EDUCATION Parma Senior High School
ABOUT Ms. Kamenos has been employed with Horizon for the last four years as an Executive Assistant to David Smith. She has known the Smith family for about twelve years. She was a Cub and Boy Scout Leader with Dave Smith for several years. Ms. Kamenos currently lives in North Olmsted with her three beautiful children. She spends most of her time on the sidelines cheering on her children at their sporting events. Ms. Kamenos also assists Mr. Smith with the non-profit advocacy group, The Ohio Association of Child Care Providers; where Mr. Smith is President. She loves the challenges of her position at Horizon.
Education Business Courses at LCCC
About Jennifer Butler originally started with Horizon in 2005 at the newly established East Lorain Center as a receptionist. In 2006 Jennifer moved to Horizon Finance Department as the AP Coordinator and currently is the Deputy Finance Director. In this position, she handles all billing for private pay and ODJFS families, trains Horizon Center Business Coordinators, bad debt collections, workers’ compensation claim cases and assists the Finance Director. Outside of work Jennifer enjoys reading, crafting and spending time with her family.
About Originally from Lexington, Kentucky, Ashley Fiefhaus moved to Cleveland, OH and has obtained the position of Finance Coordinator in the Administration Office of Horizon Education Centers. Ashley has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Georgetown College in Georgetown, KY, and holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Morehead State University in Morehead, KY.
Education Bachelor’s Degree, Public Safety Management, Associates Degree , Criminal Justice, Cleveland State University
About Janine started her career in the retail industry. Working in all aspects of the business , and directing programs related to Shortage Reduction and Risk management throughout North Eastern and Central Ohio. Joining the Horizon Administration team in January 2018, Janine took on the role of Business Manager. Handling project management, Safety and Security, Purchasing , Food Services, Maintenance and Transportation departments, she is utilizing her experience to guide and manage these Operational categories for all centers.
College Lorain County Community College with an Associate's of Arts
About Ms. Lisa has been with Horizon Education Centers for seven years. She enjoys building relationships with her students and their families. She 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. She has a good staff on board and she feels that they make a great team. She strives to provide children with opportunities they may not have access too. Such as taking them on field trips and exploring their options. Ms. Lisa is very dedicated to her center.
Born and raised Elyria, Ohio Education John F. Kennedy High School College Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education and is currently enrolled at Liberty University.
About Before working for Horizon, Mrs. Marflake managed a tennis club for 12 years. She realized she wanted a more meaningful career. Mrs. Marflake feels that her job at Horizon Education Centers chose her instead of her choosing it. September 2017 will mark her five-year anniversary with Horizon! As a Center Director, Mrs. Marflake feels happy and fulfilled working with the children/families and managing her center. Mrs. Marflake lives with her husband and three children in their new home located in Elyria, Ohio. Their family also includes one dog and one cat. When she is not busy with college courses or work she enjoys spending time with her family. She is an avid reader and finds that reading relaxes her.
Born and raised Parma, Ohio Education Parma Senior High School College Baldwin Wallace with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education Degree.
About Originally from Southern Indiana, Nicole Hall moved to Cleveland in 2013 where she finished her Bachelor of Education in Exercise Science from Cleveland State University. Upon graduation, Nicole enrolled in Nova Southeastern University where she completed a Master of Science in Developmental Disabilities with concentrations in early childhood and leadership and advocacy. Nicole lives in North Olmsted with her boyfriend, Christian, and dog, Dakota. She looks forward to assisting teachers in guiding and teaching young, bright minds.
