EDUCATION Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education and Arts from Cuyahoga Community College, currently attending Grand Canyon University
ABOUT Chrissy Belpulsi taught preschool for 10 years in Medina, Ohio. As an early childhood education coordinator, she supports all of the preschool and toddler teachers by reviewing lesson plans, assessments, developmentally appropriate approaches in the classroom and coordinating any trainings that are needed. Chrissy is excited to take on a new role and to better assist teachers and staff members when she can.
EDUCATION Bachelor's Degree in Administration from Cleveland State University
ABOUT Teria Bivins started her career with Horizon right out of college. She has worn many hats, including preschool teacher, school age coordinator, program specialist, education service coordinator and now center director.
Education Business Courses at LCCC
About Jennifer came to Horizon in 2005 and through her experience in the centers and at Admin, has built up an extensive knowledge of the organization and its operations. Jennifer is QuickBooks certified. As Finance Director, she handles various aspects of Horizon’s accounting and supervises and trains the Finance Coordinators and Business Coordinators in technical knowledge and customer service. Jennifer is a firm believer in Horizon’s mission and works with her team to help accomplish it.
EDUCATION Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University
ABOUT Throughout his life, Josh has always tinkered and worked on computers, A.V. Setup, and other technologies. He joined the Horizon Staff in September 2021. Josh has a natural curiosity about how things work and a continued drive in the pursuit of education.
Education Bachelor's degree in marketing from Ohio University, and MAT in early childhood education
About Melissa has worked in education since 2013 and joined Horizon as the literacy coordinator in 2020. She enjoys supporting classroom teachers in the implementation of emergent literacy skills and especially appreciates working with community partners.
Education Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Bowling Green State University
About Nick Gresko taught middle school science for almost 10 years and was an assistant principal for almost three. He was also a center director for three years, where he took his center from 1 star to 5. Nick believes a top-notch education begins with creating a safe place for students to learn, having a close staff, and communication.
EDUCATION Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from Cuyahoga Community College
ABOUT Dana has more than 20 years of experience in early childhood education and has worked as a teacher, administrator and enrollment specialist. She enjoys working with families and children to make sure their needs are met.
Education Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Science in Early Education Rasmussen College
About Wendy Johnston was a preschool teacher for six years before coming to the administration office at Horizon. Wendy is excited to mentor toddler and preschool teachers. She is eager to watch them grow and develop and make an impact on our children.
EDUCATION Master’s Degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Human Resources from Cleveland State University.
ABOUT As an HR Coordinator, Sarah supports the hiring managers with the recruitment and onboarding process, performance management procedures, facilitates training sessions and HR events, and maintains new and current employee records. Sarah is excited to take on this new role at Horizon and looks forward to her future with the company.
EDUCATION Associate Degree in Administrative Assisting from Bryant & Stratton
ABOUT Renee has been with Horizon Education Centers since 2014 as the executive assistant to Dave Smith. In this position, Renee develops and implements marketing and advertising campaigns, tracks sales data, and maintains promotion marketing materials for Horizon in print and social media. Renee is also a member of OACCP - Ohio Association of Child Care Providers. OACCP represents the directors and business owners of over 600 licensed child care centers in Ohio.
Education CDA (Child Development Associate) Certificate from Lorain County Community College
About Ms. Stephanie has always been passionate about working with families and children. She has worked with children since she was 13 with her church group.
EDUCATION Master's Degree in Finance from Case Western Reserve University and Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Baldwin Wallace University
ABOUT Sharon is a licensed attorney and has a background in corporate finance, marketing, and tax compliance, research, and planning. Prior to joining Horizon, she worked for BP America, Ernst&Young, and two local accounting firms. As an active member of the community and a proud former homeschooling parent, Sharon believes strongly in the value of education and in Horizon's mission to provide high-quality early childhood education and care and youth development programs. She is thrilled to be part of the team providing that for our community
Education Currently pursuing Child Development Associate
About Felicia started her Horizon career as an Americorps member, teaching Social Emotional Skills to preschool and middle school students and managing her team as a Leadercorps member. She is excited to oversee current and future Americorps members, assisting them as they strive to make positive impacts on children and families in our communities.
Education Bachelor's Degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a Minor in Health Promotion from Bowling Green State University.
About Kaitlyn has always had a passion for helping others. She is excited to see where her new adventure with Horizon takes her, as she looks forward to helping school-age teachers grow, succeed and make an impact in the classroom.
EDUCATION Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Bowling Green State University; Bachelor's Degree in Education from Ashland University; Master's Degree in Liberal Studies with a focus on Educational Leadership from Excelsior College
ABOUT Julie has more than 25 years of experience in early childhood education. She has dedicated herself to ensuring that all children have the opportunity for quality early care and education experience regardless of income. Julie believes the early years are a critical time in a child’s life in terms of brain development, and she is excited to see that the field is finally gaining the recognition that it deserves.
Education Bachelor’s Degree in Public Safety Management, and Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from Cleveland State University
About Janine joined the Horizon team in January 2018. She handles project management, safety and security, purchasing, food services, maintenance and transportation departments. Janine uses her experience to guide and manage these operational categories for all centers.
Education Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Ashland University
About John joined Horizon in 2022 after previous stops working in various accounting positions. He is excited about the opportunity to use his prior experience to help the Finance team.
Education Bachelor of Arts in Business Management and minor in urban studies from Wittenberg University. Pursuing a master’s degree in public administration at Cleveland State
About JD joined the Horizon team after three years of working in community development, where he oversaw housing programs and projects, community events, and farmers markets. He is excited to work with families and community partners to help Horizon grow.
EDUCATION Bachelor's Degree in Adolescence to Young Adult (AYA) Education with a specialization in Integrated Language Arts from Bowling Green State University, Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Cleveland State University
ABOUT Melissa taught English Language Arts for two years at Constellation Schools: Old Brooklyn Community Middle and five years at Shelby City Schools before coming to the administration office at Horizon Education Centers. She is excited to support all teachers in their instructional practices through data-based decision-making, organizing professional development, and monitoring lesson planning and curriculum.
Education Pursuing business courses at Lorain County Community College
About Alyssa has worked in many different positions at Horizon since she was 16 years old. After working in a few of our centers, she found her way to the finance department as the accounts payable coordinator. Alyssa works closely to build relationships with current and potential vendors by receiving and processing invoices.
EDUCATION Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from Lorain County Community College.
ABOUT Wendi has worked in the childcare field for 23 years as a teacher for all age groups and a co-administrator. She has cherished working with teams of people to develop strong support systems for the overall goals of the children and families in her care.
Education Altoona Area High School, Business Education, Altoona Beauty School-Cosmetology/Teacher
About Before starting her career as an Administrative Assistant more than 30 years ago, Wendi owned a hair salon. She loves learning something new daily, spoiling her four grandchildren, and hunting for sea glass.
Education Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services with a Concentration in Child and Adolescent Development from Walden University
About Ms. Katie taught preschool for three years and then began her career with Horizon. Prior to that, she taught toddlers/infants for two years. She believes that Horizon Education Center has the passion to help the children flourish.