About us…

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Lori Hurwitz

Founder and Executive Director

Lori is the Founder and Executive Director of Creative Enrichment, LLC. Additionally, she is the Director of the Junior Day Camp for the Summer at Norwood program in Bethesda, Maryland.

Lori has 25 years of experience working in early-childhood education. She began at Kehilat Shalom Preschool in Gaithersburg, Maryland and later joined the Enrichment Kindergarten Compliment Program, a program providing full-day instruction to kindergarten students in Montgomery County. She was also a lead teacher at a local preschool in Derwood, Maryland.

Lori's educational philosophy is based on Conscious Discipline®, a comprehensive self-regulation program that integrates social-emotional learning and discipline, with the goal of sending students off to Kindergarten with the necessary tools to be confident and successful.

About working with children, Lori says, “I am fascinated by them and love being around them. I am always interested in what they have to say, I love their wild imaginations, and they make me laugh!”

As a child, Lori’s favorite teacher was Mrs. Smith, because she made reading fun in 3rd grade by allowing her class to change the end of a story of the books they read in class. Her favorite books were Dr. Seuss books: “I loved the rhyming words and his books made me laugh because they were so silly!”

Lori lives in Olney, MD with her husband David and their two dogs. They have two sons, Adam, also an educator, and Jonathan, a writer. In her spare time, Lori loves to walk her dogs, cook, read, and take trips to Bethany Beach.


DIANA PASCOE

Teacher

Diana has been teaching preschool for 12 years. She loves working with young children because their innocence and candor provide a heart-warming outlook to everyday life.

As a child, Diana’s favorite subject was Math. Her favorite teacher was her 4th grade teacher Mrs. Kearney, who always matched all of her clothing, jewelry and shoes!

Diana’s favorite book to read to children is Charlie the Caterpillar by Dom Deluise and Christopher Santoro because it is a heartwarming story about the value of true friendships.

Diana lives in Olney with her husband, John, and their cat, Roxy.  Diana has two sons: Grant lives in Charlotte, NC and Troy lives in San Diego, CA. In her free time Diana enjoys cooking with family and friends, reading, concerts, gardening and traveling.


ROBERTA HOCKSTEIN

Teacher

Roberta has been working with children for over 25 years, teaching a variety of ages from preschoolers up to teenagers. She has taught classes in cooking, science, religion, and art.

Roberta graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in communications and obtained a teaching license after studying education at Fairleigh Dickinson University in NJ.

Roberta has lived in Maryland for 24 years. She enjoys reading, painting furniture, cooking, and watching movies.


ANJA hoehler

Teacher

Anja has been working with young children for 26 years. She is currently an assistant teacher at Seneca Academy and is excited to be joining the Creative Enrichment program this fall. Anja has also worked at the German Language Courses (GLC) school in Potomac and she taught in San Diego and in Germany, where she is accredited as a state-certified preschool teacher.

Anja’s moto is “No child is like the other. There is so much to learn about each child and what makes them thrive.” When she was a child, Anja liked arts and crafts and dancing. Being creative gives her joy and she believes it is an essential outlet for young and old alike.

Anja lives in Poolesville, Maryland with her husband and two children, Nico and Annika. In her free time, she likes to read, do art projects, and spend time with her family.