Heidi Schmidt

Site Supervisor Heidi Schmidt

Heidi Schmidt brings unique experience in working with children and their families with her to Ferndale Early Childhood Center. Most recently, Mrs. Schmidt was the Director of Title Programs and School Improvement for a local charter school district. Prior to that, she has taught kindergarten, right here in Ferndale at Roosevelt Primary, and third and fourth grade, as well as serving as the Director of the Youth and Family Department for a local non-profit organization.

Mrs. Schmidt earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Oakland University and her Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Marygrove College. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Educational Psychology, with concentration on the developing learner, from Eastern Michigan University.

"My goal is to provide a learning environment that supports the natural curiosity and developmental needs that every young child has," says Mrs. Schmidt. "Working to develop and maintain a positive relationship between home and the school family is a top priority. I feel honored to be a part of many families first experience with education outside of the home, and believe our responsibility as early childhood educators is to provide high-quality experiences that spark a lifelong love for learning and that directly involve families and the surrounding community."

Mrs. Schmidt invites any family to contact her to learn more about the various early childhood programs that Ferndale Early Childhood Center has to offer. She can be reached at 248-586-8815 or heidi.schmidt@ferndaleschools.org.


Name Position Phone
Christie, Lisa Assistant Teacher
Piacentini, Laura Lead Teacher

Little Eagles

Name Position Phone
Clement, Patricia Lead Teacher
DeRidder, Jourdan Lead Teacher
Evans, Mechelle Assistant Teacher
Lindberg, Cindy Assistant Teacher 248-586-8735
Pepper, Jean Assistant Teacher
Poulos, Megan Assistant Teacher
Reyst, Debbie Lead Teacher 248-586-8692


Name Position Phone
Ross, Sonya Secretary 248-586-8910
Schmidt, Heidi Administrator 248-586-8815

Head Start

Name Position Phone
Dahmer, Theresa Nurse 248-586-8820
Dixon, Ossie Nutritionist 248-586-8820
Gunter, Camille Social Worker 248-586-8820
Troutt, Kathy Family Advocate 248-586-8820


Name Position Phone
Brown, Jasmen Assistant Teacher


Name Position Phone
D'Anna, Jillian Latchkey Leader

Special Education

Name Position Phone
Clark, Rebecah Para Professional
Daly, Ana Speech Pathologist 248-586-8820


Name Position Phone
Carrier, Penny Teacher 248-586-8820
Dare, Robin ParaProfessional 248-586-8820
Dingwall, Shelby Head Start Assist.
Krycian, Jennifer ParaProfessional
Kuehn, Kristy Occupational Therapist 248-586-8820
Matlick, Karen Physical Therapist 248-586-8820
Rooney, Amy ParaProfessional 248-586-8820
Tyson, Brittani ParaProfessional 248-586-8820
Weiss, Melanie Early On Coordinator
Zawicki, Dana Head Start Teacher