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!