Assistant to the Administrator
Hello! My name is Holly Griest and I am the Assistant to the Administrator at the Beach Buddies Before and After School Program in Lewes. I’ve been a member of the Beach Babies family for three years now and I’ve had the privilege of working with three of the four centers in a few of the many positions offered. I have 11 years’ experience in various areas of Early Childhood Education but my favorite part is working with teachers to support their classroom and teaching needs. I also enjoy developing ways to involve the families of our community as well as collaborating with others to improve the field of Early Childhood Education.
In March of 2019 I will graduate with my Bachelor’s Degree in E.C.E. Educational Studies and in addition, obtain the Child Advocacy certificate from Wilmington University. I plan to continue my education for a master’s degree while actively pursuing more experience in the profession. I hope to one day be an Early Childhood Education Instructor for a local college and partake in the reconstruction of our field of work throughout the Cape Henlopen District.
I’m a mother of four amazing children and with my husband James, we live in the town of Milton. I’m a Sussex county native and was raised to love the sea as well as country life. I’m proud to say my little family enjoys the same! Most of all, we love and enjoy being together.
My name is Kiandra Johnson and I have been a part of the Beach Babies team for 7 great years. In 2011, I was an intern for the company and over the years I have worked in areas such as the classroom, the front desk and I am currently an Administrator for Beach Buddies School Age. I enjoy working with all age groups but find my greatest passion is with the School-Age children. I have a beautiful daughter, Kha’Nihya Johnson, and we reside in Lewes, DE. I have an Associates of Applied Science Degree with a minor in School-Age Administration. I look forward to furthering my education and I am happy to be a part of the Beach Babies/Beach Buddies Team!