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Rosalind Cutchins

Rosalind Cutchins

Rosalind is the Executive Director and has been with the Children’s Center since 1981.  She has a Master’s Degree with an emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation. Rosalind is the Local System Manager for the Infant and Toddler Connection of Western Tidewater, is credentialed as a Service Coordinator and as a Developmental Services provider.

 

Janet Owen

Janet Owen

Janet is the Operations Director and has worked over 25 years at the Children’s Center. Prior to working at the Children’s Center, Janet worked as an accountant for Planters Peanuts for nine years.  She graduated from Virginia Tech in 1980 with a Bachelors degree in Accounting.

 Tamie Rittenhouse

Tamie Rittenhouse

Tamie, the Early Head Start Director, earned a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Old Dominion University and a Bachelor’s degree in Communicative Disorders from Old Dominion University. Tamie has served the Children’s Center since 1989 in several positions.

 Anne Bruehl

Anne Bruehl

Anne is the Director of Health, including Mental Health and Disability Services. She has a Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Florida, and a B.A. in Psychology from the College of William & Mary. Anne is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) and is licensed by the Virginia Department of Education. In addition, she is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with the Virginia Board of Psychology. Anne is also the  proud parent of a young child who attends our Community Childcare Program! She has served the Children’s Center since 2010.

 Laurie Phillips  

Laurie Phillips

Laurie is the ERSEA Manager and Transportation Coordinator for the agency.  She started with us in 1999 as an Infant Lead Teacher at the 507 center. Prior to working at the Children’s Center, Laurie was an elementary teacher with Southampton County and Franklin City Public Schools for 11 years.  She received her BS in Early Childhood and Upper Elementary Education from Radford University in 1987.

 

G. Lee Taylor

G. Lee is the Early Childhood Education Director. G. Lee has been with the Children’s Center since 2009. She has a BA degree in Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is also a licensed teacher in Virginia (Pre-K through third grade) and North Carolina (birth through kindergarten) and is certified by the Commonwealth of Virginia as an Early Intervention Specialist.

Theresa Long

Theresa Long

Theresa is the Family Services Manager and has been in the position since July of 2011. Theresa has a B.S. Degree in Psychology and M.Ed. degree in Mental Retardation. She served as an Educational Consultant for the Virginia Department of Education for 22 years. She also has experience as an Educational Diagnostician.

   

Corrie Walker

Corrie is the Educational Credentialist. She has a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Capella University and a M.S. and B.S. in Psychology from Old Dominion University. Corrie has over nine years experience working with children and their families, not including her experience as a proud parent of a teenager and two young children who attend our Community Childcare Program. She has served the Children’s Center since 2010.


Mary Faison

Mary is the Center Based Coordinator for centers in Franklin and Courtland. She began working at the Children’s Center in 2010 as a Community Lead Teacher. She moved to the Franklin Early Head Start center in August of 2011 as a Lead Teacher and later became the Site Supervisor in that building. Mary attended East Carolina University to study Elementary Education and received her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education Administration from Ashford University.


 

 Jeff Zeigler

Jeff is the Community Relations Coordinator and has been employed by the Children’s Center since 2003. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Moravian College. Jeff has written for six newspapers and several magazines. He has also worked in public relations capacities with Dare County Schools in North Carolina and College of The Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC.


 
 

Pat Ellsworth

Pat is the Site Supervisor at the Barbara S. Mease Children's Center at the Jones House. Pat has also been a lead teacher and teacher, and site supervisor at the Children's Center since 2006.

Benay Patrick

Benay is the Site Supervisor for the Suffolk Children's Center at 300 Executive Court. She started with the agency in August 2013. Benay has an Associate degree in Science from Tidewater Community College and is currently a student at Norfolk State University.

 

Sandra McNally

Sandra is the Site Supervisor for the Southampton Head Start Center. She has been with the center since 2013. Sandra earned a BA degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Old Dominion University and is pursuing a Master's degree in Special Education from Cambridge College.


 

Ana Filpo

Ana is the Site Supervisor at the Suffolk Head Start Center and has been with the Children's Center since 2015.

   

Paige Powell

Paige is the Human Resources Coordinator. She has been with the Center since 2015.

La'Kisha Jones


La'Kisha is the Center Based Coordinator for the Suffolk Children's Center, Children's Center at Pruden, Smithfield Head Start Center, and Smithfield Children's Center. She has a Master's degree in Human Services from Liberty University and a Bachelors degree in Business from National College. She has aserved as a Director for over 10 years at non-profit and for-profit centers.

LaTosha Russell

Latosha is the Center Based Coordinator at the Suffolk Head Start Center. She joined the Children's Center in February 2016.



 
 

Stephanie Sproul

Stephanie is the Site Supervisor at the Texie Camp Marks Children's Center. Stephanie joined the Children's Center in 2016.


 
 

Darrell Partlow

Darrell is the Information Technology Manager. He joined the Children's Center in 2016.

 

Nekae Wells-Banks

Nekae is the Site Supervisor at the Smithfield Children's Center and the Smithfield Head Start Center. Nekae joined the Children's Center in 2015 as a lead teacher.


 

       

 

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