Ardent Preschool and Daycare is thrilled to announce that Mrs. Liz Whatley has accepted the position of Director-in-Training at Valleydale. For the next few months, Mrs. Whatley will be shadowing and training under Carter Knighten with the goal of transitioning to full responsibility as Director by the beginning of October.

Mrs. Whatley comes to Ardent with 27 years of educational and administrative experience in Christian Education. Her journey as a Christian began when she was in Junior High School – her brother led her to the Lord. Her formal training includes receiving a double major undergraduate degree from Sweet Briar College (Virginia) and her Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education from Auburn University.

The Whatleys have two sons – Hunter (21) and Noah (19).  The Whatleys attend Oak Mountain Presbyterian Church.

Please join us in welcoming Mrs. Whatley to her leadership role and pray for her as she lovingly and wisely serves our children, teachers and families. We are grateful for the Lord‘s faithfulness and provisions for effective ministry through Ardent Preschool and Daycare.

Liz’s first day at Valleydale will be August 26th.