Born and raised Parma, Ohio Education Parma Senior High School College Bachelor’s Degree from Mercyhurst College, Master’s Degree from Case Western Reserve University, Master’s Degree 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. While working at the shelter Nicolle realized she wanted to make more of an impact with children in order to make a real difference in the community. Nicolle came to Horizon in October 2011 to start the Ready Set Go…to Kindergarten community collaborative. Along the way she took on more projects including teaching cpr/first, Child Abuse Recognition & Prevention and Yoga 4 Classrooms; developing and running Horizon’s AmeriCorps program; and supervising the staff of the Striving Readers grant and Southside Pride Collaborative. Nicolle is an active member of the Lorain County’s Dolly Parton Imagination Library committee and the Elyria Rotary. She couldn’t do any of this without the support of her husband and two girls. In her spare time Nicolle loves to read and plan Christmas activities!
Born and raised Oberlin, Ohio Education Oberlin High school College Bachelor’s in communications from Cleveland State University, Master’s in education from Ashford University
About From Northeast Ohio, Amanda started her career in customer service positions after realizing that her real passion was in education. In 2016 she became a substitute teacher for a few different school districts while pursuing her Master’s in Education. In 2017, she found herself in a permanent substitute position at Lorain High School in their culinary program through their career tech department before transitioning into Horizon after the summer. Her hopes are that with Horizon, she can continue with her passion for education and create a home where she can share her enthusiasm for learning with the children, parents and staff. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her 3 children doing family activities and loves to visit the ocean whenever possible.
About Alexia graduated from Cleveland State University with a degree in Urban Studies and Organizational Leadership and minors in Nonprofit Management and Management and Labor Relations. She was President of her sorority in college and is an Alumna of Alpha Sigma Alpha. She is currently attending Cleveland State University Graduate School for Master in Public Administration. During her free time she enjoys cooking, working out and spending time with family and friends.
Education Brookside High School College Bachelor Degree in Education Individualized Studies from Bowling Green State University
About Ms. Ashley greatly enjoys working
Born and raised Lorain, Ohio. Education Lorain High School. College Lorain County Community College, Associate of Science, Bachelor’s in Nuclear Medicine from the University of Findlay.
About Mrs. Boatright originally wanted to go to college and get her education degree. However, she became ill and took a leave of absences. As she recovered she continued with her college classes and received her Bachelor’s in Nuclear Medicine. Mrs. Boatrigh also taught a religious education class and that is what inspired her to become a teacher. She lives with her husband and children. Mrs. Boatright enjoys reading and watching movies with her families during her free time.
Born and raised New York City Education St. Jean Baptiste College Lorain Community College an Associates Degree in Child Psychology
About As Mrs. Chavalla was contemplating a career she found herself taking a career assessment test to direct her in the appropriate direction. The career assessment test revealed she would do well working with children. She started working at Eastern Heights Middle School, which is an affiliated afterschool program of Horizon Education Centers. Ms. Chavalla feels that she is making a difference in the children’s lives and encourages them to learn with everyday activities.
Born and raised Canton/LaGrange Education Catholic High School College Kent State University studied Special Deaf Education Stark State Technical College: Early Education degree.
About Mrs. Dunlap enjoys working with children and encourages them to grow and learn. She lives with her husband and two children. She actually met her husband on a radio date line, while she was listening to country and he was listening to rock! She enjoys working on arts and crafts during her free time. Mrs. Dunlap is also a Girl Scout troop leader.
Born and raised Elyria, Ohio Education Elyria High School College online degree in Social Work from Walden University.
About Ms. Holbert’s daughter inspired her to get into the teaching field. She enjoys teaching children at Horizon Education Centers because she is a nurturer at heart. She lives with her three daughters. During her free time, she enjoys camping and summer trips to Cedar Point with her family.
Born and raised Elyria, Ohio Education Elyria High School College Lorain County Community College & Ashland University in Early Childhood Education.
About Ms. Moore’s inspiration to work with children came from taking care of her younger brother. She enjoyed teaching him and molding him into the young man he is today. She loves watching her children in her classroom grow and develop into the next phases of their lives. Ms. Moore lives with her stepmom, stepdad, and brother. She has two dogs and they are both rescue pets from the APL. Their names are Roscoe and Reggie.
