Our Staff

People you can trust

At The Son Rise School, we care for your children the same way we care for our own.

Our staff must meet the highest standards:

  • Your child will be taught by highly-qualified, certified teachers. Each teacher continues to receive at least 30 hours of certified training per year.
  • All staff members are trained and certified in Pediatric first aid and CPR.
  • All staff members must pass a background check that includes fingerprint analysis through three databases.
  • We maintain low teacher-student ratios, compliant with child care licensing regulations, so we can attend to each child’s individual needs throughout our scheduled daily activities.
  • Most importantly, all staff must demonstrate a pattern of living and caring for children that aligns with our mission.

Meet our team leaders


Gwen Seivley, Owner 

Gwen has always loved caring for children. She bought The Son Rise School in 2012 after hearing God’s prompting to buy the school and turn it into a Christian daycare center. Here’s what Gwen says she has learned from nearly 40 years of working in daycare:

—”I’ve learned that it’s important to keep my priorities in order. God always comes first. Family is second, and work third. My God will never leave me or forsake me and will supply all my needs.

—”I’ve learned that each child in our center is a gift God has sent to us. Each child should have a chance to experience a childhood full of happy memories, like stored up treasures to reflect on for a lifetime. I want our children to be able to look back and say, ‘I remember the good times we had. How fortunate I was to be part of that family. I know those teachers helped shape and mold me into the person I am today.’

—”At the end of every day, I still ask myself, ‘Did all my friends have fun playing today?’ And I make sure I can answer, ‘Yes, ahhh, yes, they did!'”


Miss Amanda, Center Director

Amanda was raised in Gladewater, Texas. She is a mother of two children and six bonus children.

Amanda believes her work is important and purposeful:

—”I truly believe God put me where I am. I trust in God to help me guide, care, and love these kiddos. I couldn’t dream of being anywhere else!

—”I have taught Pre-K for over 10 years. I have been Director at The Son Rise School since 2019. I am certified to be a Director according to Child Care Licensing Requirements. To keep that certificate valid, I also receive yearly professional development training hours on a variety of topics about children and how to care for them.

—”My goal is to have an encouraging, positive impact on each child, every day.”

We’d love to meet you!

We invite you to come visit us and meet our team. We’re confident you’ll find that The Son Rise School is a safe, happy place for your child to learn, play, and grow.

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