Blue Ridge Educational Center
Unlocking Learning Potential

Our Staff

Carol Olson, Executive Director and Founder

Mrs. Olson has over 35 years of experience in the human services field. She has an MSW degree, ACSW certification and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She and several current staff members founded BREC in 2000.

April Strosnider, Assistant Director

Ms. Strosnider has over 15 years of experience working with youth with exceptional needs and their families. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Shepherd University and an Associate Degree from Lord Fairfax Community College. She has been with the Center since 2008.

Sandra Funkhouser, Special Education Supervisor

Ms. Funkhouser is a certified teacher with a M.Ed. in Learning Disabilities and a BS in Middle Education. She has over 15 years of teaching experience and joined the Center in March 2011.

Deborah Fleming, Academic Coordinator

Ms. Fleming holds a BA degree in Comparative Literature, a BA in Mathematics Education, and is a certified Social Studies, Secondary English, Biology and Middle School Mathematics teacher. She has been with the Center since 2004.

Leslie Treutlein, Instructor

Ms. Treutlein holds a BA in Elementary Education. She has been with the Center since 2008.

Megan Steele, Instructional Aide

Mrs. Steele holds an AAS degree in Mathematics and has been teaching at the Center since its founding.

Paula Conrow, Instructional Aide

Ms. Conrow has provided instructional assistance at the Center since its founding.

Joan Harding, Instructional Aide

Ms. Harding holds Associates degrees in Hotel Management, Restaurant Management and General studies.

Photos ©2005 Ashley Miller