Born and raised Elyria, Ohio Education Associates Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and Sales College Ohio Business College
About During my time at Ohio Business College I was a Student Tutor/Learning Center Aid for half my time attending. In the midst of High School and throughout higher education I was one of three board members of the Young Motivation Youth Club for Kindergarten to High schoolers for four years based in Lorain, Ohio. I began my work with Horizon at the South Elyria location in Wilkes Villa, later worked at Horizon’s North Olmsted location and finally transitioned to my current position, Southside Pride Collaborative Program Coordinator. This position has given me the chance to further my dreams of giving back to our youth. It is my honor to be able to give back to not only the same city that I grew up in, but to the same exact neighborhood of Wilkes Villa that I lived in for three years. This opportunity is not just a job for me, but my passion and I want to see my community succeed today and days after.
Born and Raised Oberlin Ohio Education Oberlin High School College University of Cincinnati and North Lake College (Dallas, TX) studying Early Childhood Education
About Ms. Blocker started at Horizon Education Centers as a driver and floater for school age and became the Business Coordinator shortly after. Her favorite part of her job is helping families get the resources they need to reach their educational and personal goals. She loves travelling and learning about cultures in new places and spends her spare time LARPing and collecting vinyls.
Education Brunswick High School College Graduated from Baldwin Wallace University with a Bachelor in Science of Education. Ms. Amber’s area of concentration is early childhood education, K-12 mild/moderate specialist, and 4/5 endorsement.
About Ms. Amber has worked in childcare since 2008, and absolutely Love’s the experience she has previously gained as a Center Director. Amber is grateful to promise her students, parents, and North Olmsted Horizon Education Center- knowledge, kindness, safety, and most important- respect. As a blessed “mommy” of Gianni and Gabriella, Amber feel’s all children can learn and have fun with creativity and encouragement in the classroom environment every day.
Born and raised Elyria, Ohio/ Wellington, Ohio Education Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education, Bachelor’s in Human Development and Family Studies
About Sarah served in the United States Marine Corps for 4 years, where she completed a deployment to Afghanistan. After having her first child she left the military to finish her teaching degree in Early Childhood. In 2016 she began working as a toddler teacher then moved up to preschool and school age and eventually became a Center Director. She also has 3 wonderful children of her own who consume all of her free time.
Born and raised New York / North Olmsted, Ohio Education Some college.
About Mrs. Allan-Khalil, is our business coordinator at Horizon Education Centers. She lives with her husband and five children. Mrs. Allan-Khalil comes from a big family and has always been around children. It was only natural for her to work at the center in a school setting. She is dedicated and a very hard worker. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Born and raised Goa, India Education Chemistry from a college in India
About Mrs. D’Silva has been working at Horizon for the past three years. She enjoys teaching children. Mrs. D'Silva is the lead teacher of the Lego Club at the center. She loves it when children create art with Legos while using their imaginations. Mrs. D’Silva lives with her husband and daughter. During her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Born and raised Maple Heights, Ohio Education Trinity High School / COLLEGE Cuyahoga Community College with an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education & Rasmussen University
About Ms. Carmen has had a major impact on the children in her preschool Red room at Horizon Education Centers. She is very enthusiastic and super creative. She finds unique ways to relate to each individual child. She loves to teach and impart wisdom. Ms. Carmen enjoys spending her free time in outdoor activities with her family.
Born and raised Fairview Park, Ohio Education Fairview High School College Cuyahoga Community College an Associate’s in Applied Science and Early Childhood
About Ms. Kathleen also earned her CDA license, which more than qualifies her to teach. Ms. Kathleen is from a big family and grew up around a lot of children. That in turn, inspired her to become a teacher. She enjoys working on creative projects and watching her student’s imaginations come to life. During her free time, she hangs out with her son, family, and friends.
About Ms.Andrea has been working at horizons for 6 years and has her CDA certificate. She is the Lead Teacher Assistant in purple room. She loves the outdoors, the fall weather and fashion. She also loves working with children and watching them grow each day! .
