Our Staff

Sue Thornton: 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: Toddler 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 
Diana Blackwood: Float Teacher

Diana loves children and brings great energy to all the classrooms. With her experience and adaptability to move from class to class, she shares the joy of being a part of each group of children.

Mary Wall: Wobbler Teacher

Mary 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.

Lori Whipkey: Pre-Kinder 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/Wobbler 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.

Amanda Eudy: Toddler/Wobbler  Teacher

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

 Amanda Eudy 
Jodie Loos: 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 
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!


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