Valerie Bostick is the new executive director of St. Vincent ELC

Special to The Message

On Jan. 15, the Board of Directors of St. Vincent Early Learning Center, and the  Daughters of Charity Province of St. Louise announced the appointment of Valerie Bostick as the Executive Director of St. Vincent Early Learning Center in Evansville. Bostick succeeds retired Executive Director Kim Mulfinger, who served in the position since 2013.

Valerie Bostick, St. Vincent ELC executive director

Bostick has served as the Assistant Head of Schools at Gulliver Schools in Miami, Florida. She comes to the Early Learning Center with more than 20 years of educational administration experience. No stranger to Evansville, she served as the Founding Director of Early Childhood Education for Evansville Vanderburgh School Cooperation; the Project Director of “Safe Schools Healthy Students” Federal Grant Initiative for the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation; the Project Coordinator of a Federal Grant to Reduce Alcohol Abuse (Middle/High School Levels) for the Evansville Vanderburgh School Cooperation; and as the Head of the Primary School Division at Evansville Day School.

Bostick holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and History from Indiana University, a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from National Louis University, and Certifications from Brown University and Cornell University. A member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, she is a co-author of two academic publications and frequent presenter on learning and education.

St. Vincent Early Learning Center is a nonprofit early childhood education organization that has served our community since 1918. The agency is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and has a Paths to Quality Level 4 rating—the highest level—from the state of Indiana. For more information, visit or