MEET OUR ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
Laurie joined Generations Crossing as Executive Director in 2008 and has guided the Center through the opening of its new building and the introduction of full-time childcare. For the previous six years, she had been the director of the Community Child Care Center in Staunton. Laurie also operated a child care center in Ohio for two years, leading them through a national accreditation process. Laurie received her Bachelor's degree in Early Education from Eastern Mennonite University. She and her family live in Harrisonburg.
Intergenerational & Outreach Coordinator
Glennette joined the team in October 2014. She received her Child Development Associate Credential and taught preschool for 13 years. She then worked at the Sunnyside Retirement Community for 9 years as the Activities Coordinator in the Health Care Center. Coming to Generations Crossing was an organic next step in combining her work with both adults and children. In her free time, Glennette is a certified Zumba instructor and works closely with Relay for Life, an organization she’s particularly close to after battling thyroid cancer in 2013. She celebrates being cancer-free today. Some of her other passions include dance, peanut M&Ms, and exploring the natural beauty that Skyline Drive and the Valley have to offer.
Jeanne began working at Generations Crossing when we opened our doors at Park View Mennonite Church in 2002. She earned her BSM from Eastern Mennonite University in 1974. Her background is in community health and she spent several years serving the Richmond community before returning to Harrisonburg. In her spare time, Jeanne enjoys spending time with her four adult children and five grandchildren.
Early Learning Coordinator
Jessica comes to us with a range of teaching experiences across all ages, from Infant/Toddler to Community College and everything in between. She has spent the last two years as a Quality Coach for Virginia Quality, supporting teachers and Directors in dozens of Virginia's early childhood classrooms. Jessica is looking forward to supporting children and teachers, partnering with families, leading curriculum design and contributing to the wonderful community at Generations Crossing. She lives here in Harrisonburg with her husband, Sam, a Professor at Bridgewater College, and her two sons.
DeAnna joined Generations Crossing in 2010 as an Assistant Teacher in the Toddler Room. In
2012, she transitioned to the Lead Teacher in the 2-year-old room. In February 2019, DeAnna decided to continue working with children, but in the capacity of Administrative Coordinator. DeAnna attended EMU where she focused her studies on Special Education. She has always had a love for children and wanted to continue providing nurturing support to the staff, participants, and “our” children. Outside of her time at Generations Crossing, DeAnna has 2 adult children and 6 grandchildren that she enjoys spending time with. Her hobbies include traveling and camping.