Education Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Mercyhurst College, Master’s Degree in Social Work from Case Western Reserve University, Master’s Degree in Adult Learning from Walden University
About Nicolle started off her career working with adults with developmental disabilities before moving on to run a homeless shelter in Lorain County. She came to Horizon in 2011 to start the Ready Set Go…to Kindergarten community collaborative.
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 Business Courses at LCCC
About Jennifer came to Horizon in 2005. In this position, she handles all billing for private pay and ODJFS families, trains Horizon Center Business Coordinators, handles bad debt collections and workers’ compensation claim cases.
EDUCATION Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Youngstown State University
ABOUT Prior to joining Horizon, Ashley was in the banking industry for 15 years. As accounts receivable coordinator, she handles the applications for students enrolling in the Head Start, Universal Pre-Kindergarten, and Early Childhood Education programs.
EDUCATION Enrolled in Lorain County Community College for a degree in Finance
ABOUT Kaitlyn has worked in many roles for Horizon since she was 16 years old. After studying communications at Bowling Green State University for two years, she came home to serve as an AmeriCorps member for Horizon. She then found her niche in working at the finance department.
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 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 Bachelor's Degree in Independent Studies from the University of Charleston
ABOUT Claire has worked with children since seventh grade when she was a tutor, babysitter and lifeguard. She was a preschool teacher at Primrose School of Avon and at Hyland Software Child Enrichment Center. Claire is excited to bring passion, support and guidance to the teachers at Horizon. She believes mentoring young children is pivotal to developing our future generation.
Education Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education Disciplinary Studies from Liberty University
About Dawn feels that her job at Horizon Education Centers chose her instead of her choosing it. She has been with Horizon for the past seven years. As a center director, Dawn feels happy and fulfilled working with the children/families and managing her center.
EDUCATION Associate Degree in Arts from Lorain County Community College
About Lisa has been with Horizon Education Centers for seven years. She enjoys building relationships with her students and their families. Lisa is consistent and reliable and wants the children in her center to know that she will always be there for them. She is keen on building a stable environment for the children and staff.
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's Degree in Elementary Education from Baldwin Wallace
EDUCATION Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and Early Childhood Education from the College of Wooster
ABOUT Following graduation in May 2018, Leigh moved to Cleveland and accepted a position as an education services coordinator with Horizon. She is thrilled to start her career in the field of education and to act as a resource for teachers to help them succeed in the classroom.