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).

Kathleen Karwoski - Red Room Four Year Old Teacher  

Mrs. Karwoski joined the Little Saints staff as a four-year-old teacher in the 2010-2011 school year. She, her husband and two daughters have been members of All Saints since 2004. Mrs. Karwoski has a Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Community Services from Michigan State University and a Master’s degree in teaching from Wayne State University. She is certified in elementary education with a middle school social studies endorsement and her background includes early childhood education and experience. Mrs. Karwoski’s classroom teaching experience includes Sunday school, preschool, Kindergarten, third grade, and seventh grade. She also has many hours of substitute teaching experience ranging from preschool through high school, including special education. Prior to becoming a certified teacher, Mrs. Karwoski worked as a certification case manager for a child foster care agency and a before and after school childcare supervisor. She is dedicated to establishing a warm, friendly learning environment and providing a positive classroom experience for all children. Mrs. Karwoski loves teaching and being a part of children’s academic and spiritual growth at Little Saints!

Katie Kwiatkowski - Purple Room Four Year Old Teacher

This is Mrs. Kwiatkowski's first 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.


April Reamer - Green Room Three Year Old Teacher

I’d like to start by saying how excited I am to be a part of your child’s educational journey. I have been working with children for many years, whether it be volunteering at church programs or summer camps. I have been here at Little Saints for four years as a TA and have been blessed with the opportunity to teach. I am currently enrolled at Mott Community College in the early childhood education program. I hope to finish up my degree and continue my education at University of Michigan Flint.

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