Meet Our Staff
Our staff has a strong commitment to building a relationship with our clients in order to serve them efficiently. We believe that the partnership between our parent educators and the parents we work with is crucial to building a trusting relationship. Trust, and partnership are the foundation to supporting our parents.
Hi! I’m Stephanie Ghormley and I have been the Program Supervisor for NOWCAP Parents as Teachers in Fremont County since September of 2016. Originally from the Black Hills in South Dakota, I earned my bachelors in Human Services and Sociology from Black Hills State University in Spearfish, SD in 2007. While earning my degree I worked a variety of different jobs, including at a veterinary clinic, hostess at a restaurant, pet shop, and jewelry store and working for a nonprofit that worked with adults with disabilities in a home-like setting. After graduation from college, I managed an accessory store for two years. After having my first child, I changed careers again and began working as a case manager for a non-profit that works with adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses. I worked there for three years, until my husband took a teaching job on the Wind River Reservation in 2013. I decided to stay home with my three young children for three years until I took the position with Parents as Teachers. I have always had a passion to help others, but had never worked with young children, other than having my own three children. I have learned so much about development and the importance of playing with your child/children!
There is so much parent shaming in the world nowadays and parents are always so hard on themselves. What I like most about this program is that it is positive. We focus on parents’ strengths. We have the ability to come alongside parents and build them up and show them how good of a job they are doing with their children!
“There is no such thing as a perfect parent, so just be a real one” – Sue Atkins
Hi! I am April Strom and I am a parent educator in Fremont county. I have been working for the Parents As Teachers program since September 2016. Before I worked for this program, I was a preschool teacher. I have worked for the Shoshone and Arapaho Head Start program, Absoroka Head Start Program and the Children’s Discovery Center. I have been in the field of Early Childhood education for 15 years and have my Associate’s degree in Early Childhood.
I am a mother of four children. Two girls and two boys. There is a large age gap between my oldest and youngest, 17 years!! I am also a grandmother.
I was born and raised here in Riverton, Wyoming for the most part. I have lived in a few different places for short amounts of time. As a child I lived in Bakersfield, CA for five years, but moved back when I was 9 years old. As an adult I have lived in Thermopolis and Pinedale, Wy.
I love the parents As Teachers program. I have been involved with the program since my youngest was 6 months old, when we became one of the families receiving services. When a job opening in the program came about, I was very eager and super excited to continue being a part of it.
This program is close to my heart because it focuses on all the positive things parents do for their children. It has been amazing to see parents grow and become more confident from hearing praise and gaining knowledge about their children. The phrase “A parent is a child’s first and most important teacher” is something, even as an educator, I firmly believe. This program has expanded my knowledge of families and has given me a more positive outlook on how parents interact and parent their children.
Hi, I'm Hope Clarke I was born in Buffalo Wyoming and lived here off and on all my life until I was in high school my family moved to Texas. After my divorce I moved home to Wyoming. I have 3 wonderful daughters and 4 terrific grand kids and counting. I started working at a preschool in 2001 and in 2006 I got my early childhood degree from Northwest college. I enjoyed 18 years of teaching preschool. Now I'm looking forward to working with families as a parent educator with Parents as Teachers.
I love working with families; watching them grow and change. I believe that parents have success within them already. I am excited that I get to be part of something as unique as our families.