Susan Bardwell is the Director of the Grace Children’s Learning Center. “Ms. Susan” has been serving at Grace for 12 years, and brings a BA in Early Childhood Education, a MA in Child Psychology and a PhD in Clinical Psychology to her work, as well as over 20 years’ experience in the preschool and early Elementary grades. She and her husband Steve live in Stafford, and have one adult son, Brian and their first grandchild, Zoey who was born in September of 2009. Her numerous and varied interests include camping, riding four-wheelers, Disney World, gardening, playing Bunco, painting, cooking, working with at-risk children, spending time with family and friends, scrapbooking, reading, boating, swimming or doing anything near and in water, teaching Sunday School and studying architecture and art. Ms. Susan’s door is always open, and she “wants to hear the good, the bad and the ugly” to the end of continuing to build one of the most well-respected preschool ministries in the area.
Rhonda Reames is the Assistant Director of the Grace Children’s Learning Center. “Ms. Rhonda” has been with the GCLC since 2001. Her degree is in Liberal Arts, with major studies in Child Psychology, and her experience with the GCLC is broad, since she worked with GCLC’s youngest friends in the MMO program for three years, spent one year teaching three-year olds, and three years teaching four-year olds. Working with children is her passion and love. She lives in Bealeton, VA with her loving husband, Jeff, and their two sons, Brendan and Christian. When she’s not at GCLC, her interests include spending time with family and friends, music, scrap booking, Disney and chocolate (sometimes not in that order!). Ms. Rhonda is eager to work with parents and children to make their preschool experience great.