Amherst, N.H. (June 1, 2023) – The board of directors for Regional Services and Education Center (RSEC) recently named a longtime educator, Sarah Dupuis, as the new director for Sunrise Children’s Center in Amherst. Dupuis has been serving as interim director of RSEC’s early childhood education program for two months and will assume the new position on July 1.
Sunrise Children’s Center is a place for children to learn and grow in a caring environment. Located in Amherst, Sunrise is a home away from home for children ages six weeks to 10 years old (or fourth grade) through infant and toddler programs, full-day childcare services, preschool education and school-age programing. The center’s approach is developmental in nature.
“Sarah has been with Sunrise since 2017 and she navigates each day with care and compassion by always putting the needs of the children we serve as top priority,” said Devin Bandurski, RSEC executive director. “With our recent infrastructure enhancements now in place, Sunrise is in a great place to further strengthen our school community and there is no better person suited for this task than Sarah.”
The curriculum at Sunrise is based on the fact that all children grow at their own pace and learn best by doing. Sunrise has brought together the best practices from early childhood education and special education to provide the best curriculum possible for children in the program.
Dupuis has been with Sunrise for six years, serving as assistant director and most recently as interim director since March. Prior to that, she was a preschool teacher at Southwestern Community Services Head Start in Jaffrey and kindergarten teacher at Mount Zion Christian Schools in Manchester. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education/English from Keene State College and holds a New Hampshire certification to teach kindergarten through eighth grade. She also holds credentials as an Early Childhood Administrator and Early Childhood Teacher from the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services Bureau of Child Development and Head Start Collaboration.
“Educating children is my passion, and it is a blessing to work at Sunrise,” said Sarah Dupuis. “I look forward to helping all of our current and future children learn and grow.”
A New Hampshire-native, Dupuis resides in Wilton with her husband and two children.
About Regional Services and Education Center, Inc.
Regional Services and Education Center, Inc. (RSEC) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) entity created to provide school districts in southern New Hampshire with a variety of high quality educational and special needs focused programs and services. RSEC currently administrates five programs, including Sunrise Children’s Center, an early childhood educational center, The RSEC Academy High School and Middle School, which serves students with learning disabilities, Longview School, an alternative high school program, and Vista Learning Center.