What is Wilderness Trace?
Wilderness Trace Child Development Center crafts an early educational experience engaging children of diverse abilities, side-by-side, creating enhanced peer modeling and social development experiences. WTCDC is a non-profit center with classrooms for children ages two through five. We provide carefully planned curriculums with an emphasis upon social interaction and play.
WTCDC blends speech, occupational, and physical therapies during preschool for children with Individual Education Plans. Every child has the right to attend a preschool program regardless of the ability to qualify. If you would like more information or to take a tour, please contact Libby Suttles. We love to make new friends!
who is wilderness trace?
Thanks to the tireless work of our staff and volunteers, Wilderness Trace is able to bring the highest quality education to our the children in our program. Read about our staff below, and then come meet them!
I love being on the team at WTCDC! My youngest son, Matthew, attended WTCDC during his preschool years to learn coping skills for Autism and socialization. I joined the center in 2012 to open Blue Bird Market then moved into a position at the preschool. So grateful to work with our children and families.
Mrs. Mari joined WTCDC in 2014 and became director of the Two Year Old Program in January of 2015. She enjoys creative projects, spending time with students in the classroom and learning. Mrs. Mari resides in Danville with her husband, Kenny, and daughter, Emma.
As my three daughters are growing up, I wanted to work in a field to help other families with exceptional children. My youngest daughters both attended WTCDC for preschool and I so appreciate the support the center provides. I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, and music.
Hello! I am proud to say that I have been a teacher at WTCDC since 1996. Through the many years of working at the Center, I have had the privilege of working with some terrific children and families. While everyday brings challenges for all of us, it also delivers reaping rewards and happiness for the children and all of the staff.
Preschool Teacher IECE
My name is Laura Sparrow. I have been teaching for 10 years. I truly love the work that I do. I am so thankful and excited to come to such a wonderful place and work with such beautiful and AMAZING children, families, and colleagues every day! When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two children who keep me very busy. If I ever get quiet time I enjoy reading or watching movies. Early childhood education/intervention is an integral part of child development and I am blessed to have helped facilitate that in so many children over the years, and to continue to do so here at WTCDC.
Two Year Old Program Director
My name is Angela Rodgers. I have been at Wilderness Trace since the fall of 2015. I have a deep love for children that encouraged me to follow the pathway into Early Childhood Education. I moved to Danville in 2014 after many years of moving around the country while my husband served in the US Navy. I am a wife, a mom, and a teacher….. just hoping to make a small difference in this big world around me. I am very blessed to be a part of the Wilderness Trace team!
My name is Kelly Williams, I am an Instructional Assistant in the Two Year Old Program. I have been at WTCDC since August 2016 and worked in the field of education for 14 years. I love traveling, gardening and spending time with my family. I am a mother to three wonderful children.
Hi, I am Sarah Krueger. I am an instructional assistant at Wilderness Trace Development Center. I have a Bachelor’s degree in General Education and a minor in Psychology from Eastern Kentucky University. I have worked at the center since October 2016. I have a background of working with children since 2005. My hobbies include photography, playing the saxophone and hiking.
Hi! I am a speech-language pathologist at Wilderness Trace Child Development Center (WTCDC). I have worked at WTCDC since August, 1998. I have worked as a pediatric speech-language pathologist for the past seventeen years. Speech language services are deemed critical for consistent progress in functional communication and feeding skills.
Hello! My name is Robin Patton. I have worked at Wilderness Trace since Fall of 2010. The smiles on the kids faces and the laughter make it all worth while.
When I’m not at work I enjoy being with my husband of 30 yrs. and my teenage son Nick. I enjoy traveling, gardening and reading.
Allison Maggard graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelors in Occupational Science and a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy. As an occupational therapist, she works with children to improve their attention, body strength and coordination, visual motor skills, self-regulation, self-care, and sensory processing in the classroom. Allison also volunteers with a local non-profit that gives low-cost adapted bicycles to children in the Kentucky area with special needs.
Kay Kay Berry
My Name is Kay Kay Berry and I am a physical therapist at Wilderness Trace! I graduated from Transylvania University with a Bachelor’s in Exercises science in 2006 and from the University of Kentucky with my doctorate in physical therapy in 2010. I am originally from Louisville, KY and currently live in Versailles, KY with my husband Matt, children Addison (4.5 years old) and Cooper (19 months) and dog Mazen (chocolate lab). We are also patiently waiting for the arrival of baby Berry #3 due this June.
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