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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.

Administration

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

Special Education

Name
Position
Phone
Clark, Rebecah
ParaProfessional
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

Little Eagles

Name
Position
Phone
Clement, Patricia
Lead Teacher
DeRidder, Jourdan
Lead Teacher
Evans, Mechelle
Assistant Teacher
Joo, Turkessa
Lead Teacher
Lindberg, Cindy
Assistant Teacher
248-586-8735
Pepper, Jean
Assistant Teacher

GSRP

Name
Position
Phone
Dare, Robin
Teacher
248-586-8820
Elrod, Dana
Assistant Teacher
248-586-8820
Jouney, Erin
Assistant Teacher
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
Reynolds, Pierce
Teacher
Troutt, Kathy
Teacher
248-586-8820

Preschool

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

Staff

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