WHERE YOUR LEARNING ADVENTURE BEGINS

OUR PRESCHOOL TEACHERS

When it comes to our teachers and assistants, you will find that the standards at The Learning Express Preschool are very high. Our dedicated teachers all hold Bachelors or Masters Degrees in education. Even our assistant teachers have Bachelor’s Degrees. The staff is experienced, highly trained, enthusiastic about teaching, and are eager to provide a highly interactive learning environment.

“Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.” ~ Rita Pierson

MEET OUR TEACHERS

EARLY PRESCHOOL TEACHER, THREE'S CLASSROOM

MARIA MINCH

EARLY PRESCHOOL TEACHER, THREE'S CLASSROOM

I’m a CMU Grad with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education. I taught for five years before taking some time off to be a mom!  My son is a spunky 3-year- old now so I’m perfectly suited for the preschool classroom and ready for lots of Tim Hortons coffee! I love the Detroit Tigers and summer time. I have no problem making a fool of myself when it comes to being silly for kids and I may turn out to be the clumsiest of the bunch!

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

EARLY PRESCHOOL TEACHER, THREE'S CLASSROOM

CINDY MILLER

EARLY PRESCHOOL TEACHER, THREE'S CLASSROOM

I am so excited to be in the 3’s classroom this year!  I have a degree from University of Maryland and am a mom to four kids!  I have two dogs and four cats that our family adopted from animal shelters. I love the Looney Tunes, so all of my cats are named after characters from the show.  I love all sports but am a huge fan of the Detroit Lions!  I also enjoy music and going to concerts, movies and pizza. I can’t wait to get to know all of you and your children!

“Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.” ~ Mr. Rogers

PRESCHOOL TEACHER, THREE'S & FOUR'S CLASSROOM

COLIN TETRAULT

PRESCHOOL TEACHER, THREE'S & FOUR'S CLASSROOM

I live life with all of its colors, and I cannot wait to bring that to the classroom! I’m studying Child Psychology at Wayne State and I spent last year teaching in a preschool classroom. For the past three summers, I’ve worked as a Manager for a Junior Program, ages 4-6, at a summer camp. In my free time, I’m always on the go and I love adventures and travel.

“Around here, we don’t look backwards for very long… We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things because we’re curious… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” ~ Walt Disney

PRESCHOOL TEACHER, FOUR'S CLASSROOM

JENNIFER COOK

PRESCHOOL TEACHER, FOUR'S CLASSROOM

I am so excited to explore, learn and have fun in the 4’s Classroom! I have my degree in Liberal Arts and am finishing a second degree in Early Childhood Education. I’ve taught Preschool, worked in a Kindergarten Classroom and am currently a Manager of a summer camp. I’m obsessed with animals, especially my beagle mix, Parker and I love to spend weekends visiting the Humane Society and walking the dogs!

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” ~ Albert Einstein

PRESCHOOL TEACHER, FOUR'S CLASSROOM

JULIE HULL

PRESCHOOL TEACHER, FOUR'S CLASSROOM

I joined the Learning Express in 2016 after being a stay at home mom to two daughters, Lauren and Josie! After spending many years volunteering in my daughter’s classrooms, I found my true passion, which is helping children learn! I graduated from Eastern Michigan University and have lived in Canton for 22 years with my husband, Paul. In my spare time, I enjoy bike riding, reading, playing games with my kids, and spending time with my family up north at our cottage.

“It is a happy talent to know how to play.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

PRESCHOOL TEACHER, FOUR'S CLASSROOM

JANE MCKIMMY

PRE-KINDERGARTEN TEACHER, YOUNG FIVE'S CLASSROOM

I’ve worked at The Learning Express since 2010, and have loved every minute of it! I have a BS from EMU with a major in Social Work and a professional CDA certification. I have three boys age 18, 16, and 14 and have been married for 21 years. My husband and I love to travel and have been to six continents! In my spare time, I love skiing, yoga, dancing, hiking and swimming.

“Those things you learn without joy you will forget easily.” ~ Finnish saying

PRESCHOOL TEACHER, FOUR'S CLASSROOM

TONI GOUD

PRE-KINDERGARTEN TEACHER, YOUNG FIVE'S CLASSROOM

You could call me a tree hugger! Or, mom to two daughters, three grandsons and one dog named Zac. I’ve also been a Teacher and Director at The Learning Express for 15 years. I like to spend my free time hiking and backpacking. I am also a rock hound – a serious collector of minerals and crystals. My heart is in nature and also in the classroom!

“Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play children learn how to learn.” ~ -O. Fred Donaldson