Child Development Center

Child Development Center

Director of the Child Development Center

Leigh Atkinson

Leigh is our Director and is responsible for overseeing all the programming, staffing and administration of our center. She has over 15 years of experience working with  children and families. She was a Family Services Specialist with TAP/Head Start, and also worked in the Roanoke City Schools as a Clinician in the Therapeutic Day Treatment Program through Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare.  She has served as the assistant director for a church-based childcare center in Salem, VA, where she was directly involved with the…
Preschool Coordinator

Katie Trear

Katie Trear is our Preschool Coordinator at the CDC. She was a teacher for Roanoke City Public Schools and comes to us with 13 years of teaching experience. Katie has a love for children and she is so happy to be with us! She graduated with a Deaf Education degree from Radford University. Katie and her husband live in Roanoke and have 2 children, Emery and Ryker.  Katie and her family attend City Light Church in Roanoke.