Phone: (989) 774-1987
I love to
travel and read. Spending time and laughing with my family and friends makes me
happy. I am married and have three daughters and two cats. This is my 11th year
at CMU and I enjoy my job. Some of the best parts include working with the CMU
students, watching the children grow and communicating with the families. I
also couldn't ask for a better group of Colleagues to work with! I truly
believe the early childhood field is the best place to be.
Phone: (989) 774-3075
I am a CMU Alumni with a
degree in Child Development and a background in Early Childhood and Family
support. Outside of the lab I spend my time with my four children and my
husband. I have been on the CDLL Team since July 2009 and love coming to work
every day with the CDLL Families and CMU HDF Students.
Phone: (989) 774-1775
Lead Teacher/Fixed Term Faculty
Phone: (989) 774-1733
I have been working at CMU for twelve years, nine of them
at the Child Development and Learning Lab.
I first started out as an Office Professional and then became a Lead Teacher
after I graduated in 2007 with an Elementary Education degree, minoring in Early
Childhood. Because of my interest and passion in education, I continued on,
graduating in 2010 with a Masters in Guidance and Development. I am currently a
member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, North
American Reggio Emilia Alliance, Michigan Inspirations and participate in the
local MPAEYC chapter as their President-Elect. I am also a co-advisor of
the Student Association for the Education of Young Children’s group on campus. As I continue to grow as a professional, I
find that I am more and more inspired by the work that the people in Reggio
Emilia are doing with young children, as well as the Constructivist approach. I live in Mt. Pleasant and love everything it
offers. My husband Scott and our
children, Justin and Elliana, enjoy the parks, going for walks, movies, and
having the opportunity to go to different events CMU offers.
Phone: (989) 774-7522
I am a alumnus of Central Michigan University and have a
Bachelors in Early Childhood Development.
I am a member of the National Association for the Education of Young
Children (NAEYC) as well as the Treasurer of our local chapter, MPAEYC. I am also a member of the North American
Reggio Emilia Alliance. I live a few
miles outside of town and really enjoy the area. I have a remarkable four year old boy who I
completely adore. I enjoy any activity
with my son and we like to be outside a lot.
I also enjoy being involved with my community and enjoy attending all
different kinds of events that our community offers. I also have enjoy Polar Plunging into Rose
Pond every February to raise money for Special Olympics Michigan.
Lead Teacher/Food Facilitator
Phone: (989) 774-7522
I am a proud CMU alumnus and
have worked at the CDLL since 2009. I have a Bachelors degree in Child
Development with an early childhood emphasis. I am a member of the
National Association for the Education of Young Children, (NAEYC) as well as
the Mt. Pleasant chapter. I enjoy traveling, being in the outdoors,
reading and the Red Wings!
I am a CMU graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Health
Fitness. I also hold a Child Development Associate and am a certified
Montessori Instructor through the North American Montessori Center. At
home I enjoy gardening, playing the violin and relaxing with my husband and 3
kids. We recently moved back to Mount Pleasant after living in Florida
for 13 years so we are looking forward to enjoying some seasons! I am
thrilled to be a part of the CDLL team and look forward to a fantastic year!
Mt. Pleasant has been my home for the past 41
years. My husband and I enjoyed raising
our three sons in the atmosphere of a small town, different from our home town
of Jackson. Graduating from Central Michigan University, I
received degrees in secondary education and early childhood. I have worked in the early childhood field
for twenty-four years. Professionally I
participate at the national, state, and local levels of the National
Association for the Education of Young Children and participate at other
conferences throughout the United States.
Several trips to early childhood conferences in Reggio Emelia, Italy,
have been a highlight of my professional development. My
favorite pastime is being outdoors, walking, biking, and playing ball with my
I have lived in
Mt. Pleasant for over 30 years. My
husband and I live out in the country on five acres. Our daughter attends CMU and our son lives in
Lansing. I graduated from CMU in 1996
with a degree in Child Development. I
worked with the Head Start program for 22 years before becoming a member of the
CDLL teaching team in 2010. I am an
active member of several nationally recognized early childhood organizations. Exploring and practicing the Reggio Inspired approach with young children is a deeply felt passion in my life. When I am not with the CDLL, I like to stay
active by practicing yoga, exploring nature, traveling, reading, listening to
music and sharing these activities with my family and friends. I look forward, with joy, to continuing my work
with the Child Development and Learning Lab.
I graduated from Central Michigan University in 2001 with a
degree in Child Development with an Early Childhood Concentration. I have been working in the field of early
childhood education as a preschool teacher for the past 12 years. I have been teaching in the lab at Central
Michigan University for 6 years. I am currently a member of the National
Association for the Education of Young Children, North American Reggio Emilia
Alliance, and participate in the local MPAEYC chapter. I am also the advisor of the student
Association for the Education of Young Children’s group on campus. I am currently living in Mount Pleasant,
Michigan. I enjoy being outside,
attending music festivals, reading, sewing, and most of all spending quality
time with my family and friends.