Our Staff

Tia  Jodikinos

I am Tia Jodikinos and I am very lucky to be part of the Central Elementary family here in Beaver Falls, PA.  This is my 15th year with The Big Beaver Falls Area School District.


I graduated from Carlow University in Pittsburgh with a degree in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education.  I am PA certified to teach Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and Art Education.  I am in my 22nd year of teaching.





        Our Philosophy




You can learn something  

         new every day!

A teacher needs to encourage the total development of each child, helping each child to grow into a more confident, competent, responsible human being, eager and enthusiastic for learning and life.  Hands on learning and developmentally appropriate practices encourage children to learn while making learning fun.


       Cassidy                                 Riley          Bailey



I am married and have 3 beautiful daughters.  Cassidy (27), Riley (25) and Bailey (23).  I also have a 1 year old grandson, Axel.

Jessica Hammer

My name is Jessica Hammer.

I am beyond proud to be a teacher in the Big Beaver Falls Area School District. Where I also attended school and graduated from. “Once a tiger , always a tiger “I am entering my fifth year working in the district as well as my second year as Pre-K Teacher.

I graduated from Robert Morris University with a degree in Early Childhood Education. I have worked with students from Pre-K to 5th grade. In 2015, I started my journey in the district as a Building Substitute Teacher. I then became a long - term Substitute Teacher in Pre-kindergarten at Central Elementary.

In the 2017-2018 school year, I was officially hired as a Pre-k Teacher. I cannot imagine to be anywhere else!


I love Pre -K and look forward to see what this year has in store! I am thrilled to watch how much the students will learn and grow! As well as their teacher! :)