Little Saints Christian School Staff
Denise Clarey – Director and Junior Kindergarten Teacher
Mrs. Clarey has been a teacher at Little Saints Christian School since September, 2010 and she and her family are current members of All Saints Lutheran Church since 2005. Mrs. Clarey taught 1st/2nd and PreK/K Sunday School and has lead as Sunday School Superintendent for several years within the church prior to joining Little Saints. Her educational background consists of a Bachelors of Science degree from Eastern Michigan University and she is currently a certified teacher in the State of Michigan with endorsements in Language Arts and Science. Her classroom experience consists of teaching 2 years in a 1st grade classroom in a public school as well as owning and operating a Group Home Child Care. She has taught for several years at Little Saints including the Three Year Old Program, Four Year Old Program, and she now resides with Junior Kindergarten. She has over 50 hours of additional training in early childhood education and she has begun her Master’s degree at Eastern Michigan specializing in Early Childhood and Special Education (ZS endorsement).
Tracey Chapo and April Reamer - Red Room Four Year Old Teachers
Mrs. Chapo has joined us this year and comes with a BS in Early Childhood education. She is continuing to work on her Master's degree from EMU and is enjoying her time with our students this year. Ms. Reamer has been with Little Saints for 5 years and is currently finishing her associate's degree in Early Childhood Education from Mott Community College. These teachers work as a team in our blended traditional/GSRP classroom. Both teachers love teaching and being a part of children’s academic and spiritual growth at Little Saints!
Katie Kwiatkowski - Red Room Four Year Old Teacher
This is Mrs. Kwiatkowski's second year teaching at Little Saints and she is excited to be here! She currently attends Northridge Church and enjoys special services at All Saints Church as well. She received both her bachelor's and master's degrees in education from Eastern Michigan University. Her classroom experience consists of 6 years in a daycare/preschool setting, student teaching and substitute teaching in elementary schools, and over 10 years teaching at the middle school level. She currently holds a valid teaching certificate in both elementary education K-5 and special education K-12. Mrs. Kwiatkowski is thrilled to be back in preschool and looks forward to continuing education in early childhood. She is committed to providing each child with a warm, welcoming environment to grow spiritually while developing school readiness skills and an excitement for learning.
Cassie McDonald- Green Room Three Year Old Teacher
As someone who has worked with children for quite some time, I understand how important these first few years are as far as preparing them for the rest of their lives both in school and at home. I am excited to learn all about each and every one of your children and watch them grow throughout this year! I have been at Little Saints for two years now with the majority of my time working under the guidance of the three year old mentor teacher. I am currently finishing up a dual degree in early childhood education at Mott Community College.
Our Wonderful Teacher Assistants include:
Abbey Moore - Teacher Assistant
Nicole Shuman - Teacher Assistant
Britta Wisniewski - Teacher Assistant
They have been with us for many years and we couldn't do our job without them!!!!
Little Saints Christian School Board
JoEllyn Bernardin - President, Member of All Saints Lutheran Church (ASLC)
Donna Sanglier - Secretary, Member of ASLC, School Parent
Karen Moyski - Treasurer, Member of ASLC
Chuck Stepanian - Member of ASLC