Sharalle Arnold
Director
 
Education:
B.A. California State University, Chico
         Liberal Studies
M.Ed Washington State University
         Education
 
Professional Development:
         WA Certified K-8 teacher
         Certified American Red Cross Trainer
         Board Member of the Michigan Assoc. for the Educ. of Young Children
         Intergroup Dialogue Convener
         Member of the Nat. Coalition of Campus Children's Centers
         GVSU Family Support Service Coordinator
         Past Chair Women's Commission
         CPR and First Aid Certified, and over three years as an Kindergarten Enrichment 
         Teacher
 
Awarded :
Administrative Professional Commitment to Diversity Award
 
Sharalle Arnold has been involved in early care and education since 1993 when she first began her career in education at California State University, Chico. In 2001 Sharalle graduated from Washington State University with a M.Ed and a teaching certificate for grade K-8th. Sharalle has worked as a preschool teacher, kindergarten enrichment program coordinator/teacher and substitute teacher.
 
In 2004 Sharalle joined the Grand Valley community as the Assistant Director of the Children's Center. In 2008 Sharalle was named Director of the Grand Valley State university Children's Enrichment Center, where she remains humbly committed to serving young children and families.
Sharalle is married to Dr. D.F. Arnold and is mother to two beautiful children, Damon Jr. and 'Alani. She enjoys reading, water activities and spending time with her family.
 
 
 

Sarah Lord
Beginner Preschool 1 Lead Teacher

 
Education: 
B.A.  University of Southern Indiana
       Early Childhood
Professional Development:
         NAEYC  Member since 2004
         CPR and First Aid Certified

Sarah Lord realized her passion for child education when she began volunteering in her mother’s daycare at the age of 12. When she attended college at the University of Southern Indiana, she was excited to be one of the first participants in their new B.A. program in Early Childhood and graduated with that degree in 2005. Soon thereafter she accepted a lead teacher position at a non-profit center in Bloomington Indiana where she worked with children aged one to three years old. In the summer of 2012 she relocated to Allendale and is now the BP1 lead teacher at Grand Valley State University’s Children’s Enrichment Center.

Sarah is married to Richard Lord, a faculty member in chemistry at GVSU. Sarah and Richard have six fuzzy children who eat, sleep, and meow. Sarah enjoys gardening, knitting, reading, and hiking in her spare time.  


 
Allison Horne
Beginner Preschool 2 Lead Teacher
 
Education:
B.A. Grand Valley State University
Psychology
M.Ed  Michigan State University
Human Development & Families Studies
 
Allison Horne has always been interested in the dynamic of families, especially the development of young children. After graduating with a B.A. in Psychology in 2011, Allison continued her education at Michigan State University. She took a variety of classes including family diversity, child development, developmental theories, and program design and development. After graduating in May 2011, she moved back to Allendale and is now the BP2 lead teacher at Grand Valley State University's Children's Enrichment Center.

Allison is married to Ken Horne, a Living Center Director at Grand Valley State University. Allison and Ken have a french bulldog puppy, Sophia Rose, who is too cute for words. In her free time Allison enjoys reading, watching Netflix, doing crafty things, and playing board/card games with friends.
 
 
 
Jennifer Evert
Preschool  Lead Teacher
 
Education:
B.A. Grand Valley State University
       Sociology
Pursuing
       Child Development Associate (GRCC)
 
Professional Development:
        CPR and First Aid Certified
 
Jenny Evert graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2002 with a B.A. in Sociology. Ever since graduating she decided that her passion was working with children and helping them learn and grow. She has had the opportunity of working with children in a variety of settings such as daycares, before and after school programs, preschools and even as a nanny. She is very excited to be part of the GVSU Children’s Enrichment Center and hopes to continue to play an important role in the lives of children.
Outside of working with children, Jenny enjoys spending time with her husband, another GVSU alumni. Together they like watching college sports either on television or in person.
 
The GVSU Lakers and the Michigan State Spartans are their two favorite teams. Jenny also enjoys reading a good book, hanging out at the lake at the family cottage and spending time with her nieces and nephews.
 
 
 
 

 

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