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

DIRECTOR AND TEACHER, YOUNG FIVE’S CLASS

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 6-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!

Teacher Three’s Class

ERICA FREW

TEACHER, THREE’S CLASS

I have three boys - a 12-year old and 7-year old twins - that keep me on my toes, and have been married for 15 years. I recently returned to the classroom to finish my degree in social work. I love UofM football (Go Blue!) and watching my boys play baseball. Summertime and being outside brings me joy, and I can be found hiking, kayaking, camping, and chasing adventure with my family.

PRESCHOOL TEACHER, FOUR'S CLASSROOM

JANE MCKIMMY

TEACHER, THREE’S CLASS

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.

EARLY PRESCHOOL TEACHER, THREE'S CLASSROOM

CINDY MILLER

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!

TEACHER, THREE’S CLASS

ZACH TAYLOR

TEACHER, THREE’S CLASS

I can’t wait to put an exciting twist on every activity we do! I’m a freshman at Eastern Michigan University studying neuroscience. I have three sisters, three dogs, and a fish named “Parrot.” I love photography, soccer, and traveling! I’ve been to Costa Rica twice and I’d like to study there someday! I will almost always be laughing, mostly at my own jokes!

PRESCHOOL TEACHER, THREE'S & FOUR'S CLASSROOM

COLIN TETRAULT

TEACHER, THREE’S CLASS

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.

PRESCHOOL TEACHER, FOUR'S CLASSROOM

JENNIFER COOK

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!

EARLY PRESCHOOL TEACHER, THREE'S CLASSROOM

JESSICA CRACHIOLA

TEACHER, FOUR’S CLASS

I am currently a student at Madonna University, where I am pursuing my bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. Last year, I had the wonderful opportunity of participating in the Disney College Program. I have also enjoyed working with children as summer camp counselor and volunteering in lower elementary classrooms. In my free time, you may find me at the movies, golfing, or checking out every food spot in town. I can't wait to meet everyone!

PRESCHOOL TEACHER, FOUR'S CLASSROOM

JULIE HULL

TEACHER, FOUR'S CLASSROOM

I joined the Learning Express in 2016 after being a stay at home mom to two daughters! 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.

PRESCHOOL TEACHER, THREE'S & FOUR'S CLASSROOM

MATT MORANG

TEACHER, FOUR’S CLASS

I graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor’s in Health Science; and from Liberty University with a Master of Education in School Counseling. I have been counseling and managing children at a summer camp for the last 12 years and they have been the most rewarding years of my life! My wife and I love to travel and adventure around the world! My past was also deeply centered around couching youth and collegiate hockey teams. I love the Detroit Red Wings and I have a passion for music, mountain biking, and building with my hands.

TEACHER YOUNG FIVE’S CLASS

TRACIE LOVSIN

TEACHER, YOUNG FIVE’S

My husband Richie and I will be celebrating our 25thanniversary this year. We have 3 wonderful daughters and a very playful black lab, Cooper. While my daughters were in school, I enjoyed being a classroom volunteer, treasurer of the Parent Teacher Group, and creator of an annual science fun night. I love reading, music, cartoons, drinking coffee and the Christmas season. Looking forward to the wonderful year ahead!