Kristy Abramowski

Preschool Director

My name is Kristy Abramowski and my family and I have been a part of Sonrise since 2003. My husband, Doug, and I moved to Fort Wayne from Chicago to be closer to Doug’s family. We met in graduate school where we both became licensed clinical social workers and have now been married for more than 25 years. In Chicago, I was a therapist for teenaged girls while Doug worked with a variety of ages and then became a child abuse investigator. In Fort Wayne, I stayed home with our children and then taught preschool for 5 years before joining the team at Sonrise while Doug started his own company. Our oldest daughter, Karina, is a software engineer in Minneapolis. Our youngest daughter, Kayla, just graduated from Purdue.  As a family, we love to read, travel, play games, dominate escape rooms, and go to Broadway shows.

I have been the Preschool Director for Sonrise Christian Preschool since 2008. My job gets better every year. I learn something new from each child and family. I love to see “a-ha” moments with children and to hear their stories and ideas. My newsletter each month includes quotes from the children that add a wonderful laugh to all readers. Here’s one of my favorite quotes: A pre-k class talked about Martin Luther King, Jr. and later they played Bingo with M & Ms. One boy commented, “Martin Luther King Jr. would like M & Ms because they are all colors on the outside but the same on the inside.” I look forward to building relationships with families and children, growing together as babies are born and as we face some challenging situations with families, and just the investment of time and commitment to growth and change.    I know this will be the best year yet!

Sonrise Christian Preschool serves children ages one to five.  Our mission is to provide young children and their families with a quality preschool education in a safe, creative, positive, fun, developmentally-appropriate, and nurturing Christian environment.

The staff and ministry team of Sonrise Christian Preschool believe that we provide a place for each child to learn about the love of Christ and the example that He set for our lives. We believe that God has uniquely created each child. Our desire is to help children discover their individual value and gifts, to learn how to love themselves and others, to grow in their Christian walk, and to be prepared for their spiritual and academic future.

We believe that we best serve children when we focus on the development of the whole child:

Spiritually | Cognitively | Emotionally | Socially | Physically

We provide an environment that combines child-initiated choices and teacher-guided learning experiences. We believe that learning should be hands-on and match each child’s developmental level. We provide a nurturing environment designed to encourage responsibility, self-control, character building, connection to others and a love of learning.