Meet our Learning Center Founders...
Ashlee Lane and Kristy Hollinger met in 2007 while team-teaching together at a local summer camp program. Things quickly evolved as they started to dream big about opening a center of their own. In 2009, they realized that dream and the Learning Center was opened for its very first class of twelve students. They shared a passion for teaching and learning then that is still alive today in their partnership as they continue to lead their staff and students into the future.
Ashlee Lane, Founder of the Learning Center
Berks County Technical School - 2008
Ashlee's Sphere: Business Manager, Admissions & Enrollment, Tuition, Attendance, Day-to-Day Operations, Staff Management
With over a decade of childcare management and classroom experience, Ashlee operates the Learning Center with aplomb, putting her whole heart into everything she does. She is dedicated to her client families, students, and staff, and provides regular staff training and leadership as well as facility supervision.
In addition, Ashlee loves working with children of all ages. She lives in Berks County and is an avid walker on the Rails-to-Trails system. She enjoys a good mystery, curled up with her Boston Terrier, Milo, and has a soft spot in her heart for traveling - the National Aquarium at Baltimore being one of her favorites!
Kristy Hollinger, Founder of the Learning Center
BS, Education - The Pennsylvania State University - 1995
M. Ed, and ESOL (minor) - The Pennsylvania State University - 2005
Kristy's Sphere: Planning & Curriculum, Student Assessment, Staff Instruction & Mentorship Program, Training & Evaluation
In her two decades of teaching, Kristy has come to love and cherish not only teaching her students, but mentoring and training new and upcoming teachers as well. She is energized by continual avenues for program growth and improvement and enjoys exploring new educational theories, ideas, and approaches to curriculum and instruction.
She enjoys reading and also writing and has published a Young Adult genre novel entitled Brynleigh Beckett and the Key to Dalry. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering, spending time with her family at the beach, and British whodunit series. Kristy also loves to travel and is busy ticking all sorts of places - near and far - off of her bucket list!