Monday/Wednesday/Friday PRE K AM CLASS

TRACI BENJAMIN, AM & PM Teacher

Hello Family & Friends of Tiny Timbers! My name is Miss Traci & I am excited to teach at the preschool this year! I can't wait to meet everyone and learn all about you. This summer, I have been busy at home with my children. I have an 8 year old daughter named Lona, a seven year old daughter named Eiley, and a five year old son named Nolan. We have spent some time taking day trips to museums, parks, lakes, and many ice cream shops around Lancaster. Here's a little more about me! My favorite hobby is to ride horses! I have a horse named "Goose". He is a very silly horse and very fun to ride. I have been  ridding horses since I was seven years old. I also work at a horse stable. I take care of a lot of horses and help young kids learn the basics of horse care! I also have two dogs and two cats (and the kids are REALLY wanting a bunny). When I am not taking care of my animals, I like to have family time with my husband and kids. We love to be outside and explore all the wonderful places in Pa. My family hasn't always lived in the Elizabethtown area. We moved here about seven years ago from upstate New York. So there are still a lot of places in Lancaster and Harrisburg that we haven't seen yet. Through the years, I have been a nanny, worked in a daycare, and was a Para-professional at an elementary school in New York. I also ran a small in-home daycare when my kids were little. I have participated in positive discipline classes and in college, studied early childhood education and psychology. My passion for animals and children is in everything I do. I love teaching children and being around them. I love hearing their stories and seeing their little faces light up when they discover something new. I know this school year is going to be terrific and can't wait to start this new chapter in my life as well as a chapter in your families lives!


Jennifer Leitner, AM Assistant

Hello! My name is Jennifer Leitner. I live in Hummelstown with my husband Eric and our 2 children. Ava is 7 years old and Elijah is 5 years old. We have two dogs, Rosie & Rex and a bunny rabbit named Roger. We like to go swimming, taking trips to HersheyPark and we love camping! I will be working with your child as a preschool aide this year. I am looking forward to meeting everyone. Working with children has been a passion of mine and I can't wait for the school year to start!

Monday/Wednesday/Friday PRE K PM CLass

TRACI BENJAMIN, AM & PM Teacher

Hello Family & Friends of Tiny Timbers! My name is Miss Traci & I am excited to teach at the preschool this year! I can't wait to meet everyone and learn all about you. This summer, I have been busy at home with my children. I have an 8 year old daughter named Lona, a seven year old daughter named Eiley, and a five year old son named Nolan. We have spent some time taking day trips to museums, parks, lakes, and many ice cream shops around Lancaster. Here's a little more about me! My favorite hobby is to ride horses! I have a horse named "Goose". He is a very silly horse and very fun to ride. I have been  ridding horses since I was seven years old. I also work at a horse stable. I take care of a lot of horses and help young kids learn the basics of horse care! I also have two dogs and two cats (and the kids are REALLY wanting a bunny). When I am not taking care of my animals, I like to have family time with my husband and kids. We love to be outside and explore all the wonderful places in Pa. My family hasn't always lived in the Elizabethtown area. We moved here about seven years ago from upstate New York. So there are still a lot of places in Lancaster and Harrisburg that we haven't seen yet. Through the years, I have been a nanny, worked in a daycare, and was a Para-professional at an elementary school in New York. I also ran a small in-home daycare when my kids were little. I have participated in positive discipline classes and in college, studied early childhood education and psychology. My passion for animals and children is in everything I do. I love teaching children and being around them. I love hearing their stories and seeing their little faces light up when they discover something new. I know this school year is going to be terrific and can't wait to start this new chapter in my life as well as a chapter in your families lives!

Dori Schwanger, PM Assistant

My name is Dori Schwanger. I've been married to my husband Jeff for 32 years. We have three children. Cody is 28 years old, Abigail is 26 years old and Shane is 19 years old. I grew up in Elizabethtown but have resided in Hershey for the last 32 years. I am a member at West Green Tree Church. I have enjoyed working with children for 30 years. I also enjoy flower arranging and spending time with my family.

Tuesday/thursday 3s AM CLass

Miss Natalie, AM & PM Teacher

Miss Natalie is the TTH 3s AM & PM Teacher. She grew up in Massachusetts in a family of seven children as a "preacher's kid". She attended college at Philadelphia College of the Bible with a major in Bible and Christian Education.

Miss Natalie taught preschool at the Salvation Army Day Care in Society Hill for seven years. She joined the staff at Middletown Christian School in 1989 and taught there until they closed in 2011. She and her husband share two sons who are happily married and are working for God's kingdom.


Kim Houser, AM Assistant

Hi, I am Miss Kim and I am very excited to be the Tuesday/Thursday 3s am teacher's aide. Here is a little bit about me. I have been married to Maurice for 37 years. I have two children. Kyle who lives in Northern Virginia and Amy who lives in the Elizabethtown are. The light of my life are my two grandchildren, Kelsey 9 and Owen who is 7. He is also a graduate of Tiny Timbers attending both the 3s and 4s program. I attend West Green Tree Church of the Brethren and I am involved with the Women's Ministry and the Ladies Bible Study. I was a teacher's aide at another preschool for ten years working with both  3 and 4 year old children. Here are a few things I love: Jesus, my family, children, animals (especially elephants), music & books I am looking forward to meeting your child and getting to know them. They are truly a gift from God.






Tuesday/Thursday 3s PM Class

Miss Natalie, AM & PM Teacher

Miss Natalie is the TTH 3s AM & PM Teacher. She grew up in Massachusetts in a family of seven children as a "preacher's kid". She attended college at Philadelphia College of the Bible with a major in Bible and Christian Education.

Miss Natalie taught preschool at the Salvation Army Day Care in Society Hill for seven years. She joined the staff at Middletown Christian School in 1989 and taught there until they closed in 2011. She and her husband share two sons who are happily married and are working for God's kingdom.

Dori Schwanger, PM Assistant

My name is Dori Schwanger. I've been married to my husband Jeff for 32 years. We have three children. Cody is 28, Abigail is 26, and Shane is 19. I grew up in Elizabethtown but have resided in Hershey for the last 32 years. I am a member of West Green Tree Church. I have enjoyed working with children for 30 years. I also enjoy flower arranging and spending time with my family. 


Tiny timbers Director

& assistant Director


Tiny Timbers is pleased to welcome Cindy Seitz as the director. I am Cindy Seitz and I am looking forward to a new and exciting year, working with the Tiny Timbers Committee, staff, students and their families here at Tiny Timbers Christian Preschool.

This is our 22nd year and God has been by our side all the way. Give thanks to the Lord our God and King. His Love endures forever.

It makes my day to see the smiles on the student's faces as they run up the steps at Tiny Timbers to join their friends on the bench inside the door. No wonder Jesus tells us to be like little children.

I have been a member of West Green Tree ever since I can remember. The warmth of love that surrounds me at West Green Tree is great and I pray you will feel it also. 

I am married with two sons, one daughter in law and one sweet three year old granddaughter who attends Tiny Timbers.


Sarah Clugston is part of the assistant director team and cares for tuition.