Director of Daily Operations Tyler Campus
I was born and raised in Lindale, and I love the East Texas community. I am the proud mother of 3 beautiful children; Paige, Macie & Brennan; son in laws; Johnny & Zack and 5 beautiful grandbabies; Harlow, Hank, Haddie, Hartley & Hux. When I’m not at work, I enjoy watching football, going to the movies, shopping and listening to music.
My 30+ years of experience in this field includes working as an Administrative Assistant, Assistant Director, 3-year-old teacher as well as being a team facilitator on an Early Education Accreditation Team. I served as a Director at two different centers before coming to Grace EEC. This by far has been the best experience for me. I love the staff, children, and families of Grace and it’s an honor to work and serve the Lord here.
Administrative Assistant Tyler Campus
I am Lori Wilt and I don’t remember a time that I did not work with children. In middle school and high school, I volunteered for VBS and Sunday School. I began working in a child care center while I was studying Early Childhood Education at Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO. I have written curriculum for a large childcare franchise and have worked in just about every position possible in a child care center over the last 25 years.
My husband Dale and I were married here in Tyler in 1996. After a brief stay in Florida and almost 15 years in Austin, God led us back to Tyler. I have been at Grace since 2013 when I began as an assistant teacher. I then taught the oldest threes class for 3 years. Since September 2018 I have been working as the Curriculum Coordinator. More recently, I also became the Administrative Assistant for the Infant and Toddler Building.
When I’m not at Grace, I am kept busy with my three boys, Aidan, Robbie, and Wesley and my husband who works at Chapel Hill ISD and is also the pastor of a local church. I am so blessed to be able to serve God, our community, and our families here at Grace EEC.
Assistant Director / Admissions
I have worked as Assistant Director at Grace Early Education Center in Tyler since January 2011. I tour new families through our center and enjoy being able to welcome them into our Grace EEC family. I am a member of First Christian Church in Tyler. I have been married for over 30 years to my husband, Randy, and we have two grown children.
I have cherished the role of mother, but the most rewarding and fulfilling role has been that of grandmother! I have four grandchildren whom I absolutely adore.
After working in a private school for so many years, my favorite thing about working at Grace is the daily teaching of God and praying, singing and rejoicing to Him. I lead Chapel every Monday, and this 30 minute time period is my favorite part of the week. I am touched each week by a precious prayer that is offered at the end by a child.
Working with children has always been a blessing, and the joyful hearts of children is so rewarding that it rarely feels like a job.
Assistant Director - Infant/Toddler Building
I am Victoria Spencer, I have been with Grace for 5 years. I started as an assistant teacher in one of our toddler classrooms and have loved every bit of learning and growing with all of these babies that have been in our care since then! I have a son, Skylar, and he keeps me busy.
What my little family receives here is Grace. Here we can share, love, and lead by example in an environment that keeps on giving back. What I would hope is that our families also receive that same passion and light here. The first place we want for your babies is to be at home, but we hope that Grace would be your second choice.
Early Education Center Director
I have been a part of the Grace Family since 2005. I worked at the Tyler Campus until joining the Lindale Campus in 2009. During the summer of 2010, I became the Director of the Lindale EEC. I attended Tyler Junior College where I acquired my Child Development Associate Degree. I am also a certified Child Care Administrator through ECMI.
I have a wonderful husband named Montreal. We were married in 2005. Together we are blessed with an extended family and lots of friends that continue to guide us through our Christian walk. Since beginning my career in 1994, I have counted each day a blessing.
Early Education Childcare Assistant Director
I joined the Grace family in 2010. I am the Assistant Director for the EEC campus in Lindale. Mike Mladan and I were married in 2010. Together we have four children: Amanda, Rachael, Toni, and Ryan. We also have three grandchildren: Gage, Shelby, and Boston.
I have been in the field of Early Childhood since 1977. During that time I have been a teacher in a classroom, a Director, and an Assistant Director. I love the field of Early Childhood because I get to help love, nurture and guide the minds and hearts of small children. The children at Grace are so blessed to be able to learn of our Lord each day.
From Our Director
“Christian preschool education is one of the best ways to begin building the foundation of a child’s future! We believe in providing an excellent and engaging early childhood education experience. Our faith-based curriculum is built on the belief that children will excel when given the opportunity to explore and create within their classroom environment. Our flexible curriculum is designed to meet the needs of all children in the classroom. Our program is child-focused, which helps provide the foundation on which all future learning is built. The best way to understand our program is to visit and see it in action! We look forward to showing you around and starting a long-term relationship with your family. From our family to yours, thank you for choosing Grace EEC.”
– John Jackson