Our greatest gift is to share the love of Christ with
the children in our care and their families.
A few words about us ...
Welcome to Open Arms of Shepherd of the Coast Lutheran
Center, more lovingly known as "Open Arms." We have
been providing quality
education and child care since 1993. Open Arms is
a non-profit organization
dedicated to teaching young children and their families about Christ's love.
school is run by a School Director, under the guidance of a School
who is responsible to the Church Council of Shepherd of the Coast
(S. O. T. C.)
Lutheran Church. The focus of each of the preceding and
school staff strive to set a loving Christian atmosphere
for children to learn
and to grow in.
The Board of Directors for Open Arms Preschool: Bill Knisely, Chair;
Bertie Sargis, Treasurer; Norma Unthank, Secretary; Board Members:
Sharain Mueller, Olivia Kendall
We are looking for a qualified part-time teacher at Open Arms
(must have a CDA or 45 hours of Children an Families instruction).
Please contact Shari DeMayo, Director, at 446-1782.
Meet Our Staff:
Director: Shari DeMayo
has been with Open Arms since its inception in June of 1993. She
as well as directed for many years. As the school grew, so did
responsibilities, and as such Shari is now a full-time director. Shari
a Child Development Associate and an AA with early education and
management as majors. She started her official childcare role in late
1984. Shari is the 2007 Lumin Christi Award winner for leadership in
Teacher: Sarina Machek Angels
has been a teacher at open Arms since the beginning in 1993. She
taught ages 2 to preschool. Sarina has a Child Development Associate
is current in early learning research.
Teacher: Tracie Whitaker Doves
has taught at Open Arms since 1998. She has taught 2-year-olds
Preschool. Tracie has a Child Development Associate and is always on
lookout for new ways for children to learn, grow and play.
Teacher: Tabitha Russell Lambs
Tabitha is a Alumni of the Open Arms Pre School. She worked when
she was 14 years old. After high school she earned her Child Development
Associate degree and is now an effective teacher