Mrs. Lori Houpt: Center Director
After graduating from Richmond High School, Lori attended Indiana University to study Early Childhood Education. After graduating with a teaching degree from IU in December 1994 and obtaining her Indiana teaching license, Lori got married and moved to Greenwood to start a family with her husband Todd. Lori worked for Johnson County Special Services teaching before starting at Honey Grove when it first opened in 2002. She has been a part of the Honey Grove Family ever since. Lori has experience in teaching many different age groups during her time with Honey Grove. She taught our Honey Grove full day kindergarten program for many years, the Owls (pre-k) classroom, the Eeyores (4yr old) classroom and the Tiggers (3yr old) classroom over the years and is now a member of our administration team.
Mrs. Emily Roth: Early Childhood Program Human Resouces Director & Project Specialist
Ms. Emily has always had a passion for working with children and families. “As a parent, community member, and child advocate, I was attracted to join the Honey Grove team because it allows me to utilize my skills, passion, education, and energy for early childhood education to foster and strengthen the already existing superior culture that Honey Grove has established for the Greenwood community.” Emily has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Psychology and a Masters’ of Arts Degree in Family and Consumer Science with an emphasis in Child Development and Family Studies. Emily has a vast variety of experiences working with children and families that has led her to pursuing the full-time opportunity to serve children and families every day.
Emily served as a home visitor for children and families with the Healthy Families program before obtaining a position as a Graduate Assistant/Lead Teacher for Infants and Toddlers with the Ball State Child Study Center. For five years, Emily held a career as the Health and Human Sciences Extension Educator with Purdue University and the department of Cooperative Extension Service serving the residents of Monroe County, Bloomington, IN. During her tenure she provided research based programming in the areas of; health, nutrition, child development, families, aging, and financial literacy. Emily has also had various leadership opportunities throughout her career.
Emily is from Portage, Indiana, which is located in Northwest Indiana. She lives in Greenwood, IN with her husband Jacob and their four-year-old son Jett and their Goldendoodle Paxton. They enjoy spending time with their family and friends and are looking forward to getting to know the Center Grove community even better. Emily and her family are very excited about this wonderful and exciting opportunity and look forward to continuing to be a part of the Honey Grove family.
Ms. Lexi Clark: Administrator