Our Arts & Enrichment Staff
 
Centa Schumacher
Lead A&E Instructor

Centa is a working artist originally from San Francisco, Centa has a broad range of exceptional experience in children’s classes, community education and college courses. She served as an assistant teacher at the San Francisco Children’s Art Center and worked in the Past and Present student program at the Legion of Honor Museum. In addition, Centa served as an instructor at TechShop San Francisco and was a graduate teaching assistant at San Francisco State University. Centa holds a Master of Fine Arts from San Francisco State University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from San Jose State University, both with an emphasis in photography.

 

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Erin Brennan
A&E Instructor
Erin has been involved with youth programs for several years, as a public library assistant and a Youth Program Director. Erin is currently completing her Masters of Library and Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. In addition, Erin has been awarded Employee of the Year at the Rankin Christian Center in 2015 for excellence, as well as a 2016 Sustainability Award for Program Management, and a 2018 National After-school Association “Next Generation” Award for leadership in the after-school field. When working with kids, creativity is a must! Erin loves encouraging kids to think outside the box and use their imaginations.
Bobbie Cubbage
A&E Instructor/Summer Camp

Bobbie Cubbage has been teaching at the Lauri Ann West/Boyd Community Center for the past ten years. Mrs. Cubbage has a BA in Journalism and Communications from Point Park University. She is a certified youth fitness instructor and holds certification from the Penn Foster Early Childhood Program, as well as numerous professional development certificates from  Penn State, PAEYC and FCASD Early Learning Consortium. With over 20 years of experience teaching various ages of children, Mrs. Cubbage currently works for the FCPC Preschool. Mrs. Cubbage was also a sprinter on the Penn Hills award winning high school girls track/field team and she played the clarinet in the high school marching band and concert bands. “I love the ‘a-ha’ moment in a student. That moment when you’ve been teaching the children something and the light bulb comes on! They really get it! At that moment, you know why you do what you do, and why you are so passionate about your position.” says Mrs. Cubbage.

Stella Petraglia
A&E Instructor

Stella started out as a summer camp counselor and after school teacher for the YMCA. Upon graduating from Slippery Rock with a Bachelors in Education, Stella became the assistant child care director and summer camp director at what is now the Baierl YMCA. She then became the Youth Director at the Allegheny YMCA overseeing 3 after school programs. Besides working at A&E, Stella works as a family coach for Agora Cyber School and is the summer camp director at Camp Guyasuta. Stella enjoys working with children of all ages and watching them achieve their their goals while having fun. Outside of work, Stella loves being outside, playing sports, reading a good book.