ABOUT Shana Hutton is a lead S.A.C teacher at the North Olmsted location. She works with students that are in kindergarten through second grade. She currently attends Cleveland State University, and is working toward her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. She has worked for Horizon for a total of 4 years, and have worked in a variety of position. Shana taught preschool as an assistant teacher, was a classroom/building aide, and is currently a lead S.A.C teacher. She's bubbly, spunky, and just as colorful as her classroom. Shana has a passion for the education field, and wants to pass her love for learning on to the students in the classroom. She believes that all children are capable of learning, and that the classroom should be a safe, fun, and engaging place.
Education Lorain Catholic High School College Kent State University, Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education
About Ms. Wisniewski taught kindergarten for 13 years and then began her career with Horizon as a lead Head Start Preschool Teacher and as a Horizon staff member at Eastern Heights Middle School. She was then promoted to the site coordinator position for North Olmsted Middle School’s afterschool program before becoming the center director at our East Lorain Horizon Education Center. Ms.Wisniewski believes that Horizon Education Center’s heart is in the right place. The organization offers a wide-range of educationally enriched programs for students and their families. She enjoys working with the children and the staff at the center and believes that good teamwork is the key to running a successful business, helping the children learn and grow. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her two daughters, family, and friends. She enjoys concerts, the beach and traveling.
Education Lorain Admiral King High School College Lorain Community College with an Associate's of Arts, Cleveland State University Bachelor's in Psychology
About Mrs. Rose enjoys working with her students because they are so determined and intelligent and curious and it is always humbling and a great experience to learn new things from their perspective. She feels that they can do anything they put their minds to. During her free time, she enjoys reading, watching Netflix, drawing, cooking, and spending time with her husband and family.
College Grand Canyon University Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education
About Mrs. Stephanie loves her students. She enjoys molding her preschoolers and getting them ready for Kindergarten. She feels that the three-to-five age group is a fun and cute age. In 2010, she was hired in the office. Then she was hired on to work in a preschool room for half of the day as an assistant. When Mrs. Stephanie heard of an opening at Head Start, she applied there and got the position as a lead. Mrs. Stephanie also works a lead councilor for Horizon’s Summer Camp program. She is an inspiring teacher. She enjoys the variety and the fact that there is never a dull moment at the Center. During her free time, which she has very little of, she is studying, working on homework and is an avid learner.
Education Received her GED
About Mrs. Dull enjoys working for a family oriented company and loves to help the students and their families. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her four sons and husband. She’s an avid reader, loves camping and the great outdoors.
Education Southview High School, Certificate in Early Childhood and CDA License
About Catherine has worked for East Lorain Horizon since May of 2008, but she has been with the organization since 2005. She enjoys working with children of all ages, their smiles are what motivate and inspire her to teach. Each child has helped Cathy become the teacher she is today. She learns something new every day that makes her a better teacher and she loves her job. Cathy has 4 children from the ages 8mos to 14yrs of age. All of her children have attended Horizon preschool program and throughout the years. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Education Amherst Steele High - Graduated in 2008 College Received Bachelor's of Science at BGSU in art education in 2012
About Freelance artist whose work has been shown in galleries and previously won numerous competitions. Currently, a freelance artist who specializes in portraits and murals, also about to illustrate my first children's book. I have two children, preschooler, and an infant. On weekends we explore different places in Ohio such as the aquarium, zoo, cliffs, caves, and waterfalls. I am Very active with my children, and truly believe children learn by playing and exploring and through play, children have a chance to practice what they learned.
Born and raised Sheffield Lake, Ohio Education Brookside High School College Lorain County Community College with an Associate’s of Arts & University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education
About Since Ms. Michelle was 10 years old, she has always wanted to work with children. She enjoys working with kids and being in a school setting. During her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities and sports like hockey. She enjoys baking yummy desserts and feels that helps relaxes her when she’s not busy with work or school.
