Our Team

Our teachers at Little Lambs are specially chosen for their dedication to meeting the developmental and educational needs of children. The entire staff is comprised of warm, caring, and professional individuals who love children and enjoy working within a Christian environment. Each member of our staff meets or exceeds the qualifications set forth by state licensing and completes an extensive orientation as well as ongoing training. Each staff member receives a minimum of 16 hours of continuing education each year to enhance their performance and improve our program. We view every member of our staff as talented early childhood education professionals.

Kerry Malczewski


Kerry became Director at Little Lambs at Christ Church Cranbrook in March 2015. She has been in the early childhood field for over 20 years. She has been the Director of three other schools and also has experience as a child care consultant. Kerry has an Associate's degree in Early Childhood, a Bachelor's degree in Small Business Management, and a Master's in Business Administration. Kerry believes that each child is unique and special in their own way. She feels that early childhood educators’ job is to foster their growth and development with love, patience, understanding, and guidance.

Nina Brown

Assistant Director

Nina started working for Little Lambs in 2010. During her time at Little Lambs, she has served as an Assistant Teacher in Preschool and Infants, Lead Infant Teacher, and currently Assistant Director since September 2013. Nina has over 10 years of early childhood experience in various guest teacher and after school care opportunities. Nina received a Bachelor of Science degree in December 2009 that focuses on Elementary Education Mathematics and Early Childhood from Eastern Michigan University. Nina is passionate about providing music and process-oriented art activities for young children. She is a firm believer that children learn best through play.


Lead Infant Teacher

April had worked in our Young Infant Room since she started working for Little Lambs in September 2008. She has over 15 years of experience working with children. April hopes to nurture children in her care while building a sense of trust and encourage them in their exploration to affirm their sense of self. She hopes to help infants gain confidence and creativity as they grow to help them navigate through the many stages of life. April looks forward to the quality daily interactions and helping infants learn to communicate with the people in their lives.


Lead Toddler Teacher and Assistant Director Of Staff Relations

Tiffany has been a Lead Teacher at Little Lambs since she started in December 2012. She served her first four years in our Toddler Room, and now serves in our Older Infant Room. Tiffany graduated from Central Michigan University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree that focuses on Elementary Education, Reading, Math, and Child Development. Tiffany works to provide hands-on experiences that offer choices, creativity, and materials that children may not always encounter. Tiffany also love spending time outside and looks forward to instilling a love of learning and be curious outdoors in nature as well.


Co-Lead Young Toddler Teacher

Lisa has worked at Little Lambs since 2011, starting as an Assistant Infant Teacher. She earned a Child Development Associates (CDA) Credential in June 2016. She also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education from Central Michigan University. Her experience includes guest teaching in the West Bloomfield School District, and serving as an active member of the Band Booster Association of West Bloomfield High School for eight years in various roles of President, Vice President, and Secretary. Lisa’s teaching philosophy is to be loving and nurturing while encouraging each to grow and develop their social, emotional, and cognitive skills.


Lead Young Toddler Teacher

Sammy has worked at Little Lambs since 2019, starting as an Assistant Teacher in our Toddler and Older Infant classrooms. After receiving her Early Childhood degree at Wayne State University in May 2022, she was promoted to Co-Lead Young Toddler Teacher. Sammy believes in providing open-ended art projects for young children, and ensuring that the classroom is a warm, friendly environment and is child-focused.


Lead Preschool Teacher

Nancy joined Little Lambs in August 2019 as our Lead Preschool Teacher. She graduated from Oakland University with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She has experience working with children between the ages of 2 1/2 - 6 years old during her over 35 years of experience working in the early childhood field. Nancy always has been interested in joining young children in their early learning experiences and helping them "learn how to learn". She loves children's literature, music, and incorporating new ideas and materials into the classroom.


Lead PreK Teacher

Colleen started working at Little Lambs in June 2011. She graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education and an endorsement in Early Childhood Education (ZA). Colleen also acquired a Master's in Elementary Reading and Literacy from Walden University. Her teaching spans over 18 years of experiences including Head Start, Great School Readiness Program, Junior Kindergarten, and Kindergarten! Colleen has been trained in Conscious Discipline, which is a social/emotional intelligence classroom management program founded by Dr. Becky Bailey Loving Guidance, Inc. which she utilizes in her classroom. She believes in building the foundation of a “love for school” by making learning fun!

LL Special Committee Members- 2022/2023

Father Bill Danaher

CCC Rector

Pastor Manisha Dostert

CCC Senior Associate Rector

Kellie Herdade

CCC Children’s Minister

Gina Morgan

CCC Parish Administrator

Robert Carrigan

CCC Vestry Liaison

Lauren Brooks

CCC Member

Marilyn Roche

CCC Member

Hilary Petcoff

LL current parent

Ashlee Desteiger

LL current parent

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