​Lisa Rufo - Director

My name is Lisa Rufo. I have worked at Monkton since February of 1992. Prior to becoming director at MCDC, I was a lead teacher for twenty-one years.  I earned my Associates of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education from Villa Julie College.  I am credentialed at level 5 in the MSDE Excels program.  I live in Pennsylvania with my husband, Jeff and our energetic border collie, Sheldon. My spare time is spent with family and friends.  I enjoy hiking, eating out and photography. "It takes a BIG heart to shape a LITTLE mind". 

Barbara Bemis - Teacher, 4/5s

I have a long history with MCDC. My daughter enrolled when the school first opened and my son attended as well. Eventually I became a substitute, an aide, and have been a lead teacher since 2013. I am also webmaster and social media coordinator. I  hold an AA degree in Data Processing from CCBC, and my 90 Hour Core of Knowledge Early Child Care Certificate.  I am also credentialed at  level 4 in the MSDE Excels program.   From my home, I can see the Monkton church steeple across the valley.  I love the sense of community and family that connects us all at Monkton school. I enjoy exploring and camping with my husband Scott, genealogy, and spending time with my granddaughter.  We think we are the teachers but I learn something every day from my wonderful students!

 My name is Rachel Carter and I am a 2/3's teacher at our school. I was born and raised in the Hereford Zone and now live just over the line in New Freedom, PA. I have been married to my wonderful husband, Eric, for nearly 25 years. We have 3 grown children- Tabitha, Zack and Timothy, and 3 beautiful grandsons- Brayden, Zachary and Jackson. This will be my 4th year at Monkton- 3 as a lead teacher and 1 as a classroom aide. I graduated from Hereford High School and was a stay at home Mom for many years. I now have my 90 hours Core of Knowledge Early Child Care Certification and am currently credentialed at MSDE Excels level 4. I love my job and all the wonderful children I teach! Although, how can it really be considered work, when we have so much fun doing it! I look forward to another great year at Monkton!

Rachel Carter - Teacher, 4/5s



Jessica Ayres, Teacher, 3/4s


 Sara Dougherty- Teacher, 2s


Danielle Troxel - Teacher, 2/3s

 My name is Danielle Troxel. I started working at Monkton Country Daycare in 2000. I am a Hereford High School graduate and I hold my 90 Hours Core of Knowledge Early Child Care Certificate. I currently credentialed at level 4 of the MSDE Excels program and I am continuing my education in the Administration Level Credentialing. I have held multiple positions at Monkton school over the years and am currently the two year old teacher. I love being able to give back to the community where I grew up.

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Phone: (410) 472-9122​

Email: monktoncdc@comcast.net



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by Monkton Country Day Care

Updated7/28/2020 Barbara A Bemis