About Our Staff

Our staff has many years of teaching experience.

Pam Merrill

Pam Merrill is the director and teacher of the 4 year old classes. She received her BA from Roberts Wesleyan College, and earned her Master of Science in Education at SUNY Brockport. She taught first grade in Nicholasville, KY and she has taught at Parma Kids Preschool & Child Care Center for over 30 years. She teaches AM classes at the school.

Janice Hogue

Janice Hogue teaches our 2 year old classes. She is permanently certified in physical education and has more than 25 years of experience with 2-4 year olds at our school. She is a graduate of New Haven College in PA and has her permanent certification in Education.

Caryn Armstrong

Caryn is our 3’s preschool teacher and our afternoon 3’s /4’s class teacher. Caryn is a graduate of Roberts Wesleyan College with a degree in elementary education and has 15 years professional education experience. She has worked with Parma Kids during the summer program in the past and is excited to be here for the school year. She lives in Hilton with her husband and children. She enjoys gardening, cooking, camping, hiking, and the beach.


Dawn Sarlo

Dawn Sarlo is our art teacher. She substituted frequently when her children attended our school and has since come back to teach. She is also a registered nurse. She has personal experience with special needs children and is an advocate for students with special needs. Dawn is also the teacher’s assistant for Tues/ Thurs/Fri 3’s classes.

Cindy Lupinetti

Cindy Lupinetti is a teacher’s assistant for our UPK classes. She has worked at Parma Kids for 20 years.  She has three grown children and has lived in Parma for 28 years.  She enjoys gardening, helping her children, and spending time with family and friends.

Mary Lissow

Mary Lissow is our 3’s Mon/ Wed teaching assistant/ art teacher.  She is married to Mike, and has 5 children.  She has lived in Hilton-Parma her whole life, and has worked with children in various settings.  She is a free-lance artist, a photographer for the fire department, a Catechist for the Diocese of Rochester and writes the village newsletter.  Mary enjoys artistic pursuits, camping, bike riding, spending time with her family, and teaching her faith.

Nicole Parina

Nicole Parina teaches in our Tuesday Morning 2’s class and our PM 3’s/4’s class with Caryn. She has an Associate Degree in Human Services from Monroe Community College and is currently finishing her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work at Keuka College.  She lives in North Greece with her husband Ryan, her two sons, Cameron and Gavin, and her dog Eli. She enjoys social activities and being with her family.

Suzanne Case

Suzanne Case is a teacher’s assistant in our 2’s classroom.  She has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from SUNY Brockport.  She is married and has 4 children.  She has lived in Hilton for 18 years and has previously worked in child care.  She has worked for the YMCA as a gymnastic instructor and is currently a substitute instructor.  She is married and has 4 children.  In her free time she likes to camp and hike with her family.


Olivia Ritz

Olivia Ritz is a PM wrap around child care teacher.  She is a graduate of Canandaigua Academy.  She previously worked as a child care teacher at the Canandaigua YMCA.  She loves children and is excited to be a part of Parma Kids. She enjoys outdoor activities, soccer, dancing, and shopping.  Olivia lives in Hilton.

Indira Tena Piña

Indira is a graduate from EBI&C, she is our AM & PM school age Wrap Around teacher and pastor’s assistant.  In order to study the Bible and seek God, Indira came to the United States three years ago as an international student from Mexico. Her dream is to do missions in Asia and share the love of God everywhere she goes. “Jesus is my passion, my friend and my love.”
She enjoys classical music and art, as well as traveling and meeting people all around the globe.