne earned her associates degree in Early Childhood Education from Delaware County Community College and has her Montessori Primary certification.

Dorianne Dougherty is a co-teacher in our Sunflower Room. She started her time at Media Children’s House as a student teacher in 1995. She was then hired as an assistant in our primary program in 2000.   She also worked as a lead teacher at The Children’s House Montessori School in Wilmington, Delaware for ten years before returning to MCH in 2016. Ms. Dorianne earned her associates degree in Early Childhood Education from Delaware County Community College and has her Montessori Primary certification.

Melanie Bascelli has been teaching at Media Children's House for 21 years. She began her journey here as a primary teacher and then spent the next 10 years working with the elementary students. Melanie transitioned into the Rose Room, one of our Young Community classrooms, in 2012. Melanie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Neumann University. She has her Montessori certification in primary, lower elementary, and upper elementary. Melanie is also the Education Director at MCH and strives to guide her colleagues to create a model Montessori environment.  Email Melanie at melanie@mediachildrenshouse.com. 

Melanie Bascelli has been teaching at Media Children's House for 21 years. She began her journey here as a primary teacher and then spent the next 10 years working with the elementary students. Melanie transitioned into the Rose Room, one of our Young Community classrooms, in 2012. Melanie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Neumann University. She has her Montessori certification in primary, lower elementary, and upper elementary. Melanie is also the Education Director at MCH and strives to guide her colleagues to create a model Montessori environment.  Email Melanie at melanie@mediachildrenshouse.com

Rebecca Mucklow is the lead guide in the Sunflower Room. She began her career at MCH in 2015 as a part-time teacher in both the Sunflower and Tulip Rooms.  Rebecca earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Drexel University and her Master’s Degree in educational leadership from Neumann University. Prior to working at MCH, Rebecca taught third, fourth, and fifth grades and worked as an assistant director in the admissions office at Drexel University. Email Rebecca at rebecca@mediachildrenshouse.com.

Rebecca Mucklow is the lead guide in the Sunflower Room. She began her career at MCH in 2015 as a part-time teacher in both the Sunflower and Tulip Rooms.  Rebecca earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Drexel University and her Master’s Degree in educational leadership from Neumann University. Prior to working at MCH, Rebecca taught third, fourth, and fifth grades and worked as an assistant director in the admissions office at Drexel University. Email Rebecca at rebecca@mediachildrenshouse.com.

Tina Hall-Cubbage is a co-teacher in our Tulip Room. Ms. Tina earned her associates degree in early childhood education at The Community College of Philadelphia. She began her career in early childhood in 1999 and has been working at Media Children’s House since 2005. The children thoroughly enjoy Ms. Tina’s exciting, in depth lessons in both science and cultural studies. Her love for these subjects is evident and contagious.  You can email Tina at tina@mediachildrenshouse.com.  

Tina Hall-Cubbage is a co-teacher in our Tulip Room. Ms. Tina earned her associates degree in early childhood education at The Community College of Philadelphia. She began her career in early childhood in 1999 and has been working at Media Children’s House since 2005. The children thoroughly enjoy Ms. Tina’s exciting, in depth lessons in both science and cultural studies. Her love for these subjects is evident and contagious.  You can email Tina at tina@mediachildrenshouse.com.  

Kerri Cubbage initially joined our staff in 2013 as a summer camp aid and then as an after-care assistant.  She is now assisting Ms. Renee in our Buttercup Room. Send emails to Kerri at kerri@mediachildrenshouse.com. 

Kerri Cubbage initially joined our staff in 2013 as a summer camp aid and then as an after-care assistant.  She is now assisting Ms. Renee in our Buttercup Room. Send emails to Kerri at kerri@mediachildrenshouse.com

Staff images provided by Terri Collins Photography