“For it is by GRACE you
have been saved…”

Ephesians 2:8

Staff (Page 3)


Leann Thimmer

I grew up in Stockholm, Sweden and came to Vero Beach to attend Indian River Community College as a foreign student.  I graduated with an AA degree and later returned to complete the necessary classes for my Staff Credential.  After graduating college, I married my husband John and remained in Vero.  We have one daughter…

Jill Manzi

Hello! My name is Jill Manzi. I am a Vero Beach native. All three of my daughters graduated from Gracie’s so it has always had a special place in my heart.  I consider it an honor to work at the best preschool in Vero Beach! I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education, and…

Candace Rittenhouse

Hi! My name is Candace Rittenhouse. I was born in Melbourne, Florida and moved to Vero Beach when I was 9. I am a 5th generation Floridian. I went to a tech school after graduating high school for dental assisting and worked at a pediatric dental office for 9 years.  I left to nanny for…