Born and raised Elyria, Ohio Education Elyria High School College Lorain County Community College with an Associate’s in Early Childhood Education
About Ms. Brook has always had a loved for children. She babysat when she was younger and enjoyed taking care of children. She has also taken extra classes to earn her Afterschool Program Certificate which qualifies her to teach at an Afterschool Program Level. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her son and friends. She has always felt like she was a free spirit.
Born and raised Sheffield Lake, Ohio Education Brookside High School College Lorain County Community College & Ashland University with Middle Education Degree.
About Mrs. Lane always knew she wanted to be a teacher. She would even play teacher growing up. She lives with her two kids and husband and she enjoys spending time with her family. During her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities and traveling when she is able.
Born and raised Elyria, Ohio Education Elyria High School Cuyahoga College Lorain County Community College
About Mrs. Beall enjoys working for Horizon. She has always been passionate about working with families and children. She has been working with children since she was 13 with her church group. During her free time, she enjoys traveling as often as she can. She values spending time with her husband and enjoying a quiet evening at home watching movies.
Born and raised Elyria, Ohio Education Elyria High School College Lorain County Community College with an Associate’s in Liberal Arts and a Nursing Degree
About Ms. Patty originally worked for the foster care system for nine years before joining Horizon Education Centers. She has had years of experience when it comes to working with children and families. She enjoys working with children and imparting wisdom. During her free time, she takes care of her mother and enjoys going to church activities with friends and family.
Education Southview High School in Lorain, Ohio College Lorain Community College an Associate’s in Business Management
About Ms. Perez enjoys working at Horizon Education Centers because she witnesses her students at the center develop into their own individual selves. During her free time, she enjoys walking outdoors and spending time with her three kids who all attend Horizon Education Centers.
About Ms. Belpulsi taught Preschool for ten and a half years in Medina, Ohio. With her new role as an Early Childhood Education Coordinator, she supports all of the preschool and toddler teachers with reviewing lesson plans, assessments, developmentally appropriate approaches in the classroom as well as setting up any
Education Warrensville High school College Cleveland State University with a Bachelor’s in English
About Mrs. Smith enjoys working with her students and witness their growth and development. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter. She is also a freelance makeup artist.
Education Cleveland Heights High School College Cuyahoga Community College with an Associate’s of Arts Degree
About Ms. Rahmon enjoys working at Horizon Education Centers because she feels she works with an amazing staff. She also enjoys working with her students and their families. During her free time, she participates in Street Ministry through her church. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family which was consists of her six children!
Education Has her CDA license College Cuyahoga Community College with an associate’s degree in Early Education Degree
About Ms. Williams has had over thirty years of experience in Childhood Education. She enjoys working for Horizon Education Centers because working with children is her passion. She takes pride in parting wisdom and getting her students ready for the future. During her free time, she likes to dance. She is also active in an outreach program/mission program; for the children’s youth program at her church.
About Alan taught for Parma City School District for over ten years. In addition, he owned a dance studio called Fred Astaire Dance Studio.
College Graduate from Grand Canyon University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education for grades K through 8th
About Before he was a student, John served in the Air Force from 1994 to 2003 as an Ammunition System Specialist (AMMO!). He has four children, two of which are grown and his oldest is joining the Marines next year. John recently moved back to Cleveland, Ohio after living in Florida and New York for the military. He is now a SAC Lead teacher here at Horizon Education Center.
Born and raised Brook Park, Ohio and North Olmsted, Ohio Education North Olmsted High School College Currently at Lorain Community College and pursuing an Early Childhood Education Degree
About Mrs. Reuter has been working with Horizon Education Centers for the last thirty years! Mrs. Reuter lives with her family and is very active with her six grandchildren. Her husband also works for Horizon. She loves sports and outdoor activities.
