Ms. Elizabeth Barr

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Ms. Elizabeth Barr

Ms. Elizabeth has worked at the Early Childhood Center for 6 years. She has taught for over 15 years, primarily in Early Childhood Special Education classrooms. She is a graduate of Wayne State University with a degree in Elementary Education. She earned a Master's degree from Saginaw Valley State University in  Special Education with endorsements in Cognitive Impairments and Learning Disabilities. "I love to teach because I love to play! Research shows that play is the most natural way a child can learn and grow. As a special education teacher, I can plan the play experiences and differentiate the activity to the abilities of each child."

Ms. Rashin Khatmi

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Ms. Rashin Khatmi

Ms. Rashin is in her third year at the Early Childhood Center. She graduated from Tehran University in Iran with a Bachelors in Math and Economics. She has worked as a math tutuor at Oakland Community College for 4 years. "I love working with young children. They make me feel happy to be apart of an unconditional world."

Ms. Lesley Pawlak

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Ms. Lesley Pawlak

Ms. Lesley has worked at the Early Childhood Center for 6 years. She has taught for over 35 years in a special education classroom. She is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education. She also earned an early childhood endorsement from Central Michigan University. "I love teaching because I love to hear the excitement in the children’s voices and see the joy on their faces when they grasp a new concept or skill. Watching them share their excitement with teachers, friends and family is extremely rewarding."

Ms. Maureen Brown

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Ms. Maureen Brown

Ms. Maureen is in her first year at the Early Childhood Center. She worked at Birmingham's Wee-Care for two years where she assisted in the Infant and Toddler rooms. Ms. Maureen has 13 years of pre school experience as a lead teacher, assistant teacher and substitute teacher. "I love helping our youngest learners discover, learn and grow. It's wonderful to be a part of their early school years!"