Get to Know our
Board of Directors
President - Kim Schreckengost
Kimberly (Kim) Schreckengost is a devoted educator with 15 years of experience in early childhood education. She is committed to fostering a warm, nurturing and encouraging environment for children, while working closely with their families and programs to ensure all needs are met.
Kim holds degrees in Business Technology, Business Administration, and Education. She has certifications in leadership, literacy, behavior and a multitude of extensive experience in training, teaching and promoting social-emotional development and practices. She is a conscious discipline practitioner and enjoys sharing her knowledge through staff and parent trainings.
Kim has been a vital part of Cheers School Family since its inception. In 1995, Kim pitched the concept of needing a child care facility for the employees of Berryville Graphics, as well as the Clarke County community at large to her employer, Berryville Graphics. The company president
supported the idea and founded the startup of Heritage Child Development Center. Kim’s daughter, Elizabeth, was the reason behind the concept, and one of the first children to attend Heritage. Kim and Elizabeth’s handprints are embedded into the cement patio at Heritage. Kim volunteers as a mentor for the Early Childhood Education Council of Virginia. She is a member of Grace Episcopal Church and serves on the Vestry. She volunteers her time to
community outreach programs and is a member of the church’s Scholarship Committee. When not working with children, Kim enjoys reading, traveling, gardening, golfing and spending time with her family and beloved pets.
Vice President - Rebecca Lewis
Rebecca is a resident of Clarke County. She serves as the Program Chair for Career Advancement at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College in Martinsburg WV, overseeing the Early Childhood Specialist Degree program. Prior to her position at Blue Ridge CTC, Rebecca served as a director of a private preschool in Martinsburg for 7 years. In her spare time, she can be found spending time with her family, helping her husband Raymond on house projects, or chauffeuring her son Ethan around.
Treasurer- Scott Moffat
Scott Moffat is the father of two boys that attend Heritage. He and his wife, Gabby, recently welcomed a new member to the family: a little girl. Scott is a Partner and Vice President of Crisak, LLC. a General Contractor based out of Purcellville, Virginia. Scott holds degrees in Civil Engineering and Management. He served as a past President of the Metro D.C. chapter and on the national Board of Directors for the American Institute of Contractors. Scott enjoys teaching his sons how to build, how things work, solve problems and explore their creativity. Scott wants to help Cheers make smart and cost-effective capital improvement project decisions to provide more funding for other areas that directly enhance our children’s early educational experience.
Finance Director - Jeffrey Barnes
Jeff Barnes joined Cheers Family School as Finance Director in September 2023 bringing over 25+ years of experience and leadership. He has worked in global organizations, with Fortune 500 companies and non-profit organizations. His rich and varied experience, in multiple leadership roles include finance, internal control, and risk management which has taken him to Europe, Africa, and New Zealand. His extensive finance experience is augmented by a Virginia CPA, and an undergraduate degree in Accounting. Outside of the work environment, Jeff is a Board Member of the Virginia Society of CPAs, Shenandoah Chapter. He enjoys travel, mentoring high school and college students in the many positive aspects of the CPA profession and spending time with family and friends. He lives in Stephen City with his wife Frances. Their daughter is an emergency medicine Veterinarian who practices in Falls Church.
Quality Assurance Manager - Lynn George
Lynn started with Heritage as a lead teacher in 2007. She has since filled the roll of Heritage center director and associate director of Cheers. Lynn completed her Infant/Toddler CDA in 2012 and is currently working towards her Associate degree in Early Childhood Education.
Board Member - Barry Hockenberry
Barry has been an integral part of Cheers School Family since its conception in 1997.
Parent Representative - Tim Hardman
Heritage patron since 2017, Tim is here to help the Cheers family enrich the lives of each child that comes through our doors. Tim is always asking to raise the bar and bring more value to the table.
Parent Representative - Jennifer Howell
Jennifer Howell has been a parent at Children's First since 2017 and appreciates the experience and impact the team at the center has had on her children's development. As a parent liaison, she looks forward to being involved and a partner to all as we ensure every child, parent, teacher and administrator has a collaborative and nurturing environment to thrive.
Jennifer is a Human Resources Business Partner for WVU Medicine and previously worked in various leadership roles, including HRBP for Target Corporation Stores in Virginia for 16 years. She has extensive experience and knowledge in employee and labor relations, talent development and strategic planning.
Jennifer is married to Aaron Howell, they have two daughters and reside in Charles Town, WV. In her spare time she enjoys the many activities the girls are getting into including soccer, dance, and 4-H. She enjoys swimming, camping, traveling, and taking naps with her girls.
Parent Representative - Sarah Osbourne
Sarah Osborne was born and raised in Jefferson County, WV. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Shepherd University in 2017, and my Master of Education in Special Education from Grand Canyon University in 2020. Also in 2020 my husband and I bought a homestead in Berkeley County, WV, and we had our sweet daughter Lilly Mae! Lilly is currently in the Toddler Room at CFCDC, where she loves playing with her friends. I currently teach special education in Berkeley County, where I am also involved in after school clubs that help provide music and arts enrichment to students. I am one of the staff members currently working to start our school’s first garden, and aid in the farm to table education of our students. I love giving back to my students and providing them with well-rounded opportunities.
Parent Representative - Jason Balwinski
If you have a passion for Early Childhood Education and serving those in the Shenandoah Valley community, check out the information below and reach out to attend a meeting.
As a member of the Board of Directors of CHEERS School Family, Inc., you have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children and families in the Northern Shenandoah Valley! The work you do now to support this organization can have far- reaching effects, for the children we nurture and develop in our programs could one day be great leaders, peacemakers, human service workers, educators, or scientists. The quality of the care and development services they receive now will impact how successful they can be as they grow…and you can have a hand in developing and maintaining the quality of the care we provide them! The reward for your effort is the tremendous difference you can make in the lives of so many children, and thereby in our entire community.
The specific responsibilities and expectations of all Board members include:
Regular attendance at scheduled meetings and important related meetings.
Staying informed about Board or Committee matters, preparing well for meetings, and reviewing and commenting on minutes and reports.
Obliging to participate actively in committee work.
Volunteering for and accepting assignments, and completing them thoroughly and on time.
Developing collegial working relationships with other Board members.
Acting as an advocate for the organization to colleagues, friends, community members, and potential funders.
Participating in setting organizational policy and providing program oversight.
Actively participating in annual evaluations and planning efforts.
Making an annual personal financial contribution that you feel reflects your level of commitment to the organization.
Please complete the form below to show interest in joining our Board of Directors.
Cheers School Family INC
PO BOX 873
Berryville, VA 22611
Heritage Child Development Center
224 Mosby Blvd
Berryville, VA 22611
Children First Child Development Center
95 Childrens Way
Kearneysville, WV 25430