Born in Youngstown, Ohio. Raised in Buffalo, New York & Cleveland, Ohio. Currently resides in North Olmsted, Ohio. Education John Marshall High school College Bachelor of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences from CSU, Associate of Science from Cuyahoga Community College
About Hana has been with Horizon for 5yrs as our 21st CCLC Site Coordinator running our top Cleveland Afterschool programs. She is currently working towards earning her teaching licenses in 7-12 Language Arts. Hana has always enjoyed working with children and creating a great rapport with the students, families
Born and raised Lorain, Ohio Education South View High School College Lorain County Community College an Associates in Criminal Justice
About Ms. Breana started her career with Horizon Education Centers after seeing the love and dedication that her mother had working at Horizon. Her mother inspired her to continue her education to become a teacher. Ms. Breana is enrolled in the Learn to Earn Program with Horizon Education Centers. During her free time, she enjoys sporting events, concerts and loves to vacation when she is able.
Born and raised Elyria, Ohio Education Elyria High JVS College Lorain County Community College & Cleveland State University Bachelor's in Special Education
About When Mrs. King was in High School she enrolled in an Early Childhood program which inspired her to become a Teacher. The children at the center keep her on her toes. She enjoys watching her kids thrive and succeed at everything they do. Mrs. King lives with her husband and three children. They enjoy visits to Cedar Point and outdoor activities together.
Born and raised Akron, Ohio Education Admiral King High School College Hampton University, Virginia & Cleveland State University in Bachelors’ of Administration
About Ms. Teria, started her career with Horizon right out of college. She has worn many hats for Horizon, Preschool Teacher, School Age Coordinator, Program Specialist in the Administration Building, Education Service Coordinator and finally Center Director. During her free time, Ms. Teria sings and volunteers at her church where her father is the pastor. She lives with her daughter and enjoys spending time with her daughter and her family every chance she gets.
Born and raised Maple Heights, Ohio Education Southview High School
About When Ms. Frances first started working for Horizon she realized very quickly that this job was the right fit for her! She is great with kids and can relate to them. She’s tried working at other jobs but working with children is what interested her the most. She enjoys teaching, watching them learn and satisfying their curiosity. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family. Over the summer months, she enjoys taking her brother and sister to Kalahari and the African Safari Wildlife Park in Sandusky. She loves to travel and spend quality time with family and friends.
Born and raised Arkansas and Lorain, Ohio Education Clearview High School
About Ms. Sonja had completed classes through the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services before being hired with Horizon. She received her Certification in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Sonja has always worked with children so this career was a good fit for her. She has worked with Horizon for 12 years! She has developed a meaningful relationship with the children and families at the center. Ms. Sonja lives with her daughter who also works for the company. During her free time, she enjoys relaxing at home with her family and watching the latest films.
Born and raised Columbia Station, Ohio Education Columbia High School COLLEGE Associate's in Applied Science
About Mrs. Johnston is currently enrolled in Horizon's Learn to Earn Progam where she is attending college to become a teacher. She originally took some training through Lorain County’s joint vocational program in Child Care. Mrs. Johnston chose this profession because she enjoys teaching children and giving them the proper tools to guide them in life. During her free time, she likes to spend time with her husband of 28 years and her four children. She also volunteers at a homeless shelter in the community and does charity work.
Born and raised Elyria, Ohio Education Elyria High School College Lorain County Community College an Associates’ in Early Childhood Education
About After having children, Ms. Napier decided that she wanted a career that involved children. She found the perfect position and started teaching in a Head Start Program. She has been teaching for sixteen years. She lives with her family and enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Born and raised Spanish Harlem, New York Education Hostos Community College with an Associate’s in Liberal Arts
About Ms. Auradel is originally from New York. She moved to Ohio to be with her family. When she moved to Ohio she babysat a lot and that in turn inspired her to work with children. Later, she was offered a position with Horizon and was happy to take the job. She enjoys spending time with her children and niece, during her free time. She also operates a home-based business which keeps her busy.