Our Staff

Sue Thornton: Executive Director

Sue has worked in the field of Early Childhood for twenty two years after receiving her degree in Early Childhood Education. She worked as a teacher mainly at Lane Community College and then here at this center as the head teacher since January of 2009 when the center opened. Sue moved into the director position in 2010. She enjoys the energy of each classroom and studying developmental stages along with the uniqueness each child brings to the class. She works to keep quality teachers in each class.

  Sue Thornton  
Mona Hardisty: Office Manager

She has over 20 years of office experience and a degree in Communication/Phys. Management. She loves children and brings order and organization to our staff.



  Mona Hardisty   
Christy Eudy: Infant Teacher

Christy has twenty+ years of experience with infants and toddlers. She has a warm disposition. She attained her CDA and continues to grow and learn about children’s development.

 Christy Eudy   
Kindra Groshong: Infant Teacher

Kindra has her degree in Special Needs. She is gentle and soft spoken with our infant class.

 Kindra Groshong 


Traci Rich: Wobbler Teacher

Traci has years of experience with all ages and loves every single one of them. She loves letting the children to learn with their hands and get messy!


Traci Rich
Brenna Jessing: Wobbler Teacher

Brenna loves children and brings great energy to all the classrooms. She helps assist all teachers where needed and mostly takes care of our young ones. She does fun art projects and has a bright creative spirit.

Eryn Bedford: Wobbler Teacher

Eryn has her Early Childhood Degree and is very nurturing to our one year olds. She loves engaging on the floor with the children and helping them learn at their own level.

  Eryn Bedford   
Lori Whipkey: Toddler Teacher

Lori comes with a lot of experience and a passion to help children know they are loved and are of worth. She has a strong Christian background and brings great structure, projects, and classroom management to our young ones. Lori also helps the executive director where needed.

 Lori Whipkey
Bethany Eudy: Toddler Teacher

Bethany has worked with all ages of children and loves ministering to them. She brings a calm demeanor to the class and is helpful to teachers with projects and any other needs in the classrooms.

Jessica Garrigues: Toddler Teacher

Jessica is energetic and has a fun loving spirit. She loves all ages, but especially connects with infant- two year olds. She primarily works with the toddler class, but will float as needed. She is one class away from attaining her degree!

 Jessica Garrigues   
Tammie Christianson: Preschool Teacher

Tammie has her Degree in Education. She is energetic and friendly to our children and parents. She has a great relationship with them and brings fun into the classroom. She also is great with teaching the children independence and how God wants us to treat others.

 Tammie Christianson 
Amanda Eudy: Preschool  Teacher

Amanda has worked with children throughout her life and has been involved in ministry. She loves working with all children, but especially connects with the older ones. She’s very gentle and has many creative and hands on activities that the children love.

 Amanda Eudy 
Jen Dudley: Pre-K Teacher

Jen has her degree in Early Education and brings lots of knowledge to share. She loves all ages, but has lots of curriculum ideas that are great for our pre-k class.

   Jen Dudley   
Michelle Thornton: Cook

Michelle is a wonderful, loving, and nurturing person. She has a calm demeanor and loves children. She makes our simple meals for the children simple and yummy!




Jodie Loos: Float Teacher

Jodie has her degree and has a lot of knowledge on all ages. She floats to all classrooms and helps where needed.


   Jodie Loos     
Bre Brown: Float Teacher

Bre is a sweet and nurturing teacher. She has been with the center since 2009 and is a great asset to our program. She develops curriculum and projects for classes so that they can grow and learn on their level and the children adore her.

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