I have worked in Early Childhood Education for more than 20 years! I've worked with children of all ages, from 6 weeks to 12 years and beyond. I have also worked with special needs children and adults for nearly 10 years. My entire life has been devoted to enhancing, developing, encouraging and molding the minds of young children. I absolutely love and it is so rewarding when I can help children and watch them grow. At a young age, I knew I wanted to teach young children. So I earned my Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education Administration with a minor in Early Childhood.
I have been married to my best friend Derk for 25 years, and we have 5 wonderful children. My adult daughters have also developed a passion for Early Childhood Education and have joined the Sunshine House family, too! When I’m not working I enjoy cooking, traveling and spending time with my family.
It has been my pleasure to be a part of The Sunshine family since 2011! First as a teacher, then as an Assistant Director, and now as the Director of our school in Huntersville, NC.
Love this place! My 2.5 yr old daughter has been going there for about a year and a half now, and she is always happy to walk into her classroom. When she walks down the halls all the teachers know her name even if she isn't in their classroom. They stay open till 6:30, which is a huge plus for me as a single parent. Couldn't be happier with my experience.
I would highly recommend Sunshine House to anyone! This location has been a blessing to me with both of my kids (now 11 yrs and 16 mos). I couldn’t ask for a better team and support system when it comes to the care and safety of my child. 😊
My daughter has been at Sunshine House since she was 6 months old. She absolutely loves it here and is completely thriving!! The teachers are amazing and truly love my child. They know all about her and her little quirks. They have really taken the time to get to know her. She has learned so much there and is even teaching me sign language! The Sunshine House is a wonderful place full of joy and learning and I couldn't have asked for a better place for my daughter!