School Office Staff

Teachers and Staff you can trust

Entrusting your child into the hands of another adult to care for, and teach them can be an intimidating piece of life, regardless if you are dropping your child off here at Park Street School or on their first day at college. We are proud of our staff who will deeply care for your child, educate them in both school and social skills, and provide a nurturing and loving environment during their time at Park Street School.


Director, Mackenzie Howell

My name is Mackenzie Howell and I have worked at Park Street School for seven years, but I have only been the Director for two years. I love working at Park Street because I can freely and openly talk about God and incorporate God into our curriculum. I have attended Substance Church for about 5 years. In my free time I take my dog, Winston, to the dog park, I take my dog on walks, and my dog and I like to sit on the porch. 


Assistant Director, Shanna Stoffer

Hello! My name is Shanna Stoffer and I am currently the Assistant Director and Tuition Coordinator at Park Street School; however, I have served many roles at the school over the last 18 years. My Early Childhood Education Degree from Ashland University led me to Park Street many years ago and my passion for helping shape young minds has kept me around. I love watching children learn, grow and thrive in the community where I was born and raised. My husband, Mike, and I are now blessed to be raising our 3 kids here. Kaley (12), Colton (9), and Chase (5) keep us very busy with all of their extracurricular activities, and, for now, being their personal chauffeur seems to be my main hobby, but I wouldn't want it any other way! Thank you for entrusting Park Street with your children. I can't wait to get to know them!.



Children’s Ministry Director, Mary Cooper

Hello there! My name is Mary Cooper and I am the Children’s Ministry Director at Park Street. While I oversee and coordinate all things related to Kid’s Ministry at the church, I also offer support to the school’s office administration and staff, so you might see me in the building from time to time. I am a University of Toledo graduate and have my degree in Art Education. I have worked as an art teacher in the Loudonville-Perrysville School District, Discovery School and served as the Education Director at the Mansfield Art Center. However, prior to this position, I stayed home with my kids and provided in-home childcare. My husband Pete and I have three amazing kiddos, two of which attend Park Street Pre-school. We are also part owners of Goldberry Roasting Company, so
between running a business, taking care of three kids and working full-time, you can imagine that there isn’t a lot of free time! When I do have it, you can find me hanging out with my family, spending time cooking/baking in the kitchen, or dreaming of my next DIY project. It’s been a joy to develop relationships with this amazing staff and see your kiddos every week!



Office Assistant, Shannon Cuffman

My name is Shannon Cuffman and I was the lead teacher in the Toddler class and have recently stepped into a position as support staff in the school office.  My husband and I are involved at our local church where we are the Youth Leaders for the teens and college students.  When I am not at work or at the church, I like to spend time with mine or my husband's family.

I began working at Park Street Brethren School in the beginning of 2021.  I started off as a substitute but quickly decided I would like a full-time role in the classroom.  However, my desire to offer more school wide support landed me a position in the office. I have worked with every age that Park Street offers and knew that the Toddlers were where God wanted me.  

I love seeing how they grow and develop so quickly.  I am so proud of their achievements even if it seems so miniscule- like finally being able to flush the potty by themself or being able to open their food wrapper.  I love these kids so much and my goal is that every day when they leave, they know they are valued and loved.  


Feel free to contact the Park Street School office at for any questions you might have.

Park Street Brethren Church
619 Park St, Ashland OH 44805
Phone: 419.289.0224

Sunday Worship 
9:00 am and 10:30 am
Children and adult classes both hours

Office Hours
Monday - Thursday
    9 am to 3 pm

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