Staff

SUSAN ROLFE

Is the owner and left her career as an Electrical Engineer, with the power company, to open North Star Child Care twenty two years ago. She had two small children at the time and wanted a career where she could raise her children and work. Twenty two years later, her children are grown and gone and she is still here. Both children are now doctors, one a Pharmacist and one a Medical Doctor. She still gets to take care of kids here though! Susan had a Black Belt in Karate and teaches karate classes to the child care kids. Susan also teaches X-treme training classes at Carillion Wellness. She has run Marathons and completed Triathlons. She has a Lifeguarding certificate with First Aid and CPR training for our Swim Club. She also has her CDL license and is trained in Medicine Administration. Susan supports the area Rec. Club teams and has coached softball, baseball, basketball and soccer.

 

DAVID ROLFE

Is the co-owner and is the third doctor in the family! He left his career as a Veterinarian to be with the kids at North Star. With 22 years of experience too, Dave pretty much does everything here! He is our maintenance man, plumber, electrician and lover of children! Susan and David have 3 rescue dogs, one with three legs. Dave had to cut her leg off due to abuse and they couldn’t let her go. They also have two cats, Bert and Ernie, who rule the house! Dave loves to exercise as well and with his Black Belt, teaches karate classes and has run Marathons and competed in Triathlons. Dave manages our Swim Club. He is a Certified Pool Operator and Lifeguard with CPR and First Aid training. Dave takes many Child Care classes per year and has a CDL license.

 

SHELLY SILVER

Shelly has been managing here since the beginning of 1999! That’s 17 years! She takes Child Care classes every year and is CPR and First Aid certified. She has raised two children of her own and has two grandsons. She shares her house with two rescue dogs and two cats. Shelly enjoys playing and spending time with her two grandsons. She loves to garden, work in the yard, read, listen to music and playing board games with family and friends.

 

LEXIE BURZANKO

Lexie is our preschool director. She has a degree in Child Care. Lexie is CPR, First Aid and MAT(medication administration trained). She is certified in working with special needs children. Lexie loves teaching our kids new things with classes, arts and crafts and fun creative environments. Lexie has her CDL license and drives one of the buses for us. Lexie loves field trips! She enjoys fishing and outdoor living in her cabin. She tries to make it to the gym daily and loves spending time with her family.

 

ANTHONY PRICE

Anthony is one of our teachers and bus drivers. Anthony has been with us for over 10 years. He takes yearly Child Care classes, is First Aid and CPR certified and has his CDL license. Anthony loves hanging out with friends and family.

 

 

LEANNA SKILES

Leanna works at Burlington Elementary School and at our Child Care Center. She takes several Child Care classes yearly and is CPR and First Aid certified. She takes special interest in these children and serves as a great role model. Leanna loves baking and sewing and spending time with friends and family. She also loves antiquing and shopping. She enjoys making quilts and quilting.

 

PAULA PETERS

Paula has been with us for over 16 years. She worked in the Roanoke City School System and has a Degree in Child Development. She takes several Child Care Classes yearly and is CPR and First Aid certified. She loves teaching our preschoolers new things and challenging them with activities. Paula has three children and five grandsons. She loves spending time with her family.

 

ROBIN NESTER

Robin is one of our teachers. She takes several child care classes annually and is certified in CPR and First Aid. Robin stays busy with her three children and husband.

 

 

PEGGY KIDD

Peggy is one of our teachers. She also works for The City of Salem driving children with special needs. She takes several Child Care Classes yearly and is certified in CPR and First Aid training. She has a son and a grandson. Peggy enjoys working around her house and doing yard work.

 

ALLEE BURZANKO

Allee is one of our teachers and Lifeguards at our Swim Club. She is a student at Virginia Western Community College. She takes several Child Care Classes yearly and has her Lifeguarding Certificate and is trained in CPR and first aid. In her free time Allee loves spending time with her friends and family.

 

EMILY RICHARDSON

Emily is one of our teachers and is a college student at Liberty University. She takes several Child Care Classes yearly and is certified in CPR and First Aid. Emily enjoys time with family and friends and her two sugar gliders.

 

 

BRANDON DECKER

Brandon is an assistant teacher and a Lifeguard at our Swim Club. He is a senior at Northside High School and plays on the football team. He is in the process of applying to colleges and hoping for a football scholarship. Brandon is Lifeguard certified and has CPR and First Aid training. Brandon has a younger brother who he serves as an excellent role model.

 

DAKOTA BRADSHAW

Dakota is an assistant teacher whenever school is out. Dakota serves as an excellent role model to our children. Dakota is always eager to help in anyway that he can.

 

ASHTON BROUGHMAN

Ashton is a teacher. She attended Virginia Western Community College and transferred to Lynchburg College. Ashton has worked here for almost 4 years.

 

CRYSTAL BARD

Crystal is a teacher here when schools are not in session. Crystal is a teacher for Roanoke City Schools. She has a Masters Degree in Special Education and a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education. She has a son who keeps her busy when she’s not working