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Laurie Deavers

Executive Director


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.


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DeAnna Diehl

Administrative Coordinator


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. 


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Leigh Ann Kiracofe 

Early Learning Coordinator


Leigh Ann began working at Generations Crossing in April 2021. She earned her Master of Arts in Teaching degree from James Madison University in 2007. She began her career teaching elementary school and most recently worked in Early Intervention as an Infant and Toddler Developmental Specialist.  Outside of work, Leigh Ann enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband and two small children.


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