Heidi Schmidt

Our Staff

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
Ross, Sonya Secretary 248-586-8820
Schmidt, Heidi PreSchool Administrator 248-586-8815

Special Education

Name Position Phone
Clark, Rebecah Para Professional
Dahmer, Theresa Speech Pathologist 248-586-8816
Friedman, Emily Teacher
Hammerle, KC Occupational Therapist 248-586-8600
Hudson, Kristy Teacher 248-586-8820
Kopmeyer, Marie Physical Therapist 248-586-8820
Krycian, Jennifer ParaProfessional
Tyson, Brittani ParaProfessional 248-586-8820
Weiss, Melanie Early On Coordinator 248-586-8820

Little Eagles

Name Position Phone
Bondy, Brijana Assistant Teacher
Clement, Patricia Lead Teacher
DeRidder, Jourdan Lead Teacher
Evans, Mechelle Assistant Teacher
Lindberg, Cindy Assistant Teacher 248-586-8735
Pepper, Jean Assistant Teacher
Reynolds, Pierce Lead Teacher


Name Position Phone
Dare, Robin Teacher 248-586-8820
Elrod, Dana Assistant Teacher 248-586-8820
Piacentini, Laura Lead Teacher

Head Start

Name Position Phone
Matlick, Karen Assistant Teacher 248-586-8820

Head Start

Name Position Phone
Daly, Ana Assistant Teacher 248-586-8820
Dingwall, Shelby Head Start Assist.
Dixon, Ossie Assistant Teacher 248-586-8820
Gunter, Camille Teacher 248-586-8820
Troutt, Kathy Teacher 248-586-8820


Name Position Phone
Hill-McClain, Khalia Nurse
Rooney, Amy Family Advocate 248-586-8820
Shaukat, Erum Nutritionist
Zawicki, Dana Head Start Teacher


Name Position Phone
Carrier, Penny Teacher 248-586-8820
Hall, Mia Social Worker 248-586-8820


Name Position Phone
D'Anna, Jillian Latchkey Leader