Solid Foundations Academy is family-owned and operated in Wexford and Hampton, PA. Since opening in 2006, we’ve treated every customer like they were a part of our family. Other companies may offer similar services, but our services come with a personal touch. 
Miss Amanda is the lead teacher for the Gamma Delta AM program. After graduating from Hampton High School, Miss Amanda attended the University of Pittsburgh- Oakland where she received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Contemporary Social Sciences. Throughout her college career, Miss Amanda was an assistant teacher in Childcare at Solid Foundations Academy where she discovered her love for children and education. Following her graduation from Pitt, she continued her higher education as the Community College of Allegheny County, receiving her Diploma in Early Childhood Director Core. Now in her third year teaching the Gamma Delta classroom, Miss Amanda prides herself in having a classroom emphasis on inclusivity, positivity, structure as well as an individualized and easily digestible teaching approach! She is an advocate for environmental protection and equality in education. In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with her niece, husband and many adorable pets! She looks forward to the many years and lovely families and students she will encounter working at SFA to come!  
Amanda Davis 
Preschool Director
AM Gamma/ Delta 
Upon graduation from Deer Lakes High School, Miss Bri earned a Bachelor of Art in Dance from Slippery Rock University with a minor in Adapted Physical Activity. While studying at Slippery Rock, Miss Bri had the opportunity to begin teaching children of all ages dance classes. From there, Miss Bri got to know the students that would become her children that she would nanny over the summer. As well as teaching dance classes during college, Bri was working with individuals with disabilities in a physical activity atmosphere to complete her minor.  Bri works Preschool, K- Enrichment and in Childcare as well as a dance teacher a various local dance studio. She finds joy in all the little moments with her family and creating choreography for her dancers.Bri has worked with kids for 8 years and is still passionate about it as she was at the very start. She enjoys watching kids learn to be confident in who they are and reach their milestones. Bri is married and hopes to add a furry friend to her family really soon. Bri is grateful to be a part of Solid Foundations Academy and can't wait to see herself grow as a teacher. 
Brianna Pfeiffer 
Gamma/ Delta 
Karen Snavely joined Solid Foundations Academy the very first month that we opened as an academy in September 2016! She earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. She currently holds both public and private certifications in Elementary Education K-6, Nursery-Kindergarten, and Early Childhood Center Directorship. Throughout the years, Karen has worked with children and their families across a variety of settings which include being a therapeutic staff support person, and working in school districts, churches, preschools, and summer camps. She is married to Scott Snavely and they have three young adult daughters. Karen has both personal and professional experience in teaching children who have a wide range of abilities.

Karen Snavely 
Preschool Director 
Alpha/ Beta 
Mary Grace Nichol 
Alpha/ Beta 
Mary Grace has been working with children utilizing her degree in the arts for the past 15 years. She has taught children of all ages ranging from three to five. She finds that the fundamental of art is a wonderful way to teach young minds the different phases of education and academics. 
In her lifetime and experiences, she brings the fun and arts to SFA. She can utilize her creativity in expanding the children minds thinking outside the box with their imagination and apply a creative side to the academic and learning at SFA. She loves to give her gift of teaching back to your children by encouraging them to be the best that they can be. 
Melanie Ream 
Childcare Director 
Melanie is the Childcare Director for the Wexford Location. She has been working for Solid Foundations Academy since 2017 and has enjoyed every minute since she has started. Melanie has her Associates Degree in Early Education and Child Development from CCAC as well as her Director Certification. She plans on continuing her education at Carlow University to earn her Bachelor's Degree. 
Melanie personal goals are for her to start her own family and to purchase her first home! 
She is excited to meet your family and help your little one to grow and learn. 
Kristy Fredrich 
Kristy has been with Solid Foundations Academy for a year and a half now and she brings a creative side to this center. She has a diploma in graphic arts and design. She gets the opportunity to express her creativity and art by designing the bulletin boards you see when you enter the center. She has worked in several different job setting and working in the childcare field is her calling. Kristy has a little over 12 years working with children. She loves watching the kids grow into their own special unique personalities and seeing them have their "ah-ha" moments when discovering and learning something new. 
She plans to further her education by acquiring her CDA from Carlow University. Kristy truly feels that she has found her "forever home" at SFA.