Our Staff & Teachers

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Kelly C. Pizzino, Preschool Director

Level of education: Bachelor’s Degree

 

 

Kelly Pizzino has enjoyed providing services to families and children since entering college.  In 1999, she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, with a Human Services/Counseling concentration and a Minor in Family and Consumer Sciences from Liberty University.  During her studies she also focused on child development to further equip her desire and ability to serve children.

Kelly has been involved in the field of foster care, interim care and adoption, both working and volunteering, since 1996.  She has worked as a Behavioral Therapist serving children in foster care.  She also coordinated adoptions, working with both birth families and adoptive families, for licensed adoption agencies in Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina, and was Agency Director in North Carolina and Tennessee.  Additionally, she served on various boards for pregnancy centers, adoption coalitions and adoption agencies.

Kelly has been an active member of Open Door Church since 2004.  In March 2009, Open Door asked her to begin a part-time weekday preschool as an outreach ministry of the church.  The weekday preschool opened its doors that same year to new students and families on September 7.  The Lord has continued to grow the weekday preschool from one class of three and four year olds in 2009 to its current program of 13 weekday preschool classes caring for children aged eight weeks old through five years old, track out camps for elementary-aged children, and preschool summer camps.

Kelly, and her husband Jason, are both called by God to serve children and youth.  They are thrilled to have the opportunity to parent two wonderful children.  Together they desire to help families rear children who will lovingly and boldly impact our culture for the Kingdom of God.

Robin Huwe

Assistant Preschool Director

Level of Education:
Bachelor’s Degree

Heather Russell

ADMISSIONS COORDINATOR &
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Level of Education:
Associate’s Degree

Kristy Bible

FINANCIAL ASSISTANT &
EVENTS COORDINATOR

Level of Education:
Bachelor’s Degree

MOTHER’S DAY OUT TEAM

Little Lambs

Infant Class

Teensy Turtles

One-Year-Old Class

Kendall Fuller

Abigail Secrist

Patricia Redic

Alannie Marshall

Fun Flamingos

Two-Year-Old Class

Fantastic Fawns

Two-Year-Old Class

Laura Barnes

Erika Marschke

Chalon Swanson

Amy Miller

WEEKDAY PRESCHOOL TEAM

Terrific Tigers

Three-Year-Old Class

Cute Cubs

Three-Year-Old Class

Lauren Stevens

Lead Teacher &
Age-Level Team Leader

Level of Education:
Bachelor’s Degree

Emily Millard

Assistant Teacher

Level of Education:
High School Diploma

Carrie Armstrong

Lead Teacher &
Special Services Coordinator

Level of Education:
Bachelor’s, Certified Teacher

Sunny Bjork

Assistant Teacher

Level of Education:
Associate’s Degree

Precious Pandas

Three-Year-Old Class

Laughin’ Lions

Four-Year-Old Class

Maggie Bryson

Lead Teacher

Level of Education:
USAF Veteran

Jordan Manley

Assistant Teacher

Level of Education:
Bachelor’s Degree

Kristen Cleyrat

Lead Teacher

Level of Education:
Bachelor’s, Certified Teacher

Elizabeth Northup

Assistant Teacher
& Librarian

Level of Education:
Master’s, Certified Teacher

Happy Hippos

Four-Year-Old Class

Leapin’ Lizards

Four-Year-Old Class

Meredith Womble

Lead Teacher &
Age-Level Team Leader

Level of Education:
Bachelor’s, Certified Teacher

Sophia Chambers

Assistant Teacher

Level of Education:
Bachelor’s Degree

Candice Howard

Lead Teacher

Level of Education:
Bachelor’s, Certified Teacher

Laura Nixon

Assistant Teacher

Level of Education:
ECE Credentials

TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN TEAM

Zippin’ Zebras

Jumpin’ Joeys

Heather Johnson

Anne Devore

Amanda Roberts

Lynn Connally

Specials Teachers

Camp Administrative Staff

Kristin Broughton

Linnell Compton

Maura Stouder

Grace McNevin