Meet the Staff
Hey Diller! My name is Emily O’Donnell and I am the Camp Director of the Helen Diller Home. I have worked for this amazing organization since 2009, where I started as a girls’ counselor. I became Director in 2013 and it is hard to believe that this will be my 11th summer in Avalon. In the off season, I am a 5th grade teacher in Lancaster County and a head coach for Girls on the Run (another amazing organization!) Prior to working in general education, I served as a Teacher for the Visually Impaired for 5 years. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education/Visually Impaired and a Masters Degree in Special Education. It is safe to say I have the BEST summer job! I get to spend 8 weeks with an amazing staff and provide week long vacations to 160 of some the most inspirational children I have the privilege of getting to know. I also get to spend my summers with my husband, who is helps in the kitchen, my 2 year old son (Jack) and my “Diller Dog”, Rigby! I am looking forward to our best summer yet!