Meet the people behind the scenes of providing the tools your children need to succeed in the classroom. Principals, superintendents, teachers and educational leaders share what their visions and inspirations are.
Head of School
Daycroft Montessori School
100 Oakbrook Dr., Ann Arbor
1095 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor
I support our mission to provide a personalized learning environment that appreciates individual differences, nurtures the whole child, enables students to develop at their own pace and achieve their full potential.
I am inspired by the awe and curiosity that children display every day. If we as adults could maintain such curiosity throughout our lives, I believe the world would be a better place.
I believe that learning is the best way to become a better person. For years, I have dreamed of leading a school that supports true exploration. My Montessori Certification, Masters in Education, and PhD in Organizational Management has prepared me to do so.
I think that as technology continues, modalities of teaching will expand. This could create jobs for more distance online education. My dream is that we will never lose the human factor in education, but use technology to connect people in meaningful ways.
Saline Cooperative Preschool
6299 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Saline
The mission of the Saline Co-op is to offer an affordable positive learning environment for children. It also gives parents the opportunity to take an active role in their child’s education.
Children’s natural enthusiasm for learning inspires me.
The way children navigate through their world, constantly learning new things, fascinates me.
A preschool experience is more important now than ever before because of the increasingly high expectations placed on children.
Founder/Chief Inspiration Officer
Life Learning Community
806 Airport Blvd., Ann Arbor
To continually strive to become a world class educational community that produces “complete students.” This will be done by intentionally identifying and focusing on all the elements needed to become a complete individual and living a life that is good and pleasing in the eyes of our Lord Jesus.
The joy I see in the staff and students here. We always talk about the three “L’s”: Love, Laugh & Learn. I have never been involved in an organization with an environment that is so tuned in to the overall culture each day. We know the importance of making sure that everyone feels loved as this makes the overall learning experience much more effective.
I have always had a deep love for seeing individuals get better regardless of their age or their abilities. About 15 years ago, I was strongly led to get more involved in my own children’s education and that eventually turned into my first administrative position at a school.
I believe that the blended learning model that we have will be the direction that we see schools gravitate toward in the future. There will be many opportunities for new careers in the future of education that look very different than the typical teacher career model looks now.