Our Staff - Ferndale Early Education Center

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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.

Staff Directory

Administration

PreSchool Administrator

Name
Position
Phone
Schmidt, Heidi
PreSchool Administrator

Secretary

Name
Position
Phone
Ross, Sonya
Secretary

Grant Program Coordinator

Name
Position
Phone
Rooney, Amy
Grant Program Coordinator

Little Eagles

Lead Teacher

Name
Position
Phone
Austin, Michelle
Lead Teacher
Grimm, Brent
Lead Teacher
Joo, Turkessa
Lead Teacher

Little Eagles Associate

Name
Position
Phone
Bodnar, Hope
Little Eagles Associate
Dulgerian, Alex
Little Eagles Associate
Leak, April
Little Eagles Associate
Muszynski, Kathleen
Little Eagles Associate

GSRP

Associate

Name
Position
Phone
Jouney, Erin
Associate

Lead Teacher

Name
Position
Phone
Piacentini, Laura
Lead Teacher

Teacher

Name
Position
Phone
Dare, Robin
Teacher

Head Start

Associate

Name
Position
Phone
Daly, Ana
Associate

Head Start Teacher

Name
Position
Phone
Zawicki, Dana
Head Start Teacher
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Head Start Associate Teacher

Name
Position
Phone
Manning, Stacie
Head Start Associate Teacher

Head Start Assist.

Name
Position
Phone
Martin, Shelby
Head Start Assist.

Nurse

Name
Position
Phone
McDonald, Amanda
Nurse
Skala, Kacey
Nurse

Teacher

Name
Position
Phone
Reynolds, Pierce
Teacher

Head Start/GSRP Blend

Name
Position
Phone
Carrier, Penny
Teacher
Guinn, Camille
Teacher

Special Education

Occupational Therapist

Name
Position
Phone
Hammerle, Kc
Occupational Therapist

Physical Therapist

Name
Position
Phone
Church, Torre
Physical Therapist

Psychologist

Name
Position
Phone
Hawtin, Amy
Psychologist

Early On Interventionist

Name
Position
Phone
Culpepper, Sarah
Early On Interventionist
Hudson, Kristy
Early On Interventionist
Owens, Lisa
Early On Interventionist

Social Worker

Name
Position
Phone
Hall, Mia
Social Worker

Speech Pathologist

Name
Position
Phone
Dahmer, Theresa
Speech Pathologist

Teacher

Name
Position
Phone
Friedman, Emily
Teacher

ParaProfessional

Name
Position
Phone
Clark, Rebecah
ParaProfessional
Krycian, Jennifer
ParaProfessional

Student Services

Social Worker

Name
Position
Phone
Hall, Mia
Social Worker