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

Director

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.

April

Lead Young 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.

Tiffany

Co-Lead Older Infant 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.

Lisa

Co-Lead Older Infant 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 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.

Kala

Lead Toddler Teacher

Kala has been part of the Little Lambs staff since October 2013, starting as a substitute teacher. In 2016, she began the role of Lead Teacher in the Toddler Room. Kala graduated from Wayne State University in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree focusing on Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education. Kala loves seeing children light up with excitement when they figure something out. Her passion is driven by children’s developmental growth and as individuals. She strives to be the best teacher in her practices; scaffolding children, understanding the diversity of learning styles, and getting to know children in her class individually through observations and assessments.

Jessica

Lead Preschool Teacher

Jessica has been with Little Lambs since 2015 in the Preschool Room as an Assistant Teacher, and then transitioned to Lead Teacher in September 2016. She graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education. After graduating, Jessica moved with her family to Greensboro, North Carolina, where she was a substitute teacher at a National Heritage Academies Charter School. Then she moved back to Michigan in September 2015 to begin working at Little Lambs. Jessica enjoys getting to know each child’s individual personality and watching them grow and change throughout the year.

Colleen

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!

Board Members

Mandy Ford

Board Chairperson

Alex Nugent

Treasurer

Kelly Petrocella

Finance

Rick Mida

Finance

Karen MArtin

Secretary

Cindy Foster

Education Ex-Officio

Janice King

Education

Amy Ryberg

Education

Stephanie Lyons

Human Resources

Carolyn McQueen

Human Resources

Anne Morrison Bradley

Marketing

Todd LArson

Marketing

Sara Corbello

Legal

Diane De Movellan

CCC Liaison to the Vestry

Kate Bell

CCC Representative

Tiffany Alashmaly

LL Staff Representative

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