Executive Director

Cheryl Gniewoz


Born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware, Cheryl always wanted to be a part of educating children and running a program in a child care setting.  Cheryl has worked at Holly Oak for over two decade. Some of our school age parents remember Cheryl as their child’s Preschool 2 teacher, where she was nominated for the Governor’s Award for Teacher of the Year.


No longer in the classroom (Although, you may catch her there from time to time!), Cheryl takes care of the financial duties at the center.  She works with staff and staffing at the center. Cheryl oversees daily operations. She also works with our Board of Directors at Holly Oak.


Cheryl has earned her Department of Education of Delaware Standard Certificate after studying for a Bachelors of Science degree in Early Childhood and Special Education from the University of Delaware.  For those of you who may also have grown up in Delaware, Cheryl is also alumni of hometown Holy Rosary Elementary and St. Elizabeth’s High School.


Cheryl had two sons graduate at the center; Logan Mitchell, now a senior in high school, and her youngest, Jayson, who is fourth grade.


During her spare time, Cheryl can be found exploring the trails or relaxing with family.  When it is quiet, Cheryl reads mysteries.  She also enjoys scary movies and ghost stories, too!



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