Alpha House


All of our teachers hold at least a Bachelor Degree in Education and are certified in Early Childhood Education. Nursery and Pre-K class sizes range from 10-12 children and our Kindergarten class sizes 15 children.

Alpha House does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national, or ethnic origin, or handicap in administration of its education policies or admissions policies.

Alpha House Staff

Mary Becker, Director of Alpha House
Connie Dema, Secretary

Nursery Staff

Karen Barnes, Full-Day Teacher
Christine Humphries, Two-Day Teacher

Pre-K Staff

Christine Humphries, Three-Day Teacher
Maureen Pristera, Full-Day Teacher

Kindergarten Staff

Deborah Allison, Teacher
Cate Logan, Teacher


Sister Evy, Spanish and Religion Teacher
Maria Theodorou Technology Teacher

Kids Club

Mrs. Christine Humphries, Kids Club Co-Director
Mrs. Marybeth Kane, Kids Club Co-Director

Staff Credentials

Mary Becker, Director 

BA, LaSalle University | MEd, Holy Family University-Early Childhood Education

  • Director, 2006-Present
  • Teacher, 2002-2012
  • Interim Director, 2005-2006
  • Curriculum Specialist

Deborah Allison, Kindergarten Teacher

BS, Temple University, Early Childhood and Elementary Education
Graduate Credits, Reading Specialist, Arcadia University

  • Full-Day Kindergarten Teacher, January 2016-Present
  • Substitute Teacher 2010-2016
  • Two-Day Nursery/Three-Day Pre-K Teacher, 2000-2002
  • Autism PK-122 Endorsement

Karen Barnes, Full-Day Nursery Teacher 

BS, Penn State University | MEd, Arcadia University-Special Education

  • Full-Day Nursery Teacher, 2011-Present
  • Two-Day Nursery Teacher, 2008-2011
  • Technology Teacher, 2006-2008

Sister Evelyn Figueroa, Spanish/Religious Teacher

BA, Holy Family University, Religious Studies | Graduate Credits, Theology, LaSalle University

  • Part-time Teacher, 1995-Present

Christine Humphries, Two Day Nursery/Three Day Pre-K Teacher 

BA, Holy Family University – Certified in Early Childhood and Elementary Education
MEd in Special Education, Holy Family University

  • Two Day Nursery and Three Day Pre-K Teacher, 2022–Present
  • Full Day Pre-K Teacher, 2008-2022
  • Co-Director, Kids Club 2018-Present
  • Kids Club 2016-Present
  • Two-Day Nursery and Three-Day Pre-K Teacher, 2006-2008
  • Interim Full-Day Kindergarten Teacher, 2005-2006

Maribeth Kane, Kids Club Co-Director 

BA, Holy Family University – Certified in Elementary Education/Middle School Math Certificate

  • Kids Club Co-Director, Alpha House, 2018-Present
  • Math Teacher grades 5 to 8, Nazareth Academy Grade School September 2002-Present
  • Religion, Math, Science Teacher for grades 6 & 7, St. Katherine of Siena, Sept. 1997-June 2001
  • Philadelphia Academy Charter School – 7th Grade Teacher, September 2001-June 2002

Cate Logan, Kindergarten Teacher

BA, Albright College | MEd, Holy Family University-Elementary/Special Education

  • Kindergarten Teacher – 2022-Present
  • 2- Day Nursery/3-Day Pre-K Teacher – 2018-2022
  • Substitute Teacher, Alpha House-2013-2018
  • Long Term Substitute, January-May 2013

Maureen Pristera, Full-Day Pre-K Teacher 

BA, Holy Family University, Certified in Elementary and Early Childhood Education
Pursuing MEd in Special Education at Holy Family University

  • Full Day Pre-K Teacher, 2016-Present
  • Two-Day Nursery & Three-Day Pre-K Teacher, 2012-2016
  • Kids Club, Assistant Director, 2011-2017
  • Two-Day Nursery Teacher, 2010-2016
  • Technology Teacher, 2009-2011
  • Kids Club, 2005-2017

Maria Theodorou, Technology/Stem Teacher

B.A. DeSales University / MEd, Holy Family University Early Childhood Education

  • Stem/Technology Teacher 2021 - Present
  • Substitute Teacher, Alpha House 2019 - 2022