Melissa has a degree in Early Childhood Education and graduated with honors from Schoolcraft College. She has been working with children for over 20 years and maintains membership in the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children (MiAEYC), and Child Connect. She resides in Livonia with her husband of 15 years, Eric, their 2 children, Mason and Addison, and their puggle, Charlotte.
Our experienced teachers have been with St. James for an average of 5+ years and stay current in the field of early childhood education with a minimum of 16 clock hours of training each year. Their training is on many topics, including but not limited to: child development, health and safety, family collaboration, observation, assessment, and professionalism. They are all CPR certified with training in first aid and blood borne pathogens, and have all had background checks performed. They are also current on the “Safeguarding God’s Children” training given through the Episcopal Church.