Preschool / MDO Director

Arlys is the Preschool/MDO Director and has held that position since January of 1981.  Her job has a wide range of responsibilities, including maintaining all licensing requirements, which involves maintaining the building plus the 10 classrooms, planning curriculum with her staff of 24, selecting and training new staff, staying within the budget and submitting payroll for all staff and substitutes each month. 

Keeping communication open with parents through monthly newsletters, calendars, health information from the Health Department and relaying community services to parents are also an important part of her job. Setting and staffing classrooms for the summer and fall session round out her major responsibilities. Arlys can be reached at

Arlys Tarwater