Meet the staff

Infants: Ms. Laura and Ms. Pat
Toddlers: Ms. Lori and Ms. Amber
Two’s: Ms. Cortney and Ms. Holly
Three’s: Ms. Katy and Ms. Casie
PSI: Ms. Melinda and Ms. Nyssa
Pre-K: Ms. Christy and Ms. Tamira
Floater: Ms. Jillayne and Ms. Britney
Secretary: Ms. Stephanie
Director: Ms. Heather

Casie Clark: Three year old teacher

Casie has worked with Brenau Child Development Center since January 2012. She has extensive experience working with children as she has dedicated 5 years to caring for children. She has worked with 1 year olds for 4 years and afterschool children for 1 year. She often worked with other age groups when needed. Ms. Casie has been married for a little over a year. Together, they enjoy hiking, traveling, attending church and playing with the dogs. Ms. Casie is about to embark on a new journey of starting school to help her meet her career goals of being an early childhood education teacher.

Amber Yearly: Toddler Teacher
Amber started working at Brenau Child Development Center in February 2012. Ms. Amber just recently completed her degree in Early Childhood Education from Pensacola Christian College. Prior to the completion of her degree, she worked in the church nursery, babysat, and worked a summer camp program for 5 years. She enjoys playing the piano, reading and spending time w/her husband. She has been to Mexico and Costa Rica and just recently got married in June.

Holly Sorrells: Two year old teacher
Holly has been a part of Brenau for a long time. She completed her degree from Brenau Child Development Center in Early Childhood Education in 2011. She did her internship in Kindergarten. During this time, she realized her love and passion for working with children. An interesting fact about Ms. Holly is that she has experience working with the handicapped community because of her own disabilities as well as her family’s physical disabilities.

Lori Williams: Toddler teacher
Lori started with Brenau Child Development Center 8 months ago. She has lots of experience working with children as she has over 5 years experience. She also subbed for Hall county K-5 for two years. She was also a Pre-K teacher for 3 years. Ms. Lori enjoys reading, baking, photography, running and spending time with her family. She has also just started working towards finishing her degree in education and hopes to have that complete by 2014.

Britney Headrick: Floater (summer camp teacher)
Britney started working with Brenau Child Development Center in May 2012. She has worked with children in several different settings. She attended childcare classes in high school, she is working towards her education degree, and she was also an assistant director at another Center. She loves to cook, bake, read, write, listening to music, and attempting to sing and dance. Ms. Britney is very excited about starting school in the spring because that gets her that much closer to her goal of becoming a certified teacher.

Stephanie Clark: Secretary
Stephanie has worked with Brenau Child Development Center since August 2006. She has worked with ages 6 weeks up to 5 years old. For 12 years, Stephanie has dedicated her life to working with children. Currently she is the secretary of the CDC. She is in the process of receiving her bachelor’s degree from Brenau University in Organizational Leadership. When she is not working or doing school work, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her husband of 5 years and her son who is 2. He is a student in our two year old room. Her favorite thing to do is spending time with her family. Family time usually consists of camping, cooking out, playing outside, boating/swimming and attending Georgia football games. If there is any time left, Stephanie enjoys reading a good book and shopping.

Heather Lyons: Director
I have worked with Brenau Child Development Center for 12 years. During that time, I have worked with the infants, toddlers, three year olds, Preschool 1, and as the Pre-K teacher. In 2008, I graduated with my early childhood degree from Brenau and assumed the position as Director. I have full faith in the child development center and feel good about the level of care we provide. It has been an honor and a privilege to be a part of such a wonderful center and to be a part of all these children’s lives. I am currently a student here at Brenau seeking my Master’s in Organizational Leadership. I have been married for 13 years to my wonderful husband. Together we have a 12 year old son and a 10 year old daughter. I enjoy spending time with them. We like to be outdoors and of course I love to shop.

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