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Deborah White

A child's job is to play, and they learn best while playing. I love to get down and play with them and learn from them as well. Over the past 15 or so years, I have had the pleasure of encouraging children in all areas of their development, such as learning how to do new things, building new skills and giving children with special challenges the support they need to accomplish all that they can. I received my Bachelors of Science in Child Development and obtained my Master's Degree in Special Education Preschool Special Needs. I have a school-aged daughter of my own and am also a step-parent to a young adult son. I currently reside in White Sulphur Springs, but grew up in Pocahontas County. I look forward to meeting you and your child and providing you with "all the support possible".

Kandi Hall Boyles

I have worked with children and their families for 14 years in the Birth to Three Program. Originally, I worked with children 18 months to 5 years in a Preschool setting and then began to provide home-based services for children 0-3 and their families. As a home based developmental specialist, I have a strong understanding of a family's routines and needs. I have provided families with support, information, skills, and tools that have assisted them in helping their child grow and develop. I have 14 years experience and training specific to child development including children with medical problems, speech/language delays, feeding and nutrition, premature infants, motor delays, behavioral concerns and transitioning from the area or into the school system. With my love of children, experience and training, I have the qualifications to provide your child and family with quality developmental services. I look forward to working with you.

Rebecca  Miller -Mollahan

I have served children and families in Webster County for over 15 years. I worked in the Birth to Three System for 9 of these years and in pre-school the remainder. I specialized in Autism and now learning disorders. I will work in Webster County only but any zip. I will work evenings during the school year as well as Saturday or Sunday. During the summer I can work any day or any time.

Adena Okes- Hawkins

I have a BS in Education with specialties in Early Childhood, Early Childhood Special Education, and Elementary Education. I am pursuing a Masters in Special Education from WVU specializing in Autism. I am a preschool teacher in Greenbrier County with 4 years experience. I also have previous experience as a Foster Parent to children with different developmental disabilities including a child with Pervasive Developmental Disorder on the Autistic Spectrum. I have a Certificate of Mastery for the Dr. Stanley Greenspan DIR/Floortime model. I am certified in First Aide and CPR. I am a native of West Virginia. I grew up in Mercer County and now reside in Greenbrier County. I understand how important it is to make accommodations for individual needs of children and I look forward to helping your child and family.


Kristie Elswick

I am currently working as a Pre-K teacher. I have a bachelor’s degree in child development from WVU and I am currently working on a Master’s degree. I have been privileged to be working in early intervention for nearly five years now. I am also the mother of a 5 year old little boy. Being a parent is not easy, so I understand the challenges you face on a daily basis. I commend you for taking this step in helping your child. I have worked with children of different abilities which include autism, sensory processing disorder, speech, cognitive, and motor delays. I also have experience with behaviors as well. As your child’s developmental specialist, I will strive to meet the unique needs of your child and family. I would love the opportunity to help your child play, learn, and grow through their experiences! Thank you for considering me!


Jennifer Mathis

I feel the most important thing when working with or teaching children is that they know, without a doubt; that you care about them and that you want them to succeed in their learning experiences. I have been a teacher for 22 years; 10 years in Head Start/Preschool Special Needs. The Preschool curriculum is family oriented and allows me the opportunity to coordinate learning and learning outcomes with parents and other school personnel. I am a parent and grandparent myself. I have 3 children, ages 26, 18 and 15. I also have a 1 year old granddaughter. I believe one of the keys to academic and social growth begins with positive self-image and must begin in the early stages of a child's development. I look forward to working with you and your family.


Rose Bender

I have always had a desire and the compassion to work with infants and children. I have worked with children in Nicholas and Webster Counties for the past 10 years. Currently I am teaching preschool in Webster County. I have a bachelor's degree in early Childhood Education and I have worked daycares from ages newborn to 12 years old. I will work with great compassion and understanding while I help your family find the resources and skills you need to help your child succeed. I will work in Nicholas and Webster counties evenings during the school year and on Saturdays. During the summer I can work anytime.


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